Motorcycle Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Motorcycle Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C30.910 | Mar 2014

Getting a grip: Motorcycle sales and revenue benefit from a jump-start in industry exports

IBISWorld’s Motorcycle Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Triumph Motorcycles Limited Triumph Motorcycles Limited  market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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 driven industry revenue through an otherwise difficult period. Although other companies are considerably smaller, they have managed to find their place in the global market by successfully targeting niche markets. As a result, industry revenue is forecast to expand at a compound annual rate of 6.1% over the five years through 2013-14 to reach £432.3 million.

The industry has proven resilient to the economic downturn and Triumph has maintained high demand levels... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The cost of setting up a factory to produce motorcycles is significant and acts as a deterrent to any new prospective entrant into the market. Motorcycles need to be produced on a large scale in order to recoup the fixed costs associated with factory outlays, which may be difficult for a new player. The domestic market has a very high level of penetration from foreign manufacturers, which are able to produce bike at a far lower cost per unit. Any new entrant also faces branding barriers as motorcycle riders are brand loyal. However, this would be significantly lower for any established global motorcycle brand, especially one that has a strong foothold in the retail market.

The barriers to entry for small companies wishing to produce on a smaller scale are lower... purchase to read more


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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
MopedsMotorcyclesParts and accessoriesEngines
Industry Activities
MotorcycleMopedMotorcycle engineMotorcycle accessoriesMotorcycle parts

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