In 2018 in Europe, motorcycle sales grew by almost 10%

In 2018 in Europe, motorcycle sales grew by almost 10%

April 22, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

In 2018, the number of motorcycle registrations in the European Union increased by 10 percent.

A total of 1,004,063 motorcycles were registered in the European Union, according to statistics from ACEM (Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers). Compared with 2017, the growth was 9.9%.

In terms of regional growth, Italy remains the largest motor market in Europe (+ 7.4%) – only 219,694 motorcycles. France ranks second (+ 9%) – 177,460 motorcycles. Next come Spain and Germany (+ 17.5%, 159,946 motorcycles).

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The statistics include both two- and three-wheeled vehicles with engines larger than 50 cm3, as well as electric motorcycles, but not electric bicycles.

Last year, sales of mopeds in the European Union decreased by 31.5%. The sharp decline was due to a surge in sales of electric mopeds and scooters (+ 47%, 39,701). Car sharing services also squeeze out moped market share. In ACEM, the decline is attributed to the transition to euro4. Further transition to euro5 will continue to kill this market.

Sales of electric motorcycles increased by 81.5% to 7,478 units. On the other hand, electric motorcycles account for only 0.75% of the total motorcycle market in Europe.