HONDA CBR BEATS YAMAHA YZF TO TOP-SPOT IN 2012 USED BIKE HONOURS

Honda CBR600RR

Honda CBR600RR

The latest research from Bike Trader, the UK’s leading used bike marketplace, shows that the most searched bike in 2012 was the Honda CBR, well ahead of the Yamaha YZF and the Suzuki GSXR. A total of 2.14 million consumers searched specifically for the CBR with 1.54 million searching for the YZF and 1.37 million for the GSXR. Honda and Suzuki bikes dominated the top ten list of searches with four and three bikes respectively plus one each from BMW, Kawasaki and Yamaha. The Bike Trader website attracted a total of 52.3 million searches in 2012, up 9% on 2011, 33% of which came via a mobile device.

Top Ten used bike searches in 2012

  1. Honda CBR (2,142,762)
  2. Yamaha YZF (1,539,130)
  3. Suzuki GSXR (1,366,457)
  4. Kawasaki ZX (552,660)
  5. BMW R1200 (519,061)
  6. Honda VFR (494,541)
  7. Honda CB (471,216)
  8. Suzuki GSF (403,675)
  9. Honda CBF (390,703)
  10. Suzuki GSX (351,435)

 Dan Tye, Editor, Bike Trader said: “Adventure bikes might be selling well in dealer showrooms but based on the searches we’ve seen in 2012, there is still a large appetite for sportsbikes as the top four searches were dominated by these types of machine. It’s not surprising that the BMW R1200 is in the top ten. Not only is it one of the best-selling new bikes, many of our visitors are keen to get their hands on a used one, at a lower price.”

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