Motorcycle sales continue to grow in 2016

yamaha yzf r125 700The number of motorcycles sold in February 2016 has grown by more than a quarter when compared to the same period in 2015.

Almost 4,500 motorcycles were shifted last month with scooter sales unsurprisingly leading the way, accounting for almost 40 per cent of all new two wheel registrations in the UK.

Naked motorbikes have kept up their momentum from 2015 and remain the second best selling type of bike in the UK in 2016, helped by 1,085 unit sales in February.

Sales of every type of motorcycle improved in February 2016 when compared to the same month last year, resulting in a 26.7 per cent increase in total motorcycle sales for February and a 21.3 per cent increase in sales for the year to date when compared to February 2015.

Leading models and manufacturers

The Honda PCX 125 was February’s best selling two-wheeler in the UK, with 119 units sold and some 26 away from its nearest rival, the Honda CB 125 F.

Another Honda, this time the CRF 1000, was the third bestselling model with 66 sales, narrowly ahead of the Yamaha YZF R125 with 64 sales.

The results see Honda finish the month as the UK’s biggest selling manufacturer with just over 900 sales for February while Lexmoto continued its strong start to the year, selling 624 models, seven ahead of Japanese giant Yamaha.

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