Touching the brakes: The industry's recent growth is expected to slow in the current year

The Motorcycle Manufacturing industry was on the brink of collapse until the rejuvenation of Triumph in the 1980s, which sparked an industry revival. Triumph remains the only major manufacturer in the industry and the company contributes the majority of industry revenue. Triumph's success over the past five years has therefore driven the industry's performance. Although other companies are much smaller, they have managed to find their place in the global market by successfully targeting profitable niches. Subdued economic conditions weighed on motorcycle purchases in 2017, with total registrations falling by 15.2% according to data from the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA). Despite this, export demand remains strong due to the weak pound and an improving global more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Domestic registrations fell significantly during 2017, but exports have remained strong
  • Despite an anticipated fall in steel prices, margins are expected to fall slightly
  • Investment in improved production techniques and facilities is likely to be key to increased success
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Locating close to downstream markets, including export markets through locations near ports, is important for the industry and motorcycles dealers are more likely to be located in areas with higher populations. However, the highly populous region of London does not have a particularly high number of industry establishments as the region has a low manufacturing presence, due to its expensive land and its service sector focus.South EastThe South East accounts for 19% of industry establishments. The region has relatively low rent for industry facilities and storage space needed for motorcycles. The region is highly populated and also benefits from good transport links to London which is densely populated. ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Motorcycle Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Motorcycle Manufacturing Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Development of new products
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real effective exchange rate and Demand from motorcycle sales and repair in the Motorcycle Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Motorcycle Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture motorcycles, mopeds and cycles fitted with an auxiliary engine. They also produce engines, sidecars and other motorcycle parts and accessories such as saddles. The industry does not include bicycle manufacturers.

    Industry Products
  • Mopeds
  • Motorcycles
  • Parts and accessories
  • Engines
  • Industry Activities
  • Motorcycle
  • Moped
  • Motorcycle engine
  • Motorcycle accessories
  • Motorcycle parts
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Demand from motorcycle sales and repair
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Average weekly hours of work

  • Current Performance
  • Overseas reputation
  • Shifting down
  • Travel alternatives
  • Turning the corner
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Bumps in the road
  • Investment injection
  • Steering profit
  • The road ahead
  • Table: Motorcycle Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Motorcycle Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Motorcycle Sales & Repair
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminium Production
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Tyre Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Motorcycles
  • Parts and accessories
  • Engines
  • Mopeds
  • Chart: Motorcycle Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Overseas dealers
  • Domestic dealers
  • Aftermarket
  • Manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Motorcycle Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Motorcycle Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Motorcycle Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Triumph Motorcycles Limited,
  • Table: Triumph Motorcycles Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Motorcycle Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Motorcycle Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Engine Capacity
  • The capacity of a motorcycle engine, which is usually expressed in cubic centimetres (cc).
  • Fairing
  • A shell placed over the frame of a motorcycle, primarily intended to reduce air drag.
  • Mopeds
  • Vehicles that have an engine capacity of 50cc or less with a maximum speed of 30 miles per hour.
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