R1 tops sales chart
Yamaha's R1 is topping bike sales so far this year, according to figures released by the Motorcycle Industry Association on June 11, 2004.
It's no coincidence that the R1 is the most-popular search in our Bike Reviews section currently.
The figures, measured year- to-date, show 1610 R1s sold with Honda's CBR600RR in second with 1127 and Honda's CBR125R in third with 964 sold.
The rest of the top 10 is: 4. Fireblade (893), 5. Suzuki SV650S (836), 6. Aprilia RSV Mille (797), 7. Suzuki GSX-R1000 (794), 8. Honda SVC 100 Lead (786), 9. Suzuki GSX-R750 (734), 10. Piaggio NRG (715).
The biggest-selling naked bike is Suzuki's GSX1400 (355) while the biggest selling tourer is the Honda PanEuropean (333).
New bike sales in total have fallen from 17,629 at the end of May 2003 to 13,693 at the end of May 2004 - a fall of 21 per cent.