Worrying stats from the MCIA as UK bike sales plummet
UK REGISTRATIONS of Supersports machines fell by a whopping 43.9 per cent in October 2009 compared to the same period last year, according to recent statistics released from the MCIA.The top-selling 'supersports machine' for the month was the Yamaha YZF-R125, with 161 registrations. The best-selling 'proper' supersports machine also went to Yamaha; the company's YZF-R1 notched up just 80 sales in October '09.Listed below are October 2009's best-selling machines by category:ADVENTURE SPORT BMW R 1200 GS 63CUSTOM Honda VT 750 C SHADOW 79NAKED Yamaha YBR 125 224SCOOTER Yamaha XC 125 133SPORT/TOUR Kawasaki ER 6F 88SUPERSPORT Yamaha YZF R125 161TOURING BMW R 1200 RT 69TRAIL/ENDURO Suzuki RV 125 VAN VAN 31
Posted: 14/11/2009 at 18:37
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Posted: 14/11/2009 at 21:38
10k is simply too much ..
in recent years manufacturers have been lucky as cash has been easy come easy go ...but not anymore..
i think revvin kevin got it right 7k or 8k for a bike is about right
i think ill ignore the showrooms and keep riding my lovely CBR900RRN
which gets more people looking these days than most things!!!
Posted: 14/11/2009 at 21:43
Posted: 15/11/2009 at 07:37
buck rogers wrote (see)
Posted: 15/11/2009 at 07:56
Posted: 15/11/2009 at 18:46
i'm not sure about the statistics. it was always going to be a low year for luxuries. The trade dont help at this time of year. they know they will be holding bikes, in the main, till the next biking season. i'v just had a trade-in value for my bike and cried myself to sleep. next year will be better. As far as super sports bikes, they are the ones i see every day on the way to work. Ride what makes you happy, if your not enjoying it......your doing it wrong.
Posted: 17/11/2009 at 21:40
There are too many great bikes for peanuts (and better looking too!)
Any supersport from 1993 -2007 will do
Posted: 18/11/2009 at 05:35
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