Italian sales take a dive
New bike sales in Italy are struggling with a 43% fall in scooters and small bikes in the first three months of 2005.
In the period January-March 2005 total sales are down around 20% year on year (from 135,810 in 2004 to 107,727 in 2005).
The biggest selling two-wheeler in Italy so far this year is the Honda SH150 with 3850 sold. Honda’s Hornet 600 is the biggest-selling motorcycle in the country, with 1784 sold.
Here's the top 20 two wheelers so far in 2005 across Italy.
For comparison UK sales totalled 134,000, for the entire year of 2004.