Overall Australian motorcycle sales decline by 14.6 percent.
Yamaha Motor Australia has topped dirt bike sales in the first quarter of 2019, with the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) report indicating a 14.6 percent decline in overall motorcycle sales compared to 2018, while Honda Motorcycles Australia controls the market share with 21.8 percent.
In the off-road category, Yamaha maintained its market leadership with a 27.8 percent share, followed by Honda with 26.4 percent, and KTM with 18.1 percent – the division recording a 9.3 percent decline.
The enduro category saw Yamaha’s WR450F take top honours with 332 sales, followed by KTM’s 300 EXC (153) and 500 EXC (129), while the motocross segment saw Yamaha’s YZ250F emerge as the best-seller with 167 units sold, finishing ahead of the Honda CRF450R (118) and Kawasaki KX450 (115).
The fun class was topped by Honda’s CRF50F (400), as the Honda CRF230F (222) and Honda XR190 (86) were the most popular in the trail and farm categories.