Bikes sales see huge July surge

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Published on 10 August 2020 by Mike Waters

July saw a major surge in sales and registrations of powered-two-wheelers of all kinds, as new statistics released by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) show. 

Every possible category of motorcycle, moped or scooter saw double-digit growth or better last month, with total sales and registrations for motorcycles up by a remarkable 42% year-on-year. Trail/endurance bikes and adventure sport bikes were particular success stories, with 62.7% and 47.6% year-on-year growth respectively.  

Meanwhile, scooters did even better and this category saw a spectacular 56.6% surge in year-on-year growth. The MCIA also noted that training schools have been “reporting record levels of first-time riders taking their CBT training”, so industry observers believe that a reluctance to use public transport during the COVID-19 pandemic is seeing many people switching to two-wheels instead.  

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Picture credit: Sourav Mishra