Italian new motorcycle registrations +10.17 percent for first eight months of 2017
According to the latest data released by ANCMA (the Milan based motorcycle industry trade association for Italy), the Italian motorcycle market is bucking the trend seen in much of Europe, with new motorcycle registrations up by +35.14 percent in August (4,311 units), having been +19.70 percent in July 2017 (at 9,070 units) and worth 10,813 units in June.
They are running at +10.17 percent for the year-to-date at 66,397 units so far in 2017.
Allowing for mopeds and low cc scooters, overall PTW registrations in Italy were +14.61 percent in August (11,782 units, having been +8.24 percent/24,212 units in July) and are running at +7.64 percent for the year-to-date at 160,783 units for the first eight months of 2017.
Scooter sales in Italy are +5.93 percent for the period January to August inclusive, at 94,386 units; Honda’s SH 150/300/125 variants are the top sellers (23,523 units YTD between them); followed by Piaggio’s Beverly 300 ABS (5,977 units), the Yamaha XMax 300 (4,226 units) and the TMAX 500 (3,637 units).
For 2016 motorcycle registrations in Italy were +21.49 percent at 75,936 units, a third straight year of growth; total PTW registrations were +13.26 percent for the full year at 193,814 units – also a third straight year of growth (the Italian market having fallen to a low of 153,933 total PTW registrations in 2013). Scooter registrations were +117.88 percent for 2016 at 117,814 units.