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Motorcycle sales fall in first quarter of 2019 | Archive | News

Data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) revealed a 14.6 per cent decline for the motorcycle market in the first quarter of 2019.

18,438 motorcycles, ATVs and scooters were sold during the first three months of 2019, compared with 21,599 for the same period in 2018.

This represents a 14.6 per cent decline for the market in the first quarter, with all market categories except scooters affected by the downturn.

Off-road category sales fell 9.3 per cent compared with the first quarter of 2018. Yamaha maintained its market leadership with a 27.8 per cent share, followed by Honda with 26.4 per cent, and KTM with 18.1 per cent.

Yamaha’s WR450F topped the enduro category with 332 units sold, this represents an 81.4% increase from the same period last year.

KTM’s 300 EXC was the second best-selling enduro bike with 153 sold, a 52.9% decrease from the same period last year.

The Austrian manufacturers 500 EXC sold 129 units, a 31% decrease.

Honda’s all-new CRF450L sold 63 units.

In the motocross category, Yamaha’s YZ250F experience a 27.5% increase in sales, moving 167 units. Honda’s CRF450R saw a decrease of 36.9% with 118 units sold while Kawasaki’s KX450 experience a 36.9% increase (115).

See the Top-10 for each category below.