Australian Off-Road Motorcycle Sales Data

Earlier we took a look at the complete 2017 Australian Motorcycle Sales Figures in regards to total sales sold across all sectors, and individual brand rankings across the road, off-road, scooter and ATV sectors of the Australian Motorcycle Sales Data. We then examined the road bike sales data in detail across all the various sub-categories of the market.  Now let’s take a look at Australia’s most popular off-road motorcycles.

2017 Australian Motorcycle Sales Figures 

Off-Road motorcycles sales ended the year 5.9 per cent down. 37,370 dirtbikes left dealer showrooms in 2017 and made up 35.9 per cent of the overall Australian motorcycle market.  

Top selling dirtbikes

Top 10 by Category – Off Road Bikes by Model
Manufacturer Model Total
YTD 2017 YTD 2016 % CHAN
Honda CRF50F 2361 2400 -1.6%
Yamaha PW50 1845 1960 -5.9%
Yamaha TTR50E 1833 1930 -5.0%
Honda CRF110F 1494 1483 0.7%
Kawasaki KLX110 1457 1433 1.7%
Yamaha WR450F 1335 1653 -19.2%
Honda CRF230F 1173 1185 -1.0%
Yamaha TTR110E 1058 1194 -11.4%
Yamaha YZ450F 830 787 5.5%
Honda CRF250L 820 820 0.0%
2018 Honda CRF50F - Motorcycle Sales Data
Honda CRF50F is Australia’s top selling off-road motorcycle

Motocross Motorcycle Sales Data

Yamaha’s YZ450F and YZ250F siblings topped the motocross charts in 2017.

YZ450F is Australia's most popular motocross bike - 2017 Australian Motorcycle Sales Data
YZ450F is Australia’s most popular motocross bike – 2017 Australian Motorcycle Sales Data

Honda’s CRF250R performed well to take third place ahead of the CRF450R.

Kawasaki’s KX250F was next best while Yamaha’s YZ250 took sixth place to prove that two-strokes still hold a place dear to the heart of many Aussie dirtbike enthusiasts.

KX450F sales were down a significant 29 per cent.

KTM filled the last top three places in the top ten with the 250 SXF, 65SX and 450SXF, all off which had sales downturns of more than 10 per cent.

Neither Suzuki nor Husqvarna had a bike the motocross top ten.

Top 10 by Category – Moto Cross By Model    
Manufacturer Model Total      
    YTD 2017 YTD 2016 % CHAN
Yamaha YZ450F 830 787 5.5%
Yamaha YZ250F 812 855 -5.0%
Honda CRF250R 738 589 25.3%
Honda CRF450R 674 757 -11.0%
Kawasaki KX250F 461 569 -19.0%
Yamaha YZ250 435 406 7.1%
Kawasaki KX450F 419 590 -29.0%
KTM 250SXF 383 443 -13.5%
KTM 65SX 362 403 -10.2%
KTM 450SXF 361 470 -23.2%

 


Enduro Motorcycle Sales Data

The top end of the Enduro market is a sea of negatives in comparison to their respective 2016 sales results. 

Even Yamaha’s dominant WR450F took a major hit. Still, with 1335 sales it amassed almost as many sales as the #2 and #3 bikes on enduro charts. An enviable reliability record along with a great combination of performance and easy usability continues to cement Yamaha’s WR450F as Australia’s favourite dirtbike.

Yamaha WR450F
Yamaha WR450F

KTM held down second through fifth with their potent model mix of both four-stroke and two-stroke machinery.  The big-bore 500 EXC led the way for KTM just ahead of the 350 EXC-F while the two-stroke 300 EXC bested the 450 EXC for fourth place on the charts.

Yamaha’s WR250F placed sixth with a modest 4.6 per cent drop in sales.

The big mover on the Enduro charts was Husqvarna’s four-stroke FE350, sales of which were up 17.4 per cent, enough to take the mantle of top selling Husky from the two-stroke TE300 by 14 sales. 

Next, in ninth place, was the Husqvarna FE501 while KTM’s 250 EXC rounded out the top ten to make for three two-strokes inside the Enduro top ten. 

The lack of a dedicted hard enduro motorcycle that suits Australian buyers is hurting Honda in the off-road market. 

Top 10 by Category – Enduro By Model    
Manufacturer Model Total      
    YTD 2017 YTD 2016 % CHAN
Yamaha WR450F 1335 1653 -19.2%
KTM 500EXC 680 902 -24.6%
KTM 350EXCF 659 846 -22.1%
KTM 300EXC 610 830 -26.5%
KTM 450EXC 495 584 -15.2%
Yamaha WR250F 398 417 -4.6%
Husqvarna FE350 358 305 17.4%
Husqvarna TE300 344 358 -3.9%
Husqvarna FE501 277 266 4.1%
KTM 250EXC 259 248 4.4%

 


Trailbike Motorcycle Sales Data

Top 10 by Category – Trail By Model    
Manufacturer Model Total      
    YTD 2017 YTD 2016 % CHAN
Honda CRF230F 1173 1185 -1.0%
Honda CRF250L 820 820 0.0%
Suzuki DR-Z400E 800 878 -8.9%
Yamaha TTR230/A 480 495 -3.0%
Kawasaki KLX150BF 380 330 15.2%
Kawasaki KLX250S 256 284 -9.9%
Suzuki DR-Z250 235 200 17.5%
Yamaha XT250 175 206 -15.0%
Suzuki DR200S 113 58 94.8%
Kawasaki KLX150L 2 30 -93.3%

Honda’s CRF230F dominated the Trailbike category ahead of its CRF250L sibling. With almost 2000 sales between them, that pair make up 20 per cent of Honda’s total dirtbike sales. 

Honda CRF230F - 2017 Australian Motorcycle Sales Data
Honda CRF230F – 2017 Australian Motorcycle Sales Data

Suzuki’s perennial favourite, the DR-Z400E, again performed strongly. I am sure it was once included in the Enduro figures, and is by far the highest performing machine in this Trailbike dataset, but at the same time I guess indicates just how much more towards the performance end of the spectrum that the enduro category has moved towards in recent years.


Farmbike Motorcycle Sales Data

Top 10 by Category – Farm By Model
Manufacturer Model Total  
YTD 2017 YTD 2016 % CHAN
Suzuki TROJAN 489 657 -25.6%
Yamaha AG200 402 414 -2.9%
Honda CTX200 279 435 -35.9%
Honda XR150L 264 256 3.1%
Honda XR190 260 0 100%
Kawasaki Stockman 250 213 220 -3.2%
Suzuki TF125 113 104 8.7%
Yamaha AG100 66 70 -5.7%
Yamaha AG125 21 0 100%
Honda XR125L 0 2 -100.0%

Suzuki’s Trojan proved the most popular Farmbike despite a hefty 25 per cent downturn in sales. 

Suzuki Trojan
Suzuki Trojan

Yamaha’s AG200 was next best ahead of the Honda CTX200, XR150L and XR190. 

Motorcycle Sales Data