Swiss motorcycle registrations +1.86 percent through October 2017
The latest new registrations data released by Swiss industry association MotoSuisse shows motorcycle sales at +9.74 percent on low volumes for October 2017 and +1.86 percent for the year-to-date at 25,859 units.
Overall PTW registrations were +5.39 percent for October (2,113 units) and were broadly “flat” for the year-to-date at -0.71 percent (43,314 units).
Motorcycle registrations for the 2016 full year were -3.4 percent (26,391 units) after being +17 percent in 2015. In total PTW terms, the market in Switzerland was down by -6.21 percent at 45,897 units for the full year 2016.
In motorcycle market share terms, Yamaha had top spot for the ten months through October 2017, having sold 4,625 units, with BMW second (4,243 units), Harley-Davidson third (2,794 units), Honda fourth (2,662 units) and Kawasaki fifth (2,657 units).
Yamaha’s MT 07 was top seller (1,168 units), followed by the Kawasaki Z 650, the BMW R 1200 GS and the F 700 GS, with Yamaha’s MT 09 in fifth spot. Vespa is the top-selling scooter brand, having sold 3,553 units in Switzerland in the first ten months of 2017.