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Best-selling motorcycle brands in the United Kingdom 2014-2019

Honda was the leading motorcycle brand in the United Kingdom in 2019 with more than 21,000 units to UK consumers. The brand is a class of its own: Honda's nearest competitor, fellow Japan based manufacturer Yamaha, sold about 11,000 units. Triumph is the largest UK-based producer.

Honda’s worldwide sales

Globally, Honda sold 20.2 million motorcycles in their 2019 fiscal year. Of this tally, more than 18 million units were shipped in Asia, by far the company’s most important sales market. Two-wheelers are convenient in countries with small roads and tight city structures, making motorcycles and scooters more ubiquitous than passenger cars in many Asian countries, such as India, where Honda Motorcycles & Scooters (HMSI) accounted for 26 percent of the market in the 2019 financial year.

Motorcycles on UK roads

The UK’s roads are populated by some 1.24 million motorcycles. This figure has seen slight fluctuations in the past nineteen years, with a peak recorded in 2009, at nearly 1.28 million units. The fall in motorcycle numbers contrasts with the volume of cars in the country, which has continued to grow steadily.

Number of motorcycles sold in the United Kingdom between 2014 and 2019, by motorcycle brand

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Release date

January 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2014 to 2019

Supplementary notes

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