February L-Category (Scooters, Motorcycles & other light 3 and 4-wheel vehicles) Registration Statistics

February L-Category (Scooters, Motorcycles & other light 3 and 4-wheel vehicles) Registration Statistics

MCIA has today published the market data for February 2024, for new motorcycle, scooter, and other L-Category vehicles. 

Continuing the positive start to 2024, February registrations are tracking 6.1% ahead of the same period in 2023, culminating in a 5.4% year to date increase. 

Whilst the electric market fails to meet the demand seen in 2023, there is monthly growth in the lower <4 kW banding, although electric still trails -4.0% on last year.  ICE (internal combustion engine) products continue to perform well, particularly across the road sport, modern classic, adventure and scooter segments. 

As the days lengthen and the promise of warmer weather arrives, the market is poised for its annual spring upswing as enthusiasts prepare to dust off their motorcycles and enjoy the warmer, drier weather*.

Tony Campbell, CEO of MCIA, said: "The positive start to 2024 is encouraging, where we are confident this trend can continue into the Spring despite the pressures on household incomes. Our market has proven its robustness during tough economic pressures and hope it will continue to in this positive vein”  

More details on the February registration figures can be found here.

Please credit MCIA when quoting this information.

Notes for Editors:

* For riders returning to the road after a break, we recommend looking in to training options to ensure your skills are as sharp as they can be when returning to the road, visit www.eliteriderhub.co.uk to find out more.

MCIA is the body that represents the UK L-Category vehicle industry. L-Category vehicles can be defined as motorised lightweight scooters, motorcycles, tricycles and quadricycles, typically with zero or low-emission power.  

Within regulation they are defined as ‘L-Category’ vehicles (Regulation 168/2013) and are a great solution to the congestion and air quality challenges we all face. They are also sometimes referred to as powered light vehicles (PLV).

For more information about the work of MCIA and L-Category vehicles, or to interview MCIA’s CEO, Tony Campbell, please contact Gina Evans at g.evans@mcia.co.uk.