Data shows slight growth in motorcycle sales

Retail motorcycle sales are showing more of a stabilization pattern as they have increased 0.5 percent year-to-date over the same period in 2010, according to quarterly data provided by the Motorcycle Industry Council.

By March of this year, the year-to-date numbers were up 7.2 percent, and by June, they were up only 1.7 percent over the year-ago periods.

Three segments – dual purpose, scooter and on-highway motorcycles – have seen growth so far this year. However, only dual purpose motorcycles saw a year-over-year increase in September. With 1,880 units sold during the month, the segment was up 15.4 percent.

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