ATV sales in 2003 have declined 2.4% through May, according to figures compiled by the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC). That’s a decrease of 7,237 units over the same period in 2002.
While sales of on-highway motorcycles continue to outpace other segments, posting sales of 66,967 units in May, sales were down 6.3% for the month and 3.8% from the same five months in 2002.
The fastest growing segment for the year continues to be scooters, which grew at a rate of 10.8% compared to sales for the same month in 2002. Scooter unit sales for the year through May were up 11% on total sales of 17,575 units.
Off-highway unit sales climbed 5.5% through May on sales of 26,442 units. For the year, sales were up 5.1%
This report contains estimated retail unit sales of motorcycles, ATVs and scooters from warranty registrations provided by Aprilia, Arctic Cat, BMW, Bombardier, Buell, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Indian, KTM, Kawasaki, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory, and Yamaha from retail dealers. This report does not include total retail sales, since a small portion (less than 5%) of total retail sales is not reported through warranty registrations.
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