Mixed month for bike sales

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Published on 9 April 2021 by Mike Waters

New statistics released by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) revealed auneven month for motorcycle sales and registrations. 

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and inclement weather likely playing a role, motorcycle sales were down by 7% year-on-year. Sport/Touring machines were particularly hard hit, with a 59.7% fall since the same period last year.   

However, scooters offered much better news and they saw a 26.2% surge in sales when compared to March 2020. This translated to a total of 3,083 machines. 

Closer examination of the statistics also reveals significant growth for electric-powered options, with total registrations for electric machines of all kinds up by 151.5% year-on-year.  

A statement by the MCIA noted: “The motor scooter is once again providing ready-when-you-are, inexpensive, congestion-busting personal transportation for many, that has the added bonuses of being completely socially distanced and a lot of fun.” 

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