First Two Months 2009 Motorcycle Sales Figures

Motorcycle registrations in the first two months totaled 229,417 units, 19 percent down year-on-year. Honda, the best selling brand, was hardest hit with registrations down 25 percent to 146,484 units, while its market share fell to 64 percent from 69 percent in the same period last year.

Yamaha registrations for the period fell 6 percent to 66,894 units, with its market share up to 29 percent from 25 percent. Third-ranked Suzuki fell 6 percent to 12,166 units, with its market share unchanged at 5 percent. Kawasaki registrations rose 37 percent to 2,064 units, with its 1 percent market share unchanged.

Tiger Motorcycle sold 161 units. The Malaysian brand JRD sold 353 units and China's Platinum 143 units. Other brands sold 1,152 units.

Family-type motorcycles dominated the market with registrations of 114,421 units in the first two months, helped by fuel-efficient engines. Registrations were still down 20 percent year-on-year, however.
Other categories - family-sport, sport, automatic transmission and off-road - maintained the same market shares.

In the first two months, automatic transmission motorcycles recorded 105,501 units for a 46 percent market share. Family-sport models sold 5,908 units (3 percent) and sport models 1,809 units (1 percent). Other categories recorded sales of 1,778.

The Honda Wave 100 remained the best-selling model at 55,198 units sold in January and February, followed by the Yamaha Fino at 41,564 and Honda Click at 33,167 units.

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