Kawasaki 2023. Global Sales Still Below The Half A Million

Kawasaki z650rs 2022
Kawasaki z650rs 2022

Kawasaki Global Sales Performance is disappointing. In 2023 sales trend is almost flat ending the year with 483.461 sales (+1.0%) although a strong growth scored in Europe.

McD tracks new vehicles registrations across the World (over 85 countries), reporting data on calendar year. When you wish to compare data reported by us to those declared by the manufacturers, consider they usually report their “sales” (vehicles invoiced), which are usually different from “registrations”, accordingly with their fiscal year split. 

Kawasaki Global Sales Trend

Kawasaki is well known as the Japanese motorcycles manufacturers specialized in racing and extreme vehicles and most of sales derive from this portion of the market, while in few countries, they distribute under their brand low-cost indian-made motorcycles, we not benefit for the image and arguable effects o n profits.

Global 2-wheeler sales hit the all-time record in 2019 at 590.588 units, before to decline in the following two years, due to the global market decline hit by covid19.

In 2022 sales recovered moderately but in 2023 sales trend is almost flat ending the year with 483.461 sales (+1.0%)

While sales are growing fast in West Europe (+21.0%), East Europe (+16.4%) and in the Indian region (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and others) (+6.9%) in the rest of the world the speed is slower. 

In North America is +4.7%, in ASEAN -0.6% while is negative in Japan (-10.6%) and in South Korea (-41%).

Kawasaki superbike
Kawasaki superbike

Kawasaki heritage

Kawasaki Motorcycles is a division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, a firm born in the 1878 in a shipyard. Since they merged with Meguro in 1963 the firm started building high-performance motorcycles and nowadays they are active in the aerospace, industrial equipment, automotive (rail, air, marine sectors), shipment and  and energy industry as well.

The motorbikes made by Kawasaki are well known all over the World for their green colored sports bikes, they are now an iconic brand with a long lasting tradition of exceptional bikes.

They have producing facilities in Japan, USA, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Thailand.