October Powered Two-Wheeler Registration Statistics

October Powered Two-Wheeler Registration Statistics

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

The October total market closed with a positive +0.8%, which in turn reduced the year-to-date decline to just -1.9%. The scooter segments experienced another month of growth closing at a positive 10.7% helped by an increase in electric powered two wheelers which closed at over 11% up in the month.

Mid to large capacity motorcycles continue to perform well with the 751 -1000cc 26.2% up on 2022. With the total market now having reached over 102,000 registrations, we look set to close the full year close to 2022 volumes. 

As we enter into new model launch season manufacturers will be looking to stimulate even greater interest, as many new models are unveiled at both EICMA and Motorcycle Live.

Tony Campbell, CEO of MCIA, said: “It is undoubtedly an exciting time of year as 2024 models are released and consumers look forward to MCIAs UK show – Motorcycle Live - to have the first public viewing.

In the background whilst consumer excitement from existing riders will be high, MCIA are also working hard to pave the way for a smooth transition for riders to gain their licence.  A Licence to Net Zero – MCIAs most recent proposal to change licensing has an objective to make it more affordable and less complex, which we hope will result in more people turning to two wheels."


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).

*Motorcycle Live takes place from 18 – 26 November at The NEC, Birmingham and is the largest UK motorcycle show. www.motorcyclelive.co.uk

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.