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

HondaCT110X

1123

1486

-24.4%

KawasakiNinja 300

1096

1442

-24.0%

Harley DavidsonFXSB

765

596

28.4%

Harley DavidsonXG500

745

0

YamahaMT07L

701

0

HondaCRF50F

676

1038

-34.9%

HondaCRF230F

644

437

47.4%

HondaCBR300R

624

0

YamahaTTR50

612

650

-5.8%

HondaCBR500R

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

HondaTRX250

575

625

-8.0%

PolarisSportsman 570

557

427

30.4%

HondaTRX420FPM

472

228

107.0%

YamahaYFM350A

390

119

227.7%

HondaTRX420TM

381

509

-25.1%

HondaTRX500FPM

329

218

50.9%

HondaTRX500FM

299

278

7.6%

YamahaYFM450FAP

291

299

-2.7%

SuzukiLT-F250

271

125

116.8%

YamahaYFM550

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

HondaCT110X

1123

1486

-24.4%

KawasakiNinja 300

1096

1442

-24.0%

Harley DavidsonFXSB

765

596

28.4%

Harley DavidsonXG500

745

0

100.0%

YamahaMT07L

701

0

100.0%

HondaCBR300R

624

0

100.0%

HondaCBR500R

564

1049

-46.2%

HondaCB125E

437

482

-9.3%

YamahaMT-09

408

434

-6.0%

YamahaXVS650

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 DavidsonFXSB

765

596

28.4%

Harley DavidsonXG500

745

0

100.0%

YamahaXVS650

349

452

-22.8%

Harley DavidsonVRSCDX

320

245

30.6%

Harley DavidsonFXDB

318

353

-9.9%

Harley DavidsonXL883N

217

176

23.3%

Harley DavidsonFXDF

208

270

-23.0%

Harley DavidsonFXST

184

175

5.1%

KawasakiVulcan S ABS

179

0

100.0%

Harley DavidsonFXDL

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

PiaggioFly 150

199

260

-23.5%

HondaWW150V

170

0

100.0%

HondaNSC110

154

165

-6.7%

VespaPRIMAVERA 150

107

52

105.8%

MCIRiviera 50

103

173

-40.5%

YamahaYW125

93

56

66.1%

PiaggioZIP 50

90

124

-27.4%

ApriliaSR Motard 125

77

98

-21.4%

VespaGTS 250

77

109

-29.4%

VespaGTS 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

KawasakiNinja 300

1096

1442

-24.0%

KawasakiNinja 650R

234

231

1.3%

YamahaMT09TRA

166

0

100.0%

KawasakiVERSYS

117

63

85.7%

HondaVFR800

76

67

13.4%

KawasakiNinja 1000

75

96

-21.9%

SuzukiGSX1300R

63

85

-25.9%

YamahaFZ6R

61

136

-55.1%

HondaCBR650F

55

26

111.5%

BMWK 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

HondaCT110X

1123

1486

-24.4%

HondaCB125E

437

482

-9.3%

KawasakiKLX150L

160

38

321.1%

SuzukiGW250

110

148

-25.7%

YamahaYZF-R15

108

346

-68.8%

SuzukiTU250X

75

76

-1.3%

SuzukiVL250

45

82

-45.1%

YamahaXV250

44

79

-44.3%

HondaCBR250R

17

138

-87.7%

KymcoVENOX

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

BMWR 1200 GS

213

195

9.2%

KawasakiKLR650

196

222

-11.7%

TriumphTiger 800 XC

179

84

113.1%

HondaCB500XA

175

198

-11.6%

BMWR 1200 GS Adventure

164

152

7.9%

BMWG 650 GS Sertao

109

75

45.3%

DucatiMTS1200

105

70

50.0%

SuzukiDL650XA

101

0

100.0%

BMWF 800 GS Adventure

93

86

8.1%

BMWG 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

YamahaMT07L

701

0

100.0%

YamahaMT-09

408

434

-6.0%

DucatiScrambler 800

190

0

100.0%

TriumphSTREET TRIPLE

158

166

-4.8%

TriumphBONNE T100

139

106

31.1%

BMWS 1000 R

138

61

126.2%

HondaCB500FA

137

194

-29.4%

KTM390DUKE

134

383

-65.0%

DucatiM659

131

182

-28.0%

HondaCB300F

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

HondaCBR300R

624

0

100.0%

HondaCBR500R

564

1049

-46.2%

YamahaYZF-R1

319

101

215.8%

YamahaYZF-R3A

223

0

100.0%

BMWS 1000 RR

192

117

64.1%

KTMRC390

186

0

100.0%

HondaCBR1000RR

177

168

5.4%

Ducati899 Panigale

150

150

0.0%

HyosungGT650R

135

115

17.4%

TriumphDAYTONA 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 DavidsonFLHXS

167

0

100.0%

Harley DavidsonFLHTK

107

144

-25.7%

BMWR 1200 RT

97

81

19.8%

Harley DavidsonFLHXSE2

79

0

100.0%

Harley DavidsonFLHRC

74

102

-27.5%

YamahaFJR1300

71

82

-13.4%

Harley DavidsonFLTRXS

78

0

100.0%

TriumphT/Bird LT

54

50

8.0%

HondaGL1800

52

41

26.8%

BMWF 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

SuzukiDR-Z400SM

41

36

13.9%

DucatiHypermotard

22

36

-38.9%

KTM690SMC

16

23

-30.4%

HusqvarnaFS450

10

0

100.0%

ApriliaDorsoduro 1200

8

6

33.3%

ApriliaDorsoduro 750

3

9

-66.7%

KawasakiKLX250SL

2

8

-75.0%

KTM990SMT

1

7

-85.7%

KTM450SMR

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

HondaCRF50F

676

1038

-34.9%

HondaCRF230F

644

437

47.4%

YamahaTTR50

612

650

-5.8%

HondaCRF450R

544

456

19.3%

YamahaWR450F

524

783

-33.1%

YamahaPW50

517

463

11.7%

HondaCRF250R

506

452

11.9%

HondaCRF250L

493

272

81.3%

HondaCRF110F

431

501

-14.0%

SuzukiDR-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

YamahaWR450F

524

783

-33.1%

SuzukiDR-Z400E

429

450

-4.7%

KTM500EXC

306

251

21.9%

YamahaWR250F

287

74

287.8%

KTM350EXCF

245

285

-14.0%

KTM300EXC

210

207

1.4%

KTM450EXC

153

187

-18.2%

SuzukiRMX450Z

142

23

517.4%

YamahaYZ250FX

140

0

100.0%

KawasakiKLX250S

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

HondaCRF450R

544

456

19.3%

HondaCRF250R

506

452

11.9%

YamahaYZ250F

402

594

-32.3%

YamahaYZ450F

362

487

-25.7%

KawasakiKX250F

303

429

-29.4%

KawasakiKX450F

277

383

-27.7%

YamahaYZ250

211

197

7.1%

KTM50SX

201

297

-32.3%

SuzukiRM-Z450

193

238

-18.9%

SuzukiRM-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

HondaCRF50F

676

1038

-34.9%

YamahaTTR50

612

650

-5.8%

YamahaPW50

517

463

11.7%

HondaCRF110F

431

501

-14.0%

KawasakiKLX110

393

443

-11.3%

YamahaTTR110

300

218

37.6%

HondaCRF125FB

281

281

0.0%

KawasakiKLX140

223

200

11.5%

HondaCRF125F

210

186

12.9%

YamahaTTR125

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

SuzukiDR200SE

421

300

40.3%

YamahaAG200

284

217

30.9%

HondaCTX200

249

266

-6.4%

HondaXR150L

184

23

700.0%

KawasakiStockman 250

94

78

20.5%

SuzukiTF125

65

0

100.0%

YamahaAG100

55

40

37.5%

HondaXR125L

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

HondaCRF230F

644

437

47.4%

HondaCRF250L

493

272

81.3%

SuzukiDR650SE

305

332

-8.1%

YamahaTTR230

194

210

-7.6%

YamahaXT250

96

107

-10.3%

SuzukiDR200S

32

0

100.0%

SuzukiDR-Z400S

22

29

-24.1%

YamahaXT660

12

17

-29.4%

HondaCRF230L

2

0

100.0%

YamahaTT250

1

32

-96.9%