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Discussion in 'Motorcycle News' started by PAPPACLART, Jan 10, 2018.
Figures are down for the majority of models...
So overall down about 10% with a shift in the market, obvious, since most of the top 10 bikes show a bigger decline. Poor KTM only received a 100% increase for their new 1090 - if only they had sold a single bike in 2016, they would have showed an increase of 19000 %
In Norway, 2016 was a record year, and sales are up again, it seems, but only BMW have issued numbers (784 sold, making them second largest here with a share of over 15%) so a bit premature to be firm with the record thing.
Not surprising we are seeing the demise of the industry here in Perth WA with the closure of Barbagallo racetrack affecting a lot of motorcycle businesses.
One Kawasaki dealer employee recently stated they hadn't sold a ZX10 in twelve months and the P+A that would subsidise a lot of the overheads has also diminished.
The Kwaka shop I'm thinking of? Not selling a bike there is the NORM. Good riddance to that dump!
As discussed with you and agreed G, you can also blame a part of the decline on the simple fact that many of the bike shops (at least in Perth) are still stuck in the 70s....and run by the same old crowd with the same attitudes and reluctance to change or move with the times. You can also blame the importers for not setting the standard high enough. And there are some other to mention which I won't.