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Are motorcycle sales recovering?

Several brands have registered their first positive motorcycle sales results in more than 12 months, according to the latest industry figures for the first quarter of 2018. However, the increase is compared with the first quarter last year when motorcycle sales dramatically plummeted 13.4% to 21,794. It was the first downturn since the GFC. Australia’s …

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Why do novice riders stop riding?

If the ailing motorcycle industry around the world can answer the simple question of why do novice motorcycle riders stop riding, they might be able to salvage the industry. There is no doubt that the motorcycle industry has hit the wall. Sales in Australia were down 9.3% across the board in 2017 while road bikes …

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Australians love their motorbikes

If you’re thinking of buying a motorbike to get around, you’re not the only one in love with the idea. The fastest growth in any kind of vehicle registration was for motorbikes, up 22% between 2010 and 2015. In the 10 years since June 2007, motorcycle registrations in NSW have gone from 125,000 to just …

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Harley remains on top in road bikes

Harley-Davidson has extended its lead at the top of the road bikes sales sector at the three-quarter mark in the year. The iconic American leapfrogged the Japanese giant for the first time last year and has remained at the helm with strong sales in the cruiser sector. Their top seller continues to be their first …

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How to sell your motorcycle (Pt 2)

We looked at preparations necessary to sell your motorcycle in the first article in a two-part series and now we look at the various methods of selling your bike. We have gone to the experts for advice, including RACQ technical officer Steve Spalding, Glass’s Guide and several retailers. Private sale: We all think private sale is the best because …

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How to sell your motorcycle (Pt 1)

A highly competitive market is keeping new motorcycle prices low which is great news if you are buying, but bad news if you are trying to sell your motorcycle. Getting a decent price for your much-loved bike can be difficult but there are a number of things you can do to maximise resale value when you sell your motorcycle. …

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Electric bikes drive global sales

Electric motorcycles will help drive growth in the global motorcycle market which is expected to reach 132 million bikes a year by 2018. Online market research company ReportsnReports.com says global motorcycle demand will rise 6% a year over the next four years and be worth $US120 billion in 2018. The 500-odd-page report says affordability, electric …

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Motorcycle sales to hit 80.8m by 2020

Prepare for an invasion of riders on our roads as motorcycle sales skyrocket, says international market researcher Global Industry Analysts (GIA). Despite the effects of the GFC on motorcycle sales in the past five years, GIA’s latest report says sales of motorcycles, scooters and mopeds will reach 80.8 million units by 2020. The report says …

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Honda learners scorch up the charts

Learners or “down-sizers” continue to dominate the motorcycle sales figures, according to the the third-quarter results released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. The top-selling bike was again the Honda CT110, followed by the Ninja 300. But the gap is narrowing to Honda’s CBR500R which increased sales 44.2% to 1502 for the year to date, …

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Honda leads road motorcycle sales

Honda’s postie bike and its range of 500cc learner bikes led a small surge in road motorcycle sales in the first half of the year. The Honda CT110X “postie bike” returned to the number one position with a 88.1% increase in sales to 1486, knocking the Kawasaki Ninja 300 off its perch with a 24% decrease …

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