Motorcycle sales up on 2015 figures

Honda CB125F
Motorcycle, moped and scooter sales in the UK are ahead of where they were at the same point in 2015, with more than 85,000 new registrations this year.

By the end of August 2015 80,860 new two wheelers had been registered in the UK, 5.6 per cent behind Year-To-Date (YTD) figures for 2016.

One of the big reasons for increased registrations in 2016 is the performance of Naked bikes over the last eight months, and August was no exception with 2,400 unit sales.

For the YTD, 23,713 Nakeds have been registered this year, making it the most popular bike type and 8.8 per cent ahead of 2015 YTD figures.

Scooters continue to sell well in the UK with 2,637 sold in August and 22,725 shifted for the YTD, up 11.9 per cent on 2015.

Touring bikes fall

YTD sales of Touring bikes have fallen by almost 12 per cent in 2016 while in the Sport/Tour segment there has also been a 1.1 per cent drop.

Supersport bikes have also slipped, with figures down by 5.2 per cent on 2015.

Bestselling bikes and manufacturers

It won’t come as a surprise to hear that a Naked was the UK’s bestselling model in August with a total of 197 unit sales for the Honda CB 125 F.

The Honda PCX 125 was second on the bestsellers list with 175 new registrations while the Yamaha YZF R125 managed 125 sales for the month.

That meant that Honda returned to the top of the pile after its brief stay in second place in the bestselling manufacturer list in July.

Honda’s move saw Yamaha return to second with 1,330 new registrations while Lexmoto remained in third with 866 total sales.