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Australian Motorcycle Sales First Quarter 2015 Figures

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Australians showed their love for off-road motorcycling in the first quarter of 2015, with sales of off-road motorcycles up 2 per cent on first quarter 2015 figures, after declining markedly in recent years the off-road sector is again starting to claw back some growth. But the road motorcycle market remains much stronger with 11.066 road registered motorcycle selling compared to the 7715 off-road sales.

The 7,715 off-road bike sales represented just over 31 per cent of the total motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and scooter market, which totalled 24,505 between January and March 2015. The 24,505 sales are 1.2 per cent less than the sales recorded between January and March 2014.

Releasing the first quarter motorcycle sales figures, FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said Honda was the leading volume manufacturer with 5,861 units sold. Honda’s market share has risen from 19.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2014 to 23.9 per cent in the first quarter of 2015. Honda was followed by Yamaha with 4,298 units, Kawasaki with 2,771 units and Suzuki with 2,325.

“Honda led the volume race in the off-road motorcycle market, selling 28.8 per cent of the total sold. Honda was followed by Yamaha with 25.5 per cent sales. KTM was third, selling 15.8 per cent” Mr Weber said.

“Looking at the road motorcycle market, Honda was again the leading brand, selling 20.4 per cent of the 11,066 road motorcycles sold between January and March 2015. Harley-Davidson was close behind in second place, selling 19.6 per cent. Harley-Davidson was followed by Kawasaki with 14.4 per cent and Yamaha with 13.3 per cent.

“The 11,066 road motorcycle sales represents a 2.3 per cent decline on first quarter 2014 sales figures.

“ATV sales were also down slightly, with 3.5 per cent less ATVs sold between January and March 2015, than in the same period in 2014.

“Honda was also the largest selling manufacturer in the ATV segment, selling 26.8 per cent of the total ATV sales. Polaris was in second place, selling 23.2 per cent. Yamaha was third with 17.8 per cent. A total of 4,162 ATVs were sold across all brands.

“In the scooter market, Vespa led the sales race, selling 19 per cent of the total 1,562 units. Honda came in second with 17.4 per cent and Piaggio came in third with 16.9 per cent.

“The popularity of scooters in Australia continues to decline, with first quarter sales down a significant 35.1 per cent compared to first quarter 2014 figures.”

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Australian Motorcycle Sales Figures 2015 – Sales include road and off-road motorcycle, ATV and scooter
  1. Honda 5861 (+22.6%)
  2. Yamaha 4298 (-0.6%)
  3. Kawasaki 2771 (-3.9%)
  4. Suzuki 2325 (+6.9%)
  5. Harley-Davidson (+4.6%)
  6. KTM 1592 (-18%)
  7. Polaris 966 (+0.8%)
  8. BMW 855 (+22%)
  9. Triumph 790 (+12.1%)
  10. BRP (+2.9%)
Australian Motorcycle Sales Figures 2015 First Quarter Top Tens across various categories

TOP 10 by Category (excludes ATVs) January – March, 2015 compared with January – March, 2014

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Honda CT110X

701

698

0.4%

Kawasaki Ninja 300

681

791

-13.9%

Honda CRF50F

472

253

86.6%

Harley Davidson FXSB

395

325

21.5%

Yamaha MT07L

395

0

Honda CBR300R

304

0

Honda CBR500R

302

592

-49.0%

Honda CRF450R

282

131

115.3%

Honda CRF230F

277

145

91.0%

Yamaha TTR50

254

342

-25.7%

TOP 10 by Category – ATVs January – March, 2015 compared with January – March, 2014

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Honda TRX500FPM

195

43

353.5%

Yamaha YFM350A

194

24

708.3%

Polaris Sportsman 570

185

128

44.5%

Honda TRX250

149

175

-14.9%

Yamaha YFM450FAP

113

120

-5.8%

Suzuki LT-F300

106

54

96.3%

Suzuki LT-F250

105

55

90.9%

Yamaha YFM350FA

103

110

-6.4%

Yamaha YFM700FAP

100

101

-1.0%

Honda TRX420FM

99

96

3.1%

TOP 10 by Category  – Road Bikes January – March, 2015 compared with January – March, 2014

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Honda CT110X

701

698

0.4%

Kawasaki Ninja 300

681

791

-13.9%

Harley Davidson FXSB

395

325

21.5%

Yamaha MT07L

395

0

100.0%

Honda CBR300R

304

0

100.0%

Honda CBR500R

302

592

-49.0%

Honda CB125E

246

233

5.6%

Yamaha MT-09

245

226

8.4%

Harley Davidson XG500

218

0

100.0%

Yamaha XVS650

200

227

-11.9%

TOP 10 by Category  – Cruisers January – March, 2015 compared with January – March, 2014

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Harley Davidson FXSB

395

325

21.5%

Harley Davidson XG500

218

0

100.0%

Yamaha XVS650

200

227

-11.9%

Harley Davidson VRSCDX

184

130

41.5%

Harley Davidson FXDB

146

157

-7.0%

Harley Davidson FXST

104

96

8.3%

Harley Davidson FXDF

102

140

-27.1%

Harley Davidson FXDWG

98

102

-3.9%

Harley Davidson XL883N

93

100

-7.0%

Harley Davidson FXDL

93

3

3000.0%

TOP 10 by Category  – Scooters January – March, 2015 compared with January – March, 2014

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Piaggio Fly 150

128

132

-3.0%

Honda WW150V

104

0

100.0%

Honda NSC110

94

81

16.0%

MCI Riviera 50

65

113

-42.5%

Vespa PRIMAVERA 150

65

0

100.0%

Piaggio ZIP 50

52

82

-36.6%

Yamaha YW125

51

30

70.0%

Aprilia SR Motard 125

46

64

-28.1%

Kymco Super 8 50

41

38

7.9%

Vespa GTS 300 SUPER

41

65

-36.9%

TOP 10 by Category  – Sports Touring January – March, 2015 compared with January – March, 2014

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Kawasaki Ninja 300

681

791

-13.9%

Kawasaki Ninja 650R

134

149

-10.1%

Yamaha MT09TRA

93

0

100.0%

Kawasaki Ninja 1000

50

50

0.0%

Kawasaki VERSYS

44

40

10.0%

Honda VFR800

44

15

193.3%

Yamaha FZ6R

35

74

-52.7%

BMW K 1300 S

33

19

73.7%

Honda CBR650F

28

0

100.0%

Suzuki GSX1300R

24

31

-22.6%

TOP 10 by Category  – Under 250cc Road January – March, 2015 compared with January – March, 2014

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Honda CT110X

701

698

0.4%

Honda CB125E

246

233

5.6%

Kawasaki KLX150L

89

0

100.0%

Suzuki GW250

64

70

-8.6%

Yamaha YZF-R15

58

178

-67.4%

Suzuki TU250X

51

37

37.8%

Suzuki VL250

30

31

-3.2%

Yamaha XV250

24

39

-38.5%

Kymco VENOX

12

26

-53.8%

Honda CBR250R

8

91

-91.2%

TOP 10 by Category  – Adventure Touring January – March, 2015 compared with January – March, 2014

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

BMW R 1200 GS

119

118

0.8%

Kawasaki KLR650

118

156

-24.4%

Triumph Tiger 800 XC

86

45

91.1%

Honda CB500XA

78

100

-22.0%

BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

74

85

-12.9%

BMW G 650 GS Sertao

72

23

213.0%

BMW F 800 GS Adventure

66

56

17.9%

Suzuki DL1000

54

94

-42.6%

Suzuki DL650XA

54

0

100.0%

BMW F 700 GS

50

65

-23.1%

TOP 10 by Category  – Naked January – March, 2015 compared with January – March, 2014

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Yamaha MT07L

395

0

100.0%

Yamaha MT-09

245

226

8.4%

Honda CB500FA

87

118

-26.3%

Triumph STREET TRIPLE

83

92

-9.8%

Honda CB300F

79

0

100.0%

Ducati M659

73

104

-29.8%

Triumph BONNE T100

73

62

17.7%

Triumph Thruxton

72

46

56.5%

KTM 390DUKE

71

191

-62.8%

Triumph Str Triple 660

71

0

100.0%

TOP 10 by Category  – Super Sport January – March, 2015 compared with January – March, 2014

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Honda CBR300R

304

0

100.0%

Honda CBR500R

302

592

-49.0%

KTM RC390

103

0

100.0%

Honda CBR1000RR

100

85

17.6%

Yamaha YZF-R1

98

50

96.0%

BMW S 1000 RR

77

42

83.3%

Hyosung GT650R

73

49

49.0%

Ducati 899 Panigale

72

74

-2.7%

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

65

45

44.4%

Triumph DAYTONA 675

63

72

-12.5%

TOP 10 by Category  – Touring January – March, 2015 compared with January – March, 2014

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Harley Davidson FLHXS

78

0

100.0%

Harley Davidson FLHTK

58

75

-22.7%

BMW R 1200 RT

51

36

41.7%

Harley Davidson FLSTC

49

72

-31.9%

Harley Davidson FLHRC

39

61

-36.1%

Harley Davidson FLHXSE2

35

0

100.0%

Harley Davidson FLTRXS

42

0

100.0%

Triumph T/Bird LT

26

3

766.7%

Honda GL1800

25

22

13.6%

Yamaha FJR1300

23

48

-52.1%

TOP 10 by Category – Super Motard January – March, 2015 compared with January – March, 2014

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Suzuki DR-Z400SM

24

13

84.6%

KTM 690SMC

15

10

50.0%

Ducati Hypermotard

11

20

-45.0%

Husqvarna FS450

7

0

100.0%

Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200

4

4

0.0%

Aprilia Dorsoduro 750

2

7

-71.4%

KTM 990SMT

1

4

-75.0%

KTM 450SMR

1

4

-75.0%

Kawasaki KLX250SL

1

6

-83.3%

0.0%

TOP 10 by Category  – Off Road January – March, 2015 compared with January – March, 2014

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Honda CRF50F

472

253

86.6%

Honda CRF450R

282

131

115.3%

Honda CRF230F

277

145

91.0%

Yamaha TTR50

254

342

-25.7%

Honda CRF250R

245

130

88.5%

Yamaha YZ250F

219

360

-39.2%

Kawasaki KLX110

218

221

-1.4%

Honda CRF110F

213

196

8.7%

Suzuki DR200SE

210

123

70.7%

Yamaha WR450F

207

315

-34.3%

TOP 10 by Category  – Enduro January – March, 2015 compared with January – March, 2014

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Yamaha WR450F

207

315

-34.3%

Suzuki DR-Z400E

199

163

22.1%

Yamaha WR250F

166

27

514.8%

KTM 500EXC

150

154

-2.6%

KTM 300EXC

117

112

4.5%

KTM 350EXCF

116

124

-6.5%

Suzuki RMX450Z

101

13

676.9%

KTM 450EXC

82

85

-3.5%

Kawasaki KLX250S

73

60

21.7%

KTM 690ENDR

70

17

311.8%

TOP 10 by Category  – Moto Cross January – March, 2015 compared with January – March, 2014

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Honda CRF450R

282

131

115.3%

Honda CRF250R

245

130

88.5%

Yamaha YZ250F

219

360

-39.2%

Yamaha YZ450F

170

210

-19.0%

Kawasaki KX450F

158

172

-8.1%

Kawasaki KX250F

134

185

-27.6%

Suzuki RM-Z450

108

108

0.0%

KTM 50SX

104

165

-37.0%

Yamaha YZ250

103

107

-3.7%

KTM 85SX

92

107

-14.0%

TOP 10 by Category  – Fun January – March, 2015 compared with January – March, 2014

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Honda CRF50F

472

253

86.6%

Yamaha TTR50

254

342

-25.7%

Kawasaki KLX110

218

221

-1.4%

Honda CRF110F

213

196

8.7%

Yamaha PW50

207

202

2.5%

Honda CRF125FB

136

113

20.4%

Yamaha TTR110

109

99

10.1%

Kawasaki KLX140

105

97

8.2%

Honda CRF125F

99

76

30.3%

Honda CRF150F

87

58

50.0%

TOP 10 by Category  – Farm January – March, 2015 compared with January – March, 2014

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Suzuki DR200SE

210

123

70.7%

Yamaha AG200

97

78

24.4%

Honda XR150L

62

0

100.0%

Honda CTX200

58

50

16.0%

Kawasaki Stockman 250

54

43

25.6%

Suzuki TF125

25

0

100.0%

Yamaha AG100

24

12

100.0%

Honda XR125L

3

58

-94.8%

0.0%

0.0%

TOP 10 by Category  – Trail January – March, 2015 compared with January – March, 2014

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Honda CRF230F

277

145

91.0%

Suzuki DR650SE

190

142

33.8%

Honda CRF250L

187

123

52.0%

Yamaha TTR230

67

87

-23.0%

Yamaha XT250

48

66

-27.3%

Suzuki DR200S

11

0

100.0%

Suzuki DR-Z400S

5

10

-50.0%

Yamaha XT660

4

7

-42.9%

Honda CRF230L

2

0

100.0%

Yamaha TT250

1

22

-95.5%

1 COMMENT

  1. It’s very satisfying to know that none of my current bikes (for which there is no category anyway in some cases)- or my wifes new bike, are on these “top ten brainwashed lists”

    By statistics alone – things that are the most popular are just ordinary, common “choice magazine recommended” dross – or in-explicable cultural brand milestones off a bucket list tick box of meaningless commonality, like HD

    I am truly happy to NOT see my bikes on these lists – I love the fact that i won’t see them everywhere. oh you say BUT There are many Harley’s , but this one is “mine” – parked next to your Prado – wow

    Lets all wish for the day there are more bikes coming from more factories, new ideas – more choices , and a future where a bike could be “3D printed” and never never duplicated – then it would truly be yours.

    I would like to Trevors “Editors picks” added to these lists

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