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New motorcycle registrations up for the eleventh month in a row

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Figures released today show this is the eleventh month in a row that the industry has seen a rise in new registrations. 

Nearly a third of all new powered-two–wheelers sold this year have been scooters. 29,614 have been registered since the beginning of January; likely to have been bought for commuter use.

Among motorcycles, the ‘naked’ style remains popular, with new registrations 32% up on the same time last year. 

Touring bikes too have increased 12%, with sales of larger bikes between 651cc and 1000cc up 18.8% and bikes over 1000cc up 13.8%.

Attendances were 10% up at the MCIA's flagship show, Motorcycle Live, which took place last month at the NEC.  Motorcycle Live attendances are generally seen by manufacturers as a barometer of success for the coming year, so 2015 looks like being equally promising.

Steve Kenward, CEO of the Motorcycle Industry Association is delighted with the news:

"The more motorcycles on UK roads, the better. They save time and money, take up less space on the road and to park and small motorcycles meet ultra low emission requirements. The MICA is working with police and government to make sure roads get safer for motorcyclists, who can make a valuable contribution to keeping traffic moving on UK roads”.

www.mcia.co.uk

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