Australian bike gross sales down 20 per cent in 2022

Bike Gross sales Figures
January 1 by way of December 31, 2022

FCAI Bike Gross sales Figures

  • 2022 Whole Gross sales – 99,030
    (2021 was 123,530) Down 19.8 per cent
  • 2022 Whole Highway Gross sales – 36,208
    (2021 was 37,270) Down 2.8 per cent
  • 2022 Whole Off-Highway Gross sales – 41,681
    (2021 was 53,118) Down 21.5 per cent
  • 2022 Whole Scooter Gross sales – 5316
    (2021  was 4821) Up 10.3 per cent
  • 2022 Whole OHV/ATV/SSV Gross sales 15,825
    (2021 was 28,321) Down 44.1  per cent

A complete of 99,030 bikes and OHVs have been offered in 2022 in line with the FCAI.

This represents a lower of 19.8 per cent in comparison with a bumper 12 months in 2021.

There are nonetheless provide chain points throughout the board, together with freight issues constraining gross sales considerably however each 2020 and 2021 have been excellent years for gross sales, thus a contraction was all the time possible.

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Many manufacturers are usually not included within the FCAI audit (see additional explanatory notes backside of web page), and believes the true determine would possible exceed 125,000 items if these different manufacturers have been included.

Off-road bikes accounted for 42,1 per cent of general gross sales, equating to 41,681 items offered. It is a lower of 21.5 per cent on 2021 figures.

Highway bikes have been the subsequent hottest phase, recording 36.6 per cent of gross sales with 36,208 items offered. This represents a lower of two.8 per cent on 2021 figures.

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The OHV phase of the market decreased by 44.1 per cent. This quantities to a complete of 15,825 items offered  representing 15.9 per cent of the general market. This lower is due largely to Authorities coverage mandating the fitment of operator safety units (OPDs), which has led many producers to stop provide of agricultural all-terrain autos (ATVs) to the Australian market. The truth that a few of the greatest movers of autos on this class at the moment are offered by CFMOTO, whose knowledge isn’t included within the FCAI figures, does point out that the contraction is probably going not as dramatic because the FCAI knowledge suggests.

Scooters made up the smallest portion of the market with 5316 new items offered equating to five.4 per cent of complete gross sales. Nevertheless, this determine is a rise of 10.3 per cent on 2021 figures.

This isn’t the total image

Sadly these are the one figures we now obtain from the official gross sales audit. Traditionally we’d have the ability to see model by model and mannequin by mannequin performances, however the FCAI aligned manufacturers now maintain their playing cards near their chest and refuse to launch detailed knowledge which is why of late you haven’t seen the common detailed bike gross sales figures evaluation by mannequin phase and mannequin that we typically dropped at you every quarter on New Zealand have a clear mechanism with public reporting of registration knowledge on a month-to-month foundation however right here it has all gone a bit secret squirrel.

It ought to be famous that some manufacturers are usually not represented within the official audit figures in relation to bike gross sales. Their reticence to launch their figures to the audit physique and be a part of the FCAI appears to be the catalyst for the FCAI manufacturers now releasing solely very restricted knowledge, seemingly to not reveal any market intelligence to the manufacturers not aligned with the FCAI.

Manufacturers underneath the City Moto Imports group comparable to Royal Enfield, Benelli, MV Agusta, Segway and Rieju are usually not included within the FCAI audit.

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Royal Enfield gross sales are usually not recorded by the FCAI

Likewise, the likes of CFMOTO, Kymco, Sherco and Landboss that come underneath the stewardship of Mojo Bikes, are usually not included within the gross sales figures as these firms are usually not members of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

CFMOTO gross sales are usually not included within the FCAI knowledge.

With the quoted 99,030  complete gross sales within the Australian market not together with gross sales from these manufacturers the true determine is sort of possible in extra of 125,000.