Motorcycle industry continues strong 2015 as October registrations grow by 19.3%

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Published on 10 November 2015 by Gill

Sales of new motorbikes in the UK are continuing to grow strongly on figures achieved in 2014, with October 2015 seeing 19.3% more new registrations than the same period last year. 

Figures released by the MCIA show that 2015 year to date new registrations are up by 15% versus 2014, although the downward trend in the moped market does not appear to be relenting.

In terms of motorcycle categories, it was an excellent month for sport/tour bikes as new sales in October reached 287, a growth of 43.5% on October 2014. This greatly reverses the year to date trend which still shows new registrations in this category declining by 4.4%. Adventure sport (up 39%) and naked (up 22.3%) categories also witnessed positive Octobers.

A more detailed breakdown of the results can be found below.

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Honda and Yamaha were the top-selling manufacturers in October by some distance, respectively accounting for 1,365 and 1,208 new registrations. This was followed by Lexmoto with 841. The Honda PCX 125 was the top selling model with 201 new registrations to its name.

The full set of statistics can be accessed here via the MCIA