Motorcycle registrations continue to increase in the EU: +9.3% in the first 11 months of 2015
17 Dec 2015

Motorcycle registrations continue to increase in the EU: +9.3% in the first 11 months of 2015

A total of 1,151,657 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first eleven months of 2015 in the EU.

This represents an increase of 4.4% compared to the 1,102,996 vehicles registered during the same period of 2014.

Registrations performed positively in Spain (138,590 units, +16.7%), the UK (109,542 units, +12.7%), Italy (190,405 units, 6.2%), and Germany (176,711 units, +3.0%). They decreased in France (227,817 units, -4.2%).

Motorcycle registrations

Cumulative motorcycle registrations grew by 9.3% during the first eleven months of 2015 on a year-on year basis. A total of 846,087 motorcycles were registered between January and November 2015, against 774,387 during the same period of 2014.

Year-on-year motorcycle registrations increased in most key European markets, namely Spain (124,020 units, +18.0%), the UK (100,775 units, +15.6%), Italy (167,035 units, +9.8%), Germany (146,862 units, +6.1%).

Motorcycle registrations decreased in France (145,303 units, -0.8%).

Moped registrations

A total of 305,570 mopeds were registered during the first eleven months of 2015 in the EU, whilst 328,609 had been registered during the same period of 2014.

This represents a decrease of 7.0%. Registrations increased in Spain (14,570, +6.2%), although they decreased in Germany (29,849 units, -10.0%), France (82,514 units, -9.5%), the UK (8,767 units, -12.7%), and Italy (23,370 units, -14.1%).

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