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 what would have been 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 3.4% over the five years through 2015-16 to reach £438.6 million.
A large proportion of industry growth can attributed to the huge success of Triumph... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Locating nearby downstream markets 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.
The East Midlands has the largest proportion of industry establishments, with the region accounting for just over 20%. East Midlands's prominence is not surprising as the region is the heart of British motor racing, a traditional manufacturing hub and is popular within the automotive subdivision. The region also has good supply chain infrastructure (e.g... purchase to read more