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Motorcycle sales explode in June

Motorcycle sales have exploded in June due to the easing of pandemic restrictions, end-of-financial-year sales and access to superannuation. Sales of motorcycles, scooters and TV/UTVs in the second quarter of the year were up 24.5% to 52,838 over the same period in 2019. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries official figures show a huge turn-around over …

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Are motorcycle sales defying pandemic?

Anecdotal evidence and reports from around the world suggest that the motorcycle market might be surprisingly defying the COVID-19 crisis with increasing sales. Dealers tell us that after the lockdown started to ease, sales have increased substantially, especially among premium motorcycles. One dealer told me he believed customers had adopted the view that they may …

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Aldi confirms annual motorcycle gear sale

Aldi Australia has confirmed its annual motorcycle gear sale will return, but has not yet named a date nor confirmed whether the pandemic will delay the sale. The sale is usually held on one of the first Saturday’s in August, but was pushed back to the end of the month in 2019. An Aldi Australia spokesperson …

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Warning on online sales scammers

Riders are warned to be cautious about buying a motorcycle or other vehicle online after a surge in scammers. In the latest scam operation, the vehicle is offered at a very cheap price by a member (usually female) of the armed forces who needs to sell quickly as they are being posted overseas. The buyer …

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Harley-Davidson plans to Rewire for future

Harley-Davidson will expand “profitable iconic heritage bikes” while committing to branching out to adventure touring, the new Streetfighter range and electric motorcycles under their new Rewire strategy. German-born interim CEO Jochen Zeitz (pictured above with an electric Harley LiveWire) has spelt out his five-year Rewire vision in his first public statement since taking over as interim …

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Aussie motorcycle sales surprise

Motorcycle sales in the first quarter of this year were understandably down, but only by 2.5% compared with countries such as Italy which is down 65% due to the coronavirus. Meanwhile, the Australian market has also had to deal with drought, bushfires and floods over the same period. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries data shows …

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Motorcycle sales up, but shares slump

Shares in Australia’s biggest motorcycle dealership conglomerate, MotorCycle Holdings, reports increase revenue and bike sales, yet shares have dropped 13.7% to a six-month low. MotorCycle Holdings, which owns TeamMoto dealerships among others and Cassons accessories, released its six-month results showing new motorcycle sales were up 1% while the total Australian new bike/ATV/scooter market fell 6.1% …

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Fires, floods, virus slam vehicle sales

January’s fires, followed by floods and concerns about coronavirus have wreaked havoc on new car and motorcycle sales in Australia. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) last week announced that new car sales were down -12.5% (71,731 vehicles) compared with January 2019, which was the worst sales-year since 2011. Although the FCAI only publicly …

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Indian ups ante on FTR 1200 discounts

Indian Motorcycle Australia is extending its massive discounts to FTR 1200 as it looks to close down its company owned Australian stores. Two weeks ago they announced they were closing down their Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth company-owned stores and moving to a system of privately owned dealerships. Their discounts  to the end of January include: $3000 off …

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BMW Motorrad posts ninth record year

BMW Motorrad has posted its ninth consecutive record year with global sales of 175,162 motorcycles and maxi-scooters, a 5.8% increase over 2018. That’s impressive, given many markets were down and Europe was only slightly up, yet BMW recorded 7% growth in Europe. However, in Australia, BMW sold 2675 motorcycles and scooters which was 8.5% down …

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