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France: Motorcycle Sales Progressing

18
April
2008
  Posted at 03:00:00 PM
  File under  France Statistics
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Travelling

It's still looking good, economic crisis or not, in France. New motorcycles registrations have progressed for the first 3 months of the year compared to 2007. January to March 2007 saw 47,458 bikes registered, while during the same month this year, there were 51,205, an increase of 8%!

It's traditional motorcycles that are on the increase (in comparison with scooters), and 125cc motorcycle win the majority of new registrations.

JAN-MAR 2008:
1. Yamaha Xmax 125
1,971
2. Kawasaki Z 750
1,729
3. Kawasaki ER-6
1,464
4. Suzuki Bandit 650
1.392
5. Honda Hornet 600
1,340
6. Yamaha Fazer 600
1,127
7. Suzuki Burgman 125
1,081
8. Honda 125 Varadero
1,017
9. Honda S-Wing 125
1,001
10. Peugeot Satelis 125
  966




If we look at the evolution for the main manufacturers, we'll see this:

Manufacturer
2007
JAN/MAR
2008
JAN/MAR
%
BMW
2,012
2,278
+13.2
Buell
167
156
-6.5
Ducati
607
726
+19.6
Harley-Davidson
1,117
1,177
+5.4
Honda
6,891
7,790
+13
KTM
1,510
1,389
-8
Kawasaki
2,873
4,514
+57
MV Agusta
66
57
-13.6
Suzuki
7,062
6,611
-6.4
Triumph
1,010
1,463
+44.8
Yamaha
9,133
9,315
+2




Notice the spectacular growth of Kawasaki and Triumph.

Let's hope this progression continues, sub-prime or not...

Via: Moto-Journal



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