November Powered Two-Wheeler Registration Statistics

November Powered Two-Wheeler Registration Statistics

MCIA has today published the market data for November and full year-to-date, for new motorcycle, scooter, and other L-Category registrations.

The November total market closed with a minus 5% compared to 2022, which in turn impacted the year to date trend, closing at the end of November minus 2%. The scooter segments experienced another strong month of growth closing at 3.4% up compared to 2022. Although the last couple of months have been positive for Scooters, the year-to-date picture remains challenging where the scooter market is trending at just under minus 12%.    

The total market for the year has now reached over 108,000 units, where we expect the full year volumes to get close to or exceed 113,000. Whilst slightly down on 2022, the 2023 market will be the 2nd highest in the last 5 years meaning the sector is performing well during these challenging economic times.   

Tony Campbell, CEO of MCIA, said: “Motorcycle Live proved to be another major success for the Industry, the event hosted international launches of new models, along with a chance for visitors to see many new bikes for the first time. We welcomed 90,000 visitors to the event with many attending for the first time. As the year draws to a close, we expect 2024 to be another strong year for the sector as the economic indicators are looking more positive than they did this time last year.

As consumer demand remains strong for our sector MCIA continue to work closely with Government at all levels, now gaining energy and momentum with the licence review campaign. Additionally we are now starting to forge early relationships with the shadow ministerial team ahead of a general election year in 2024."

More details on the November 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