2014 set to be best sales year since 2009

Author: Bike Social Posted: 13 Dec 2014

The PCX125 was the best selling bike in November

The UK motorcycle industry is heading for its most successful sales year in five years. So far in 2014, more new bikes have been registered than in any year since 2009, marking a strong recovery for new motorcycle sales after a significant lull in recent times.

Last year saw motorcycle sales hit a four year low, with just 91,910 new bikes registered in the UK by the end of December.

As of 30th November 2014, 96,723 new motorcycles had been registered in the UK this calendar year, up 10.2% on the same point twelve months ago.

The largest growth on this point last year comes within the 651-1000cc category, which has seen an increase of almost 19% since November 2013. The over 1000cc class has also seen a significant growth (13.8%) as has the smaller capacity 51-125cc category (10.3%).

The most registered bike last month was once again Honda’s best-selling PCX 125 followed by the Japanese firm’s CBF125 M naked machine. The best-selling bikes over 1000cc was joint between Kawasaki’s Z1000SX sports tourer and BMW’s popular R 1200 GS.

111,510 new bikes were registered in 2009, the most successful year for motorcycle sales since the financial crash in 2008. While it’s unlikely this figure will be beaten this year, just over 3,000 new registrations in December would see new bike sales at over 100,000 for the first time in five years.