THE Department for Transport has just released a rash of new figures about our motorcycling habits in the UK which seem to throw up more questions than they answer.Some of the numbers are pretty reassuring; despite the dramatic drop-off in new bike
REGISTRATIONS OF motorcycles, scooters and mopeds last month were 10.2 per cent up on the same month last year, according to figures issued by the Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCIA). Powered two wheeler (PTW) registrations of 13,747 were 1
MOTORCYCLE sales for June 2011 were down 5.6% on 2010's figures, with a total of 8,709 units sold compared to 9,226 in June 2010.The motorcycle market is down 2.9% year to date, with 44,396 units sold, compared to 45,736 for the same period in 2010
THE HONDA CBR1000RR Fireblade topped UK motorcycle sales in May, according to recent statistics from the MCIA.In total, 316 Blades were registered last month, followed by Yamaha's learner-friendly YZF-R125 with 269 sales and Honda's CBF125 with 238 units.Total registrations ended...
THE MOTORCYCLE industry is in an upbeat mood with powered two wheeler registrations in March and the first quarter of the year holding up well.Registrations last month were only 3.2 per cent down on the same month last year at 18,624. Over the first three months of the year the ...
revenue by 20.3 per cent to £1.6bn. Operating profit for the sector grew by 172.2 per cent to £133.5m. Actual claimed unit sales of bikes produced by the company fell by 14.4 per cent to 2.36 million but this figure discounts a further 1.16 million Honda
The stats above were gathered in the state of Michigan, USA, where helmet laws have recently been relaxed . The study was carried out over a three-month period. In the first month, 80 percent of riders involved in crashes were wearing a helmet, in the last month this dropped to 6...
A MANX NORTON sold for £17,000 at a recent H&H Classic auction. The 1960/61 40M machine had been completely restored by Billy McCosh. Another 1947 example went for £8,850. It's such a good looking bike, we thought it was worth a news story!The auction also featured a c1916 belt-d...
Lancashire-based KJM Superbikes has taken a major six-figure spanking fromBristol City Council Trading Standards, says Roger Willis.The consumer watchdog used new financial investigation powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 to target KJM
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
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