In 2013, 113,289 new motorbikes would have needed to do a CTP green slip comparison for their bike, as this was the total number of new motorcycles bought in Australia last year.
According to data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), this total is a slight decrease from motorbike sales in 2012, with 115,837 motorbikes purchased in 2012 – a decline of 2.2 per cent.
However, it seems that road bikes and scooters are still a popular mode of transport for Australians. Meanwhile, a significant number of off-road vehicles were purchased for leisure or sport purposes.
Road bikes remain the most popular mode of transport, totalling 39 per cent of sales in 2013. Closely following road bikes was the purchase of off-road motorcycles, which represented 34 per cent of total sales.
Of the remaining sales, 19 per cent was attributed to ATVs and 8 per cent to scooters.
FCAI Chief Executive, Tony Weber, said that Honda was the most popular brand of bike sold in 2013, with this manufacturer accounting for 22 per cent of the market.
In total, 25,432 motorbikes, ATVs and scooters sold in 2013 were made by Honda. The brand’s closest rival was Yamaha, which accounted for 18 per cent of total sales and 20,087 sales. Third most popular brand was Kawasaki, with 10 per cent of sales.
However, Yamaha was the most popular make for buyers of off-road motorcycles, accounting for 29 per cent of these sales. Honda accounted for 26 per cent.
If you’re considering buying a motorcycle to get around on or just to have some fun on the weekend, make sure you do a green slip comparison, it is one way you can save some money!