Motorcycle sales bounce back a little in Q2 after dreadful Q1
Honda #1 overall and leads ATV/SSV/SxS sector
Still down on first half 2016 figures though
Yamaha leads off-road motorcycles sales race
Harley-Davidson remain leader in road motorcycle sales
Scooter sales go from really bad to much worse
The national motorcycle market produced a second quarter sales recovery to be 4.1 per cent down in the first half of 2017 compared with the same period in 2016, according to the latest data published by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.
Half-yearly sales for 2017 totalled 50,908 compared with 53,084 for the same January – June period in 2016 (Link). The April to June sales period recovered some of the ground lost in the first quarter of 2017 when sales dipped by 6.7 per cent, fuelling industry expectations for a positive second half outcome.
Both the road and off-road segments declined during the first half of 2017 however, whilst road bikes are down 12.8 per cent, sales in the off-road segment recovered sharply in the second half and are now running only 1.7 per cent behind the YTD 2016 results.
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