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Motorcycle sales trending back up, say experts

A man and a woman take part in a competition of riding skills in their Harley Davidson motorcycle during Cuba's Second Harley Davidson Conve
A man and a woman take part in a competition of riding skills in their Harley Davidson motorcycle during Cuba's Second Harley Davidson Conve

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WSAU-Wheeler News) -- A new report shows motorcycle sales and registrations are up across the nation, showing signs that the motorcycle recession may be ending.

The Motorcycle Industry Council released national data showing a point-nine percent year-over-year sales gain for the third quarter, eliminating a five-percent decline in the previous quarter. In Wisconsin, the Department of Transportation says over 60-thousand motorcycles were sold in 2012, a 14-percent increase from 2011. In addition, there are currently over 357-thousand motorcycles registered in the state. That’s up one-percent from 2012, and over 17-percent from 2008.

While that’s good news for major manufacturers, scooter sales continue to lag. National data shows sales are down 17-percent from a year ago.

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