Russia 2022. Motorcycles Market Collapsed (-74.4%) After Ukraine Invasion


Russian Motorcycles Market collapsed after the Ukraine invasion. in the 2022 the market fell down 74.4% below the 5.000 units and in the 2023 it is projected further down.

Motorcycles Market Trend

365 days after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it is interesting to report about the domestic motorcycles market results in 2022.

Before the criminal decision which caused over 300.000 deads, the 2-wheeler market was growing, although traditionally not relevant as size. However, sales of premium brands, such as BMW, Harley-Davidson, Ducati and sales of Japanese were relevant.

With the start of Western sanctions to Russia, all western and Japanese manufacturers quite the country and – as the dealer stock dropped to zero – interrupted sales in the country.

More bikes have been imported by India and China, but they do not replicate the high tech and high status represented by European and Japanese brands.

As consequence, in the 2022 the market fell down 74.4% below the 5.000 units and in the 2023 it is projected further down.

The Motorcycles Industry in the CIS region

Motorcycles sales in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) have a huge potential while current volume are low. The area cover the following nations: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, all located in area with cold weather, large distances among main cities and low population density.

Countries wonderful for adventure travels in motorcycles, but not yet with a pro capita income to justify great expenses to purchase vehicles for fun, while the use of motorcycles/scooter for individual commuting is not popular as in other World’s regions.

MotorCyclesData covers the area having new motorcycles sales registrations since 2012 for Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan. Data are released under subscription.

Considering Russia traditionally covered  over 50% of region sales, we concentrate our attention on the study of this market, despite actually Ukraine is three-time larger. Information on Ukraine are available, on demand.