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Scooter sales experience boost in 2023

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Scooter sales in Australia have grown for another year according to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI).

Figures revealed 6,135 scooters were sold in Australia in 2023, up 15.4 per cent from 2022.

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“An increase in scooter sales points to changes in consumer preferences in the Australian market with new riders venturing onto our roads, taking advantage of easier parking and quicker commute times,” FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said.

Off-road motorcycles experienced a decline in sales for a second year in a row – down to 40,138 units (decrease of 3.7 per cent).

Off-highway vehicles such as quad-bikes accounted for 14,585 units sold in 2023 – a decrease of 7.8 per cent compared to 2022.

“As Australians manage tighter finances, recreational products are often the first to be affected,” Weber said.
“Recreational products, including motorcycles, often bear the brunt of financial constraints during challenging periods. The decrease in motorcycle sales underscores the impact of economic pressures on discretionary spending.”

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