The two-wheeler market in Italy continues to record positive numbers also in May 2021. In the fifth month of the year, a total of 38,553 vehicles (+ 42.73%) were placed on the market (mopeds + registered). The moped market alone totaled 1,940 vehicles sold, equal to + 45.21% on the same month of 2020, while scooters and motorcycles recorded respectively 20,526 (+ 41.41%) and 16,087 (+ 44.15%) vehicles registered. D.compared to the same month of 2019, on the other hand, an overall growth of 26.6% emerges (+ 42.73% on 2020).
Adding up the first five months of the year, mopeds, scooters and motorcycles mark an overall increase of 84.1% equal to 134,770 registered vehicles. In particular, mopeds reach 7,445 (+ 38.49%), scooters 69,392 (+ 89.56%) and motorcycles 57,933 (+ 85.55%). Compared to the first quarter of 2019, there was an overall increase in the market of 14.5%. The comparison with the same period of 2020 is superfluous, given that in the first months of 2020 the motorcycle dealers were closed due to the limitations imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic.
As for the electric, the month of May closes with 894 vehicles sold, equal to a decrease of 6.97% attributable to the distorting effects of some orders linked to sharing mobility. However, the annual growth rate remains positive with 3,694 vehicles and a growth of 13.35%. Also in this area of the market, the comparison with 2019 marks an overall growth of all segments of 118.5%.
“Two-wheelers undoubtedly represent a symbol of post-Covid mobility: passion, desire for freedom and a new demand for solutions for individual travel, especially in the urban environment, push the market and assign a renewed prominence to the products of our industry“. This is what Paolo Magri, president of Confindustria ANCMA (National Association of Cycle Motorcycle Accessories) declared, commenting on the registrations of mopeds, scooters and motorcycles in May. Magri added: “Despite the uncertainties on the economic front and some problems in the procurement of new EURO 5 models, the desire for two wheels of Italians instills confidence in the sector and expresses a strong desire to restart, also in anticipation of the EICMA.”, The most important international trade fair for the sector, which will take place next November in Milan.