Motorcycle registrations in the EU continue to increase: +9.2% during the first ten months of 2015
16 Dec 2015

Motorcycle registrations in the EU continue to increase: +9.2% during the first ten months of 2015

A total of 1,091,956 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first ten months of 2015 in the EU.

This represents an increase of 3.9% compared to the 1,051,142 vehicles registered during the same period of 2014.

Registrations performed positively in Spain (128,830 units, +17.2%), the UK (102,774 units, +12.5%), Italy (181,697 units, 5.6%), and Germany (173,027 units, +3.7%). They decreased in France (214,841 units, -4.2%).

Motorcycle registrations

Cumulative motorcycle registrations grew by 9.2% during the first ten months of 2015 on a year-on year basis.

A total of 807,239 motorcycles were registered between January and October 2015, against 739,486 during the same period of 2014.

Year-on-year motorcycle registrations increased in most key European markets, namely Spain (115,390 units, +18.8%), the UK (94,721 units, +15.4%), Italy (159,614 units, +9.1%), Germany (143,178 units, +6.2%). Motorcycle registrations decreased in France (137,713 units, -0.9%).

Moped registrations

A total of 284,717 mopeds were registered during the first ten months of 2015 in the EU, whilst 311,656 had been registered during the same period of 2014.

This represents a decrease of 8.6%. Registrations increased in Spain (13,440, +5.7%), although they decreased in Germany (29,849 units, -6.5%), France (77,128 units, -9.4%), the UK (8,053 units, -13.1%), and Italy (22,083 units, -14.6%).


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