August 8, 2022

A surge in off-road motorbike gross sales has pushed Australian motorbike and OHV (Off Freeway Automobile) gross sales final yr by a report 13.4%.

In response to official figures launched by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, 123,530 bikes and OHVs have been bought all through 2021.

Off-road bikes recorded the most important will increase, up 18.8% to 53,118, representing 43% of total gross sales.

Street bikes have been the subsequent hottest phase, up 6.8% to 37,270, accounting for 30.17% of the market.

The OHV phase grew 13.9% to twenty-eight,321, with a 22.92% market share.

Scooters make up the smallest portion of the market with 4821 bought, representing 3.90% of the general market and a rise of 8.1%.

Off-road push

FCAI Chief Government Tony Weber mentioned that within the context of pandemic restrictions limiting entry to showrooms, the brand new motorbike, scooter and OHV market in Australia stays optimistic.

Tony Weber

“The pandemic has meant much less entry to showrooms for shoppers. Regardless of this, all sectors of the motorbike and OHV market recorded progress all through 2021. This demonstrates the standard of product that producers are sending to Australia,” Tony says.

The FCAI is urging governments to be aware of the massive off-road motorbike sector which is a extensively used type of recreation.

“An increasing number of Australians are utilizing off-road bikes to extend their bodily health, as a type of psychological wellbeing and as a manner of experiencing the Australian bush.

“It is vital for politicians in any respect ranges to be cognisant of this and to put aside acceptable land for it.”

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With congestion a perennial downside for all of Australia’s capital cities and main centres, highway bikes and scooters must be seen as instruments to assist ease the load on Australia’s transport methods he says.

“Site visitors is a significant difficulty throughout Australia. Getting extra commuters onto bikes and scooters will assist to cut back congestion and improve site visitors circulate.

“We’re encouraging Governments to contemplate how they’ll encourage commuters to make use of bikes and scooters as secure, sensible and environment friendly methods of getting round our cities and concrete centres.”

FCAI figures

It must be famous that the official FCAI figures don’t essentially imply lots lately.

The supposed “peak physique for the automotive trade in Australia” now represents a dwindling variety of importers who pay to be members.

Whereas a number of producers who will not be members could also be minor gamers, CFMoto is just not included and it’s most probably within the prime 10 sellers in Australia.

Plus scooter gross sales are presumably a lot larger as most scooters bought are 50cc fashions from Asian producers who will not be FCAI members and due to this fact not included within the figures.

The figures now solely present the breakdown in lessons (highway, off-road, OHV and scooters) and don’t embrace the highest 10 sellers in every class reminiscent of sports activities bikes, enduro, tourers, cruisers, learners, and many others.

So riders now don’t know how their model, mannequin and class is performing which was a very good indicator of resale worth.

The figures used to incorporate an inventory of the highest sellers by producer, however now riders haven’t any indication of which producers could be determined for gross sales and supply reductions.

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