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UK Motorbike Sales up 14% in 2000

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COVENTRY, UK (26 April 2000)–Motorbike registrations through the first three months of the year in the UK were up 13.8%, according to the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI). Strong increases were posted by the supersport bike and sport/tourers categories. Mopeds also continued strong growth, nearly doubling the number of registrations compared to the same period last […]

COVENTRY, UK (26 April 2000)–Motorbike registrations through the first three months of the year in the UK were up 13.8%, according to the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI). Strong increases were posted by the supersport bike and sport/tourers categories. Mopeds also continued strong growth, nearly doubling the number of registrations compared to the same period last year. Noteworthy is that only two scooters are present in the top ten: the Gilera Runner 125 (5) and the Peugeot Speedfight 100 (10). Nevertheless, scooters continue to sell well, doubling the number of registrations in March over February. Sales of supersport and sport/touring bikes in March were particularly strong, up sevenfold over February: 7,240 supersport bikes were registered and 3,536 sport/tourers. The Yamaha YZF R1 supersport was the best-selling motorbike between January and March with 1,045 units. The Yamaha R6 was second in the top ten year-to-date registrations, followed by the Honda VFR 800 F sports/tourer. (JW)

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