Motorcycle registrations -7.12 percent in Spain through August
According to the latest data available from ANESDOR, the motorcycle industry trade association in Spain, new motorcycle registrations were down by -3.21 percent in August (10,479 units), having been down by -6.63 percent in July (14,991 units) and are -7.12 percent for the first eight months of 2017 (92,350 units YTD).
Overall, total PTW registrations in August were marginally up at +0.28 percent over August 2016 at 12,318 units ( -2.44 percent/17,491 units in July) and are -4.11 percent for the YTD at 106,375 units in total.
In moped terms, August was +26.3 percent (1,839 units sold) and are +23.1 percent for the year to date at 13,534 units – the growth is largely due to the increases seen in the ‘RAB Channel’ (Rent-a-Bike scheme purchases), which has seen growth of 107.6 percent in unit terms over the first eight months of 2016.
General Secretary of ANESDOR Jose Maria Riano says that “the six months of decline in new motorcycle registrations that we have now seen are due to the lack of plans and measures to encourage the acquisition of new vehicles and the ongoing impacts of the introduction of the Euro 4 emissions regulations on 1st January”. The average age of the motorcycle fleet in Spain is one of the oldest in Europe at 14.7 years.