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

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

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

The January market opened on a high note, with registrations +4.8%, this positive start to 2024 suggests a promising year ahead for the sector, with both internal combustion engine (ICE) & electric powertrains ahead of the same period in 2023.

Scooters, modern classics, and adventure motorcycles are currently boasting the highest registration volumes in the early weeks of the year, highlighting the continued appeal, and need, for practical and versatile products that cater to both a commuter and leisure rider.

Tony Campbell, CEO of MCIA, said: “This positive start to 2024 is particularly encouraging given that both ICE and electric powertrains have seen year on year growth. With fuel-conscious, and environmentally minded commuters, to those drawn to the freedom and exhilaration of open-road adventures enjoying the many benefits of powered two wheelers. 

Defying the gloom of today's economy, motorcycles are offering a compelling economic proposition: fuel efficiency, lower upfront costs compared to cars, and reduced maintenance expenses. Add to that the agility and convenience they offer in congested urban environments, and it's easy to see why powered two wheelers are resonating with budget-conscious consumers, and those looking for freedom and adventure.”

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

Please credit MCIA when quoting this information.

Notes for Editors:

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.