International Dealer News IDN 144 August/September 2018 - Page 8

STAT ZONE UK motorcycle registrations +3.48 percent to June 2018 20,000 TOTAL PTW which data is available. 2016/17 saw 40,600 motorcycle test passes, the best figure for some years, though there has been some softening in early 2018; the MCIA estimates that motorcyclists +3.48% 40,000 +2.09% 60,000 most popular in the UK, with 18,259 units sold, a +8.4 percent increase on the first six months of 2018. Adventure Sport models are +0.5 percent YTD at 10,330 units sold; followed by Scooters at +2.1 percent (9,683 units sold); custom style bikes (5,023 units/+12.2 percent) and Supersport models the fifth largest market sector at 4,719 units sold for the first six months of 2018, but continuing their decline popularity at -16.7 percent. The Trail/Enduro sector was worth 3,511 units YTD (+13.3 percent). The UK has 1.27m motorcycles in use as of 2016, the latest year for UK registrations - January-June 2018 2017 The latest information from the motorcycle industry association in the UK (MCIA) shows motorcycle sales +9.25 percent (12,509 units) in June 2018, following +1.29 percent (10,396 units) in May, leaving the UK motorcycle market at +3.48 percent (54,984 units) for the first six months of the year. Moped sales remain soft in the UK (-13.83 and -15.11 percent in May and June respectively; -21.49 percent YTD at 2,444 units), meaning that total PTW sales are tracking motorcycle sales closely at +2.09 percent for the YTD (57,428 units). Naked style bikes remain the 80,000 MOTORCYCLE rode some 4.6 billion km (2.8 billion miles) in 2016. The UK saw 96,943 new motorcycles registered in 2017 (-18.52 percent), with 104,655 total PTWs sold (-18.05 percent). German motorcycle registrations +6.87 percent to June German registrations - January-June 2018 2017 +10.45% 100,000 TOTAL PTW 25,000 66,938 50,000 2018 +6.87% 75,000 since before 2008. The top-selling motorcycle in Germany YTD is the R 1200 GS (5,168 units sold), followed by Kawasaki’s Z 900 (2,118), the Yamaha MT-07 (2,056), Kawasaki Z 650 (1,892) and Honda Africa Twin (1,606). With five models among the top 20 sellers, it is no surprise that BMW remains market share leader in its home market with a 21.82 percent share (15,612 units YTD – actually down from 17,314 units in the first half of 2017), with Kawasaki second (8,927 units sold), Honda third (8,495 units), KTM fourth (7,392) and Harley- Davidson fifth (7,198 units). The latest data released by the motorcycle industry trade association in Germany (IVM) shows motorcycle registrations up by +5.79 percent for June (12,838 units), by +7.82 percent for May (13,851 units) and running at +6.87 percent for the first six months of the year (71,539 units). The moped market in Germany is performing better than in many other parts of Europe, resulting in total PTW registrations of 97,072 units in the year to June (+10.45 percent), having been up by +7.78 and +11.09 percent in June and May respectively (18,406 and 19,388 units). This is probably the best first half year seen in Germany MOTORCYCLE MOTOR RCYCLE R C Australia: road bikes -5.3 percent for first six months Scooters are undergoing a sales resurgence in Australia, up by +10.9 percent on low volumes, but the overall national motorcycle market there recorded a -5.9 percent decline for the first six months of 2018. From January to June, motorcycle industry sales totalled 47,942 compared with 50,939 for the same period in 2017. The segment most affected by the 2018 downturn was ATVs and SSVs with