Industry

Strong start to year for UK motorcycle sales in January 2020

Sales of motorcycles in the United Kingdom enjoyed an upturn in January 2020, with the Honda PCX125 reclaiming its place at the top

Motorcycle sales in the United Kingdom enjoyed a strong start for 2020 in January with a rise of 2.8% year-on-year, reversing a recent downward trend.

With sales of motorcycles generally more buoyant at the start of the year than in the closing months, January 2020 saw 6,146 motorcycles, scooters and mopeds find new homes – up from 5,976 from January 2019.

The figures are all the more encouraging as sales in 2019 started strongly compared with 2018 as well and eventually led to a 1.5% increase over the 12 months. Moreover, January 2020 was only the second time in the last six months that sales rose year-on-year.

Naked and Supersport machines enjoyed the biggest gains with a 22.8% and 35.1% uplift compared with January 2019.

All eyes will now be on whether consumer confidence will be affected by the UK’s departure from the European Union on January 31st, though measures to prevent disruption during the transition will remain in place this year.

Best-selling motorcycles in the UK for January 2020

The Honda PCX125 reclaimed its spot at the head of the sales tables with 216 units shifted in January, replacing the Yamaha NMAX that had ruled the roost for the last three months.

BMW also enjoyed a strong month with the BMW R 1250GS leading the way in the Adventure Sport class and the sister BMW R 1250 RT top of the Touring class. The Munich marque was also the best selling Supersport machine, with 69 S1000RRs being sold to make it the most popular 651-1000cc model.#

As ever, Honda maintained its overall dominance in terms of brand sales with 1,280 models sold in January, followed by Yamaha on 706 sales, Lexmoto on 492 and Triumph with 485.

CATEGORYHIGHEST SELLING UK MOTORCYCLEJan 2020
SCOOTER (MOPED)Lexmoto ECHO 5051
OTHER (MOPED)Lexmoto ASPIRE 50 TD 50 Q-219
SCOOTERHonda PCX 125216
ADVENTURE SPORTBMW R 1250 GS98
CUSTOMHarley-Davidson Sport Glide 174529
NAKEDRoyal Enfield Interceptor Int 65072
SPORT/TOURKawasaki Z1000 SX28
SUPERSPORTBMW S1000 RR69
TOURINGBMW R 1250 RT24
TRAIL/ENDUROHonda CRF 250 LA55

RANKMAJOR BRANDSJan 2020
1Honda1,280
2Yamaha706
3Lexmoto492
4Triumph485
5KTM446
6BMW435
7Suzuki274
8Harley-Davidson217
9Kawasaki214
10Royal Enfield148

Join the conversation!

Let us know what you think, just sign up for a free account, leave a comment and get involved!
Register Now

Latest Reviews

Review
Review
Review

Latest Videos

Review
Feature
Feature