Motorcycle registrations in the EU continue to increase during the first nine months of 2015
05 Nov 2015

Motorcycle registrations in the EU continue to increase during the first nine months of 2015

A total of 1,010,413 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first nine months of 2015 in the EU.

This represents an increase of 4.4% compared to the 967,368 vehicles registered during the same period of 2014.

Registrations performed positively in Spain (116,475 units, +19.9%), the UK (94,248 units, +12.3%), Italy (168,831 units, 6.4%), and Germany (161,484 units, +2.7%). They decreased in France (196,434 units, -2.6%).

Motorcycle registrations

Cumulative motorcycle registrations grew by 10.1% during the first nine months of 2015 on a year-on year basis. A total of 752,251 motorcycles were registered between January and September 2015, against 683,173 during the same period of 2014.

Year-on-year motorcycle registrations increased in all key European markets, namely Spain (104,349 units, +21.6%), the UK (86,972 units, +15.1%), Italy (148,554 units, +9.9%), Germany (137,186 units, +7.0%), and France (127,224 units, +0.4%).

Moped registrations

A total of 258,162 mopeds were registered during the first nine months of 2015 in the EU, whilst 284,195 mopeds had been registered during the same period of 2014. This represents a decrease of 9.2%.

Registrations increased in Spain (12,126, + 7.3%), although they decreased in France (69,210 units, -8.6%), the UK (7,276 units, -12.3%), Germany (24,298 units, -16.2%) and Italy (20,277 units, -13.6%).


Documents available to download

ACEM - Statistical press release - September 2015.pdf [0.27 MB]

ACEM - Statistical data - September 2015.xls [0.25 MB]


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