Motorcycle sales grow by 13 per cent

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UK motorcycle sales grew by 13.3 per cent in April when compared to the same month in 2015.

According to data released by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), almost 11,500 bikes were sold in April, up from 10,153 unit sales in the same month in 2015.

Sales of naked motorbikes continue to impress with more than 10,000 sales of the fairing-less models for the year to date after 3,463 sales in total in April.

Scooters were the next bestselling style of bike with 2,165 sales, an increase of 14.6 per cent compared to April 2015.

Adventure Sport bikes round out the top three most popular bodystyles with 1,946 sales last month, an increase of 15.6 per cent when compared to April 2015.

The leading models

Once more, Honda is the leading manufacturer in terms of new registrations in the UK in April.

The Japanese manufacturer managed to sell 2,109 bikes and scooters last month with the CRF 1000 the best selling model overall thanks to 182 sales.

The Honda PCX 125 and CB 125 F are the next bestselling models with 172 and 159 sales respectively.

The manufacturers

 After Honda, sat in its near permanent position on top of the pile, is Yamaha with 1,732 new registrations in April thanks to a strong performance by the YZF R125 ABS.

British manufacturer Triumph sits in third after 945 sales in April with Lexmoto and BMW behind on 866 and 807 sales respectively.

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