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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Motorcycle Sales Down!

Yesterday the Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCI) released August's sales figures for powered two-wheelers.

7,020 new powered two wheelers (PTWs) were registered in August 2009, totalling 79,897 this year. An 18.2 per cent fall on 2008 and a fall of 30.5 per cent on August 2008!!!

However the Department of Transport's National Survey gives a positive boost to biking here in the UK, revealing that over half (52%) of all motorcycle trips in 2008 were made for the purpose of commuting. The National Travel Survey also found that the average motorcyclist uses their bike as their main mode of transport for over one-third of all trips, making 8 motorcycle trips a week, and travelling 80 miles.

Ride safe.

Jon Booth

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