Almost one in ten new bikes in Britain were bought from Carnell-City last year.
The company has published its annual figures which show massive rises all round, but those rises are mostly down to Carnell’s acquisition of Motorcycle City.
The combination of the two saw Carnells 17-shop chain expand to 30 branches and meant 9.3 per cent of new bikes in this country were bought from the combined company.
CARNELL-MOTORCYCLE CITY SALES 2001 (previous year in brackets)
NEW MOTORCYCLES: 11,532 (7997, +44.2%), NEW SCOOTERS/MOPEDS: 4262 (1732, +146.1%), USED MACHINES: 7267 (3959, +83.6%), TOTAL: 23,061 (13688, +68.5%)