UK bike sales grow again

Motorbike auction at BCA

Motorcycle sales in the UK have grown again in June, with total registrations up by almost 20 per cent for the month.

For the year-to-date, new registrations have also increased by almost 13 per cent when compared to 2014.

And it’s big bikes that are witnessing the biggest growth with 651-1000cc sales up by more than 36 per cent when compared to the first half of 2014.

Leading the way in that engine band is the Yamaha MT-07 ABS, with the Naked shifting 184 units.

Further up the engine range, the BMW R 1200 GS performed brilliantly in June, selling 211 models for the month and leading the best selling model chart.

Despite large capacity engines showing the biggest signs of growth, 125s remain incredibly popular in the UK market place.

The Honda PCX 125 sold 186 units in June while the Honda CBR 125 R reached 157 sales for the month.

That was enough for the Japanese manufacturer to sit comfortably on top of the bestselling brand chart with a total of 2,070 new registrations in June.

Yamaha sits in second with almost 1,600 sales with BMW in third after 1,304 sales.

The bad news

The only bad news comes at the bottom end of the engine range where 0-50cc registrations dropped by 8.7 per cent when compared to June 2014, enough for year-to-date sales to reduce by 10.1 per cent.

Scooter sales have also reduced by 8 per cent while year-to-date figures also dropped by almost 10 per cent.

Overall, 53,994 motorbikes, scooters and mopeds have been registered in the UK in 2015, 15.2 per cent up when compared to the previous year according to figures revealed by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA).

Last month it was naked and adventure bikes that were driving the industry’s growth.

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