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Adventure-Sports sales dip in April UK registration figures

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 111
CUSTOM Harley-Davidson SPORTSTER N 883 75
NAKED Honda CBF 125 M 310
SCOOTER Yamaha XC 125 88
SPORT/TOUR Honda VFR 1200 138
SUPERSPORT Honda CBR 1000 RR 149
TOURING BMW R 1200 RT 106
TRAIL/ENDURO Suzuki RV 125 VAN VAN 28

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