Austrian motorcycle registrations -0.23 percent through Q3 2017
The latest data released by the motorcycle trade association in Austria (Arge2Rad) shows registrations of new motorcycles of over 125cc for the third quarter down by -3.73 percent (3,175 units) and are broadly “flat” at -0.23 percent (12,180 units) for the year-to-date.
Overall PTW registrations for the third quarter of 2017 were down by -3.22 percent (12,284 units) and are running at -2.76 percent YTD (36,614 units).
In its home market KTM is motorcycle market share leader, having sold 3,125 units; in total PTW terms Vespa is market share leader (5,443 units) followed by KTM, Honda (2,875 units), Yamaha (2,194 units), Derbi fifth (2,167 units) and BMW sixth (1,865 units).
In 2016, new motorcycle registrations for the full year in Austria were up by +19.54 percent at 15,004 units (the market was flat in 2015 at 12,551 units). In total powered two-wheeler terms, registrations were up by +12.52 percent (43,621 units) for the full year. In January this year, Austria became the second country in Europe (after the UK) to launch an e-mobility purchase incentive programme.