Quad bike sales on the rise
Sales of quad bikes are up nearly 20 per cent as farmers continue to invest in new equipment, the Motor Industry Association says.
A total of 3694 quad bikes were sold in the first six months of this year, up nearly 20 per cent on the same time last year.
Association motorcycle division manager Clive Hellyar said the ‘‘numbers confirm continuing strength in the agricultural sector’’.
Some of the growth in quad sales could also be due to an increase in sales of side-by-side quad vehicles which were mainly used in agriculture, Hellyar said.
A 3.2 per cent drop in twowheeled off-road bikes sales to 3050 was largely due to fewer sales of recreational bikes, he said.
Two-wheeled bikes to farmers were ‘‘much the same’’ as last year.
Sales of road-going motorbikes were down 21 per cent.