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Australian Motorcycle Sales Figures First Half 2016

Australia’s most popular motorcycle models by segment

In our brand sales overview we detailed the market share and sales growth of all the major motorcycle brands, while in this feature we showcase the top ten selling motorcycles overall, and also broken down into the individual market segments.

The biggest selling motorcycle in Australia is Honda’s NBC110. What the hell is an NBC110 you ask? It is of course the venerable red rocket utilised by Australia Post.

Yamaha’s WR450F was the biggest selling motorcycle available to the Australian general public ahead of Kawasaki’s Ninja 300, Honda’s CRF50F and Harley-Davidson’s Street 500. Four of that quintet, take the off-road only CRF50F out of the equation, and the remaining four also make up the biggest selling road bikes, and the biggest selling Learner Approved Motorcycles.

2016 Yamaha WR450F
2016 Yamaha WR450F

So a few division wins there for Yamaha’s WR450F, which also predictably took out the crown of biggest selling enduro. It’s YZ450F sibling took the mantle of biggest selling motocross machine.

In the official figures Honda’s CBR500F and CBR300R are classified as Supersport models… But take those LAMS machines out of the Supersport figures and the top selling sportsbike was Ducati’s new 959 Panigale. The 959 must have robbed plenty of sales from its big brother 1299 Panigale however as sales for the big banger dropped from 88 to 31, compared to the same period last year.

The biggest selling Japanese sportsbike was Kawasaki’s ZX-10R, just nudging out Honda’s perennial favourite CBR1000RR Fireblade from top spot in that fight. 146 sales to ZX-10R and 142 to the Fireblade. Overall though, it has to be said, sportsbike sales continue to be woeful.

Honda’s CRF1000L Africa Twin made a stellar debut to smash the adventure-touring segment by a handy margin. And that’s with Honda not being able to go anywhere close to meeting demand for the model due to natural disasters in Japan halting production of the machine for a number of months.

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin
Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin
Top Ten Selling Motorcycles – First Half 2016
  1. Honda NBC110 1454 +29.7%
  2. Yamaha WR450F 924 +76.3%
  3. Kawasaki Ninja 300 808 -26.3%
  4. Honda CRF50F 777 +14.9%
  5. Harley-Davidson 500 Street 744 -0.5%
  6. Yamaha MT-07L 716 +2.1%
  7. Yamaha YZF-R3A 695 +211.7%
  8. Honda CRF230F 615 -4.5%
  9. Harley-Davidson FSXB 606 -20.8%
  10. Honda CRF110F 592 +37.4%
Top Ten Selling Road Motorcycles – First Half 2016
  1. Honda NBC110 1454 +29.7%
  2. Kawasaki Ninja 300 808 -26.3%
  3. Harley-Davidson 500 Street 744 -0.5%
  4. Yamaha MT-07L 716 +2.1%
  5. Yamaha YZF-R3A 695 +211.7%
  6. Harley-Davidson FSXB 606 -20.8%
  7. Honda CBR500R 449 -20.4%
  8. Honda CB125E 406 -7.1%
  9. Honda CRF1000L 399
  10. Harley-Davidson FXDB 389 +21.9%
LAMS Yamaha MT-07LA now available in Extreme Yellow
LAMS Yamaha MT-07LA now available in Extreme Yellow
Top Ten Selling Off-Road Motorcycles – First Half 2016
  1. Yamaha WR450F 924 +76.3%
  2. Honda CRF50F 777 +14.9%
  3. Honda CRF230F 615 -4.5%
  4. Honda CRF110F 592 +37.4%
  5. Yamaha PW50 523 +1.2%
  6. Yamaha YZ450F 477 +31.8%
  7. Kawasaki KLX110 464 +18.1%
  8. Yamaha TT-R50E 462 -24.5%
  9. Suzuki DR-Z400E 456 +6.3%
  10. Suzuki Trojan 422 +0.2%
2016 Yamaha WR450F
2016 Yamaha WR450F
Top Ten Selling LAMS Motorcycles – First Half 2016
  1. Honda NBC110 1454 +29.7%
  2. Yamaha WR450F 924 +76.3%
  3. Kawasaki Ninja 300 808 -26.3%
  4. Harley-Davidson 500 Street 744 -0.5%
  5. Yamaha MT-07L 716 +2.1%
  6. Yamaha YZF-R3A 695 +211.7%
  7. Suzuki DR-Z400E 456 +6.3%
  8. Honda CBR500R 449 -20.4%
  9. Honda CB125E 4-6 -7.1%
  10. Honda CRF250L 393 -20.3%
Yamaha YZF-R3
Yamaha YZF-R3
Top Ten Selling Adventure-Touring Motorcycles – First Half 2016
  1. Honda CRF1000L 399
  2. Suzuki DR650SE 267 -12.5%
  3. BMW G 650 GS 232 +149.5%
  4. BMW R 1200 GS 193 -9.4%
  5. Kawasaki KLR650 191 -2.6%
  6. BMW R 1200 GS Adventure 172 +4.9%
  7. Triumph Tiger 800XC 162 -9.5%
  8. Honda CB500XA 139 -20.6%
  9. Ducati Multistrada 1200 134 +27.6%
  10. KTM 690 Enduro 118 -2.5%
Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin
Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin
Top Ten Selling Naked Motorcycles – First Half 2016
  1. Yamaha MT-07L 716 +2.1%
  2. Honda CB125E 406 -7.1%
  3. Yamaha MT-09 332 -18.6%
  4. Honda Grom 254
  5. KTM 390 Duke 201 +50%
  6. Triumph Thruxton 190 +86.3%
  7. Kawasaki Z300 178 +39.1%
  8. Yamaha MT-03LA 176
  9. Honda CB500FA 164 +19.%
  10. Triumph Bonneville T120 141
Honda Grom
Honda Grom
Top Ten Selling Supersport Motorcycles – First Half 2016
  1. Honda CBR500R 449 -20.4%
  2. Honda CBR300R 249 -60.1%
  3. Ducati 959 Panigale 175
  4. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R 146 +49%
  5. Honda CBR1000RR 142 -19.8%
  6. BMW S 1000 RR 135 -29.7%
  7. Yamaha YZF-R1 135 -57.7%
  8. Ducati 1299 Panigale 88 -183.9%
  9. Suzuki GSX-R1000 74 -12.9%
  10. Triumph Daytona 675 64 -36%
Honda CBR500R (2016)
Honda CBR500R (2016)
Top Ten Selling Enduro Motorcycles – First Half 2016
  1. Yamaha WR450F 924 +76.3%
  2. KTM 350 EXC-F 301 +22.9%
  3. KTM 500 EXC 299 -2.6%
  4. KTM 300 EXC 253 +22.8%
  5. KTM 450 EXC 187 +22.2%
  6. Yamaha WR250F 171 -40.4%
  7. Husqvarna TE300 170 +54.5%
  8. Yamaha WR250R 144 +32.1%
  9. Suzuki RMX450Z 132 -7%
  10. Husqvarna FE350 125 +16.8%
Husqvarna Enduro 2016 - FE350
Husqvarna Enduro 2016 – FE350
Top Ten Selling Motocross Motorcycles – First Half 2016
  1. Yamaha YZ450F 477 +31.8%
  2. Yamaha YZ250F 416 +3.5%
  3. Kawasaki KX450F 397 +43.3%
  4. Kawasaki KX250F 347 +14.5%
  5. Honda CRF250R 282 -44.3%
  6. KTM 450 SXF 252 +96.9%
  7. Honda CRF450R 226 -58.5%
  8. KTM 250 SXF 195 +36.4%
  9. Yamaha YZ250 187 -11.4%
  10. KTM 50SX 173 +21.8%
2016 Yamaha YZ450F
2016 Yamaha YZ450F

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