News 8 Jan 2019

Yamaha best off-road seller in 2018 as Honda tops overall sales

Australian motorcycle market records 8.7 percent decline in sales.

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Honda Motorcycles Australia has topped overall sales for 2018 according to the latest Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) report, which has indicated a 8.7 percent decline in overall sales for the industry from 2017.

The Japanese manufacturer rounded out the year with 22,735 motorcycles sold, edging out Yamaha Motor Australia’s 21,145 units and Kawasaki Motors’ 9376 sales.

The off-road market saw Yamaha emerge as the best seller after 11,055 units were sold, followed by Honda’s 9807 sales and KTM Australia’s 5900.

Mini bikes proved to be the most popular in 2018 as the Honda CRF50F topped the off-road segment with 2159 sales, being joined in the top three by the Yamaha PW50 (1953 units sold) and Yamaha TTR50E (1715 units sold).

Yamaha reigned supreme in the motocross division with its ever-popular YZ250F (797 units sold) topping the class along with the all-new YZ450F (768 units sold), as the Honda CRF450R (736 units sold) ended the year third on the sales charts.

The enduro category was also taken out by Yamaha with its WR450F (1136), followed by KTM’s 300 EXC (1052 units sold) and 500 EXC (746 units sold). Other best sellers included the CRF50F in the fun bike market, Honda CRF230F (1095 units sold) in the trail bike class and Honda XR190 (659 units sold) in the farm bike category.

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