UK motorcycle sales increase

Motorcycle sales in the United Kingdom are up 5.1 percent over last year, according to the Motor Cycle Industry Association. More than 98,000 new motorcycle registrations have been recorded thus far for 2007. In August alone, there was an increase of 7.8 percent, with 11,500 new registrations.

The supersport bike category has the most registrations with nearly 2,000 in August. It’s followed by the Adventure Sports category, which has had an increase of 1/3 compared to last year. Scooters have had 1,860 registrations so far, and the Naked bikes have 1,671.

Including motorcycles, scooters and mopeds, new and used sales surpassed the third of a million mark in the first half of 2007. Scooters have moved into a new position making up about half of all new registrations.

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