The Motorcycle Industry Council announced that in the second quarter sales of new motorcycles and scooters increased 1.7 percent, with the dual-sport, scooter and streetbike segments showing the most promise.
The three standout segments — dual-sport, scooter and street — had YTD sales increases of 13 percent, 28.9 percent and 3.3 percent, respectively. Motorcycles and scooters made up 71 percent of total new-units sales, while ATVs accounted for 29 percent.
The off-road market saw further erosion of sales, with ATVs and dirtbikes declining 17.3 percent and 16.9 percent, respectively.
Overall new-unit retail sales dropped only 4.6 for the second quarter and in June declined only by 1.6 percent.
The MIC posts numbers on a quarterly basis. The data applies only to 19 reporting manufacturers: Aprilia, Arctic Cat, BMW, Buell, Can-Am, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Husaberg, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa, Victory and Yamaha.
ATV sales do not include side-by-sides.
posted by Dennis Johnson
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