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Nearly 50% of all new bike sales are for smaller commuter friendly machines

Year-end figures for new motorcycle registrations show sales for 2014 were up 10% compared to 2013, with an increase every single month throughout the year.

Nearly 50% of all new bike sales are for smaller commuter friendly machines

Year-end figures for new motorcycle registrations show sales for 2014 were up 10% compared to 2013, with an increase every single month throughout the year.

101,277 new motorcycles, scooters and mopeds were registered during 2014, compared to 91,908 the year before.  Of this year’s new registrations over 48,000 were smaller commuter-sized machines.

The figures, which are collated by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), show that certain styles were particularly popular. ‘Naked’ bikes* were up 32% on the previous year and ‘touring’ bikes** up 13%.  Larger motorcycles sold well too, with an increase of 18% in the sale of models between 651cc and 1000cc.

There is also an upward trend for the number of powered two wheelers (PTWs) being used on the road.  Government statistics show the number of PTWs licensed for the road has increased to 1,326,500 – the highest figure registered for 5 years, and nearly double the number on the road in 1994.***

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