Retail Sales Report – January 1, 2003

Motorcycle sales in 2002 continued strong with sales through October reaching 742,568 units, according to figures compiled by the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC). That’s an increase of 9.7% over the same period in 2001.

The highway segment continued to be the largest segment, posting sales of 488,114 units through October, up 9.5% over the same nine months in 2001.

The fastest growing segment for the year was scooters, which grew at a rate of 38.9% over the 10 months. However, unit sales were only 31,406, about 4% of the total group sales.

Off-highway sales climbed 12.1% through October, reaching a total of 206,577 units.

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