New registration statistics – October

Posted: 12 Nov 2013

Motorbike

Motorcycle registrations have increased for the second consecutive month. In October, 6,994 new bikes were registered, compared with 6,554 in October 2012 – an increase of 6.7%.

This time, it was the naked category that saw a massive 30% increase on registrations – which will be good news to those manufacturers who launched new naked models at this year’s EICMA show. Will nakeds be the big trend for 2014? The touring category also saw an increase (25.7%) on registrations since the same period last year and scooters enjoyed a slight rise in registrations, while the sports touring category experienced a 33.8% decrease.

The most registered bike in October was the Yamaha YBR 125, which had a total of 151 registrations, and the most popular touring model was BMW’s R 1200 RT.

Once again, Honda retains the top spot in terms of most registered brands in October with 1,126 new registrations, while Yamaha holds second with 959. Interestingly, Piaggio has jumped up to third place with 538. Suzuki, which last month had been promoted to third place, doesn’t feature on this month’s top ten.

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