EU Motorcycle Registrations on the Up

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Published on 1 August 2016 by Robert Drane

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We reported in February that 2016’s UK motorcycle sales had so far surpassed those of last year, and April saw the trend continue again.

This boom has been felt throughout the EU, and the latest figures show a 8.1% increase in cumulative motorcycle registrations over the first six months of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015.

According to the ACEM, a total of 544,870 motorcycles have been registered during the period - the main EU markets of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK contributing 442,069 between them. Britain had the third highest growth, with its market increasing by 40,708 units.

Looking in more detail, there has been a 5.5% increase in two and three-wheeler registrations overall despite a noticeable decline for mopeds by 3.9%.

Honda has retained its place as the top-selling brand in the UK throughout 2016, with 11,072 new registrations between January and June.

In that case, it looks to be the time to join in and get on the road!

 


Main image: Honda CRF1000, the top registering motorcycle in the UK in the 'adventure sport' category for April 2016 according to the MCIA. Cropped and resized. Author Rainmaker47 under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International licence.