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UK Motorbike Sales Continue to Rise

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LONDON, UK (12 July 2000)– Total motorbike registrations in the UK were up an impressive 7.6% to 84,455 units in the first half of 2000, according to the latest figures by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI). The most significant increases were turned in by the trail/enduro and above 50cc scooter segments, up 48% and 46%, […]

LONDON, UK (12 July 2000)– Total motorbike registrations in the UK were up an impressive 7.6% to 84,455 units in the first half of 2000, according to the latest figures by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI). The most significant increases were turned in by the trail/enduro and above 50cc scooter segments, up 48% and 46%, respectively. Above 50cc scooters continued their strong rise with 16,554 units sold in the first half of the year. Topping the list was the Peugeot Speedfight 100 with 1,602 units sold, good for the fourth best-selling model overall. The Speedfight was followed by the Gilera Runner 125 (1,469) and the Aprilia SR 125 (997). 50cc sales continued to drop–down 10% to 2,514 units. The entire scooter/moped market (50cc and above 50cc) was up 35% to 19,068 units. The popularity of the motorcycle in general continues to rise in the UK, with sales up 1.6% in the first half of the year to 65,387 units. The best-selling model through June was the Yamaha R6 (600cc) with 2,396 units registered, an indication that UK consumers are looking to higher capacity machines. (JW)

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