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Japan. Honda gains at 46% share in a first half 2019 flat market

Japanese Motorcycles Market is moving flat in the 2019, with first half sales at 182.441 units, down 0.3%. While others Japanese brands are heavily losing, the leader Honda gains share at 46%. The recently landed Husqvarna is fast growing while KTM, Ducati and Harley-Davidson are losing.

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Philippines Motorcycles
Posted in ASEAN

Philippines. In Q1 the market felt down 18%

Philippines Motorcycles Market has lost a huge 18% in the first quarter 2019, following years of impressive development.  Sales were hit by a less positive economic environment and by the recent introduction of new emission standards. While Honda is market leader, KTM and BMW are fast growing.

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Thailand June. Harley Davidson booming while market is declining

Thailand Motorcycles Market has lost 16.2% in June, the sixth declining month in a row, with first half 2019 declining 4.3%. Honda, market leader, was stable, while Harley Davidson is doubling volumes. Following the record established last year, BMW is struggling, while down better than Ducati and KTM.

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Chinese Motorcycles Market
Posted in Asia & Pacific

China June. Last month strong recovery allowed to close H1 down only 3%

Chinese Motorcycles Market grew up 15% in June almost recovering in the year to date figures and ending the first half 2019 with 7.7 million sales (-3.1%). While the segment of e-scooter is fast growing, traditional combustion engines segment declines over 15% and the competitive scenario is fast evolving.

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Pakistan Motorcycles
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Pakistan June. The market rolls down after years of record

Pakistani Motorcycles Industry in the first half 2019 was hit by negative economic environment and reported a double-digit lost after years of rolling growth. Sales at 878.404 were down 11.3%. Honda dominates with share at 60% while the market stands as the sixth biggest market in the World.

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Posted in America & Latin America

Colombia June. Bajaj Auto leader with low tone in a market up in double-digit

Colombian Motorcycles industry ended the first half 2019 as the second in South America with 291.422 sales (+13.4%) despite economic data are relatively weak. 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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Posted in Europe

Germany June. BMW booming in a market up 8%

Germany Motorcycles Market in the first half 2019 was pulled up by the outstanding success of the new BMW 1.250 GS which already represent 5.9% of market share, boosting the brand sales on top of the list with a wide gap to all others. Piaggio is in second place ahead of Honda and Kawasaki. Harley-Davidson, Peugeot & Ducati are losing.

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Posted in America & Latin America

Guatemala. In the 2018 the market hit the 4th All Time Record in a row

Guatemala Motorcycles Market continue to grow year after year and is the second largest in Central America after Mexico. The positive economic environment and the arrival of several new players have boosted the market in recent years up the 2018 24th position at global level. 

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Argentine Motorcycles Market
Posted in America & Latin America

Argentina June. Sales lost 46% with several local brands in financial troubles

Argentine Motorcycles Market is collapsing hit by the economic and financial crisis and in the first half 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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Taiwan June. Yamaha falls down, before launching the EC-5, in a recovering market

Taiwan Motorcycles Market moderately recovered during the second quarter, ending the first half of the 2019 down 8%, despite the huge e-scooter segment growth, thanks to the success of the new star Gogoro. Total domestic market is reported at 421.810 units, including both domestic produced and imports, with Yamaha losing more all others.

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Peruvian Motorcycles
Posted in America & Latin America

Peru June. Bajaj lost the second place in a market declining 6.6%

Peruvian Motorcycles Market is moderately declining in the 2019 hit by the negative economic environment. In the first half, sales have been 144.598, down 6.6% from the correspondent period last year. Behind the leader, Honda, the local brand Wanxim (based on CKD models from China) took the second place overtaking the Indian Bajaj Auto.

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Italian Motorcycles
Posted in Europe

Italy June. The market has lost steam ending the first half up a mere 5.7%

Italian Motorcycles Market ended the first half 2019 with 152.282 sales, up a modest 5.7%, after a strong start of the year. In June the market increased a mere 2% and the second half outlook is not positive, despite available incentives for electric vehicles. BMW shines while Ducati is losing, compared with same period last year.

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French Motorcycles
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France June. NIU up 500% in a still strong market

French Motorcycles Market is almost positive in the 2019 ending the first half with sales up 20%, driven by a recovering 50cc class (+44%). Honda has reduced the gap from the market leader, Yamaha, while BMW is still on top of the premium segment. Peugeot is in fast recovery, while the fastest brand is NIU, up 500%.

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British Motorcycles Market
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United Kingdom June. Royal Enfield is the fastest brand in a shy market

British Motorcycles Market in the first half of the 2019 was moderately positive losing in Q2 the good gain reported in the previous quarter. The deterioration of economic environment suggest a harsh second half with annual sales projected below the 100k. Honda keeps dominating with over 20% of market share, ahead of Yamaha and BMW. Improving 48%, Royal Enfield was the fastest growing brand so far.

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Vietnam Motorcycles
Posted in ASEAN

Vietnam June. Despite sales felt in double digit, the market stands as the 4th in the World

Vietnam Motorcycles Market was reported quite negative in June, losing in double-digit and ending the first half 2019 down 5.3%, with near 1.5 million sales. While on top of the list Honda is stable all others top player have lost, with Yamaha down 20%. The new electric vehicles local producer, VinFast, was very well welcomed by the market.

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Spain. First Half 2019 sales up 12% with Askoll, Scutum and BMW shining

Spanish Motorcycles Market in the 2019 is keeping the positive trend and the first half was reported with over 100k sold, up 12.0%. Behind Honda and Yamaha, Piaggio and Kymco fight for the third step of the podium, while Scutum and Askoll dominate the electric segment and BMW the premium. Great score for Benelli & Ducati.

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Australia March. In the 2019 the market will fall at the lowest in decades

Australian Motorcycles Market reported a deep 14% lost in the first quarter 2019 projecting the worse year in the last three decades. The already negative trend was enhanced by the weakest GDP growth in almost a decade and all motorcycles brands felt down. The worse in absolute was the market leader, Honda, down 42%.

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Indian Motorcycles Market
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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
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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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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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