A total of 534,744 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first five months of 2016 in the EU. This represents an increase of 5.5% compared to the 507,106 vehicles registered during the same period of 2015.
Registrations performed positively in key European markets, including Italy (103,542 units, +16.8%), Spain (61,696 units, +12.3%), UK (51,872 units, +8.8%), Germany (94,873 units, +2%) and France (99,596 units, +0.5%).
Cumulative motorcycle registrations grew by 8.5% during the first five months of 2016 on a year-on year basis. A total of 416,938 motorcycles were registered between January and May 2016, against 384,366 during the same period of 2015. Year-on-year motorcycle registrations increased in the largest European markets, including Italy (93,730 units, 18.5%), Spain (55,768 units, +13.1%), UK (48,571 units, +8.5%), Germany (81,206 units, +3%) and France (69,607 units, +1.4%).
A total of 117,806 mopeds were registered during the first five months of 2016 in the EU, whilst 122,740 had been registered during the same period of 2015. This represents a decrease of 4%. Moped registrations increased in the Netherlands (25,803 units, +3.2%) and Italy (9,812 units, +2.6%). They decreased in France (29,989 units, -1.4%), Germany (13,667 units, -3.4%) and Poland (8,925 units, -27.2%).
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