Road bikes and scooters reported a decline while off-road bikes and ATVs showed increases.
Taking over as market leader, Yamaha recorded a 21.1% share of the national market, followed by Honda with 20.3% and in third place, Kawasaki with 11.3%.
Scooters suffered the biggest fall, with a 14.1% decline in sales during the first quarter. In this segment, Honda held a 33.1% share, followed by Suzuki with 21.9% and Vespa with 17%.
Road bikes also suffered a significant 7.8% decline over the quarter.Harley-Davidson still leads the segment with a 18.9% market share, followed by Yamaha (17.7%) and Honda (14.1%).
Off-road motorcycles held their own with a 1.3% sales increase.Yamaha again topped the segment with 27.8% share, followed by Honda with 24.3% share and KTM in third place with 20.7% share.
The ATV/SSV segment was the biggest positive for the industry with an overall increase of 8% over the corresponding quarter last year. Polaris topped the segment with a 27.9% share, followed by Honda with 21.6% share and then Yamaha with 19.6% share.
Missing in action
While the above results are compared with the first half of 2018 with the same brands, it should be noted that 23 minor manufacturers are not included in the official FCAI figures.
They are mainly small-volume importers Norton, Hyosung, VMoto, Benelli, Bimota, Bollini, CFMoto, Confederate, Daelim, EBR, Kymco, Laro, Megelli, Mercury, MV Agusta, Norton, PGO, Royal Enfield, SWM, SYM, TGB, Ural and Viper.