Half-year 2015 motorcycle sales figures

Australian farmers showed their love for ATVs in the first half of 2015, with 11,049 of the popular farm vehicles sold—11.3 per cent more than were sold in the first half of 2014.

Today, Honda produces motorcycles, ATV’s and side-by-sides at 32 plants in 22 countries, including two plants in North America.
Today, Honda produces motorcycles, ATV’s and side-by-sides at 32 plants in 22 countries, including two plants in North America.

While ATVs grew in popularity, other areas of the Australian motorcycle market appeared to have slowed. The off-road motorcycle market declined 5.8 per cent and the scooter market declined 25.9 per cent. Road motorcycle sales were steady with sales on par (+0.8 per cent) with those recorded in the same period last year.

Releasing the half-year motorcycle sales figures, FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said, overall, Australians bought 51,578 new motorcycles, ATVs and scooters between January and June 2015—1.3 per cent less than sales recorded between January and June 2014.

“Honda was the leading volume manufacturer, once again, with 24.6 per cent of the market. Honda was followed by Yamaha with 18.6 per cent, Kawasaki with 9.9 per cent, Suzuki with 9.4 per cent and Harley-Davidson with 8.9 per cent,” Mr Weber said.

“Road motorcycles account for almost half of the new motorcycle, ATV and scooter market, holding a 42 per cent share. Off-road motorcycles account for 31.2 per cent, ATVs account for 21.4 per cent and scooters account for 5.4 per cent.

Yamaha MT-07 LAMS
Yamaha MT-07 LAMS debuted strongly on the sales charts with 701 units sold in the first six months of 2015. Fifth outright biggest selling motorcycle in Australia

“Harley Davidson was the top seller in the road motorcycle market, selling 21.1 per cent of the 21,688 road motorcycles sold between January and June 2015. Harley Davidson was followed closely by Honda, which sold 18.4 per cent, Yamaha came in third with 14.1 per cent, Kawasaki was fourth with 13.3 per cent and BMW was fifth with 7.6 per cent.

Harley-Davidson Street 500 made a splash on the Australian learner market
Harley-Davidson Street 500 made a splash on the Australian learner market and as we predicted last year, catapulted Harley-Davidson in front of Honda in regards to road bike sales. Thus Harley-Davidson is now by far the biggest selling roadbike brand in Australia.

“Honda led the volume race in the off-road motorcycle market, selling 28.9 per cent of the 16,056 off-road motorcycles sold. Honda was followed by Yamaha with 28 per cent, KTM with 14.6 per cent, Suzuki with 13.3 and Kawasaki with 10.2 per cent.

2015 Honda CRF450R
Honda’s CRF450R and CRF250R dominated the motocross sales charts

“Honda was also the largest selling manufacturer in the ATV segment, selling 32.6 per cent of the total ATV sales. Polaris was second with 23.3 per cent, Yamaha was third with 16.5 per cent, Suzuki was fourth with 11.6 per cent and BRP was fifth with 8.1 per cent.

“The popularity of scooters in Australia continues to decline, with first half sales down a significant 25.9 per cent compared to first half 2014 figures.

“In the scooter market, Vespa continues to lead the sales race, selling 19.4 per cent of the total 2,785 units. Honda came in second with 16.6 per cent, Piaggio came in third with 16.2 per cent, Kymco came in fourth with 11.5 per cent and Aprilia was fifth with 8.6. per cent.”

Vespa Primavera
Vespa continues to sell well but overall scooter market still in decline

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

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Honda CT110X

1123

1486

-24.4%

Kawasaki Ninja 300

1096

1442

-24.0%

Harley Davidson FXSB

765

596

28.4%

Harley Davidson XG500

745

0

Yamaha MT07L

701

0

Honda CRF50F

676

1038

-34.9%

Honda CRF230F

644

437

47.4%

Honda CBR300R

624

0

Yamaha TTR50

612

650

-5.8%

Honda CBR500R

564

1049

-46.2%

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

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Honda TRX250

575

625

-8.0%

Polaris Sportsman 570

557

427

30.4%

Honda TRX420FPM

472

228

107.0%

Yamaha YFM350A

390

119

227.7%

Honda TRX420TM

381

509

-25.1%

Honda TRX500FPM

329

218

50.9%

Honda TRX500FM

299

278

7.6%

Yamaha YFM450FAP

291

299

-2.7%

Suzuki LT-F250

271

125

116.8%

Yamaha YFM550

254

251

1.2%

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

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Honda CT110X

1123

1486

-24.4%

Kawasaki Ninja 300

1096

1442

-24.0%

Harley Davidson FXSB

765

596

28.4%

Harley Davidson XG500

745

0

100.0%

Yamaha MT07L

701

0

100.0%

Honda CBR300R

624

0

100.0%

Honda CBR500R

564

1049

-46.2%

Honda CB125E

437

482

-9.3%

Yamaha MT-09

408

434

-6.0%

Yamaha XVS650

349

452

-22.8%

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

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Harley Davidson FXSB

765

596

28.4%

Harley Davidson XG500

745

0

100.0%

Yamaha XVS650

349

452

-22.8%

Harley Davidson VRSCDX

320

245

30.6%

Harley Davidson FXDB

318

353

-9.9%

Harley Davidson XL883N

217

176

23.3%

Harley Davidson FXDF

208

270

-23.0%

Harley Davidson FXST

184

175

5.1%

Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS

179

0

100.0%

Harley Davidson FXDL

174

75

132.0%

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

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Piaggio Fly 150

199

260

-23.5%

Honda WW150V

170

0

100.0%

Honda NSC110

154

165

-6.7%

Vespa PRIMAVERA 150

107

52

105.8%

MCI Riviera 50

103

173

-40.5%

Yamaha YW125

93

56

66.1%

Piaggio ZIP 50

90

124

-27.4%

Aprilia SR Motard 125

77

98

-21.4%

Vespa GTS 250

77

109

-29.4%

Vespa GTS 300 SUPER

73

113

-35.4%

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

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Kawasaki Ninja 300

1096

1442

-24.0%

Kawasaki Ninja 650R

234

231

1.3%

Yamaha MT09TRA

166

0

100.0%

Kawasaki VERSYS

117

63

85.7%

Honda VFR800

76

67

13.4%

Kawasaki Ninja 1000

75

96

-21.9%

Suzuki GSX1300R

63

85

-25.9%

Yamaha FZ6R

61

136

-55.1%

Honda CBR650F

55

26

111.5%

BMW K 1300 S

48

36

33.3%

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

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Honda CT110X

1123

1486

-24.4%

Honda CB125E

437

482

-9.3%

Kawasaki KLX150L

160

38

321.1%

Suzuki GW250

110

148

-25.7%

Yamaha YZF-R15

108

346

-68.8%

Suzuki TU250X

75

76

-1.3%

Suzuki VL250

45

82

-45.1%

Yamaha XV250

44

79

-44.3%

Honda CBR250R

17

138

-87.7%

Kymco VENOX

15

31

-51.6%

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

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

BMW R 1200 GS

213

195

9.2%

Kawasaki KLR650

196

222

-11.7%

Triumph Tiger 800 XC

179

84

113.1%

Honda CB500XA

175

198

-11.6%

BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

164

152

7.9%

BMW G 650 GS Sertao

109

75

45.3%

Ducati MTS1200

105

70

50.0%

Suzuki DL650XA

101

0

100.0%

BMW F 800 GS Adventure

93

86

8.1%

BMW G 650 GS

93

90

3.3%

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

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Yamaha MT07L

701

0

100.0%

Yamaha MT-09

408

434

-6.0%

Ducati Scrambler 800

190

0

100.0%

Triumph STREET TRIPLE

158

166

-4.8%

Triumph BONNE T100

139

106

31.1%

BMW S 1000 R

138

61

126.2%

Honda CB500FA

137

194

-29.4%

KTM 390DUKE

134

383

-65.0%

Ducati M659

131

182

-28.0%

Honda CB300F

130

0

100.0%

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

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Honda CBR300R

624

0

100.0%

Honda CBR500R

564

1049

-46.2%

Yamaha YZF-R1

319

101

215.8%

Yamaha YZF-R3A

223

0

100.0%

BMW S 1000 RR

192

117

64.1%

KTM RC390

186

0

100.0%

Honda CBR1000RR

177

168

5.4%

Ducati 899 Panigale

150

150

0.0%

Hyosung GT650R

135

115

17.4%

Triumph DAYTONA 675

100

131

-23.7%

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

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Harley Davidson FLHXS

167

0

100.0%

Harley Davidson FLHTK

107

144

-25.7%

BMW R 1200 RT

97

81

19.8%

Harley Davidson FLHXSE2

79

0

100.0%

Harley Davidson FLHRC

74

102

-27.5%

Yamaha FJR1300

71

82

-13.4%

Harley Davidson FLTRXS

78

0

100.0%

Triumph T/Bird LT

54

50

8.0%

Honda GL1800

52

41

26.8%

BMW F 800 GT

35

31

12.9%

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

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Suzuki DR-Z400SM

41

36

13.9%

Ducati Hypermotard

22

36

-38.9%

KTM 690SMC

16

23

-30.4%

Husqvarna FS450

10

0

100.0%

Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200

8

6

33.3%

Aprilia Dorsoduro 750

3

9

-66.7%

Kawasaki KLX250SL

2

8

-75.0%

KTM 990SMT

1

7

-85.7%

KTM 450SMR

1

5

-80.0%

0.0%

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

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Honda CRF50F

676

1038

-34.9%

Honda CRF230F

644

437

47.4%

Yamaha TTR50

612

650

-5.8%

Honda CRF450R

544

456

19.3%

Yamaha WR450F

524

783

-33.1%

Yamaha PW50

517

463

11.7%

Honda CRF250R

506

452

11.9%

Honda CRF250L

493

272

81.3%

Honda CRF110F

431

501

-14.0%

Suzuki DR-Z400E

429

450

-4.7%

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

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Yamaha WR450F

524

783

-33.1%

Suzuki DR-Z400E

429

450

-4.7%

KTM 500EXC

306

251

21.9%

Yamaha WR250F

287

74

287.8%

KTM 350EXCF

245

285

-14.0%

KTM 300EXC

210

207

1.4%

KTM 450EXC

153

187

-18.2%

Suzuki RMX450Z

142

23

517.4%

Yamaha YZ250FX

140

0

100.0%

Kawasaki KLX250S

133

103

29.1%

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

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Honda CRF450R

544

456

19.3%

Honda CRF250R

506

452

11.9%

Yamaha YZ250F

402

594

-32.3%

Yamaha YZ450F

362

487

-25.7%

Kawasaki KX250F

303

429

-29.4%

Kawasaki KX450F

277

383

-27.7%

Yamaha YZ250

211

197

7.1%

KTM 50SX

201

297

-32.3%

Suzuki RM-Z450

193

238

-18.9%

Suzuki RM-Z250

192

231

-16.9%

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

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Honda CRF50F

676

1038

-34.9%

Yamaha TTR50

612

650

-5.8%

Yamaha PW50

517

463

11.7%

Honda CRF110F

431

501

-14.0%

Kawasaki KLX110

393

443

-11.3%

Yamaha TTR110

300

218

37.6%

Honda CRF125FB

281

281

0.0%

Kawasaki KLX140

223

200

11.5%

Honda CRF125F

210

186

12.9%

Yamaha TTR125

204

151

35.1%

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

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Suzuki DR200SE

421

300

40.3%

Yamaha AG200

284

217

30.9%

Honda CTX200

249

266

-6.4%

Honda XR150L

184

23

700.0%

Kawasaki Stockman 250

94

78

20.5%

Suzuki TF125

65

0

100.0%

Yamaha AG100

55

40

37.5%

Honda XR125L

7

107

-93.5%

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

Manufacturer

Model

Total

YTD 2015

YTD 2014

% Chg

Honda CRF230F

644

437

47.4%

Honda CRF250L

493

272

81.3%

Suzuki DR650SE

305

332

-8.1%

Yamaha TTR230

194

210

-7.6%

Yamaha XT250

96

107

-10.3%

Suzuki DR200S

32

0

100.0%

Suzuki DR-Z400S

22

29

-24.1%

Yamaha XT660

12

17

-29.4%

Honda CRF230L

2

0

100.0%

Yamaha TT250

1

32

-96.9%