Figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industry (FCAI) show that motorcycle sales were down 6.1 per cent in Australia, while the scooter category saw a rise of 15.9 per cent.
The Honda NSC110 was declared Australia’s best selling scooter, with offerings from Suzuki and Vespa trailing by a large margin.
Honda managed to sell the most motorcycles over the year, taking up a 23.3 per cent market share by moving 20,819 units.
Yamaha followed with 19,945 sales, and Kawasaki rounded the podium with 8962 examples moved.
Husqvarna and KTM were the only brands to improve year-on-year, posting 13.5 and 2.3 per cent sales increases, respectively.
The highest selling road-legal bike was the Yamaha WR450F, however, fun bikes claimed the top five places in overall sales with the Honda CRF50F the best seller.
Not all brands are accounted for in the FCAI sales report, with some companies refusing to publicise figures. These include MV Agusta, Royal Enfield, Gas Gas, Kymco, SWM, Sherco and CF Moto.
Spencer has a keen eye for hard news, and does some of his best living on deadline day. He loves more than anything to travel on his motorcycle, and is adamant that Melbourne Bitter is a world-class lager. He also knows how to operate the big computery thing in the office. By night, Spencer plays guitar with Melbourne punk outfit LOUTS.