Motorcycle and scooter registrations up again in July

Sales of new motorcycles and scooters continued their ‘relentless upward trend’ in July, new figures suggest.

The figures, published by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), show 14,070 new powered two-wheelers (PTWs) were registered in July.

This represents a year-on-year growth of 41.9% – with 9,916 machines registered for the first time in July 2019.

Within the figures is an ‘eye-watering’ rise in the number of new scooters.

A total of 3,576 were registered in July 2020, compared with 2,284 last year – an increase of 56.6%.

The MCIA says that with PTW training schools reporting record levels of first-time riders taking their CBT training, it’s not surprising that registrations of these vehicles have exploded.

Across the same period, the number of new motorcycles sold rose by 37.5%.

Meanwhile, 58,276 new PTWs were registered between January and July – down 16% on the same period in 2019.

These figures will of course have been heavily impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

12 August 2020

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