Powered two wheeler sales rise | NEWS
Despite uncertainty in the UK over BREXIT, the general election, impending World War 3 and numerous other minor inconveniences, sales of powered two wheelers grew in 2019. Figures released today by the MCIA (Motorcycle Industry Association) show a small growth of 1.5% last year. With 107,408 machines registered in 2019.
Whilst the depressed car market shrank by 2.4% last year (partially due to business and fleet companies being cautious pre-BREXIT) the sale of scooters, motorcycles and other Powered Light Vehicles (PLV) grew. As we all know, a scooter or PLV is perfect for leisure and commuting and it was the smaller, lightweight machines (often used for commuting or by delivery riders) that made the biggest impact on sales.
Why switch to two wheels?
Switching from a car to a scooter/bike/PLV gives great benefits, including significantly reducing journey times, free parking in many places, convenience, low tax and running costs. For some machines, you also get zero emissions/no ULEZ or congestion charging. Plus you get to experience the freedom and excitement only riding can give you.