Motorcycle registrations down -7.14 percent in Spain YTD through November
According to the latest data available from ANESDOR, the motorcycle industry trade association in Spain, new motorcycle registrations were down by -6.51 percent in November at 10,991 units, having been marginally up by +0.7 percent in October (12,259 units).
For the period January to November 2017 new motorcycle registrations in Spain are reported at -7.14 percent (128,480 units).
Honda was the year-to-date market share leader at 20.9 percent (26,801 units) with Yamaha second (16.3 percent, 20,971 units), and Kymco third (11.2 percent, 14,379 units) followed by BMW, Piaggio Sym, KTM, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Peugeot.
Because of the statistical effects of Euro 3 pre-registrations at the end of 2016, in October ANESDOR has revised down its full-year 2017 forecast to -12.7 percent. However, that doesn’t take into account the fact that, from a dealer and consumer point of view, and regardless of how heavily incentivised, the Euro 3 carry-over inventory will have represented additional showroom sales that the 2017 registration figures can’t include. This will be a Europe-wide factor in the analysis of year-end new registrations and year-on-year comparisons.
The moped market in Spain in November was up by +52.30 percent (2,286 units) having been +31.6 percent (2,002 units) in October. At 19,892 units YTD the sector is +25.74 percent through November.
As elsewhere in Europe it should be noted though that mopeds are now going through a similar (if statistically smaller) pre-registration issue to that experienced in motorcycle sales at the end of 2016 - new EU emissions regulations for Mopeds came in to effect on January 1, 2018.
In total PTW terms Spain was up slightly at +0.15 percent in November (13,277 units in total) and is running at -4.12 percent (135,095) year to date.