Total motorcycle sales for the period from January to the end of September 2021 were 86,239 units, an increase on the corresponding period last year of 6,616 motorcycles, scooters and off highway vehicles when the result was 79,623.

“This steady growth of 8.3 per cent over the same period in 2020 shows us that there is strong demand from buyers who want to use a motorcycle as their first choice for the daily commute and for recreation,” according to FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber.

Road bikes recorded an increase in sales, with 26,119 units sold during the first three quarters of 2021. This represents an increase of 2.2 per cent, or 563 units, on the first three quarters of 2020, when 25,556 units were sold.

Off-road motorcycles reported notable growth, with 35,120 units sold during the first three quarters – a 10.5 per cent increase on the 2020 figure.

OHVs have continued their growth from the past year, now accounting for sales of 21,590 units. This is an increase of 2,660 units, or 14.1 per cent, over the same period in 2020 when 18,930 units were sold.

Scooter sales were up 1.5 per cent to 3,410 units, or 49 units more than in the first three quarters of 2020, when 3,361 units were sold.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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