Trikes, touring scoots gaining popularity: NADAGuides

Publish Date: 
Aug 9, 2012

COSTA MESA, Calif. - NADAguides reports the service is seeing a big jump in consumers searching for trikes and touring scooters with step-through chassis.

"Over the past five years we've seen a shift in popularity towards trikes/three-wheel motorcycles and touring scooters,” said Alex Lazama, motorcycle market/data analyst at NADAguides. “We've seen a definite spike in interest for these types of motorcycles over the past six months and it will most likely continue in that direction in the coming months."

Consumer traffic on NADAguides.com shows consumer interest and research of motorcycles grew 15 percent from the second quarter of 2011 to the second quarter of 2012.   

Among the motorcycle segments registering the most interest are touring scooters or "step-through" chassis models.  NADAguides.com has recorded a year-over-year traffic increase of 24 percent in the category from the second quarter of 2011 to the second quarter of 2012. 

Top touring scooter brands searched on NADAguides.com include models from Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha and Vespa,making up 96 percent of the traffic in the segment.

Trikes are also gaining in popularity, reflected in a 27 percent year-over-year increase of traffic on the site from the second quarter of 2011 to the second quarter of 2012.

Top trike or three-wheel motorcycle brands searched on NADAguides.com include models from Can-Am, Harley-Davidson, Boss Hoss and Lehman Trikes, making up 93 percent of the traffic in the segment. 

Posted by Holly Wagner