German Motorcycle Market Recovers !

The German motorcycle market has completed its impressive recovery from the collapse of retail sales in 2008, according to the latest data released by the country’s motorcycle industry trade association.

New motorcycle registrations totalled 12,030 units in June, an increase of 17.56% year-on-year. For the first six months of 2015, the German market has registered a 5.12% increase in registrations, with 69,412 units sold compared to 66,033 units for the first six months of 2014 – the highest since 2008.

The biggest-selling motorcycle in Germany during the first six months of the year was once again the BMW R1200GS, with 5130 sold. Second was Yamaha’s MT-07 at 2306, third was BMW’s R Nine T with 1915, followed by the Yamaha MT-09 at 1780 units, and the Kawasaki ER-6n with 1695 units.

In addition, a total of 1466 BMW S1000Rs were sold, along with 1422 BMW R1200Rs, 1259 Kawasaki Z800s, 1033 KTM 690 SMCs, and 1019 Ducati Scramblers. BMW Motorrad’s global sales continued to grow in June, with a total of 15,490 motorcycles and maxi-scooters delivered to customers, representing a 31% increase year-on-year.

BMW R1200GS 2016
BMW’s R1200GS is, Unsurprisingly, The Germans’ favourite bike.

Deliveries for the first half of 2015 totalled 78,418 units, an increase of 10.5% compared with the same period last year, and almost the same number of bikes as were delivered during the whole of 2009, when 87,306 motorcycles were sold. Both monthly and year-to-date figures set new sales records for BMW Motorrad.