Motorcycle sales continue to creep upward according to the latest report from the Motorcycle Industry Council. The grand total of units sold through September 2015, including Dual, Off-Highway, On-Highway motorcycles and Scooters reached 413,128 for the year, 18,488 more two-wheeled vehicles than were sold at the same point last year. For the month of September 2015, total sales reached 40,298, a 6% improvement over sales in September 2014.
The sales figures are determined based on the performance of MIC member manufacturers (BMW, Can-Am, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, the Piaggio Group, Victory, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha).
The On-Highway segment accounted for the bulk of sales for the month, at 28,879 units, as well as in YTD figures at 298,773 units. That’s a 5.1% increase for the month when compared to last year and a 6.4% increase for the year.
The Dual segment achieved the largest percentage of growth, with September 2015 sales 21.8% better than September 2014. For the year, Dual motorcycle sales have improved 6.9%, with 30,465 units sold through the first nine months of 2015.
Off-Highway motorcycles were popular as well, improving 11.5% for the month. Sales for the year in the segment have slowed compared to others, improving 2.7% compared to YTD figures marked in 2014.
The Scooter segment is the only to see a decline for the month and in YTD numbers. Scooter sales were down 8.1% in September 2015 and are down 10.9% for the year.
ATV figures were reported as well, showing an 8.4% increase for the month. The segment grew to 164,491 units sold YTD, marking a modest gain of 0.9% for the year.