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.
European Motorcycles Market, lost 35.8% in March breaking a long string of positive months and ending the first quarter 2020 with 292.996 sales (-13.0%), thanks to the good start in January and February. The 2020 is projected to be the lower out of last 35 years, but the huge economic actions taken by the EU Government will support the consumer good demand to recover quicker than in any previous financial crisis and our sector will fast move up in the 2021.
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.
Piaggio improved global motorcycles sales in the 2019 by over 6% with a final projection of 330.000 units (not including commercial vehicles and referring just on Piaggio and Vespa sales). Indeed, in the first nine months of the year global registrations have been 262.283 (+6.8%). North America, ASEAN and Europe have been all positive.
Spanish Motorcycles Market collapsed in March losing 45.9% as consequence of all commercial activities shut down in place since mid month. The Q1 ended with 38.432 sales (-10.8%) thanks to the positive start, before the Covid19 crisis. The 2020 is the hardest year since the II World War and the motorcycles market will deeply lose sales, with full year 2020 projection down 46.6%.
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
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%.