2021 showed to be another successful year for motorbike sales, regardless of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Not just did manufacturers like Ducati established record-high sales numbers, but country’s such as Japan shipped one of the most motorbike units in the past 23 years. Currently, the UK and Australia are reporting comparable sales numbers in 2021.
Beginning with Wonderful Britain, bike and scooter sales rose to 114,371 units in 2015, noting the nation’s ideal yearly two-wheeler sales considering that 1996. While that figure naturally goes beyond the 2020 sales numbers by 9.3 percent, it likewise enhances pre-pandemic performance, overshadowing 2019 sales statistics by 6.5 percent.
Naked bikes stood for the biggest portion of sales with 24,398 units moved, yet signed up adventure bikes grew by 19.6 percent with 19,761 units. Modern standards also marketed well in 2021, with 10,717 devices leading to 10.7-percent growth in the industry. Thanks to the expansion of Clean Air Zones, distribution services, and also commuters, designs between 51-125cc carried out best, making up 40,664 units marketed.
Down Under, it was an entirely different tale. Aussies bought 95,209 motorcycles and mobility scooters in 2021. Within that total amount, off-road designs accounted for 53,118 units offered, with the Honda CRF50 and also CRF110 leading the small-capacity group and also the Yamaha YZ250F as well as WR450F outpacing the large bikes. Certainly, KTM, Kawasaki, and Suzuki off-road designs prospered also, driving the section to an 18.8-percent improvement over the same duration in 2020.
Australian customers bought less on-road models with 37,270 marketed in 2021, but that number stands for a 6.8 increase over 2020 figures. The Honda CMX500 (Rebel 500) as well as Harley-Davidson Outbreak were noteworthy versions in 2015, yet the Yamaha MT-07 as well as Suzuki DR650L pulled their weight too.
Scooters only taped 4,821 sales, but those numbers relate to an 8.1-pecent rise over 2020. Unsurprisingly, Honda’s NSC110 led the cram in 2021. The U.K. and Australia took pleasure in yet an additional year of growth in 2021, and hopefully, both countries can carry that momentum in 2022.