Out­look for bike sales

Bite com­muters, in­dus­try on­look­ers say

NT News - Motoring - - CARS GUIDE -

Mo­tor­cy­cle sales in Aus­tralia peaked in 2008, when 134,279 mo­tor­cy­cles were sold. Ja­panese man­u­fac­tur­ers con­tinue to dom­i­nate sales. Honda was the No. 1 brand, de­liv­er­ing 24,024 mo­tor­cy­cles to the end of De­cem­ber.

Yamaha was in sec­ond po­si­tion with 20,152 sales, fol­lowed by Suzuki (13,671), Kawasaki (9745) and Har­leyDavid­son (6427).

Honda’s CRF50F was the most pop­u­lar sin­gle model (2982 sales), fol­lowed by the Honda CT110 model.

Honda’s CBR250R was the most pop­u­lar con­ven­tional road bike with 2172 sales.

Mr Chalmers says the in­dus­try is look­ing for­ward to 2012, with an op­ti­mistic out­look for both sales and wider in­dus­try is­sues.

‘‘With favourable con­di­tions con­tin­u­ing across re­gional ar­eas, cou­pled with sta­ble eco­nomic out­look, we see sales grow­ing fur­ther in 2012,’’ he says.

Ja­panese man­u­fac­tur­ers dom­i­nate the mar­ket, with the Honda CBR250R the big­gest-sell­ing road bike

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