Motorcycle sales continue to rise

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Sales of motorcycles in the UK grew again last month, clearing 13,000 unit sales for the second time this year.

With 12,284 sales last June, 2016 figures for the month have grown by 7.4 per cent.

For the year-to-date, sales stand at 61,363 units sold, up 8.4 per cent on the same period in 2015.

Scooters and Nakeds drive sales

Scooters and Nakeds were the big contributors to this increase in sales, with the pair growing by 17.3 and 14.3 per cent respectively compared to June 2015.

Scooters can point to the continued popularity of the Honda PCX 125, which managed 191 sales, out of a total 2,709 sold last month.

Nakeds managed 4,292 sales in June, thanks in part to the performance of the Yamaha MT-10.

The Japanese manufacturer’s new naked was the UK’s best selling model last month, with 266 sales overall.

Best selling models in June

After the MT-10 and the PCX 125, the UK’s best selling bike last month was the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure with 171 sales followed by the Yamaha YZF R125 with 147 sales.

For the manufacturers, Honda lead the way again with 2,061 sales overall, followed by Yamaha with 1,852.

Triumph flew the flag for the UK in third with 1,374 unit sales for the British manufacturer, thanks in part to the performance of the Bonneville T120 with 173 new registrations.

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