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onsumer demand was still looking very strong in our August data, with the number of leads 16% ahead of the previous year and a huge 96% ahead of 2019. These statistics were generated during the 18 million minutes buyers spent on Auto Trader Bikes drooling over their next dream machine, or maybe just something simple and reliable to commute to work on! Pricing remained strong throughout the latest month due to the huge demand, with the average price of a used bike standing at £175 more than it was 12 months back. Mopeds, scooters and adventure bikes saw the biggest pricing growth while sports tourers actually went against the

Pricing remained strong throughout the latest month due to the huge demand

trend and saw a decrease in average price.

FASTEST SELLERS When it comes to the fastestselling used bikes we are focusing on the top 30 during the period from 1 July through to 20 September, based on the median number of days the bikes were advertised on site. A brace of Lexmotos lead the way – the sporty LXR125 and the knobbly-tyred Assault – with more CBT-compliant 125cc fodder filling much of the list. In fact, learnerfriendly 125 machines made up eight of the top ten and 13 of the top 30. The only big-capacity machines to break into the top ten were Kawasaki’s

middleweight naked Z800 and KTM’s monster naked 1290 Super Duke R. Outwith the top ten, a mix of nakeds, cruisers and adventure bikes fill the majority of positions, with Aprilia’s RSV4 the only supersports example, showing how out-of-favour this sector has become. The overall median days to sell was 28 days. PAUL EDMONDSON Product lead, Auto Trader Bikes

The fastest selling bikes on Auto Trader Average days advertised before sale

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Lexmoto LXR125 ______________ 4 Lexmoto Assault _______________ 8 Suzuki GSXR125 ______________ 8 Kawasaki Z800 _______________ 8 Honda CB125F _______________ 9 Honda Monkey _____________ 9.5 KTM 1290 Super Duke R ______ 9.5 Yamaha YS125 _______________ 10 Honda XL125 Varadero ________ 10 Yamaha YZF-R125 __________ 10.5

11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Yamaha MT-125 _____________ 11 Kawasaki Vulcan______________ 11 Yamaha YBR125 _____________ 11 Suzuki Gladius 650 ___________ 11 KTM 125 Duke ____________ 12.5 Yamaha Tracer 900____________ 13 Suzuki Bandit 600 ____________ 13 Triumph Speed Twin ___________ 13 Honda CBR125 ______________ 14 Husqvarna 701 ______________ 14

21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

Triumph Trident ______________ 14 Triumph Speedmaster 865 ______ 14 Yamaha XSR700____________ 14.5 KTM 390 Duke ______________ 15 Honda CB125R ____________ 15.5 Honda CB650R ______________ 16 Suzuki GSXR600 _____________ 16 Triumph Street Twin ___________ 16 Aprilia RSV4 _______________ 16.5 Suzuki Bandit 1250 _________ 16.5

CONSUMER DEMAND REMAINS ROBUST THE USED MOTORCYCLE market continues to remain buoyant, with several dealers reporting stronger activity than last year. Consumer demand continues to be strong across all motorcycle segments, although smaller capacity geared machines, scooters, naked machinery and modern classics have performed particularly well. Unsurprisingly, acquiring stock continues to be the biggest challenge for dealers, with the

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majority reporting that their stock Acquiring stock is lower than during the same continues to be the period last year. Some franchised have begun to sell nonbiggest challenge dealers franchised stock that they would for dealers, with the ordinarily have traded out to other dealers, simply in order to make majority reporting up the stock shortfall. Activity within auction that their stock is channels remains animated, lower than during although recent hammer prices have eased back a little. That said, the same period residual values remain stronger than last year. last year

PAUL McDONALD Leisure vehicle editor, Glass’s

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