Italy - April 2020 motorcycle registrations -95.85%
The latest new motorcycle registration statistics from ANCMA, the motorcycle industry trade association in Italy (and the owner of EICMA), do not make good reading. After the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic started to show dramatically in the March registration numbers (-69.18%, 3,855 units), April saw only 526 new motorcycles registered in Italy (-95.85%).
For the year to date new motorcycle registrations in Italy are down -49.41% at 20,055 units. Over 15,000 of those were registered in January and February alone, when a good start to 2020 saw January at +3.13% (6,817 units) and February at +12.70% (8,857 units).
In total PTW terms (Powered Two Wheelers) March was -66.08% at 8,520 units (March 2019 was +27.27/25,121 units), with April down -96.98% (just 813 new units registered compared to 26,920 units in April 2019). April is traditionally the fourth largest month for sales in Italy.
Scooter registrations for January to April were -47.63% at 22,085 units.
The top selling motorcycle in Italy YTD is the BMW R 1250 GS Enduro (795 units), followed by the Honda Africa Twin (734 units), BMW R 1250 GS Adventure, Yamaha Tracer 900 and Ténéré 700.
For the record, the Italian market was again Europe's largest at +6.26% in motorcycle registration terms for 2019 (98,883 units), and +5.65% in total PTW terms at 231,937 units.