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11th September 2004, 00:27
The Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCI) has released figures indicating a rally in new bikes sales. New motorcycle registrations rose 5% in August compared to the same month in 2003.

This is the second successive month of growth in the market and reverses a downward trend over the previous year. August also saw the publication of Department for Transport figures showing that motorcycle traffic increased 10.4% last year and follows earlier figures showing that the number of motorcycles in use also continued to rise during 2003.

Craig Carey-Clinch, MCI Director of Public Affairs said, "These figures show that despite gloomy consumer sales motorcycle sales are forging ahead as people continue to vote with their wheels by switching from four to two to avoid traffic congestion."

August 2004 and year-to-date registrations for motorcycles in the UK: : 7,867 (+5%) YTD 76,913 ((-15%). These figures do not include mopeds and scooters.