A bumpy ride: Economic uncertainty has caused revenue to fall despite earlier rises

The Motorcycle Sales and Repair industry has been halted due to economic uncertainty in the latter half of the five-year period through 2019-20. As a result, industry revenue is forecast to decrease at a compound annual rate of 1.3% to reach £2.7 billion over the five years through 2019-20. Rising disposable income and strong consumer confidence supported sales and boosted demand for big-ticket purchases such as motorcycles for leisure purposes at the beginning of the period. The industry has also benefited from rising demand from commuters. Smaller bikes used for commuting purposes have become increasingly popular as people seek to avoid the growing fuel costs and traffic congestion associated with cars...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Falling consumer confidence since the EU referendum has caused revenue to decline
  • The weak pound since the EU referendum has increased the cost of imported motorcycles
  • Rising fuel costs could encourage consumers to turn to motorcycles as a cheaper alternative to cars
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Motorcycle Sales and Repair industry benefited from improved consumer confidence and rising disposable income at the beginning of the five-year period through 2019-20. Improved consumer confidence and rising discretionary spending boosted demand for more expensive vehicles. The leisure market, which encompasses the average rider and is partly composed of motorcycle enthusiasts who belong to biker clubs, has increased in recent years owing to rising disposable income. A significant number of motorcycles are purchased for commuting purposes, which also supported industry demand early in the period...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Motorcycle Sales & Repair Industry

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

  • Having a wide and expanding product range
  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Fuel prices in the Motorcycle Sales & Repair industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Motorcycle Sales & Repair Industry?

    This industry includes firms that sell motorcycles and mopeds, as well as parts and accessories. Repair, service and maintenance are also included.

    Industry Products
  • Scooters
  • Trail, enduro and adventure motorcycles
  • Naked motorcycles
  • Sport and touring motorcycles
  • Custom and other motorcycles
  • Mopeds
  • Components and accessories
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Industry Activities
  • Selling motorcycles
  • Selling motorcycle parts
  • Selling motorcycle accessories
  • Repair and maintenance of motorcycles
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household disposable income
  • Fuel prices
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Average weekly hours of work

  • Current Performance
  • Slowing sales
  • Moving down a gear
  • Demand conditions
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • The road ahead
  • Fuel-efficient bikes
  • Repair and maintenance
  • Industry profit
  • Table: Motorcycle Sales & Repair Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Motorcycle Sales & Repair Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Postal & Courier Activities
  • Consumers
  • Pizza Delivery & Takeaway

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Motorcycle Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Naked motorcycles
  • Scooters
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Components and accessories
  • Trail, enduro and adventure motorcycles
  • Sport and touring motorcycles
  • Custom and other motorcycles
  • Mopeds
  • Chart: Motorcycle Sales & Repair Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Riders aged between 30 and 49
  • Riders aged 50 and over
  • Riders aged between 16 and 29
  • Businesses and government agencies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Motorcycle Sales & Repair Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other Costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Motorcycle Sales & Repair

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Motorcycle Sales & Repair Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Harley-Davidson Europe Limited,
  • Table: Harley-Davidson Europe Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Motorcycle Sales & Repair 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 Sales & Repair Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Marketing (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A type of motorcycle that was either modified from an original motorcycle design or built from scratch to have a unique handcrafted appearance.
  • Engine Capacity
  • The total volume of all the cylinders in an engine added together and expressed in cubic centimetres (cc).
  • Fairing
  • A shell placed over the frame of motorcycles with the primary purpose of reducing air drag.
  • Mopeds
  • Vehicles that have an engine capacity of 50 cubic centimetres or under and a maximum speed of 30 miles per hour. Riders must be 16 years old to ride one.
  • Naked Motorcycles
  • Basic street motorcycles with no or only small handlebar fairings and an upright riding position.
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