Germany - motorcycles at +22.15 percent for Jan/Feb 2018
The latest statistics released by the German motorcycle industry trade association (IVM) for the period to the end of February 2018 show new motorcycle registrations up by +22.15 percent for the first two months of the year at 8,762 units; though up on the Euro 3 pre-registration affected figure for the same period last year, they are down from 9,339 for the first two months of 2016.
For the full year 2017 new registrations in Germany are said to have been -14.21 percent at 100,877 units. Total PTW registrations are said to have been -19.10 percent for 2017 in Germany at 139,831 units (compared to 172,846 in 2016 and 150,550 in 2015. The German market bottomed out at 122,519 total new PTW registrations in 2010.
Total PTW registrations for the first two months of the year are +29.29 percent at 11,763 units, but that is also down on the 12,609 registered in the first two months of 2016.
As is usual these days, BMW’s R 1200 GS remains the top selling model in Germany, with 805 units sold so far this year, with the Kawasaki Z900 in second place (233 units), the Honda CRF 1000 Africa Twin third (198 units), followed by the BMW S 1000 RR and the Yamaha MT-07 fifth.
With nine models now in the Top 20 bestselling list, it is no surprise that BMW is motorcycle (and total PTW) market share leader YTD with 2,702 units sold for a whopping 30.84 percent market share.
KTM is second with a 10.98 percent share (962 units), with Harley-Davidson third with a 9.52 percent share (834 units), followed by Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Ducati, Triumph, Husqvarna and Suzuki.