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Supersport Models Dominate UK

Powersports dealers in the United Kingdom sold 118,266 motorized two-wheelers during the first 10 months of 2006, nearly equal the 118,036 units sold during the same period in 2005.
The Motor Cycle Industry Association Ltd. (MCI) represents the interests of the supply side of the UK motorcycle industry. The MCI said dealers sold 98,263 motorcycles and scooters with engines over 50cc in size and 20,003 mopeds, or two-wheelers with engines of 50cc or smaller.
In the motorcycle and scooter category, the Supersport segment accounted for 22,492 units; followed by the Naked segment with 18,749 units; Scooters, 16,388 units; Sport Touring, 9,867 units; Custom, 9,773 units; Trail/Enduro, 8,476 units; Adventure Sport/Supermoto, 8,140 units; and Touring with 3,003 units.
The ten best-selling two-wheelers in the UK during the first 10 months of 2006 were the Honda CBR1000RR with 1,964 units; Suzuki GSX-R750, 1,852 units; Yamaha YZF-R6, 1,821 units; GSX-R600, 1,820 units; GSX-R1000, 1,792 units; Kawasaki ZX-6R, 1,636 units; CBR125R, 1,585 units; Yamaha YBR 125, 1,522 units; Honda SCV 100 Lead, 1,373 units; and BMW R1200GS, 1,287 units.
The more than 150 members of the MCI represent motorcycle manufacturers and importers; clothing and accessory manufacturers, importers and wholesalers; and motorcycle marketing and service providers, including major finance houses and insurance brokers.
Thinking of doing business in the UK? The MCI says membership in its organization offers benefits through the power of association; invaluable market insight; information on changes in legislation; networking opportunities; promotion of product at UK industry trade shows; and the offering of business and legal support.

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