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The Netherlands: Motorcycle Purchase Statistics 2007

  Posted at 09:00:00 AM
  File under  Statistics
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Travelling

The small country of The Netherlands Open link in a new window is always full of cars and the resulting traffic jams, and therefore one of the reasons why you see so many motorcycles there.

In a country of 16.5 million inhabitants, there are 634,135 motorcycle riders. 65% of the riders who purchased a new motorcycle during 2007 were over the age of 36 (in 2005, that figure was 57%).

Half of the 634,135 motorcycle are over 650cc, meaning that people who purchase a new motorcycle prefer big displacement motorcycles.

45% of the people who bought a big motorcycle, actually bought a really big one, over 950cc. Touring motorcycles are the most popular ones, with 20.2% of all new motorcycles. The dual purpose motorcycle has gained grounds, with 19.2% of the market, followed by the standard streetbike, with 18.6%.

Scooters have doubled in numbers over the previous year.


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