Motorcycle Manufacturing

  • ID: 1052517
  • July 2015
  • Region: United States
  • 10 Pages
  • First Research
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Brief Excerpt from Industry Overview Chapter:

Companies in this industry manufacture motorcycles, mopeds, and motor scooters. Major companies include Harley-Davidson and Polaris (both based in the US); BMW (Germany); and Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha (all based in Japan).

Revenue for the global motorcycle manufacturing industry is expected to grow more than 7 percent per year, reaching $90 billion by 2016, according to The Freedonia Group. Leading countries for motorcycle manufacturing include China, India, Japan, and the US.

The US motorcycle manufacturing industry includes about 70 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $5 billion.


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.

Imports account for about two-thirds of the US market. READ MORE >

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Industry Overview
Quarterly Industry Update
Business Challenges
Business Trends
Industry Opportunities
Call Preparation Questions
Financial Information
Industry Forecast
Web Links and Acronyms

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