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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.

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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 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 - 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 that are able to produce bikes at far lower costs per unit. New entrants also face barriers due to motorcycle riders having existing brand loyalties. This would be significantly lower for any established global motorcycle brand, especially one that has a strong foothold in the retail market... 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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