July 5, 2022

A surge in off-road bike gross sales has pushed Australian bike and OHV (Off Freeway Automobile) gross sales final 12 months by a file 13.4%.

In accordance with official figures launched by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, 123,530 bikes and OHVs have been offered all through 2021.

Off-road bikes recorded the most important will increase, up 18.8% to 53,118, representing 43% of total gross sales.

Highway bikes have been the following hottest phase, up 6.8% to 37,270, accounting for 30.17% of the market.

The OHV phase grew 13.9% to twenty-eight,321, with a 22.92% market share.

Scooters make up the smallest portion of the market with 4821 offered, representing 3.90% of the general market and a rise of 8.1%.

Off-road push

FCAI Chief Government Tony Weber stated that within the context of pandemic restrictions limiting entry to showrooms, the brand new bike, scooter and OHV market in Australia stays constructive.

Tony Weber

“The pandemic has meant much less entry to showrooms for customers. Regardless of this, all sectors of the bike and OHV market recorded development all through 2021. This demonstrates the standard of product that producers are sending to Australia,” Tony says.

The FCAI is urging governments to pay attention to the massive off-road bike sector which is a extensively used type of recreation.

“Increasingly Australians are utilizing off-road bikes to extend their bodily health, as a type of psychological wellbeing and as a manner of experiencing the Australian bush.

“It’s important for politicians in any respect ranges to be cognisant of this and to put aside acceptable land for it.”

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With congestion a perennial drawback for all of Australia’s capital cities and main centres, highway bikes and scooters must be seen as instruments to assist ease the load on Australia’s transport programs he says.

“Site visitors is a serious concern throughout Australia. Getting extra commuters onto bikes and scooters will assist to scale back congestion and enhance site visitors move.

“We’re encouraging Governments to contemplate how they will encourage commuters to make use of bikes and scooters as protected, sensible and environment friendly methods of getting round our cities and concrete centres.”

FCAI figures

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It must be famous that the official FCAI figures don’t essentially imply quite a bit today.

The supposed “peak physique for the automotive business in Australia” now represents a dwindling variety of importers who pay to be members.

Whereas a number of producers who usually are not members could also be minor gamers, CFMoto is just not included and it’s most definitely within the high 10 sellers in Australia.

Plus scooter gross sales are probably a lot increased as most scooters offered are 50cc fashions from Asian producers who usually are not FCAI members and due to this fact not included within the figures.

The figures now solely present the breakdown in lessons (highway, off-road, OHV and scooters) and don’t embrace the highest 10 sellers in every class comparable to sports activities bikes, enduro, tourers, cruisers, learners, and many others.

So riders now do not know how their model, mannequin and class is performing which was a superb indicator of resale worth.

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The figures used to incorporate a listing of the highest sellers by producer, however now riders haven’t any indication of which producers could be determined for gross sales and provide reductions.