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Motorcycle Sales & Repair in the UK: Market Research Report

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Motorcycle Sales & Repair Market Research Report | SIC G45.400 | May 2017

Shifting down: Revenue growth is expected to slow owing to prevailing economic uncertainty

IBISWorld’s Motorcycle Sales & Repair market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Harley-Davidson Europe Limited Harley-Davidson Europe Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Demand has slowed as consumers have boughtnew motorcycles, though growth has continued
  • The recent depreciation of the pound is expected to have weighed on profit margins
  • Motorcycle manufacturers are expected to invest in improving safety and the carbon footprint of bikes
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry has turned a corner in recent years, having recorded fairly poor and volatile performance prior to the five-year period through 2017-18. Growth has been propelled by changes in driving trends and increased disposable income after a period of economic recovery. Demand for big-ticket purchases like motorcycles has been supported by rising disposable incomes. Motorcycles, particularly trail and supersport bikes, are used for leisure rather than commuting purposes and so the industry is heavily influenced by changes in discretionary spending and consumer confidence. Smaller bikes used for commuting purposes have become increasingly popular as people seek to avoid the higher fuel costs and traffic congestion associated with cars... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry has a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that industry operators spend £9.62 on labour for every £1.00 spent on capital. The industry is highly labour intensive because labour is needed for the sale and repair of motorcycles. Capital expenditure is less significant compared with other motor vehicle dealers because motorcycle dealers do not require as much space. The equipment required to repair motorcycles is also typically less expensive than that required to repair cars. Labour costs are much more important as employees are needed to sell motorcycles, provide advice to potential buyers and to maintain and repair motorcycles. Capital investment was relatively low at the start of the period, but has since picked up. Ris.. 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... purchase to read more


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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 in the industry.

    Industry Products
    ScootersTrail, enduro and adventure motorcyclesNaked motorcyclesSport and touring motorcyclesCustom and other motorcyclesMopedsComponents and accessoriesMaintenance and repair
    Industry Activities
    Sale of motorcyclesSale of motorcycle partsSale of motorcycle accessoriesRepair and maintenance of motorcycles

    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 household disposable income
  • Fuel prices
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Average weekly hours of work
  • Current Performance
  • Performance speeds up
  • Pound changing gears
  • Leisure and lifestyle
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • The road ahead
  • Industry profit
  • Fuel-efficient bikes
  • Repair and maintenance
  • Table: Motorcycle Sales & Repair Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Motorcycle Sales & Repair Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Postal & Courier Activities
  • Consumers
  • Pizza Delivery & Takeaway
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Motorcycle Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Components and accessories
  • Naked motorcycles
  • Scooters
  • Sport and touring motorcycles
  • Trail, enduro and adventure motorcycles
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Mopeds
  • Custom and other motorcycles
  • 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
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Motorcycle Sales & Repair
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Motorcycle Sales & Repair Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Harley-Davidson Europe Limited
  • Table: Harley-Davidson Europe Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Motorcycle Sales & Repair Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • 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 a car's 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 can be as young as 16 years old to ride one.
  • Naked Motorcycles
  • Naked motorcycles are basic street motorcycles with no or only small handlebar fairings and an upright riding position.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Motorcycle Sales & Repair market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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