August Powered Two-Wheeler Registration Figures

August Powered Two-Wheeler Registration Figures

MCIA today released the August month and year to date new vehicle registration figures for motorcycles, scooters, and other L-category vehicles. 

The August new Motorcycle & Scooter market closed at a positive 2.7% compared to the same month last year which brings the year-to-date market 5.9% up compared to 2021.  

The sector continues to buck the economic trend and cost of living crisis the UK is currently facing. The motorcycle and scooter sector provide transport solutions across a wide range of uses, from low-cost commuting, last mile delivery through to leisure and travel activities.

Tony Campbell, CEO of MCIA said, “In the face of economic uncertainty for many, the benefits of motorcycles, scooters and other powered light vehicles, as both an economic and convenient transport solution continue to shine through. 

Whilst MCIA and its members continue to lobby Government to ensure our sector is fully understood, the premature phase out of non-zero emission drive trains in our market would limit choices to the consumer and damage a healthy industry. It is clear from the registration figures the customer demand is high and the impact to our sector of getting this wrong will be dramatic.” 

More details about August registration figures can be found here.

Please credit MCIA when quoting this information.

Notes for Editors:

The MCIA is the body that represents the UK Powered Light Vehicle (PLV) industry. PLVs can be defined as motorised lightweight scooters, motorcycles, tricycles and quadricycles, typically with zero or low-emission power.  

Within regulation they are defined L-Category vehicles (Regulation 168/2013), they are an answer to the traffic congestion and air quality challenges created by personal and goods transportation.

For more information about the work of the MCIA and Powered Light Vehicles, or to interview MCIA CEO, Tony Campbell, please contact Gina Evans at