New registrations of motorcycles and scooters in Germany 2015-2018

There was a total of 155,184 new registrations for motorcycles and scooters in Germany in 2018. By far the most commonly sold type was a motorcycle or all-terrain vehicle (ATV) with an engine size over 125 cubic centimeters. That year they accounted for 70 percent of total sales.
In the period of consideration, motorcycle registrations peaked in 2016, at 172,846 units.

Sport motorcycles most popular

Sport models were the most popular motorcycle type with German consumers. In 2018, roughly 30,700 such vehicles were purchased. They were closely followed by the so-called classic model.

Leading manufacturers

As of 2018, BMW remained the leading motorcycle manufacturer in the country. That year, their sales volume amounted to 23,553 units. This was nearly 4,000 vehicles more than the second entry, Honda. BMW was the only German brand in this list of ten largest manufacturers.
According to a Statista forecast, motorcycle production in Germany was projected to reach an industry revenue of 311.8 million U.S. dollars by 2023.

Number of motorcycles and scooters registered for the first time in Germany from 2015 to 2018, by type and engine size

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March 2019



Survey time period

2015 to 2018

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