Motorcycle Manufacturing Industry
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Industry Overview

Description

Companies in this industry manufacture motorcycles, mopeds, and motor scooters. Major companies include Jiangmen Dachangjiang Group, Lifan Industry (Group), Loncin Motor, and Zongshen Industrial Group (all based in China); BMW (Germany); Hero MotoCorp (India); Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha (Japan); and Harley-Davidson and Polaris (the US).

Competitive Landscape

Personal income and interest rates drive demand. The profitability of individual companies depends on volume and sales of high-margin accessories and add-ons. Large companies enjoy economies of scale in purchasing and in maintaining dealer networks. Small manufacturers compete by offering highly customized products. The US industry is highly concentrated.

Products, Operations & Technology

Major products include street bikes, such as cruisers, sport bikes, standards, and touring motorcycles; off-road cycles designed for dirt and mountain terrain; scooters; and dual sport bikes designed for both road and off-road usage.

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Motorcycle Manufacturing industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.

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