ACEM state that a total of at least 902,791 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first eight months of 2016 in the EU.
This represents an increase of 3.3% compared to the 874,075 vehicles registered during the same period of 2015.
Registrations performed positively in most of the key European markets including Italy (+10.6%, 167,540 units), Spain (+8.6%, 111,204 units), UK (+5.6%, 85,409 units) and Germany (+2.5%, 130,437 units).
They remained stable in France (-0.1%, 173,588 units).
Cumulative motorcycle registrations grew by 6% during the first eight months of 2016 on a year-on year basis.
A total of 718,539 motorcycles were registered between January and August 2016, against 678,012 during the same period of 2015.
Year-on-year motorcycle registrations increased in all of the largest European markets, including Italy (+12.2%, 150,028 units), Spain (+9.4%, 100,297 units), UK (+6.9%, 79,872 units), Germany (+2.5%, 130,437 units) and France (+1%, 115,548 units).
A total of 191,644 mopeds were registered during the first eight months of 2016 in the EU, whilst 201,251 had been registered during the same period of 2015. This represents a decrease of 4.8%.
Moped registrations increased in Spain (+2.2%, 10,097 units) and the Netherlands (+0.1%, 48,046 units) but decreased in Austria (-1.5%, 11,118 units), Italy (-1.6%, 17,512 units), France (-2.1%, 58,040 units) and Poland (-16.8%, 19,046 units).
ACEM note that the figures are based on information available up to 19th October 2016. At that time motorcycle and moped data for the following countries was not available: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Malta, Romania and Slovenia. Moped data for Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Malta, Slovakia and Sweden was not available.
So perhaps not a full picture, however the figures at first look – look good – as ACEM also released other figures that state in August alone:
Motorcycle registrations in the largest EU markets – France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK – grew by 6.4% during the first eight months of 2016, compared to the same period of 2015, reaching more than 576,180 units.
The strongest performance was recorded in Italy (+12.2%, 150,028 units), followed by Spain (+9.4%, 100,297 units), the UK (+6.9%, 79,872 units), Germany (+2.5%, 130,437 units) and France (+1%, 115,548 units).
Original Source – ACEM