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Indian Motorcycles Market
Posted in Asia & Pacific

India May. BMW shining in a market down 8.1%

Indian Two-Wheeler Market kept falling in May with 1.7 million sales (-8.1%) and with 4 out of the top 7 brands losing volumes. Pushed up by the recently opened local plant, BMW is gaining 900% ranking already in 11th place, only two years after landing in the country. KTM is the premium brands leader, while Harley Davidson is struggling.

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European Motorcycles Sales
Posted in Europe World

Europe May. Sales speed reduced at a mere +1%

European Motorcycles Market in the 2019 seems to have lost steam after a fast start. Indeed May sales were positive by a mere 1% with crucial markets, like Italy losing Y.o.Y.. The annual gain is still +11.9% but the summer risk to not be positive. Sales figures are collected through local Ministers of Transportations and covers 37 markets, including Turkey and Russia.

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Pakistan Motorcycles
Posted in Asia & Pacific

Pakistan May. Sales again down in double digit

Pakistani Motorcycles Industry started the new fiscal year in line with the previous quarter losing over 12% both in April and in May. Honda dominates with share at 60% while the market stands as the sixth biggest market in the World.

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Brazilian Motorcycles Market
Posted in America & Latin America

Brazil May. Two wheeler sales up 8%. Suzuki booms 136%

Brazilian Motorcycles Market continue to fly in the 2019, following the 2018, when it was the fastest growing market within the World’s top 25 global. With the +8.8% scored in May, the industry kept growing in double digit. Under the Honda dominion, Suzuki booms 166% and Triumph kept growing.

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Zero Motorcycles
Posted in Motorcycles Brands Performance

Zero. In 2018 sales still below the 3k units, mainly in US & Europe

Zero Motorcycles Incorporated is an American manufacturer of electric motorcycles. Founded in 2006 in a Santa Cruz, California garage by a former NASA engineer, Neal Saiki, it has been developed fast and actually distributes in over 30 countries, while US sales are sharply predominant.

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Posted in Europe

Turkey 2019. Yamaha & BMW shine in a market moderately down

Turkish Motorcycles Market in the Q1 2019 has lost a mere 4% while the auto industry collapsed due to the deep economic crisis. Honda recovered the leadership lost last year while Yamaha jumped in second place boosting sales by 237%. BMW improved 137% while other premium brands have lost, with Peugeot down 44% and Ducati 45%

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Vietnam Motorcycles
Posted in ASEAN

Vietnam May. The market is recovering while Yamaha is down over 20% despite new models launch

Vietnam Motorcycles Market moderately positive in May 2019 with year to date figures down 3.7%, confirming the Q2 recovery after the shy Q1 with the entire 2019 potentially again at record level, following four years of stable growth. While on top of the list Honda is stable all others top player have lost, with Yamaha down 20%.

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Triumph Motorcycles
Posted in Motorcycles Brands Performance

Triumph. In the Q1 2019 hit the new sales record driven by European and Latam operations

Triumph Motorcycles hit the new best Q1 ever with 16.251 sales (+6.7%) thanks to the outstanding performance in Latam and Europe. The British brand is set up to run the 2019 at the new all time record, doing better than in 2017. Colombia is the fastest growing country this year while sales decline in India.

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Latin America motorcycles
Posted in America & Latin America World

Latin America. In the Q1 2019 motorcycles sales dropped 4.9%

Latin America motorcycles market in the first quarter 2019 felt down 4.9% hit by the sharp fall reported by Argentina and Ecuador and by the slow speed of Mexico. The largest market is Brazil, which counts 28% of the total and is growing in double-digit.

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Posted in America & Latin America

Paraguay. In the 2018 ranked as the World’s 29th market, while losing 7%

Paraguay Motorcycles Market is the 29th largest in the World, despite in the 2018 was far from the over 200k record reported in the 2011. Last year sales felt 7% due to the not favorable economic environment. Over 95% of models sold are locally produced and the market is concentrated in local brands hands.

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Argentine Motorcycles Market
Posted in America & Latin America

Argentina. In May Sales lost 54% with several local brands in financial troubles

Argentine Motorcycles Market is collapsing hit by the economic and financial crisis and in the first five months of the 2019 have lost 49% of volume, being the worst market globally. Honda has consolidated the leadership while Zanella dropped in third place, overtaken by Motomel. The italian Benelli is leader among the premium brands.

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Posted in America & Latin America

Colombia. Two-wheeler market boomed 27% in May

Colombian Motorcycles industry boomed 27% in May reinforcing the already magnificent and scoring a year to date 2019 increase of  12.9%. Yamaha and Honda are reducing the gap from the market leader, the Indian Baja Auto. The fastest growing brand so far has been Victory.

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Chinese Motorcycles Market
Posted in Asia & Pacific

China. In April sales down only 2% but the year is projected down 1.5 million units

Chinese Motorcycles Market in April has reduced the lost at 2.2 with 1.32 million sales, while the year to date figures are down in double-digit projecting the entire year down 1.5 million. While the segment of e-scooter is fast growing, traditional combustion engines segment declines over 15%.

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Posted in Motorcycles Brands Performance

BMW Motorrad. In the Q1 2019 hits the new all time record sales, up 17.9%

BMW Motorrad ended the Q1 2019 with the best ever performance and 46.789 global sales, up a robust 17.9%, doing better than all others Top Premium brands. The success of recently opened Indian subsidiary and the strong demand in Europe are the key factors of this success.

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Posted in Middle East & Africa

Egypt. 2018 sales up 7% while Bajaj Auto is market leader

Egyptian Motorcycles industry is the second largest in Africa and one of the biggest worldwide. However, in recent years the market is declining due to the price increase and government policies. The market leader is the Indian Bajaj Auto, with the Boxer 150 as best-selling models. The 50 cc segment is dominated by moped imported from China

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Sri Lanka Motorcycles
Posted in Asia & Pacific

Sri Lanka. In the 2018 the market felt down for the 4th year in a string

Sri Lanka Motorcycles Market felt down 2.6% in the 2018 posting the fourth decline in a row. The country ranks as the sixteen in the MCD Global Motorcycles Ranking. The market is a feud for Bajaj Auto which dominate with over 60% of market share. 2019 outlook is almost negative.

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Posted in Motorcycles Brands Performance

Hero Motor. Q1 2019 Global Sales down in double-digit, first time since 2011

Hero Motors reported in Q1 2019  the first double-digit lost since 2011 divorce with Honda, hit not only by the lost in the domestic market, but even by sharply negative scores in export markets, like Ecuador, Sri Lanka and Argentina. The World’s second largest motorcycles company is facing the first difficulties after a long growth reported in the last years.

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Posted in ASEAN

Thailand April. Harley Davidson is doubling sales while market is stable

Thailand Motorcycles Market started the 2019 losing moderately. After the shy Q1, in April sales have been 120.457 (-1.0%) while the full year outlook is still positive. Honda, market leader, was stable, while Harley Davidson is doubling volumes. Following the record established last year, BMW is struggling and Ducati as well.

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Benelli
Posted in Motorcycles Brands Performance

Benelli. In 2018 sales boomed 51% hitting the new all time record. Argentina is the top market

Benelli hit in the 2018 the new all time record with almost 28.000 sales worldwide, up a huge 51.6% from the previous year. Sales boomed in Europe which become the first region, representing 49% of total sales, but the top market is in Latam and is Argentina followed by Italy and Thailand.

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World Motorcycles Market
Posted in World

World Motorcycles Market. Q1 2019 sales declines 5% despite Europe is booming

World Motorcycles market has lost over 5% in the first quarter 2019, mainly due to the simultaneous fall of the two largest markets, India and China. The best region was the European, boomed a dramatic 23%, while ASEAN grew as well, thanks to Indonesia +15%. Latin America is losing despite the positive trend of the Brazilian market.

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bajaj auto
Posted in Motorcycles Brands Performance

Bajaj Auto March. Celebrating a new record Q1, finally landed in Europe

Bajaj Auto kept growing in the Q1 2019, despite the domestic market fall. Growing 9.4% the company scored the record Q1, increasing volume in India and ASEAN, while finally starting operations in Europe, mainly in East countries. Latam sales fell down, hit by the crisis in Argentina and Ecuador.

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