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Thailand September. Harley-Davidson up 176% in a market down 2.8

Thailand Motorcycles Market is moderately declining with year to date September 2019 sales at 1.32 million units, down 2.8%. The market leader, Honda is in line with the industry while Piaggio is up 27% and Harley Davidson is doubling volumes. Others premium brands struggle, and following the last year record BMW lost 13%, while Ducati is -32% and KTM -70%

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Great Britain September. Royal Enfield up 124% in a market moderately positive

British Motorcycles Market was moderately positive in the first nine months of the 2019 with total 76.305 sales, up 2.9%. Honda keeps dominating with over 20% of market share, ahead of Yamaha and BMW. While Harley-Davidson lost in double-digit, Royal Enfield scored the fastest increase, up 124%.

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Colombia September. Starker & KTM booming in a market up 12%

Colombian Motorcycles industry kept the positive pathway in September 2019 with sales up 11.5% confirming the place as second largest market in South America with annual sales up 12.2%. Bajaj Auto is market leader ahead of the Honda and AKT while Starker and KTM are booming.

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Argentina September. Zanella & Yamaha are collapsing in a market down 45%

Argentine Motorcycles Market is collapsing hit by the economic and financial crisis and in the first nine months of the 2019 have lost 45% of volume, being the worst market globally. Honda has consolidated the leadership while Zanella dropped in fourth place, overtaken by Motomel and Corven. Yamaha is down over 60%

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Peru August. Motorcycles market is recovering despite economic environment is worsening

Peruvian Motorcycles Market in the Q3 2019 is recovering after a shy start of the year and despite the political, social and economic environment are worsening. Year to date August sales were 216.067 (-3.9%). Honda is market leader despite losing 20%, followed by the local brand Wanxim and the Indian Bajaj Auto. 

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Spain September. In the 2019 sales up 10%, while Harley-Davidson lost 9% and EVs gain 32%

Spanish Motorcycles Market is running up in double-digit and will end the 2019 with an outstanding increase. Year to date September sales were 155.798 (+10.8%) with Honda on top followed by Yamaha and Kymco. The electric segment is growing 32.7% while BMW is up 9% and Harley-Davidson is down 9%.

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France September. Peugeot roars up 47% in a market up 17%

French Motorcycles Market in the 2019 the locomotive of European industry confirming in September the almost positive trend with year to date sales at 220.271 units, up a robust 17.9%. Honda has reduced the gap from the market leader, Yamaha, while Peugeot improved 47% advancing in fourth place. Aprilia and NIU among the fastest growing brands.

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Italy September. NIU is the fastest growing brand in a market up 5%

Italian Motorcycles Market in the 2019 is almost positive despite the Q1 rolling speed declined to a moderate growth during the Q2 and Q3. Year to date September sales at 219.558 units were up 5.7%. BMW is leader among importers while NIU is the fastest growing brand, up 279%.

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India. In August the two wheelers market felt 23%

Indian two-wheeler market kept falling in August 2019 with 1.5 million sales (-23%) with year to date figures down in double-digit. All top local brands are losing heavy, a part Bajaj Auto which is still in positive territory. 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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Europe. August 2019 sales declined 2%. Harley-Davidson is the worst performing brand this year

European Motorcycles Market in August 2019 declined 2.2%, first time in the year, while Year to Date sales were up a robust 9.0% projecting the entire year at 1.75 million units. Honda is the leader, while BMW and SYM are shining. Ducati is flat, while Harley-Davidson is among the worst.

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China August. Three strong months moved the 2019 sales in positive territory

Chinese Motorcycles Market grew up consistently in the last three month recovering all sales lost in the first 5 months of the year. Year to date figures are 10.8%, up 2.3%. While the e-scooter segment is fast growing, traditional combustion engines segment declines over 15% and the competitive scenario is fast evolving.

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Israel 2019. SYM & Kymco control over 40% of a stable market

Israel Motorcycles Market in the first half 2019 was flat from the corresponding period last year with 9.080 sales. The market is dominated by Taiwanese SYM and Kymco which have a combined market share near 40%. KTM is the best premium brand with an outstanding level of sales.

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Turkey 2019. Yamaha shine in a market moderately down

Turkish Motorcycles Market has lost 10% in July keeping the annual lost within acceptable level, while the car industry has lost near the half during the same period of time due to the deep economic crisis. Honda recovered the leadership lost last year while Yamaha jumped up 74% and BMW lead premium segment.

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Bangladesh. Motorcycles Industry booming again in the 2019 with sales projected over 0.6 million

Bangladesh Motorcycles Industry is the new frontier for the entire sector. Supported by a favorable development policy and high investment by Indian and Japanese manufacturers, the industry is booming. Following sales doubled in the last three years, in the 2019 sales are projected over the 0.6 million units. Bajaj Auto dominates.

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Kymco. Global sales in the first half 2019 declined 2% following 4 record years in a string

Kymco Motorcycles global sales performance slowed down in the first half 2019 following a series of 4 consecutive all-time record. Difficulties in the domestic markets, still counting 63% of global sales, put under risk this year record, despite positive performance in Europe and ASEAN.

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Pakistan August. The market rolls down after years of record

Pakistani Motorcycles Industry kept in the Q3 the negative 2019 trend and after August sales dropped 8% the year to date figures are down in double-digit.  Honda dominates with share at 60% gaining terrain over local brands. The market stands as the sixth biggest market in the World.

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Indian Electric Scooter and Motorcycles Market felt down 40% in the 2019

Indian Electric Scooter and Motorcycles Market target is to be 90% electric by 2025 by a recent government release as a result of a Think Tank activity chaired by the Prime Minister aiming to dramatically cut pollution and reduce fuel import bill. However, the target can be achieved only with disruptive policies rarely seen in India. However, FAME II introduction pushed market down over 40%.

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European Electric Scooter and Motorcycles Market up 47% in 8 months 2019

European Electric Scooter and Motorcycles Market grew up 47.9% year to date August 2019 following the already astonishing +100% reported in the previous year. Despite the number of manufacturers grew up at the record of 265, the market is already well concentrated with only one European brand in the podium. Germany is the largest market

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Vietnam August. Two-wheeler sales down 5% while Yamaha is down 24%

Vietnam Motorcycles Market kept losing in August 2019 with year to date figures down 5% from the corresponded period last year. While on top of the list Honda is stable all others top player have lost, with Yamaha down an impressive 24.7%. The new electric vehicles local producer, VinFast, was very well welcomed by the market.

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Brazilian Motorcycles Market

Brazil August. Market keeps the speed in double-digit while Suzuki is the fastest growing brand

Brazilian Motorcycles Market continue to fly in the 2019, with August sales up in double-digit again and the entire year projected at 1.1 million units. Despite the already huge market share, Honda keeps gaining terrain over all competitors, while Suzuki is fast growing and Ducati is finally positive.

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Japan August. Husqvarna shines in a market in slow recovery

Japanese Motorcycles Market is recovering after a shy start of the year and sales year to date August were up 0.7%. All Japanese brands are almost stable compared with the previous year while Husqvarna, recently landed in the country, is the fastest growing brand. Ducati and Harley-Davidson are losing.

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