Motorbike sales grow in January

Honda PCX in red 700px

New motorbike registrations have grown by 11.3 per cent in January, when compared to the same time last year.

January is the 13th straight month for sales growth in the UK market place with naked models leading the way after an increase of 43 per cent on sales made in January 2014.

And Honda has started 2015 as it ended last year, sitting on top of the pile of bestselling manufacturers in the UK.

The Japanese manufacturer shifted 1,067 units in the first month of the year, more than double the number of sales than Yamaha, who sits second in the list of bestselling manufacturers.

It’s business as usual in terms of Honda models, too, with the PCX 125 leading the way for the brand, as it did for most of 2014.

The PCX 125 managed 124 new registrations for the month, 20 sales ahead of its nearest rival, the CBF 125 M.

Another successful model for Honda is the CBR 125 R that managed 61 unit sales in January.

Rounding out Honda’s successful month is the NC 750 X, CRF 250 L and the CB 500 XA with 47, 37 and 39 sales respectively.

The engine range with the most new registrations in January is the 51 to 125cc band with 2,090 sales, up 10.3 per cent on figures set in January 2014.

However it’s the 1000cc plus band which saw the biggest improvement in new registration figures when compared to the same time in the previous year after a jump in new registrations by 24.5 per cent.

The leading model in the highest engine band is the BMW R 1200 GS which managed 46 new registrations for the month.

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