Friday, 11 May 2018

German motorcycle registrations

Germany: motorcycles at -2.46
for Q1 2018

After a positive start to 2018 (+22.15 percent for Jan/Feb), the latest statistics released by the German motorcycle industry trade association (IVM) for the period to the end of March 2018 show new motorcycle registrations down by -2.46 percent for the first three months of the year at 27,585 units; with March having been down by -10.83 percent (18,823 units) against the Euro 3/Euro 4 transition hit performance of March 2017.
Total PTW registrations for the first three months of the year are modestly up by +1.72 percent at 35,889 units.

For the full year 2017, new registrations in Germany were -14.21 percent at 100,877 units. Total PTW registrations were -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.
As is usual these days, BMW’s R 1200 GS remains the top selling model in Germany, with 2,285 units sold so far this year, with the Kawasaki Z 900 in second place (21,160 units), the Z650 in third (687 units), the Honda CRF 1000 Africa Twin in fourth (674 units), followed by Yamaha’s MT-07 in fifth and the BMW S 1000 RR in sixth spot.
With eight models in the Top 20 bestselling list, it is no surprise that BMW is motorcycle market share leader YTD with 7,204 units sold for a 26.12 percent market share.
Kawasaki is second (3,454 units/12.52 percent share), with Honda third (2,962 units/10.74 percent share) and KTM fourth (2,743 units/9.94 percent share), followed by Harley, Yamaha, Triumph, Suzuki, Ducati and Husqvarna.