Yamaha MT-09 Tracer tops sales charts
Yamaha enjoyed an excellent month in March with the MT-09 Tracer proving the most popular model in the UK.
The Adventure Sport model sold 333 units, almost 30 more than the next best seller, the BMW R 1200 GS.
The performance of BMW and Yamaha’s leading models forced Honda’s PCX 125 out of the top two for the first time this year.
However Honda was still the best selling manufacturer across the whole month, shifting 3,041 models to Yamaha’s 2,075 and BMW’s 1,630.
And Honda can point to the PCX, CBR 650F and CRF 250 L for its dominance.
Industry as a whole
March was also a good month for the industry as a whole with total new registrations up 11.8 per cent on the same period in 2014.
Naked bikes are the big movers in terms of bodystyle, selling more than 6,000 units for the year-to-date, up 33.6 per cent when compared to last year.
Adventure Sport models also saw a rise in new registrations by almost 18 per cent, with the Yamaha MT-09 Tracer having a lot to do with the bodystyle’s rise in sales.
By engine size
In terms of engine size, 651-1000cc units saw the biggest rise in sales, up 25.6 per cent when compared to March 2014.
51-125cc models still dominate the landscape with almost 4,500 units sold last month.