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Motorcycle Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Motorcycle Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C30.910 | Oct 2016

Shifting down: Revenue growth is expected to slow to a steadier pace, supported by 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Triumph Motorcycles Limited Triumph Motorcycles Limited  market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The pound is expected to weaken in 2016-17, which should lessen import competition
  • Smaller bikes have become popular for commuting to avoid high running costs and congestion
  • The fall in the value of the pound is expected to boost demand for exports
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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 what would have otherwise been a 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 2.6% over the five years through 2016-17 to reach £451.7 million.

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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.

East Midlands

The East Midlands has the largest proportion of industry establishments, with the region accounting for 16.2%. 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. motorways, rail links and pipelines). The.. 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... 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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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
  • Building reputation abroad
  • Travel alternatives
  • Improving profit margins
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Meeting speed bumps
  • Future developments
  • Table: Motorcycle Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Motorcycle Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Competitive Landscape
    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
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Motorcycle Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Triumph Motorcycles Limited
  • Table: Triumph Motorcycles Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Motorcycle Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    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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