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Wednesday 23 November 2022

Italian motorcycle registrations

Italy: Motorcycles +4.63% to September

The new year started strongly in Italy, with motorcycle registrations +23.31%, +27.81% and +16.18% for January, February and March respectively. However, growth has slowed since then, with three months of sales decline in April, June and July. 

According to the latest available data from ANCMA - the motorcycle industry trade association in Italy - motorcycle registrations were up in September at 9,394 units (+5.46%). YTD registrations are +4.63% (108,620 units).

The total PTW registrations data for Italy for the period to end of August shows an overall market that is already in negative territory at -3.76% (226,936 units). However, though down on 2021 so far, it is still the second-best first eight months for the Italian PTW market since 2011.

Of the units registered YTD, ANCMA is classifying 118,316 as scooters, which is -10.36% compared to the first nine months of 2021 (131,994 units).

The Benelli TRK 502/X was again the top-selling motorcycle YTD at 6,113 units, which also makes it the third best seller overall behind the Honda SH 125 in first spot and KYMCO Agility 125 R16 in second. The BMW R 1250 GS is the second bestselling motorcycle (3,483 units YTD), followed by the Ténéré 700.

For the record - Italy was again the largest market in Europe in 2021, with motorcycle registrations +26.49% (119,079 units) compared to 2020 - the best for more than a decade. Total PTWs were +23.58% for the 2021 full year with a massive 270,232 total units sold - also the best for a decade (218,677 units in 2020, 231,985 in 2019). The bestselling motorcycle in Italy in 2021 was the Benelli TRK 502/X (6,543 units).