Bike sales fall again amid uncertainty
With the trend of decline now into its second month after a 1.8% drop in October, total sales and registrations fell a further 2.4% year-on-year in November to just 6,004 machines.
Touring machines were hit hard, recording a severe 23.8% drop, and scooters saw a 12.9% drop. Sport/tour machines, however, managed 4.9% in growth and Adventure Sport machines recorded a promising 7.1% in growth.
This year has been a volatile one for the motorcycle trade, with industry observers blaming “Brexit and other political concerns” for a hesitation around big-ticket purchases by consumers throughout 2019. It is likely that the announcement of the General Election only served to reinforce this trend in November.
Total sales and registrations of the year to date now stand at 102,413, which is 1.7% – just 1,739 machines – ahead of the same point in 2018.
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