Top 8 best selling motorbikes of 2016

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Published on 20 July 2016 by Robert Drane


Filed under Category: Features

2016 looks to be an excellent year for motorcycle sales.

In the UK, sales are up 7.4% as of June, and the EU has seen a boom with an 8.5% increase in cumulative motorcycle registrations during January to May compared to 2015.

But what are the most popular motorbikes in the UK in 2016? Based on research from the MCIA*, here are some of the best selling bikes so far this year:


  1. Honda PCX 125 - £2,600

    honda pcx125


  2. Honda CRF 1000 - £10,499

    honda crf1000 on display


  3. Harley-Davidson Sportster N 883 - From £7,495 

    harley davidson sportster iron 883 infront of hedge


  4. Yamaha YZF R125 ABS - From £4,399.00

    yamaha yxf r125 in a carpark


  5. Honda CB 125 F - £2,699

    honda cb125f computer generated image


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  6. BMW R 1200 RT - From £13,810  

    BMW R 1200 RT motorcycle stading in front of a lake


  7. Honda CRF 250 L - £3,950 

    honda crf250l with rider


  8. Kawasaki Z1000 SX - £9,299

    Kawasaki Z1000 SX on display

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Honda continue to dominate sales like last year, with the most popular model again proving to be the Honda PCX 125 scooter which can be bought for about £2,600. The most expensive on this list is the BMW R 1200 RT with a starting price of £13,810.

Speaking about the growth of motorcycle sales in the UK, Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association, said: “There is a general feeling of confidence among dealers that the coming months will continue with the upward trend we’ve been seeing over months, plus the pressure to sell as many Euro 3 motorcycles prior to the January deadline seems to exude optimism for the remainder of the year.”

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*Data based on the MCIA’s monthly reports of the top selling models per category between January and June 2016.



Image credits:

Honda crf1000 by Rainmaker47 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 by Alek Kirstein [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Yamaha YZF-R125 by oskuro/Pa91 at it.wikipedia [under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license] via Wikipedia

R1200rt-2k by Jeffrey M Dean [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS by PekePON [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons