The registration figures of the European motorcycle market continue to raise concern with a 13.3% drop for the first semester 2012.
The ACEM statistical service confirms the negative trend for this year, so far with seven consecutive negative semesters.Germany reports a second consecutive negative month (-6%) in June joining the group of declining countries.
In the United Kingdom PTW sales have come to a complete halt, after showing positive signs untill May.
The main European markets report double digit drops: France -11%, Italy -23%,Spain -21%, The Netherlands -21%.
In June only 126.510 PTWs were sold in the countries monitored by ACEM statistical service, compared to 132.332 in June last year, representing a 4.4% drop in volumes for the same month.
Extra Eu countries continue on a positive trend: Switzerland (+5.3%) and Norway(+5,4%).
During the first semester of 2012 mopeds saw a decline of 16.6%, while sales of motorcycles over 50cc shrunk by 12%, compared to the same period in 2011.