While pre-owned powersports unit sales continue to be a shining star for dealers, the wholesale market has crested its peak. Dealers are still in their selling season and need good inventory from the auction, but they are maintaining their inventory levels rather than building up in anticipation. This is typical for May as the market
According to our latest research in the Off-Road Vehicles market, the slowdown that dealers reported in April magnified last month as survey respondents noted that the weakness accelerated.
BMW motorcycles set an all-time record for sales in May, retailing 2,034 motorcycles. This record was also 19.6 percent above the 1,701 motorcycles sold in May 2014. The 2015 S 1000 RR was the best selling model in May with 273 units.
With the beginning of Motorcycle Awareness Month on May 1, the American Motorcyclist Association is issuing a special appeal to motorists to be aware of their driving environment, check mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes and, especially, to watch for motorcyclists.