Demand decelerates: Economic uncertainty has caused revenue growth to slow in recent years

The Motorcycle Manufacturing industry produces motorcycles, mopeds and cycles fitted with an auxiliary engine. It also produces engines, sidecars and other parts and accessories such as saddles. The industry mainly provides final goods to dealers, both domestic and international, though other motorcycle manufacturers and parts resellers are also important markets. In the 1980s, the UK industry was on the brink of collapse as domestic firms could not compete successfully against foreign operators. The rejuvenation of major company Triumph has revived the industry by expanding production and significantly increasing global sales. The firm's success has also triggered the revitalisation of various other classic British motorcycle brands, including Norton more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Adverse economic conditions since the EU referendum have hindered revenue growth
  • Rising purchase costs, partially due to the weak pound, have placed pressure on industry profit
  • Increasing globalisation is expected to limit industry demand by raising import competition
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    Market share concentration in the industry is high. The three largest motorcycle manufacturers are estimated to account for approximately 72.4% of industry revenue. Triumph alone accounts for an estimated 68.1% of industry revenue because it is the only major motorcycle manufacturer left in the United Kingdom.All other industry operators have a market share of less than 5% of the industry's revenue, Norton being the largest with 4%. The firm's return to manufacturing in the United Kingdom in 2009 led to a small increase in market share concentration, as the company captured the second largest share of the market. Norton Motorcycles is expected to become a major player over the next five-year period as it expands its production capabilities...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
  • Manufacturing motorcycles
  • Manufacturing mopeds
  • Manufacturing motorcycle engines
  • Manufacturing motorcycle accessories
  • Manufacturing 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
  • Shifting gears
  • Margin reduction
  • Alternative transport
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Hitting the brakes
  • Investment injection
  • Profit performance
  • Consumer preferences
  • 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
    ProfitPurchasesWagesMarketingOther 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 (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • 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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