Quiet but positive start to 2020 registrations
New figures released by BMF Corporate Member the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) have revealed that January saw gentle year-on-year growth in sales and registrations.
With last year’s sales and registration figures being repeatedly buffeted by consumer confidence issues due to upheaval around Brexit and the general election, as the BMF covered at the time, several months saw abrupt year-on-year drops on 2018’s figures and the whole year ended on a disappointing note.
This January, however, total registrations of machines of all kinds were up 2.8% year-on-year to 6,146 machines. Scooters did particularly well, recording 9.5% growth, while the total for motorcycles of all categories was 2.3% in growth.
While it is too early to highlight trends for the year, this is welcome news for the industry and, given the popularity of scooters among newer or trainee riders, a promising one for motorcycling as a whole.
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