“In the face of economic uncertainty for many, the benefits of motorcycles, scooters and other powered light vehicles… continue to shine through.”
That’s the upbeat assessment from the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), reacting to the latest figures of new vehicle registrations.
The figures show in August, 8,841 new powered two-wheelers (PTWs) were registered, up 2.7% when compared to the same month last year.
The August figure also brings the year-to-date market to 5.9% up when compared to 2021.
The MCIA says the sector continues to buck the economic trend and cost of living crisis the UK is currently facing.
It adds that motorcycles and scooters provide transport solutions across a wide range of uses, from low-cost commuting, last mile delivery through to leisure and travel activities.
Tony Campbell, CEO of MCIA, said: “In the face of economic uncertainty for many, the benefits of motorcycles, scooters and other powered light vehicles, as both an economic and convenient transport solution continue to shine through.
“Whilst MCIA and its members continue to lobby the Government to ensure our sector is fully understood, the premature phase out of non-zero emission drive trains in our market would limit choices to the consumer and damage a healthy industry.
“It is clear from the registration figures the customer demand is high and the impact to our sector of getting this wrong will be dramatic.”
27 September 2022