Statistics release - Motorcycle registrations down 9.5% in Europe in 2017
16 Feb 2018

Statistics release - Motorcycle registrations down 9.5% in Europe in 2017

A total of 913,723 motorcycles were registered in 2017 in the EU according to the final figures published today by the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM).

This represents a decline of 9.5% compared to 2016 numbers. The largest motorcycle markets in Europe in 2017 were: Italy (204,579 units), France (162,828 units) and Germany (140,667 motorcycles).

The European moped market grew from 316,662 units in 2016 to 399,426 in 2017. This represented an increase of 26%. The largest markets for mopeds in Europe were: France (107,322 units), Netherlands (86,826 units), Germany (33,254 units), Poland (29,633 units) and Italy (26,030 units).

Registrations of electric motorcyles and mopeds increased in 2017 in the EU

In addition, the European electric motorcycle market grew from 3,496 units in 2016 to 4,121 units in 2017 (+20.4%). However, it remains at niche levels. Only 0.45% of all motorcycles registered in Europe in 2017 were electric.

Registrations of electric mopeds in the EU increased substantially from 11,342 units in 2016 to 27,029 units in 2017 (+38.3%).

The electric quadricycle market dropped from 7,167 units in 2016 to 3,242 in 2017 (-54.7%).

Documents available to download

ACEM - Motorcycle, moped and quadricycle registrations in the EU in 2017 [xls]

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