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Maxi-scooters continue strong UK growth

Are we becoming more like the rest of Europe?

MAXI-scooters have sold well again in August, leading the powered two wheeler sales charts.

1,535 maxi-scooters (scooters over 125cc) were sold in August 2011, a rise of 29.8% over the same period in 2010. They're also leading the Year to Date figures, with 12,709 units sold so far in 2011. Last year, 10,542 units were sold in the same time frame.

Total scooter sales (including sub-125cc scooters) were up too, with 21,781 units sold, a 13.3% increase on the same period in 2010.

The worst performing sector was the Sport/Tour category, which has seen a drop in sales of 34.5% compared to 2010.

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