Overall market down almost 18 per cent compared to April 2009
THE UK'S normally bouyant Adventure Sports market took the biggest hit last month with registrations dipping 29.6 per cent to 902, compared to 1,282 for the same month in 2009, industry figures have revealed.Just 111 BMW R1200GS models were sold in April (excluding GS Adventure) compared to 225 units shifted in March 2010. April's Supersport sales also dropped, down 26.6 per cent from the same month last year, with 1,673 models registered.UK's top-selling machines in April 2010 by category:ADVENTURE SPORT BMW R 1200 GS 111CUSTOM Harley-Davidson SPORTSTER N 883 75NAKED Honda CBF 125 M 310SCOOTER Yamaha XC 125 88SPORT/TOUR Honda VFR 1200 138SUPERSPORT Honda CBR 1000 RR 149TOURING BMW R 1200 RT 106TRAIL/ENDURO Suzuki RV 125 VAN VAN 28
Posted: 12/05/2010 at 01:37
People who don't like the GS have usually never riden one. I have had mine for 4 years and it goes off road, does a 40 mile commute every day, goes for a frantic Sunday thrash with a wide variety of other bikes and also has toured throughout Europe. They are ultra reliable and robust not to mention great fun. It is a hooligan bike around town with it's excellent low speed balance and watchtower view.
Oh and by the way I love my sports bike as well but to say whats the point about any bike amazes me. I will happily sling a leg over anything with two wheels rather than sit in a tin box. I'm a biker and love all bikes.
Perhaps you will understand what the point is now.
Posted: 12/05/2010 at 17:02
IMO GS sales have dipped...Because the new 'Multistrada' has arrived!
It isn't a perfect GS alternative - But does give defecting sports bike riders a serious alternative....
Joe's dad makes some good points: But surely they apply to all Adventure Bikes not just the GS?
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