Bike sales surged ahead in August
In welcome news for the motorcycle industry, sales and registrations continued their recent run of success in August and achieved 31.2% year-on-year growth overall.
New statistics released by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) saw sales and registrations of mopeds rise by a promising 22.9% when compared to the same period last year, while sales and registrations for motorcycles as a whole went up by 31.9%.
Touring machines did particularly well, seeing 43.6% year-on-year growth, while sports tourers also performed strongly with 29.5% growth year-on-year.
In a reassuring sign of energy in the market after drastic falls earlier this year, every single category of powered two-wheeler saw year-on-year growth last month. Furthermore, every category except trail/enduro machines recorded double-digit year-on-year growth, and the latter still managed a respectable 6%.
Welcoming the news, the National Motorcycle Dealers Association's (NMDA) Patrick O’Connell said: "The positive trend facing low-powered machines is clearly indicating that the move away from public transport is benefitting this segment of the motorcycle market."
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