The data is not good at allWhy are we kidding ourselves, because during the first four months of 2012 only 28,501 motorcycles and 5,107 mopeds were sold. These sales figures represent a 21.1% decrease in motorcycles and also a 20.6% decrease in mopeds. These figures are comparing current sales with last year. If we compare the sales for the last month of April, the figures are even worse, with 7,943 motorcycles (-26.8%) and 1,331 mopeds (-19.6%)
Of course, with the economic situation as it is to see who is the pimp who spends 20,000 euros on a last generation Superbike. Taking a look at the Top 10 Registrations of 2012, the best-selling motorcycle is the Kymco Super Dink 125. The list is dominated by Scooters, mainly 125cc, although there are two exceptions: Yamaha T-Max 530 and the Kymco Super Dink 300. No sign of other motorcycles, what a panorama.
In the moped section, which also has fabric to cut, we find in the top 10 of registrations at Piaggio ZIP, closely followed by the Vespa 50 LX. Statistically this sector is led by scooters, which account for 90.7% of sales. The first non-Scooter motorcycle is the Derbi Senda 50 in 10th place with 141 units sold in 2012.
It is clear that the market has gone down the drain. But it is also significant that people have switched from buying motorcycles for fun to buying utility motorcycles. Always talking about new motorcycles. Because in the sector of second hand motorcycles the thing is not to launch rockets, but it remains. The market overall falls by 6.8%, but in the segment of motorcycles that are between 5 and 10 years old, 17.5% more sales have been registered than last year. Something similar happens in second-hand mopeds, the general decrease by 3.6% although sales of mopeds older than 10 years increase by 27.6%.