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UK Supersports sales down 43.9 per cent

Worrying stats from the MCIA as UK bike sales plummet

UK REGISTRATIONS of Supersports machines fell by a whopping 43.9 per cent in October 2009 compared to the same period last year, according to recent statistics released from the MCIA.

The top-selling 'supersports machine' for the month was the Yamaha YZF-R125, with 161 registrations. The best-selling 'proper' supersports machine also went to Yamaha; the company's YZF-R1 notched up just 80 sales in October '09.

Listed below are October 2009's best-selling machines by category:

ADVENTURE SPORT BMW R 1200 GS 63
CUSTOM Honda VT 750 C SHADOW 79
NAKED Yamaha YBR 125 224
SCOOTER Yamaha XC 125 133
SPORT/TOUR Kawasaki ER 6F 88
SUPERSPORT Yamaha YZF R125 161
TOURING BMW R 1200 RT 69
TRAIL/ENDURO Suzuki RV 125 VAN VAN 31

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