The FCAI, the peak body for Australia’s automotive industry, has released sales figures for
motorcycles, scooters and off highway vehicles (OHV) for the first quarter of 2022.

A total of 24,338 motorcycles, scooters and OHVs were sold between January and March.
This represents a decrease of 10.7 per cent on 2021 figures.

Off road motorcycles recorded 39.6 per cent of overall sales with 9,644 units sold. This is a
decrease of 17.2 per cent on 2021 figures.

Road motorcycles accounted for 39.9 per cent of total sales, recording 9,723 units sold.
This is an increase of 12 per cent on 2021 figures.

The OHV market recorded a drop of 40 per cent on 2021 figures. This amounts to a total
of 3,275 units sold representing 13.5 per cent of the total market.

Scooters made up the smallest portion of first quarter sales with 1,696 units sold. This
represents an increase of 15 per cent on 2021 figures and 7.00 per cent of total units sold.

“Motorcycles, scooters and OHVs are a crucial element in the lives of many Australians,
be it on the road or for recreation.” FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said.

“In a period of rising fuel costs and increased congestion, now is the time for States and
Territories to implement nationally consistent licensing regulations for motorcycles and
scooters. Enabling more motorists to move to motorcycles and scooters is a key tool in
helping to lower the cost of living and reducing the amount of time road users spend in
traffic,” Mr Weber added.

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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