Whenever we publish stories about the motorcycle industry in India, we still get comments from readers surprised at how big a role that nation’s market plays, and perhaps more poignantly, how small it makes the U.S. market look. The latest sales numbers from Hero MotoCorp, India’s market leader, should further highlight the importance of India’s […]
2011 US Motorcycle Sales Results
Motorcycle sales stayed flat in 2011 with a 0.3% increase while off-highway vehicle sales continue to plummet, according to figures released by the Motorcycle Industry Council.
ATV sales saw a 13.5% drop in 2011 to 222,032 units compared to the 256,750 units sold in 2010. Off-highway motorcycles saw a similar 13.5% decrease, with manufacturers reporting sales of 70,057 units compared to 80,962 units sold in 2010.
Dual-sports and scooters however continue to rise, at a rate of 14.2% and 11.8%, respectively. Meanwhile, street bike sales saw a moderate 1.8% increase.
|2011 US Sales Figures from the Motorcycle Industry Council|
|*ATV sales figures do not include side-by-side sales|
US Motorcycle Sales First Half 2011 Results