Motorcycle sales down in July
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.
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.
Sales of Touring models on the other hand have dropped by 11.4 per cent.
The leading manufacturer
Lexmoto had another strong month, clearing 1,000 sales mark and slotting into third on the bestselling brand list.
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