June L-Category (Scooters, Motorcycles & other light vehicles) Registration Statistics

June L-Category (Scooters, Motorcycles & other light vehicles) Registration Statistics

MCIA has today published the market data for June 2024, for new scooter, motorcycle and other L-Category vehicles.  

June closed the month behind the year-to-date trend finishing at 12,734 registrations resulting in -5.8% compared to 2023. Although June slowed, the year to date trend is behind 2023 by just -0.7%. Lower powered / small capacity segments continue to do well along with the key style segments of Adventure (+9.7%), Roadsport (+16.8%), and Modern Classic (+15.8%). Whilst the growth in small capacity segments indicates more people are turning to powered two wheelers for commuting, the leisure side of our market is very much “solar powered” where the poor summer so far has done nothing to drive sales.  

Tony Campbell, CEO of MCIA, said: “The registration figures released today come alongside news of a change in government to Labour. Over the course of the election campaign dozens of candidates from all political parties signed MCIA’s Powered Light Vehicle Pledge in support of our industry and therefore we are now calling on the new Government to get behind the industry manifesto to really turbo charge the sector over the next 5 years.

Our industry manifesto provides a foundation for a change in regulation, full rider licence review and an industrial strategy our sector needs. Correctly implemented it would ensure the growth of our market for decades to come.

MCIA have engaged heavily with what was the shadow team, now soon to become the new Government following today’s election results. Additionally, we will build strong relationships with all opposition parties to ensure the new Government listens, albeit with the large majority secured. MCIA are committed to ensuring there is a resilient and thriving scooter, motorcycle and Powered Light Vehicle industry.”

More details on the June registration figures can be found here.

Please credit MCIA when quoting this information.

Notes for Editors:

MCIA is the body that represents the UK L-Category vehicle industry. L-Category vehicles can be defined as motorised lightweight scooters, motorcycles, tricycles and quadricycles, typically with zero or low-emission power.  

Within regulation they are defined as ‘L-Category’ vehicles (Regulation 168/2013) and are a great solution to the congestion and air quality challenges we all face. They are also sometimes referred to as powered light vehicles (PLV).

For more information about the work of MCIA and L-Category vehicles, or to interview MCIA’s CEO, Tony Campbell, please contact Gina Evans at g.evans@mcia.co.uk.