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Yamaha Tops Off-Road Sales for Q1 | News

Yamaha has topped the off-road segment for the first quarter of this year according to sales figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI).

The Japanese manufacturer topped several categories including enduro, off-road, overall and most notable, Adventure Touring, thanks to the new XTZ690. Yamaha sold 347 Ténéré 700s in the first quarter of this year, surpassing what many of its rivals sold for all of last year. The Suzuki DR650SE was the second best seller in Adventure Touring with 119 sales and the BMW R 1250 GS Adventure third with 100 sales, up 3.1%. Further down the list in sixth position is the Yamaha Ténéré 700’s closest rival, the KTM 790 Adventure R, which KTM sold 71 units. The new Ténéré was not only the best selling Adventure Touring bike but the best-selling motorcycle overall.

Yamaha’s WR450F topped the Enduro charts but KTM dominated the category. Of the top-10 best selling Enduro models, KTM accounted for half and Husqvarna another two. Yamaha shifted 260 WR450Fs, down 21.7% from last year’s Q1. KTM’s 300EXC was the second best-selling enduro bike (200 units, up 30.7%) and the 450EXC third (157 units, up 127.5%).

Honda claimed the top spot in the Motocross category with the CRF450R registering 161 sales, up 36.4% from last year. Yamaha’s YZ250F was the second best-selling motocross bike with 137 units sold, down 18%. The KTM 250SX-F took third in the category with 122 sales, up 43.5%.

The Fun Bike category was topped by the Kawasaki KLX110 (257 units sold) while the CRF50F experienced a 36.5% dropped in sales after it shifted 254 units. The Yamaha PW50 dropped 5.1% in sales to 222 sales.

Overall motorcycle sales dropped 2.5% in the first quarter but the off-road segment experience a small 1.5% growth. Behind Yamaha as segment leader with 27.8% market share was Honda with 24.3% share and KTM in third place with 20.7% share.
Considering we’ve experienced devastating fires, floods and now Coronavirus over the past three months, it seems motorcycle sales are remaining strong.