Australian Motorcycle Sales Figures

Road Motorcycle Sales Data
Calendar Year 2018

In 2018 the road bike sector comprised 38.2 per cent of overall sales volume while the off-road contingent amounted to 36.6 per cent. Road bike sales were down 9.6 per cent while off-road was down 6.8 per cent.

Honda’s CB125E (1113 sales – up 58.5 per cent) commuter motorcycle is Australia’s top selling road-bike ahead of Kawasaki’s Ninja 400 (1089 sales – new model), Yamaha’s MT07L (1002 sales – down 2.9 per cent) and Harley Davidson’s XG500 Street (944 sales – down 20.1 per cent). Harley-Davidson and Honda tied for top spot in road bike sales with 7019 units each.

Yamaha was next best on 5702 ahead of Kawasaki at 4396 and BMW on 2835.

Suzuki were sixth on road bike sales ahead of Triumph, KTM and Ducati while Indian rounded out the roadbike top ten for brands with an 8.7 up-tick in sales for the American cruiser specialist.

Ducati were down a hefty 23.2 per cent which saw them shuffled behind KTM on road bike sales volume.

Below is a list of how individual motorcycle models fared in the Australian market over the calendar year 2018, categorised by motorcycle category segment.


Please note that brands such as CF Moto, Gas Gas, Royal Enfield, Beta, MV Agusta & Benelli are not FCAI members and choose not to release sales figures to the FCAI audit.


Road Bikes Top Ten Overall

Top 10 by Category – Road Bikes
January – December 2018 compared to January – December 2017
Manufacturer Model Total
YTD 2018 YTD 2017 % CHAN
Honda CB125E 1113 701 58.8%
Kawasaki NINJA 400 1089 0 100%
Yamaha MT07L 1002 1032 -2.9%
Harley Davidson XG500 944 1182 -20.1%
Harley Davidson FXBRS 794 203 291.1%
Honda CMX500 746 595 25.4%
Yamaha MT-09 738 799 -7.6%
Honda GROM 715 1086 -34.2%
Yamaha YZF-R3A 712 945 -24.7%
Honda NBC110 687 1447 -52.5%

 

Honda CBE
Honda CB125E

Learner Approved Motorcycle Sales – Australia 2018

Top 10 by Category – LAMS Approved
January – December 2018 compared to January – December 2017
Manufacturer Model Total
YTD 2018 YTD 2017 % CHAN
Yamaha WR450F 1136 1335 -14.9%
Honda CB125E 1113 701 58.8%
Kawasaki NINJA 400 1089 0 100%
KTM 300EXC 1052 610 72.5%
Yamaha MT07L 1002 1032 -2.9%
Harley Davidson XG500 944 1182 -20.1%
Suzuki DR-Z400E 793 800 -0.9%
Honda CMX500 746 595 25.4%
KTM 500EXC 746 680 9.7%
Honda CRF250L 719 820 -12.3%

 

Yamaha WRF
Yamaha’s WR450F is road registerable thus makes it into the LAMS sales data and tops that chart

Adventure-Touring Motorcycle Sales – Australia 2018

Top 10 by Category – Adventure Touring
January – December 2018 compared to January – December 2017
Manufacturer Model Total
YTD 2018 YTD 2017 % CHAN
Suzuki DR650SE 574 488 17.6%
Honda CRF1000 573 753 -23.9%
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure 374 307 21.8%
BMW R 1200 GS 344 472 -27.1%
Kawasaki KLR650 257 303 -15.2%
Honda CB500XA 248 274 -9.5%
BMW G 310 GS 224 48 366.7%
Suzuki DL650 216 189 14.3%
Triumph Tiger 800 XC 182 167 9.0%
KTM 1090ADVR 166 190 -12.6%

 

Suzuki DR650
There is just no stopping the Suzuki DR650

Cruiser Motorcycle Sales – Australia 2018

Top 10 by Category – Cruiser
January – December 2018 compared to January – December 2017
Manufacturer Model Total
YTD 2018 YTD 2017 % CHAN
Harley Davidson XG500 944 1182 -20.1%
Harley Davidson FXBRS 794 203 291.1%
Honda CMX500 746 595 25.4%
Kawasaki Vulcan S 670 590 13.6%
Yamaha XVS650/A 515 488 5.5%
Indian Motorcycle Scout 496 383 29.5%
Harley Davidson FXBB 491 109 350.5%
Harley Davidson FLFBS 453 162 179.6%
Harley Davidson FLSB 312 19 1,542.1%
Harley Davidson FXFBS 264 115 129.6%

Nakedbike Motorcycle Sales – Australia 2018

Top 10 by Category – Naked
January – December 2018 compared to January – December 2017
Manufacturer Model Total
YTD 2018 YTD 2017 % CHAN
Honda CB125E 1113 701 58.8%
Yamaha MT07L 1002 1032 -2.9%
Yamaha MT-09 738 799 -7.6%
Honda GROM 715 1086 -34.2%
Yamaha MT03LA 616 445 38.4%
Kawasaki Z900RS 393 50 686.0%
KTM 390DUKE 356 361 -1.4%
Yamaha XSR700LA 318 188 69.1%
Honda Monkey 266 0 100%
Triumph STR TRIPLE R 259 219 18.3%

Sport-Touring  Motorcycle Sales – Australia 2018

Top 10 by Category – Sport Touring
January – December 2018 compared to January – December 2017
Manufacturer Model Total
YTD 2018 YTD 2017 % CHAN
Yamaha YZF-R3A 712 945 -24.7%
Honda CBR650FL 331 320 3.4%
Kawasaki Ninja 300 314 1017 -69.1%
Kawasaki Ninja 650L 304 451 -32.6%
Suzuki GSX250R 164 73 124.7%
Yamaha MT09TRA 161 127 26.8%
BMW S 1000 XR 149 118 26.3%
Kawasaki Ninja 1000 148 207 -28.5%
BMW R 1200 RS 135 123 9.8%
Suzuki GSX-S125 130 0 100%

Touring Motorcycle Sales – Australia 2018

Top 10 by Category – Touring
January – December 2018 compared to January – December 2017
Manufacturer Model Total
YTD 2018 YTD 2017 % CHAN
Harley Davidson FLHXS 272 352 -22.7%
BMW R 1200 RT 163 119 37.0%
Harley Davidson FLHTK 143 221 -35.3%
Honda GL1800 119 55 116.4%
Harley Davidson FLHRXS 119 114 4.4%
Harley Davidson FLTRXS 118 130 -9.2%
Harley Davidson FLHTCUTG 117 35 234.3%
Harley Davidson FLHX 109 28 289.3%
Yamaha FJR1300 108 76 42.1%
Harley Davidson FLHXSE 95 33 187.9%

Supersport Motorcycle Sales – Australia 2018

Top 10 by Category – Super Sport
January – December 2018 compared to January – December 2017
Manufacturer Model Total
YTD 2018 YTD 2017 % CHAN
Kawasaki NINJA 400 1089 0 100%
Honda CBR500R 618 996 -38.0%
Honda CBR300R 387 273 41.8%
BMW S 1000 RR 283 295 -4.1%
KTM RC390 254 285 -10.9%
Suzuki GSX-R750 212 145 46.2%
Ducati 959 Panigale 156 264 -40.9%
Yamaha YZF-R1 151 160 -5.6%
Ducati Panigale V4 130 0 100%
Suzuki GSX-R1000 124 269 -53.9%

Scooter Sales – Australia 2018

Top 10 by Category – Scooters
January – December 2018 compared to January – December 2017
Manufacturer Model Total
YTD 2018 YTD 2017 % CHAN
Honda NSC110 597 310 92.6%
Suzuki ADDRESS 495 346 43.1%
Vespa GTS 300 389 249 56.2%
Piaggio Fly 150 309 306 1.0%
Honda WW150 295 230 28.3%
Piaggio ZIP 50 244 269 -9.3%
Vespa PRIMAVERA 150 236 187 26.2%
Honda MW110 207 186 11.3%
Yamaha XMAX300 169 39 333.3%
Yamaha GPD150A 126 0 100%

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