Bike sales bounce back after April showers

Yamaha's new Tracer 900 is top of the May sales pile

Bike sales bounce back after April showers

SALES OF new bikes bounced back last month after a sopping April saw figures decline by more than 13 per cent.

May sales of motorcycles were up 4.8% month on month with the biggest growth in percentage terms happening in the trail bike sector. Adventure bikes contine to dominate sales with nearly 2000 units shifted in May – double the number of sportsbikes.

In terms of yearly growth, there was a 2.1% increase in sales in 2018 compared to 2017 with custom bikes being the biggest improver.  125cc to 650cc bikes continue to be the most popular, with a 26.5 per cent increase year on year.

Yamaha’s new Tracer 900 is the biggest winner in May as it tops the sales charts. Yamaha UK shifted 182 of them last month.