Sales of motorcycles in the UK are just shy of last year’s running total, in a resurgence of the motorcycle industry following the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to figures published by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), Japanese factory Honda held onto top spot as the UK’s best-selling motorcycle manufacturer, closely followed by scooter specialists Lexmoto.


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Chinese manufacturer Keeway pushed itself into the top ten with the best selling motorcycle in the UK in November, with the custom Superlight bagging 176 new registrations.

Yamaha’s NMAX 125 closely followed with 168 new registrations, and Lexmoto’s supersport LXR 125 SY, with 140.


A total of 5,382 motorcycles were sold in November 2020, compared to 5,512 in November last year. That’s a drop of just 2.4%.

A huge growth in sales of scooters and other mopeds (12.1%) and tricycles (147%) means the total PTW registrations in November dropped just 0.4% in total compared to November last year.


With one month of the year to go, 96,714 PTWs have found homes in 2020, compared with 102,413 at this point last year.



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