Motorcycle Sales Rise in 2011
Motorcycle Sales in Australia rose by 4.5% in the period January to September 2011. bikesales
Motorcycle Sales Rise in Australia
Motorcycle sales in Australia in the period January to September 2011 have risen, according to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.
In the nine months to the end of September 2011, the FCAI report that 77,129 motorcycles were delivered to Australian buyers, an increase of 3319 motorcycles ( 4.5 per cent) over the same period in 2010.
Road bike sales fell slightly, with the ATV and Scooter segments showing strong growth.
As usual, Honda heads the list, with Yamaha right behind. Suzuki sales took big drop, falling by 8.5%, while Kawasaki closed the gap in 4th with a solid 9.2% growth.
Road bike sales were topped again – if you ignore the usual chart topping CT110 Honda – by the two 250cc entry level sporties, the Kawasaki Ninja 250 just shading Honda’s newer CBR250R, with both ringing up over 1500 sales.
Interestingly, if you take out Honda’s CT110, the top selling road bike brand in Australia is Harley Davidson with a massive 4500 plus sales in the 9 month period. In the smaller specialist marques, Moto Guzzi was a standout, with a huge 33% jump in sales, and Victory lifted by 25%.