Touring bike sales down 45 per cent

BMW R1200RT holds steady as sales figures plummet compared to October 2009

Posted: 9 November 2010
by Visordown News

SALES OF TOURING bikes dropped like a lead brick in October 2010, down a staggering 45.4 per cent on the same period in 2009.

BMW's R1200RT topped the figures, recording a measly 39 sales last month; 160 machines were sold in the sector, compared to 293 registrations in October 2009.

Other depressed markets include: Custom - down 26 per cent; naked - down 16.7 per cent and 'unspecified' which fell 20.4 per cent compared to October 2009.

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Simple. Prices are stupidly high.

Posted: 09/11/2010 at 14:40

Initial prices are way too high, second hand deals on low mileage bikes makes much more sense and no need to faff about running it in.  Government needs to give tax incentives to all 2 wheeled transport in order to get people out of their cars and free up some space on road.

Posted: 09/11/2010 at 18:05

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