July Powered Two-Wheeler Registration Figures
July registration figures for motorcycles, scooters, and other L-Category vehicles have today been released by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), with July registrations down 11.4% on the same month in 2021.
The first seven months of 2022 are now tracking at a positive 6.3% up, year to date, compared to the previous year. Within this figure, there is noticeable growth from many key segments but with a particularly strong performance in Adventure, Custom and Touring styles.
Whilst electric Powered Two Wheelers (e-PTW) are occupying 5.7% of the market, it’s clear that internal combustion engine (ICE) registrations remain strong. The MCIA document 'A Journey to a Brighter Destination' highlights the many benefits of leisure riding, of which a large proportion are large capacity petrol motorcycles. Despite this, motorcycles contribute minimally toward greenhouse gas emissions.
Tony Campbell, CEO of MCIA said, “With the Department for Transport having released its long-awaited consultation to phase out the sale of new petrol motorcycles by 2035, MCIA continues to focus on consulting with members to ensure our collective opposition to the recommended 2035 phase out date is acknowledged.
Today’s statistics, whilst not surprising, underline the importance of ensuring manufacturers of large capacity petrol motorcycles are given realistic dates to prepare for the phase out of new non-zero emission motorcycles”.
More details about July registration figures can be found here.
Please credit MCIA when quoting this information.