News 7 Jul 2021

Motorcycle sales continue to accelerate in Australia

Dirt bike sales increase 6.5 percent through first half of 2021.

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Motorcycle sales in Australia have continued to accelerate in the latest FCAI report, with dirt bike sales increasing by 6.5 percent amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The period of January-June 2021 has seen a total of 22,231 new off-road models sold, compared to 20,885 purchases in the same period last year. Collectively, the market has increased by 5.7 percent, with 55,840 vehicles sold across all sectors.

“This steady growth of 5.7 percent over the same period in 2020 shows us that there is strong demand from buyers who want to use a motorcycle as their first choice for the daily commute and for recreation,” stated FCAI CEO Tony Weber.

With dirt bikes again selling the highest number of units in the local market, scooter sales notably lead the way in market growth with a 15.4 percent increase and 2499 vehicles sold, while road bike sales have increased by 13.7 percent and OHV sales declined by 5.3 percent.

The January-June 2021 period marks the sixth consecutive quarter that motorcycle sales have increased in Australia, unpredictably boosted last year as a result of the pandemic. Off-Road motorcycles also recorded strong growth in 2020, with a remarkable 30.3 percent increase on the 2019 calendar year.