Morocco Motorcycles Market kept recovering last year although pandemic effects on economy. Sales in 2020 reached the 103.000 units and the outlook for the next year is almost positive, with sales expected to near double in the next 5 years.
Motorcycles Market Trend
In the 2020 the domestic motorcycles market grew up in Morocco, keeping the good pace gained in the previous year, although the effects of pandemic on the economy.
The market split in two with the entry level models, with engines between 0-100 cc dominated by several Chinese brands and the over 100cc segments dominated by Japanese (Honda and Yamaha) with relevant rules gained by the Taiwanese SYM and Kymco, with Piaggio, Peugeot and many others.
Sales in 2020 reached the 103.000 units and the outlook for the next year is almost positive, with sales expected to near double in the next 5 years.
All motorcycles should have a plate
Morocco Motorcycles industry totally changed after the mid-2015 new rules for import and homologation (regarding 0-50 cc).
Indeed, no rules were in place before and the Government aimed to define standard for quality, aware that less than 10% of scooter imported in the country where below the quality and safety standards recognized in Europe.
The Government issued a law on the subject in the 2010 giving 5 years to the industry to complain the new standard and from May 20th, 2015, motorcycles with >50 cc must be registered – so previously homologated – as already required for the models above the 50cc
After these new regulations, Chinese brands performance dropped down, as their segment, the entry level-low displacement collapsed. Japanese – Yamaha and Honda on top – gained share while the most of market shifted around the 125 cc segment.
Sales declined from 180.000 in 2014 to below 100.000 in 2018, before to keep again a positive pathway, confirmed in the 2020, despite the pandemic.