sales figures released for the 3rd quarter of 2012. Road bike sales are
up thanks to a continued strong learner legal market.
The FCAI has released official comparative figures for the third
quarter of 2012. Scooters will show a slight decline over last year,
though figures do look skewed for various reasons.
Sales figures are bound to look stronger at the end of 2012. One is
the seasonal influence of warmer weather, we should see a dry summer.
Secondly the introduction of many key models should see things on the
rise. Models like the Piaggio Fly 150, Honda's PCX150 and TGB's
Bellavita. All these models will have a positive impact on the overall
The recent Sydney Scooter Expo should also see sales numbers boosted.
This event drew a large contingent of scooter enthusiasts from Sydney
and all over Australia. With over 1200 test rides carried out over the
expo weekend, the annual event will no doubt have an impact on overall
sales for scooters over 50 cc.
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Strong growth continues for on-road motorcycles
Official figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive
Industries (FCAI) show that 78,830 new motorcycles, ATVs and scooters
were sold to the end of the third quarter of 2012. This is an increase
of 2.1 per cent (1,604 units) over the same period in 2011.
The Road segment continued to drive growth, increasing 9.4 per cent to 31,071 units to the end of September.
ATV sales, predominantly to the agricultural sector, grew a modest 1.0 per cent (to 16,188 units) compared with 2011.
the news was not all positive, with purchases of off-road bikes
decreasing slightly by 1.0 per cent (to 24,033 units) and Scooters
continuing to see softening sales with a decrease of 11.6 per cent
compared to last year with 7,538 new units retailed.
“This is a
strong outcome for new Road motorcycle sales and a stabilisation of both
the Off-Road and ATV segments,” said new FCAI Chief Executive, Tony
Weber. “We generally see sales of motorcycles grow in the final quarter
of the year as the weather gets warmer, so there is still the potential
for 2012 to be a strong year in all motorcycle segments.”
to the end of September showed Honda as the leading manufacturer in
terms of volume with 17,536 units, followed by Yamaha with 13,735 units
and Suzuki with 8,674 units sold.
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