Australian farmers showed their love for ATVs in the first half of 2015, with 11,049 of the popular farm vehicles sold‰ÛÓ11.3 per cent more than were sold in the first half of 2014.
While ATVs grew in popularity, other areas of the Australian motorcycle market appeared to have slowed. The off-road motorcycle market declined 5.8 per cent and the scooter market declined 25.9 per cent. Road motorcycle sales were steady with sales on par (+0.8 per cent) with those recorded in the same period last year.
Releasing the half-year motorcycle sales figures, FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said, overall, Australians bought 51,578 new motorcycles, ATVs and scooters between January and June 2015‰ÛÓ1.3 per cent less than sales recorded between January and June 2014.
‰ÛÏHonda was the leading volume manufacturer, once again, with 24.6 per cent of the market. Honda was followed by Yamaha with 18.6 per cent, Kawasaki with 9.9 per cent, Suzuki with 9.4 per cent and Harley-Davidson with 8.9 per cent,‰Û