The total European L-category vehicle market in 2019 amounted to 1,382,000 vehicles, of which 107,300 were sold in the UK. In 2019, the value of EU motorcycle exports to the UK was €425 million, and the value of UK motorcycle exports to the EU was €239 million.
Of the total of approximately 713,000 L-category vehicles produced in Europe, about 9,500 are produced in the UK (2018 figures). The motorcycle sector in Europe, including manufacturing, upstream and downstream activities, is estimated to employ around 300,000 people, of which over 40,000 are employed in the UK.
In terms of structure, the European motorcycle sector is characterised by a large number of companies active in vehicle, parts, components, sales, maintenance and repair – 8% of these companies are based in the UK.
Agreement of a deep and comprehensive trade deal between the EU and the UK is the greatest priority of the motorcycle industry.