Registrations of motorcycles in the EU reached 618,502 units during the first 6 months of 2019, according to the latest figures of the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM). This represents an increase of 9.1% compared to the same period of 2018.
With 138,650 units (a 6.2% increase on a year-on-year basis) Italy remains the largest European motorcycle market, followed by France (109,606 motorcycles, +12.5%), Germany (105,970 motorcycles, +8.5%), Spain (88,690 motorcycles, +12.6%) and the UK (56,611 motorcycles, +2.3%).
Motorcycle registrations also increased in almost all EU countries.
Moped registrations in the EU increased by 19.5%
The European moped market reached 147,826 units during the first 6 months of 2019. This represents an increase of 19.5% compared to the registration levels of the same period in 2018 (123,712 vehicles). The largest markets for mopeds in Europe were France (41,230 units), the Netherlands (31,154 units), Germany (14,629 units), Belgium (13,119 units) and Poland (10,427 units).
Registrations of electric vehicles in the EU up by 70%
Combined registrations of electric mopeds, motorcycles and quadricycles reached 35,810 units during the first six months of 2019. This represents a substantial increase of 70% compared to the registration levels of the first half of 2018 (21,062 units).
Most of the electric L-category vehicles registered in 2019 are mopeds (28,577 units), followed by motorcycles (5,812 units) and a much smaller number of quadricycles (about 1,421 units).
The largest European markets in terms of volume were France, where combined registrations of mopeds, motorcycles and quadricycles totalled 8,723 units (+60.6% on a year-on-year basis), followed by Belgium (8,087 vehicles, +111.0%), the Netherlands (6,321 vehicles, +62.1%), Spain (4,052 vehicles, +35.8%) and Italy (2,426 vehicles, +86.2%).
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The European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM) represents manufacturers of mopeds, motorcycles, three-wheelers and quadricycles (L-category vehicles) in Europe.
ACEM members include 18 manufacturing companies: BMW Motorrad, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), Ducati Motor holding, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, KYMCO, MV Agusta, Peugeot Scooters, Piaggio, Polaris Industries, Renault, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph Motorcycles and Yamaha.
ACEM also represents 18 motorcycle industry associations operating in 15 European countries.