Australian Motorcycle Sales Figures

Road Motorcycle Sales Data
Calendar Year 2018

In 2018 the road bike sector comprised 38.2 per cent of overall sales volume while the off-road contingent amounted to 36.6 per cent. Road bike sales were down 9.6 per cent while off-road was down 6.8 per cent.

Honda’s CB125E (1113 sales – up 58.5 per cent) commuter motorcycle is Australia’s top selling road-bike ahead of Kawasaki’s Ninja 400 (1089 sales – new model), Yamaha’s MT07L (1002 sales – down 2.9 per cent) and Harley Davidson’s XG500 Street (944 sales – down 20.1 per cent). Harley-Davidson and Honda tied for top spot in road bike sales with 7019 units each.

Yamaha was next best on 5702 ahead of Kawasaki at 4396 and BMW on 2835.

Suzuki were sixth on road bike sales ahead of Triumph, KTM and Ducati while Indian rounded out the roadbike top ten for brands with an 8.7 up-tick in sales for the American cruiser specialist.

Ducati were down a hefty 23.2 per cent which saw them shuffled behind KTM on road bike sales volume.

Below is a list of how individual motorcycle models fared in the Australian market over the calendar year 2018, categorised by motorcycle category segment.


Please note that brands such as CF Moto, Gas Gas, Royal Enfield, Beta, MV Agusta & Benelli are not FCAI members and choose not to release sales figures to the FCAI audit.


Road Bikes Top Ten Overall

Top 10 by Category – Road Bikes
January – December 2018 compared to January – December 2017
ManufacturerModelTotal
YTD 2018YTD 2017% CHAN
HondaCB125E111370158.8%
KawasakiNINJA 40010890100%
YamahaMT07L10021032-2.9%
Harley DavidsonXG5009441182-20.1%
Harley DavidsonFXBRS794203291.1%
HondaCMX50074659525.4%
YamahaMT-09738799-7.6%
HondaGROM7151086-34.2%
YamahaYZF-R3A712945-24.7%
HondaNBC1106871447-52.5%

 

Honda CBE
Honda CB125E

Learner Approved Motorcycle Sales – Australia 2018

Top 10 by Category – LAMS Approved
January – December 2018 compared to January – December 2017
ManufacturerModelTotal
YTD 2018YTD 2017% CHAN
YamahaWR450F11361335-14.9%
HondaCB125E111370158.8%
KawasakiNINJA 40010890100%
KTM300EXC105261072.5%
YamahaMT07L10021032-2.9%
Harley DavidsonXG5009441182-20.1%
SuzukiDR-Z400E793800-0.9%
HondaCMX50074659525.4%
KTM500EXC7466809.7%
HondaCRF250L719820-12.3%

 

Yamaha WRF
Yamaha’s WR450F is road registerable thus makes it into the LAMS sales data and tops that chart

Adventure-Touring Motorcycle Sales – Australia 2018

Top 10 by Category – Adventure Touring
January – December 2018 compared to January – December 2017
ManufacturerModelTotal
YTD 2018YTD 2017% CHAN
SuzukiDR650SE57448817.6%
HondaCRF1000573753-23.9%
BMWR 1200 GS Adventure37430721.8%
BMWR 1200 GS344472-27.1%
KawasakiKLR650257303-15.2%
HondaCB500XA248274-9.5%
BMWG 310 GS22448366.7%
SuzukiDL65021618914.3%
TriumphTiger 800 XC1821679.0%
KTM1090ADVR166190-12.6%

 

Suzuki DR650
There is just no stopping the Suzuki DR650

Cruiser Motorcycle Sales – Australia 2018

Top 10 by Category – Cruiser
January – December 2018 compared to January – December 2017
ManufacturerModelTotal
YTD 2018YTD 2017% CHAN
Harley DavidsonXG5009441182-20.1%
Harley DavidsonFXBRS794203291.1%
HondaCMX50074659525.4%
KawasakiVulcan S67059013.6%
YamahaXVS650/A5154885.5%
Indian MotorcycleScout49638329.5%
Harley DavidsonFXBB491109350.5%
Harley DavidsonFLFBS453162179.6%
Harley DavidsonFLSB312191,542.1%
Harley DavidsonFXFBS264115129.6%

Nakedbike Motorcycle Sales – Australia 2018

Top 10 by Category – Naked
January – December 2018 compared to January – December 2017
ManufacturerModelTotal
YTD 2018YTD 2017% CHAN
HondaCB125E111370158.8%
YamahaMT07L10021032-2.9%
YamahaMT-09738799-7.6%
HondaGROM7151086-34.2%
YamahaMT03LA61644538.4%
KawasakiZ900RS39350686.0%
KTM390DUKE356361-1.4%
YamahaXSR700LA31818869.1%
HondaMonkey2660100%
TriumphSTR TRIPLE R25921918.3%

Sport-Touring  Motorcycle Sales – Australia 2018

Top 10 by Category – Sport Touring
January – December 2018 compared to January – December 2017
ManufacturerModelTotal
YTD 2018YTD 2017% CHAN
YamahaYZF-R3A712945-24.7%
HondaCBR650FL3313203.4%
KawasakiNinja 3003141017-69.1%
KawasakiNinja 650L304451-32.6%
SuzukiGSX250R16473124.7%
YamahaMT09TRA16112726.8%
BMWS 1000 XR14911826.3%
KawasakiNinja 1000148207-28.5%
BMWR 1200 RS1351239.8%
SuzukiGSX-S1251300100%

Touring Motorcycle Sales – Australia 2018

Top 10 by Category – Touring
January – December 2018 compared to January – December 2017
ManufacturerModelTotal
YTD 2018YTD 2017% CHAN
Harley DavidsonFLHXS272352-22.7%
BMWR 1200 RT16311937.0%
Harley DavidsonFLHTK143221-35.3%
HondaGL180011955116.4%
Harley DavidsonFLHRXS1191144.4%
Harley DavidsonFLTRXS118130-9.2%
Harley DavidsonFLHTCUTG11735234.3%
Harley DavidsonFLHX10928289.3%
YamahaFJR13001087642.1%
Harley DavidsonFLHXSE9533187.9%

Supersport Motorcycle Sales – Australia 2018

Top 10 by Category – Super Sport
January – December 2018 compared to January – December 2017
ManufacturerModelTotal
YTD 2018YTD 2017% CHAN
KawasakiNINJA 40010890100%
HondaCBR500R618996-38.0%
HondaCBR300R38727341.8%
BMWS 1000 RR283295-4.1%
KTMRC390254285-10.9%
SuzukiGSX-R75021214546.2%
Ducati959 Panigale156264-40.9%
YamahaYZF-R1151160-5.6%
DucatiPanigale V41300100%
SuzukiGSX-R1000124269-53.9%

Scooter Sales – Australia 2018

Top 10 by Category – Scooters
January – December 2018 compared to January – December 2017
ManufacturerModelTotal
YTD 2018YTD 2017% CHAN
HondaNSC11059731092.6%
SuzukiADDRESS49534643.1%
VespaGTS 30038924956.2%
PiaggioFly 1503093061.0%
HondaWW15029523028.3%
PiaggioZIP 50244269-9.3%
VespaPRIMAVERA 15023618726.2%
HondaMW11020718611.3%
YamahaXMAX30016939333.3%
YamahaGPD150A1260100%

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