Turkish Motorcycles Market in the 2019 performed better than expected, while the car industry collapsed. Indeed, motorcycles sales have been 154.619, down an acceptable 1.5%. Honda recovered the leadership lost last year while Yamaha jumped up 39% and BMW lead premium segment.
Benelli Motorcycles in the 2019 hit the new all time record in global sales and after having overtaken Ducati is now challenging Triumph position in the motorcycles ranking. Indeed, in the first nine months of the year global sales have been 50.037, up 8.7%. The 26.8% fall reported in Latam countries have been more than balance by a +27.8% in West Europe.
Aprilia global sales performance in the 2019 is outstanding projecting the year back at the 2012 level, following four raising years. Indeed, in the first nine months of the year, sales have been 65.041, up 8.3%. Indian region is the largest, with 36% of global sales followed by Europe with 27%.
French Motorcycles Market momentum was killed in March as the Covid19 forces the country to shut down commercial activities. In March new motorcycles sales have been 14.179 (-52.2%) ending the first quarter with 54.650 units, down 17.8%. According to our Research Team the full year 2020 sales will be 170.000 (-44.9%), but the 2021 will show an immediate recovery.
Russian Motorcycles Market ended the Q1 2020 with sales up 100.9% reinforcing the recovery pathway after the huge collapse reported in recent years. Actually Ukraine is the largest country in the CIS region reporting sales three-time higher than Russia. Other available markets are Kazakhstan, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan.
British Motorcycles Market fell down 25% in March ended the Q1 with 23.837 sales (-12.2%). Two-wheeler industry will fall down in Q2 losing over 65%. Since Q3 the year-on-year decline will moderate but anyhow the 2020 full year will end around 70.000 units (-34.6%).The combined effects of Covid19 and Brexit have started one of the darkest period for our industry in the United Kingdom.
Italian Motorcycles Market fell down 65% in March, when all economic activities were in shut down since the 10th, due to the huge emergency created by the Covid19, with all dealers closed. The Q1 ended down 25% while we are projecting the entire 2020 at 139.000 units, down 46% with a recovery in the 2021 which will not allow the market to be back at the pre-crisis level