Outlook for bike sales
Bite commuters, industry onlookers say
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