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Sales of new motorcycles up 6.4 percent

July 13, 2022

That represents a 6.4 percent increase from the first half of 2021 and also the highest number since 2009. So state BOVAG, RAI Vereniging and datacenter RDC.

Engine full alternative

According to BOVAG and RAI Association, the motorcycle is an increasingly full-fledged travel alternative that not only takes up less space, but can increasingly be used throughout the year without restrictions.

Trend of recent years

“It is a trend that fits in with the picture of recent years, with more and more people taking to the motorcycle or switching to this practical transport alternative. Thanks to the milder winters, the weather conditions are hardly an obstacle anymore to take the motorcycle out,” according to RAI Association and BOVAG.

New engines especially popular

In contrast to the new engine market, the used engine trade shows a slight decrease this year compared to previous years. Through June, 77,226 used motorcycles have been sold compared to 80,452 in the same period last year. That’s a 4 percent drop.

Most popular motorcycle brands first 6 months 2022

1. Yamaha, 1,566 units (market share 15.8 percent)
2. Kawasaki, 1,354 units (13.8 percent)
3. Honda, 1,280 units (13.0 percent)
4. BMW, 1,117 (11.4 percent)
5. Suzuki, 718 (7.3 percent)