Germany: motorcycles at -2.46
for Q1 2018
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
Total PTW registrations for the first three months of the year are modestly up by +1.72 percent at 35,889 units.
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
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.