Germany 2020. December sales boomed 309% ending a memorable year

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German Motorcycles Market in 2020 was one of the fastest growing in the World thanks to the new demand for individual mobility and the Q4 rush to clean up the stage4 vehicles in stock. December registrations were 15.129 (+309.1% ending the 2020 with 241.134 sales (+23.2%), the fourth highest sales level in Europe.

The trend of new motorcycles and scooter sales in Germany in 2020 was really impressive. The market did not suffer for Q2x shutdown as other countries, while since May the demand for new vehicles grew up above any expectations, even due to the new customers, approaching the two wheelers as perfect solution for individual and safety mobility.

Thus market grew up 50.6% in the third quarter and then 46.9% in October, 98.1% in November to end the year with an astonishing +309.1%.

However, the third quarter boom was correlated to the Stage 5 emission level due in January 2021, with European rules limiting at the 10% of last two years sales calculated for each specific model, the maximum number of sellable stage 4 vehicles in the 2021.

All European countries reported part of Q3 sales due to heavy discount on two wheelers in stock with several vehicles self-registered by dealers. In Germany, the country were usually the dealer stock is by far the highest in Europe, the need to self-register was huge with a spectacular sales performance in December.

December registrations were 15.129 (+309.1% ending the 2020 with 241.134 sales (+23.2%), the fourth highest sales level in Europe.

The market outlook for next years is still positive, while in the next two quarters the market will have to sell out the bulk of self-registered vehicles and the Q1 2021 should be negative in double-digit.

Looking at the full year 2020 performance brand-wise, the market leader was Piaggio with 31.362 sales (+25.6%) ahead of the former leader BMW with 27.761 (+6.1%) and Honda with 24.324 (+21.2%).

In fourth place KTMĀ  with 22.608 units (+33.8%) followed by Yamaha with 21.613 (+22.9%), Kawasaki with 17.774 (+23.1%) and Harley-Davidson with 11.052 (+7.6%).

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