We're already a full quarter into 2021 and the motorcycle industry appears to still be charging along following a record-breaking 2020 in terms of new motorcycle registrations.
In total, new bike registrations for the first three months of 2021 exceeded 2020 figures with 2217 motorcycles hitting the road and 584 new mopeds. That’s 378 new motorcycles and 53 more mopeds than last year.
While these numbers both are up on 2020, it’s hard not to be wary of celebrating too hard considering March and April 2020 were hard times for dealers in the wake of the first nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.
Leading the way in terms of sheer volume is Suzuki with 85 examples of the GSX250R and 79 DR650SEs hitting the road so far this year. KTM’s 390 Duke rounds out the top three with 48 registrations.
However, the figures are still strong despite some dealers awaiting stock from overseas due to supply chain struggles as a result of both the pandemic and the Suez Canal debacle last month.
With many new and exciting models for the 2021 model year only just starting to trickle into the country this month, this year could prove to be just as big a boon for the industry as 2020.