Scooter
Community

in
ADVERTISEMENT
ScooterAccessories

2017 6 monthly sales

Last post 07-12-2017 10:04 PM by gunnabuild1. 39 replies.
Page 2 of 3 (40 items) < Previous 1 2 3 Next >
Sort Posts: Previous Next
  • 07-10-2017 05:47 PM In reply to

    Re: 2017 6 monthly sales

    As you say, not looking good for Kymco & Sym if Torino rate a mention with only 19 units out the door (this is reflected on the showroom floors). Now you would think the little Kymco Agility, a steady performer, although on the way out, would have competed successfully against some others - Aprilia SR, Torino.

    So Suzuki might get down to the Address and the new Burger 400 only. The 17 Burger 400 would 'mop up' dwindling category numbers across other brands.

    Honda might have done well to consider the Forza 155 (or 125 -11kw) instead of the SH150. The Forza is expensive yes, but the stats (and Vespa) show that price alone is not governing consumer sentiment.

    Yamaha needs to review their scooter line-up and consider a dealership (in the Sydney metro area) more strategically located for their smaller scoots.

    I would love to know how many Medley and SH150s have gone out the door. Not a fair comparison as the SH150 arrived late on the scene.

    It's no surprise that Suzuki are enjoying success with their little Address. This style of scooter is a synthesis of traditional scooter values and contemporary ergonomics. Sharper in style, for the youth market, than the Honda Dio, which I believe has a quality edge, these trusted brand scooters just excell in the metro jungle.

  • 07-10-2017 05:50 PM In reply to

    Re: 2017 6 monthly sales

    Thanks for posting the Stats Pyrah.

  • 07-10-2017 10:09 PM In reply to

    Re: 2017 6 monthly sales

    Second place needs to go to the small frame Vespa platform with combined sales at 164 units. They really are the same scooter (Prim & Sprint) with minor cosmetic differences; now tumbled the Piaggio Fly 150. You would need to be a clever Trevor indeed to predict the way forward for the scooter market.

    So, consumer sentiment is not being driven by price alone.

  • 07-10-2017 10:40 PM In reply to

    Re: 2017 6 monthly sales

    aspro boy:

    Thanks for this 10 year list Pyrah. I have always held a riders general interest in what the market is doing, so witnessed over the last 12-14 years the number of small scooter showrooms and workshops that have come and gone in the Surry Hills, Darlinghurst and Woolomoloo areas of Sydney. It looked to hold so much promise, once.

    Yes indeed by the way 597 Honda Grom and 330 CB125E sold in the same period that number must nearly equal half of total scooter sales in just 2 models

    Si ‘Thi’ later
  • 07-11-2017 10:57 AM In reply to

    Re: 2017 6 monthly sales

    Ok, i was very wrong on the Address+ good luck to suzuki.

    Re Honda Benly, reckon that's all commercial sales. I don't like the look of them but the do appear to be well set up as a delvery vehicle.

    I always disregard 50cc sales. As you know, in several resort areas in Oz , 5occ scoots are available for hire for those with a drivers licence so I often wonder if these 50 cc sales may not just be hirers buying new stock.

    I think I said that on this board before but i'm old: I forget

     

     

    Aprilia 200ie
  • 07-11-2017 11:33 AM In reply to

    Re: 2017 6 monthly sales

    martindemo:

    Ok, i was very wrong on the Address+ good luck to suzuki.

    Re Honda Benly, reckon that's all commercial sales. I don't like the look of them but the do appear to be well set up as a delvery vehicle.

    I always disregard 50cc sales. As you know, in several resort areas in Oz , 5occ scoots are available for hire for those with a drivers licence so I often wonder if these 50 cc sales may not just be hirers buying new stock.

    I think I said that on this board before but i'm old: I forget

     

     

    50s apeal in SA NT WA QLD to car licence holders to lazy to get a motorcycle licence as well has hire firms imho  . In WA 15 year olds can ride them and hopefully get a taste for 2 wheels and go to better things 

    Si ‘Thi’ later
  • 07-11-2017 12:20 PM In reply to

    Re: 2017 6 monthly sales

    597 grom units = 23 units per week (give or take a mudguard). Surely the industry at large can take a lesson from this. Within the last three weeks I have seen two Groms, young female riders aboard, that have had another 50% of the initial capaital value of their chosen ride with aftermarket accessories/parts. Yep, that's nearly another $2k, to customize, individualize their rides. Darryl, at Scooterworld, informed be that his initial delivery of pink Groms had pre-sold, and when he went to re-order all pink units had sold out. Go figure. So how does a traditional industry stategize against these stats.

    The SMS (Sydney Motorcycle Show) should be telling. Will the scooter segment defrag, then re-boot, or will it continue to run slow?

     

  • 07-11-2017 12:34 PM In reply to

    Re: 2017 6 monthly sales

    Wow, that's impressive.I dislike Groms..not the point...and I suppose u could even argue that they aren't strictly a scooter but those"pink" stats are interesting.

    Maybe this is the way forward?

     

    Aprilia 200ie
  • 07-11-2017 01:51 PM In reply to

    Re: 2017 6 monthly sales

    IMHO

    Yep petrol price has stabilized and we have got used to the price again so lost some of the panic buying of scooters . . So unless you live somewhere so congested that a car is a problem most now will be back in a car .  Plus also if enough disposable income a  weekend mooching about toy to customize and play with and at less than 4 grand a Grom could be the answer for some

    Image result for girl honda grom

    Si ‘Thi’ later
  • 07-11-2017 06:03 PM In reply to

    Re: 2017 6 monthly sales

    You have hit the target with a few of your points Pyrah. Offering a ride 'platform' that offers an opportunity to customize, personalize your machine could attract the 'look at me' culture that has been amplied with the 'selfie'. To be fair, it is part of the human condition to express creativity.

    It is difficult to witness any demise in scooter ownership, sales, if you live around these parts. Driven not so much by petrol prices, but limitations with parking and herendous traffic. An open car space, for an older building, sold with exclusive use rights, would fetch around $50k. When a new large scale Mirvac development sold out in our street several years ago, within weeks, motorcycle on-title parking was being offered at $18k. And then if you do have a car, and can actually get anywhere, you need then feed the hungry meters, if you can pull up.

    But this is relative to the area in which I live. I rarely get the car out of the garage for these reasons, prefering to jump on the pushy or scooter. But truthfully I do not need much excuse. The 'chunky' scooter market, which is best now left to BMW (the Tmax will always have a unique place) should be viewed seperately to sub 224cc scooters (NSW). If  a dealership is not strategically located in or near the 'jungle', then it is possible that sales of smaller scooters will suffer. An experienced rider, I would not ride anything less than a feisty 150 (but would prefer more) to any of the Yamaha dealers from where I live. Just wouldn't do it.

    Imo. A great pic by the way. I've seen that look in summer around these parts.

  • 07-11-2017 06:41 PM In reply to

    Re: 2017 6 monthly sales

    Yep see BMW have sold 66 scooters so far this year compared with 64 to same time last year

    Last month drove 2800 ks in 3 days WA to SA and did not see one scooter so where you are stationed certainly as a bearing on how you perceive how the scooter market is doing (example if i had gone via Geraldton or Esperance would have seen heaps of 50s with teens on them)

     

    Si ‘Thi’ later
  • 07-11-2017 10:03 PM In reply to

    Re: 2017 6 monthly sales

    Reading Honda Grom one of the most successful bikes sold over the last years. More than 300,000 bikes sold worldwide. 2018 Grom to come with ABS. But will we see that model in Aus.

    Attempting to hunt down 2018 Honda PCX 150 specs. Will it come with the same Euro 4 153cc as in the SH150 rated @10.8 kw up from 10kw? And a new variation on the white, it is whispered. Maybe September.

  • 07-12-2017 06:05 PM In reply to

    Re: 2017 6 monthly sales

    Top Ten Selling Road Motorcycles in Australia – Jan-June 2017
    Make & Model / 2017 sales / Percentage change from 2016
    1. Honda NBC110 /  1,042 / -28.3%
    2. Harley Davidson FXSB / 711 / 17.5%
    3. Harley Davidson XG500 /  609 / -18.0%
    4. Honda GROM / 597 / 135.0%
    5. Yamaha YZF-R3A / 569 / -18.1%
    6. Honda CBR500R / 471 / 4.9%
    7. Yamaha MT07L / 470 / -34.4%
    8. Kawasaki Ninja 300 / 448 / -44.6%
    9. Yamaha MT-09 / 418 / 25.9%
    10. Honda CRF1000 / 404 / 1.3%
    Si ‘Thi’ later
  • 07-12-2017 06:15 PM In reply to

    Re: 2017 6 monthly sales

    Top Ten Selling Cruiser Motorcycles in Australia – Jan-June 2017
    1. Harley Davidson FXSB / 711 / 17.5%
    2. Harley Davidson XG500 / 609 /  -18.0%
    3. Harley Davidson FXDLS / 373 / 74.3%
    4. Harley Davidson VRSCDX / 305 / -6.2%
    5. Harley Davidson FXDB / 299 / -23.1%
    6. Kawasaki Vulcan S / 274 / -9.3%
    7. Yamaha XVS650/A / 254 / -0.8%
    8. Honda CMX500 / 216 / 0.0%
    9. Harley Davidson FLSTFBS / 160 / -33.9%
    10. Indian Scout / 153 / -5.6%
    Si ‘Thi’ later
  • 07-12-2017 06:15 PM In reply to

    Re: 2017 6 monthly sales

    Top Ten Selling LAMS Motorcycles in Australia – Jan-June 2017
    1. Honda NBC110 / 1,042 / -28.3%
    2. Yamaha WR450F / 762 / -17.5%
    3. Harley Davidson XG500 / 609 / -18.0%
    4. Honda GROM / 597 / 135.0%
    5. Yamaha YZF-R3A / 569 / -18.1%
    6. Honda CBR500R / 471 / 4.9%
    7. Yamaha MT07L / 470 / -34.4%
    8. Kawasaki Ninja 300 / 448 / -44.6%
    9. Suzuki DR-Z400E / 442 / -3.1%
    10. Honda CRF250L / 433 / 10.2%
    Si ‘Thi’ later
Page 2 of 3 (40 items) < Previous 1 2 3 Next >

 

ADVERTISEMENT

©2007 ScooterSales.com.au