fish4bikes survey lists your top 10 motorcycles

Is your bike in the nation's favourite top 10?

Posted: 10 April 2008
by Visordown News

Visordown Motorcycle News
V-Rod rates No.1 in fish4bikes survey

THE EXTENT of the nation’s love affair with the motorbike is revealed today as fish4bikes.co.uk, part of the nationwide cars classified website fish4cars.co.uk, unveils its current ‘top ten’ of the UK’s favourite makes and models.

The report, based on an analysis of over 100,000 searches for bikes on the site so far this year, reveals the UK’s most popular bike is the classic biker favourite; the Harley-Davidson V-Rod. Famed for its reputation as maker of cruising bikes, the Harley-Davidson model hits pole position on the fish4bikes top ten list, proving that Brits love nothing more than a laidback ride on the open road.

The fish4bikes top ten by make and model 2008

1. Harley-Davidson – V-Rod
2. Honda CBR
3. Suzuki GSX-R
4. Aprilla RS
5. Yamaha YZF
6. Honda CB
7. Suzuki GSF
8. Suzuki SV
9. Honda VFR
10. Kawasaki ZXR

The report also includes a breakdown of which areas in the UK have the most motorbike lovers. People in Southampton and London top the list and are four times more likely to than someone from Reading to search for bikes on the site. People living in Plymouth show the least love for leathers, shunning the thrill and excitement of owning a bike in favour of the humble automobile. Colin Mathieson, sales director for fish4bikes said, “The top ten shows that the UK’s infatuation with the classic Harley continues with the V-Rod being voted as the nation’s favourite motorbike. It’s no wonder that the likes of Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck are often seen bombing around on their Harleys”.

“fish4bikes is a new addition to the fish4 portfolio and has seen its busiest month to date, with a significant increase in traffic and sales across the last four weeks”.

Price-wise, the most popular bracket is bikes under £1000, with the under £2000 bracket following closely. fish4bikes also has a growing selection of high-end bikes with Ducatis, Motoguzis, Hondas and Triumphs all being featuring on the site.

The report reveals that since the beginning of 2008 fish4bikes has seen a steady increase of unique users with an average of almost 30,000 bike buyers per month visiting the site. The fish4cars site is home to 120,000 cars for sale and almost 4,000 vans and trucks.


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It would be interesting to see if the figures translate into sales of those particular bikes ,or if most of the fishing is done by dreamers. Maybe i'm wrong, but I can't recall seeing that many Harley Vrods getting around in the Uk.

Posted: 10/04/2008 at 09:36

this is just promo for their new service, nothing more than that.

67% of all stats are made up on the spot anyway.

Posted: 10/04/2008 at 09:42

Is that just the bikes that are 'Fished for'?

Posted: 10/04/2008 at 09:44

It must just be the number of searches. I expect that they get a fair few searches for Ferraris on their car site, but how many people can afford one?

Posted: 10/04/2008 at 09:47

as for southampton having more searches... i think its more illegal immigrants (polish or otherwise) searching for people to scam.


Posted: 10/04/2008 at 11:36

I thought Poles were allowed to move here.


Posted: 10/04/2008 at 11:40

Yep they are...

Posted: 10/04/2008 at 11:51

yeah....well.....uh......

ok. you win. 


Posted: 10/04/2008 at 11:55

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