Motorcycle sales down in July

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Motorcycle sales fell by almost one per cent in July when compared to the same month in 2015.

Overall, 10,260 bikes were sold last month, compared to 10,354 in July 2015.

While the fall in sales is relatively small, it’s the first month in 2016 that sales have not increased since February 2014.

The sales of Sports bikes and Tourers fell by 21.4 per cent compared to July 2015, while sales of Supersport, Touring and Adventure Sport motorcycles also dropped by 14.7, 18.9 and 7.4 per cent respectively.

Sales of Trail and Enduro bikes improved by almost 15 per cent, bucking the trend, while Naked sales continued to climb, selling 7.1 per cent more this July than 12 months earlier.

Year-to-date sales

For the year-to-date, motorbike sales are still up compared to the same stage in 2015.

Overall, 61,363 two-wheelers have been sold, up 8.4 per cent on figures up to July 2015.

Naked bikes are the best selling bodystyle this year, clearing the 18,000 unit barrier in July, with Adventure Sport and Scooters the next bestselling with 10,644 and 12,789 sales respectively.

Sales of Touring models on the other hand have dropped by 11.4 per cent.

The leading manufacturer

Yamaha managed to oust Honda in July, pipping Honda to the bestselling manufacturer title with 1,838 sales in total, almost 200 unit sales ahead of Honda.

And it was a similar story in the bestselling model charts with Yamaha’s MT-10 narrowly edging out the Honda PCX 125 scooter to the bestselling model title with 255 sales.

Lexmoto had another strong month, clearing 1,000 sales mark and slotting into third on the bestselling brand list.

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