Italy - new motorcycle registrations
+28 percent for Jan/Feb 2018
Given that the Italian motorcycle market was the “stand-out” in 2017 market performance terms last year, the latest data released by ANCMA, the Milan based motorcycle industry trade association for Italy), makes for excellent reading.
The Italian motorcycle market is bucking the trend seen in much of Europe, with new motorcycle registrations up by +28.04 percent for 2018 so far at 13,189 units - the best performance for the January/February period in Italy since before 2013 already pointing to a very healthy year ahead for the motorcycle market in Italy.
The full year 2017 saw motorcycle registrations close out at +8.53 percent (82,475 units), up from the 75,996 units registered in 2016, and 62,506 units registered in 2015.
Allowing for mopeds and scooters over 50 cc, overall PTW registrations in Italy were +17.54 percent for the first two months of this year (2017, 204,406 units; 193,913 units in 2016). Scooters were up YTD by +8.61 percent at 13,164 units (121,931 in 2017).
Honda’s SH 150/300/125 variants are the top-sellers, followed by Yamaha’s XMAX 300, Piaggio’s Beverly 300 ABS, Liberty 125 ABS and the Kymco Agility 125 R16.
The top-selling motorcycle was the BMW R 1200 GS, followed by the R 1200 GS Adventure, Honda’s CRF 1000 Africa Twin and their NC 750 X.
In motorcycle terms, the largest sector in Italy, Enduro models have overtaken Naked style bikes as the top-selling sector, followed by Tourers.