Low gear: Aging of the population and heightened import competition will hinder growth

The Motorcycle, Bike & Parts Manufacturing Industry Research Report measures market size, analyses current and future trends, and provides an indication of market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld’s collection of industry market research reports gives you insightful, up-to-date information on the supply chains, economic drivers, and key buyers and markets for hundreds of industries.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Manufacturers are relocating abroad to take advantage of lower production costs and tap into emerging markets
  • Companies have been increasingly importing foreign-produced parts, which has led to a rise in industry profit
  • The industry is highly sensitive to swings in disposable income and consumer confidence

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Growth for the Motorcycle, Bike and Parts Manufacturing industry has slowed over the past five years, largely because the aging of the population has reduced demand for motorcycles, the industry's largest revenue source. Additionally, import competition has intensified, leading many industry companies to relocate production abroad, where they are also able to tap into rising demand for motorcycles from emerging markets. Through 2021, industry operators are expected to counteract these trends by increasing the efficiency of their production facilities and marketing their products to younger, previously untapped demographics in light of declining sales to baby boomers, who have long comprised the industry's primary customer group...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Motorcycle, Bike and Parts Manufacturing industry has a high level of concentration. In 2016, IBISWorld estimates the top three industry players will account for about 68.8% of total industry revenue. The industry is dominated by one major player, Harley-Davidson, which holds an estimated 57.5% of the market in 2016. Harley-Davidson commands the most market share in this industry because of its positive brand awareness and dedicated following.

    In general, the industry's high market share concentration is reflective of the complex operations required to manufacture motorcycles. Over the past five years, market share concentration has increased, as companies have increased outsourcing. For..

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    Additional Insights for the Motorcycle, Bike & Parts Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Motorcycle, Bike & Parts Manufacturing Industry are

  • Must comply with required product standards
  • Development of new products
  • Economies of scope
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Consumer Confidence Index in the Motorcycle, Bike & Parts Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Motorcycle, Bike & Parts Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry consists of businesses that manufacture motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, bicycles or tricycles. It also includes businesses that manufacture equipment and parts for these vehicles.

    Industry Products
    On-highway motorcycles
    Off-highway motorcycles
    Dual motorcycles
    Bicycles and parts
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing bicycles and bicycle parts
    Manufacturing motorcycles and parts
    Manufacturing scooters
    Manufacturing mopeds

    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
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Demand from motorcycle dealership and repair
  • Number of adults aged 50 and older

  • Current Performance
  • Customer demographics
  • Rising import competition
  • Opportunities abroad
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Reduced consumer confidence
  • Focus on new demographics
  • Trade
  • Table: Motorcycle, Bike & Parts Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Motorcycle, Bike & Parts Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Sporting Goods Wholesaling
  • Motorcycle Dealership and Repair
  • Bicycle Dealership and Repair
  • Sporting Goods Stores
  • Hobby & Toy Stores
  • Department Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Engine & Turbine Manufacturing
  • Metal Stamping & Forging
  • Paint Manufacturing
  • Structural Metal Product Manufacturing
  • Tire Manufacturing
  • Wind Turbine Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • On-highway motorcycles
  • Bicycles and parts
  • Off-highway motorcycles
  • Other
  • Dual motorcycles
  • Scooters
  • Chart: Motorcycle, Bike & Parts Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Price of fuel
  • Seasonal factors

  • Major Markets
  • Consumers ages 40 and over
  • Consumers ages 25 to 39
  • Consumers ages 24 and below
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Motorcycle, Bike & Parts Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesLaborDepreciation and MarketingOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Motorcycle, Bike & Parts Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Motorcycle, Bike & Parts Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Harley-DavidsonPolaris Industries Inc.
  • Table: Harley-Davidson - financial performance
  • Table: Polaris Industries Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Motorcycle, Bike & Parts 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, Bike & Parts Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Per capita disposable income (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    All-Terrain Vehicle (Atv)
  • A vehicle designed to handle a wider variety of terrain that travels on low pressure tires, with a seat that is straddled by the operator and handlebars for steering control.
  • Baby Boomer
  • A person born between 1946 and 1964
  • Bicycle
  • A predominately human-powered two-wheel vehicle.
  • Computer-Aided Design (Cad)
  • The use of computer technology to aid the design and drafting of a part or product using software tools that can create two-dimensional drawings or three-dimensional models.
  • Cruiser
  • A type of motorcycle that places the feet forward and the hands up. Also often features customization.
  • Custom Motorcycle
  • A motorcycle that is highly stylized or that designs aspects such as frame geometry, the engine or paintwork in an unusual way compared to standard manufacturing.
  • Motorcycle
  • A two-wheel motorized vehicle, including scooters, and on-highway, off-highway and dual motorcycles.
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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, Bike & Parts Manufacturing 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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