Italy: new motorcycle registrations +10.25 percent Jan-April
After a weather and holiday-related blip in March (-7.03 percent/10,026 units), the Italian motorcycle market continues to be the “stand out” that saw it grow so strongly in 2017, with the latest data released by ANCMA (the Milan based motorcycle industry trade association for Italy), making for excellent reading again.
Registrations were up by +10.25 percent for the first four months of the year (34,235 units), with April worth 11,020 units (+10.58 percent). This was the best first four months market performance in Italy since before 2013, pointing to another healthy year ahead for the motorcycle market in Italy.
Allowing for mopeds and scooters over 50 cc, overall PTW registrations in Italy were +5.57 percent for the first four months of this year at 70,728 units YTD (+14.09 percent for April). Scooters were up YTD by +1.52 percent at 36,493 units (121,931 in 2017).
Honda’s SH 150/300/125 variants are the top-sellers, followed by Piaggio’s Beverly 300 ABS, Yamaha’s XMAX 300, Liberty 125 ABS and the KYMCO Agility 125 R16.
The top-selling motorcycle was the BMW R 1200 GS (1,596 units YTD), followed by Honda’s CRF 1000 Africa Twin (1,404 units), the R 1200 GS Adventure (1,135 units), the Honda NC 750 X (806 units), Ducati Scrambler 800 (794 units) and Yamaha MT-09 (714 units).