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UK: 2023 Shows Dip in Sales… Especially for EVs

UK: 2023 Shows Dip in Sales… Especially for EVs


  • 2023 motorbike gross sales have been down 2.5% from the earlier yr
  • Over 34% of bought bikes are 125cc or much less
  • Middleweight to 1000cc bikes present uptick in gross sales
  • Nakeds have been the most well-liked bike class to buy in 2023

Our business might have seen piles of riders flocking to purchase bikes throughout 2020-2022, however 2023 exhibits a special set of figures for the UK. 

For these of you who don’t know, the MCIA is a physique that represents the UK’s L-Class automobile business.

In different phrases, these gross sales stats are just for the UK… although we have now sufficient right here to ogle in anticipation of America’s personal bike gross sales outcomes, notably within the EV class.

In keeping with a latest research sourced from Phil West’s coverage on MCN, this previous yr’s bike gross sales dipped 2.5% to 113,589 models offered. 

A woman putting a battery into a scooter.
A scooter with a detachable battery pack. Media offered child the MCIA.

Fuel gross sales vs. electrical gross sales

Of the 113,589 in whole gross sales, we have now 109,000 gasoline machines (107,215 bikes if eradicating scooters and mopeds) and 4062 electrical machines. 

This final determine is sort of fascinating; not solely do electrical machines offered in 2023 make up a mere 3.6% of whole gross sales, however the quantity is even much less in 2022 – 37.5% much less, in truth. 

In plain converse, electrical gross sales within the UK present simply how a lot the plenty are literally investing in the electrification strategies of certain brands.

…it’s not lots, people.

three motorcyclists riding down a street.
A handful of L-licensed motorcyclists. Media offered child the MCIA.

What does the MCIA’s CEO say about 2023’s UK two-wheeled gross sales? 

For Campbell, 2023’s outcomes nonetheless present large potential for our business to take the lead in future leisure/private transport:

2024 can be an thrilling yr for the sector which can be constructed upon one other stable efficiency in 2023. 

The scooter and motorbike market will turn into an much more necessary contributor to the transport ecosystem.

– Tony Campbell, CEO, MCIA (MCN)

What do you consider 2023’s motorbike gross sales?

*Media offered by CNN Philippines, in addition to the MCIA*



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