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Two-wheeler global sales slide

Australia isn’t alone in the motorcycle sales slump with global sales down 5.4% in the first quarter of 2019, mainly due to slumps in the largest motorcycle markets, India and China. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) motorcycle spokesman Rhys Griffiths says the contraction of Chinese and Indian markets is one of the biggest threats to …

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TeamMoto offers free licence training

In a bold move to get more riders on motorcycles, TeamMoto has offered free motorcycle licence training if you buy a motorcycle from them this month (May 2019). It’s a clever sales tactic as sales continue their two-years-plus slide. While all dealers are feeling the pinch, the most public example is TeamMoto whose parent company MotorCycle …

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Two-year bike sales slump continues

Australian motorcycle, ATV and scooter sales have been in a continual slump since the start of 2017 with sales up to the end of the third quarter of 2018 dropping a further 6.2% to 68,494. That’s down a massive 10,743 or 13.5% on the five-year high of 79,237 sold in the first three quarters of …

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What is wrong with the motorcycle industry?

The motorcycle industry needs to advertise more, spruce up its dealerships and reach out to non-riders, says an Australian riding veteran. His comments follow our recent article in which a Wall St researcher suggested sharing and leasing motorcycles to address the worldwide decline in sales. We have respected the writer’s wish to remain anonymous because he fears …

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Harley dominates 2015 road bike sales

Harley-Davidson overtook Honda as the top-selling road bike company in Australia in 2015, thanks largely to strong sales of the new learner-approved Street 500, according to the latest Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries figures. Road bike sales were strong, increasing 2.6% compared with 2014 and accounting for 41.4% of the total market. Australians rode home …

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