Official figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) provide some cause for optimism.
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Official figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive
Industries (FCAI) provide some cause for optimism that motorcycle sales
are at a turning point. In particular ATV and Scooter sales have grown,
however the industry remains concerned that Off-road and Road bike sales
are still below last year’s figures.
The figures show that over
22,900 units were sold in the first quarter of 2011. This is slightly
down on the same period last year (1.2 per cent).
Sales to the
agricultural sector of ATVs have increased by over 34 per cent
representing some 4,509 units. In addition, sales of Scooters have
increased, growing by 6.4 per cent (2,969 units) compared to March
“These latest sales figures provide clear evidence of an
emerging recovery in sales of new motorcycles,” FCAI Chief Executive
Andrew McKellar said.
"Manufacturers are continuing to tempt
buyers with very competitive offers, and as new models come on to the
market, opportunities to take advantage of positive retail conditions
“As always it is best to stick with those brands that
have a proven long-term commitment to service, quality and the local
industry," he said.
"Industry remains concerned about the
continuing impact of low quality imitation and unsupported ‘grey’
imports which are available in the marketplace, but which are not
captured in the official figures. Consumers are advised to ensure that
the product they are purchasing is a genuine and legitimately imported
product supported by the local manufacturer," Mr. McKellar said.
a turnaround compared with recent results, the road bike sector was
most popular with 8,699 units sold compared to the off-road sectors’
During the first quarter of 2011, Yamaha has staked a
claim for the highest sales with over 4,600 units sold, followed by
Honda with 3,821 and Suzuki with just over 3,100 units.
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