International Dealer News IDN 143 June/July 2018 - Page 6

STAT ZONE Italy: new motorcycle registrations +10.25 percent Jan-April Italian registrations - January-April 2018 80,000 TOTAL L PTW PT Q1 2017, at 5,663 units. In its home market KTM is motorcycle market share leader having sold 798 units in Q1; Vespa is second with 608 units sold; Honda third with 501 units sold. BMW is fourth, ahead of Derby, Yamaha, Husqvarna, Rieju, Aprilia and Kawasaki. In 2017, new motorcycle, scooter 20,000 +10.25% 50,000 60,000 Austria: Q1 PTW registrations -26.30 percent The latest data released by the motorcycle trade association in Austria (Arge2Rad) shows registrations of new PTWs down by -26.30 percent compared to 2018 2017 +5.57% 50 cc, overall PTW registrations in Italy were +5.57 percent for the first four months of this year at 70,728 units YTD (+14.09 percent for April). Scooters were up YTD by +1.52 percent at 36,493 units (121,931 in 2017). Honda’s SH 150/300/125 variants are the top-sellers, followed by Piaggio’s Beverly 300 ABS, Yamaha’s XMAX 300, Liberty 125 ABS and the KYMCO Agility 125 R16. The top-selling motorcycle was the BMW R 1200 GS (1,596 units YTD), followed by Honda’s CRF 1000 Africa Twin (1,404 units), the R 1200 GS Adventure (1,135 units), the Honda NC 750 X (806 units), Ducati Scrambler 800 (794 units) and Yamaha MT-09 (714 units). After a weather and holiday-related blip in March (-7.03 percent/10,026 units), the Italian motorcycle market continues to be the “stand out” that saw it grow so strongly in 2017, with the latest data released by ANCMA (the Milan based motorcycle industry trade association for Italy), making for excellent reading again. Registrations were up by +10.25 percent for the first four months of the year (34,235 units), with April worth 11,020 units (+10.58 percent). This was the best first four months market performance in Italy since before 2013, pointing to another healthy year ahead for the motorcycle market in Italy. Allowing for mopeds and scooters over MOTORCYCLE and moped registrations totalled 40,744 units, which was -6.60 percent down on 2016 (43,621 units), which saw the highest number of new registrations in Austria since 2012 (46,047 units). Poland: new motorcycle registrations - Polish motorcycle registrations - 28.76 percent Q1 January-March 2018 Australia -1.2 percent in Q1 According to the latest data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) in Australia, the motorcycle and ATV/UTV (SSV) market fell -1.2 per cent in 6 the first quarter of 2018, with 21,614 motorcycles, scooters and ATVs registered, with on- highway sales down by -2.6 percent at 9,748 units. Honda was the overall market INTERNATIONAL DEALER NEWS - JUNE/JULY 2018 2017 2018 20,000 -24.39% 5,000 NEW & USED PTW leader with a 22.5 percent market share, followed by Yamaha with 19.4 percent and Kawasaki 10.8 percent. Honda took the on-highway market share leadership away from Harley-Davidson (25.1 percent Vs. 18.9 percent), with Yamaha third at 16 percent. -43.66% 0 10,000 15,000 However, new model registrations are only ever part of the story where the Polish market is concerned. Poland is an important market for pre-owned vehicles (from elsewhere in Europe) that are receiving their first domestic Polish registration; these machines provide valuable service, maintenance and PG&A income for Poland’s franchised and independent motorcycle shops and the vendors they buy from. Combined total new and used motorcycle registrations are running at -17.65 YTD (12,573 units); new and used mopeds combined are -44.11 percent YTD on low volumes; total new and used PTW registrations are -24.39 percent YTD at 15,494 units, having been -6.75 percent for 2017 at 109,393 units. After being down by -41.84 at 15,032 units for the full year 2017, the latest data released by the motorcycle industry trade association in Poland (PZPM) put new motorcycle registrations in the Polish market at -33.32 percent for the first quarter of 2018 (1,225 units) and -28.76 percent for the YTD (2,093 units). Until last year’s reverse, new motorcycle registrations had grown consistently in Poland since 2013 and stood at record levels at the end of 2016 (25,844 units). New moped registrations were down by -55.50 percent (Euro 4 effect) with total new PTW registrations -43.66 percent YTD (3,739 units); in 2017 they were -10.18 percent for the full year (44,669 units). NEW PTW Off-road sales were essentially flat (-0.5 percent), Yamaha is top dog with a 25.1 percent share, followed by Honda with 23.3 percent and KTM with 21.4 percent. Scooters were modestly up by +2.9 percent, Piaggio is market share leader with 28.9 percent.