France 2021. Fueled by EVs Motorcycles Industry Hit the Best in a Decade

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French Motorcycles Industry hit in the 2021 the highest out of last decade driven by electric segment growth. Total sales have been 300.630, up 4.5%, few thousand units over the previous best out of last decade, established in the 2012.

Motorcycles Market Trend 2021

The French motorcycles market is in great shape, fueled by the new demand for individual mobility which already supported the market last year.

During the 2021 the consumer demand was stable and positive and although the market has not lost during the 2020 peak of pandemic, final sales hit the highest level in a decade, just over the 0.3 million, confirming the place as largest 2 and 4 wheeler market in Europe.

Total sales have been 300.630, up 4.5%, few thousand units over the previous best out of last decade, established in the 2012. And new year perspectives are positive although price increase and hard environment due to the pandemic resurgence.

Looking at the competitive arena, it must be noted as after over a decade, Honda gained back the leadership with 34.019 sales and a superb  increase (+25.5%) taking the crown away from Yamaha, now second with 33.247 sales (-4.6%).

In third place Piaggio underperformed with 23.183 (-18.8%). 

In fourth place BMW with 19.861 (+9.8%) followed by Peugeot with 19.698 (+6.9%), Kawasaki with 12.903 (-8.0%), SYM with 11.147 (-4.9%) and KTM with 9.978 (+7.6%).

Outstanding performance for Askoll (+824%), Zontes (+524%), Fantic Motor (+76%) and NIU (+108%).

The electric vehicles segment boomed up to the new record with 19.648 sales (+64.6%) with the Chinese Niu Tech as market leader followed by VMoto and the Italian Askoll.

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