Motorbike sales continue to struggle

New motorbike sales figures are struggling to claw their way back, having not seen year-on-year improvement since December 2016.

Stats from the MCIA (Motorcycle Industry Association) show that total registrations for April 2017 are down 16 per cent on the year before, with 10,365 new bikes registered during the month compared to 12,343 last year.

In total, 33,678 new motorbikes have been registered so far this year; 15.2 per cent down when compared to the same time in 2016.

Scooters saw the biggest drop with only 1,505 new ones sold during April, a 30.5 per cent drop compared to April 2016.

Despite this, scooters were still the third bestselling type, shifting 1,505 new models, behind adventure sport models in second place (1,748 sold).

Nakeds continue their streak of popularity and were the bestselling type with 3,327 new bikes registered and a year-on-year decrease of 4 percent, the smallest of all styles.

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