2018 Powered Two Wheeler Market

10 January 2019

In a year that has seen turbulence across several retail sectors, the Powered Two Wheeler (PTW) market bucked the trend by finishing 2018 slightly ahead of 2017, as more people took advantage of motorcycles and scooters to beat congestion on their daily commute, improve air quality and enjoy their journeys.

The strongest growth was seen in the 51-500cc segments, which comprises among others, space efficient, zero and low-emission machines, ideal for medium-distance commuting and congestion-busting local deliveries. 

The MCIA believes that increased consideration of PTWs and other Powered Light Vehicles within Government transport and road planning would tempt many drivers away from their single-occupancy cars, especially where walking, cycling and public transport are not viable alternatives. The overall PTW market topped-out at 105,816 registrations, made up of 81,263 motorcycles and 24,553 scooters. 

A more detailed breakdown of 2018 PTW registrations can be found here

Notes for Editors: The MCIA is the Trade Association representing the Powered Light Vehicle (PLV) Industry. PLVs can be defined as lightweight, two, three and four-wheeled machines, typically powered by zero or low-emission motors. Also known as L-Category vehicles, they are an answer to the congestion and air quality challenges created by personal and goods transportation. For more information about the work of the MCIA and Powered Light Vehicles, please email Nick Broomhall, Communications Manager, or call 07950 168714 

For further details or to arrange interviews with Tony Campbell, contact Gina Evans on 02476 408000 or email press@mcia.co.uk

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