New motorcycle registrations May 2022

Continued positive trend in two-wheeler sales

Motorrad Neuzulassungen Mai 2022Graphics

Almost 25,000 newly registered motorcycles in May

The motorcycle market in Germany continues to grow. According to KBA, 24,798 were sold or registered in May of this year. Compared to May 2021, this means an increase of a whopping 6.4 percent.
Looking at the period January to May 2022, the increase is still a good 2.2 percent for motorcycles (anything over 125 cc without scooters). If light motorcycles and scooters are added, the increase is even 10.3 percent. Interestingly, sales of electric motorcycles reported by the IVM for the first time in May are still low, but are growing strongly. In total, only 699 e-bikes were sold from January to May 2022. The market leader is Vmoto (Supersoco) with a market share of 27 percent, followed by Zero Motorcycles with 23.75 percent MA. Little has changed in the market shares of combustion engines (see chart above). The share of "other producers" continues to increase steadily, led by Royal Enfield and Husqvarna as well as the new Chinese producers.
In the case of the top 50 motorcycles (best-selling motorcycles over 125 cc), the confusion at the beginning of the year has reverted to the more or less familiar picture: At the top greets the BMW R1250GS, behind the Nakeds from Japan:

Market share
BMWR 1250 GS52019.10%
KawasakiZ 90018783.28%
HondaCB 650 R NEO SPORTS CAFE12852.25%
KawasakiZ 65011351.99%
YamahaTÉNÉRÉ 70010981.92%
HondaCRF 1100 AFRICA TWIN10901.91%
HondaCMX 500 REBEL8581.50%
BMWS 1000 R7991.40%
HondaCBR 650 R7521.32%
KTM890 DUKE7391.29%
KawasakiZ 900 RS7241.27%
KawasakiVULCAN S7071.24%
Husqvarna701 SUPERMOTO6871.20%
SuzukiSV 6506831.19%
SuzukiGSX-S 10006711.17%
KTM690 SMC6581.15%
KTM390 DUKE6441.13%
DucatiMONSTER 9506261.09%
HondaCB 500 F6221.09%
BMWS 1000 XR6131.07%
BMWS 1000 RR6121.07%
Harley-DavidsonSPORTSTER S6011.05%
BMWF 900 R5771.01%
KawasakiNINJA 6505741.00%
KTM1290 SUPER DUKE R5680.99%
BMWR 1250 R5410.95%
BMWG 310 R5330.93%
HondaNC 750 X5240.92%
KawasakiZ 650 RS5080.89%
TriumphTRIDENT 6605010.88%
ApriliaRS 6604990.87%
Royal EnfieldMETEOR 3504980.87%
DucatiMULTISTRADA V44880.85%
BMWF 900 XR4830.84%
BMWR 1250 RT4650.81%
BMWR 1250 RS4500.79%
BMWF 750 GS4440.78%
Moto-GuzziV85 TT4020.70%
BMWR 183910.68%
HondaNT 11003860.68%
Royal EnfieldCLASSIC 3503770.66%
TriumphTIGER 1200 GT/RALLY3720.65%
Harley-DavidsonPAN AMERICA3710.65%
HondaCB 1000 R NEO SPORTS CAFE3690.65%
YamahaXSR 7003580.63%
KTM890 ADVENTURE3550.62%
TriumphTIGER 900 RALLY/GT3330.58%