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The Aussie motorcycle industry suffered a blow after the third quarter of 2017, with the motorcycle, ATV and scooter market down almost eight percent on where it was this time last year, according to data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

Hardest hit was the roadbike segment, which took a hit of over 5200 less units compared to the number of new roadies sold in the same period in 2016, representing a significant 14.9 per cent decline.

It’s still, however, the highest volume segment of the four segments; its 29,625 units represent 40.5 per cent of the total market. The biggest player within the roadbike segment is still Harley-Davidson, the American brand has moved 6526 units so far this year compared to Honda’s 5720, Yamaha’s 4211 and Kawasaki’s 3253.

Honda moved the most units across all segments, its 16,646 units trumping Yamaha’s 15,545. The two Japanese giants are by far the biggest players, with the next most popular brand – Kawasaki – moving less than half that of Yamaha, registering 6936 new bike sales in the nine months to September.

the off-road segment is down five percent on its 2016 third-quarter figure, the scooter segment suffered a 14 per cent decline, while the ATV and SXS sector grew slightly up 4.5 per cent, or 714 units, on the same period last year.

Of the motorcycles that were sold, these are the ones Aussie buyers are purchasing:

Top 10 best-sellers overall

1092 sold – Harley-Davidson Breakout

1086 – Honda postal-issue NBC110

1069 – Yamaha WR450F

1065 – Honda CRF50F

920 – Yamaha PW50

889 – Harley-Davidson Street 500

851 – Yamaha TT-R50

848 – Honda Grom

809 – Honda CRF230F

791 – Honda CRF110F

Top-10 Roadbikes

1092 – Harley-Davidson Breakout

1086 – Honda postal-issue NBC110

889 – Harley-Davidson Street 500

848 – Honda Grom

775 – Yamaha YZF-R3

726 – Yamaha MT-07

723 – Honda CBR500R

694 – Kawasaki Ninja 300

621 – Yamaha MT-09

594 – Harley-Davidson Low Rider S

Top-10 Adventure bikes

580 – Honda Africa Twin

360 – Suzuki DR650

288 – BMW R 1200 GS

242 – Kawasaki KLR650

223 – BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

212 – Honda CB500X

148 – Suzuki V-Strom 650

142 – BMW F 700 GS

132 – KTM 1090 Adventure

131 – Ducati Multistrada 1200

2017 Honda CRF1000L, Africa Twin, in Africa.

Top-10 Sportsbikes

723 – Honda CBR500R

223 – Honda CBR300R

211 – Suzuki GSX-R1000

209 – BMW S 1000 RR

199 – Ducati 959 Panigale

172 – Honda Fireblade

129 – Ducati Supersport

120 – Yamaha YZF-R1

112 – Yamaha YZF-R6

107 – Ducati 1299 Panigale

Top-10 LAMS-approved bikes

1086 – Honda postal-issue NBC110

1069 – Yamaha WR450F

889 – Harley-Davidson Street 500

848 – Honda Grom

775 – Yamaha YZF-R3

726 – Yamaha MT-07

723 – Honda CBR500R

694 – Kawasaki Ninja 300

617 – Suzuki DR-Z400E

571 – Honda CRF230L

2017 Honda CBR500R, Graphite Black/Candy Energy Orange.