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Average size of motorcycles engines in Great Britain 1994-2018

The average engine size of motorcycles registered in Great Britain increased between 1994 and 2018. By 2018, engines with a volume of 614 cubic centimeters had become the norm, an increase of nearly 40 percent since the beginning of the reporting period.

Most common engine size

As of 2018, most registered motorcycles had an engine size either between 51 and 125 cubic centimeters or greater than 1,000 cubic centimeters. There were 227,600 licensed motorcycles in the United Kingdom with an engine size of more than 1,000 cubic centimeters.

Motorcycle stock

There were 1.24 million motorcycles on roads in Great Britain. Figures were still slightly lower than before the recession, having peaked at nearly 1.28 million units in 2009. In recent years, total numbers oscillated between 1.23 and 1.24 million.
By comparison, there were more than 25 times more licensed cars than motorcycles in the country.

Motorcycle engine size average capacity in Great Britain from 1994 to 2018

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Release date

April 2019


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

1994 to 2018

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