Indian Two-Wheeler Market scored an awful March with sales dropped in double-digit again penalized by both the leaders, Hero and Honda, while TVS and Bajaj Auto were positive and gaining market share. KTM is the premium brands leader, while Harley Davidson has lost over half of last year volume.
Iran motorcycles industry was topping the World a decade ago when sales reached the 1.5 million per year. Then, the introduction of limits to the two-wheeler emission killed the local industrial system, boosted the price of imported models and resulted in a collapse not yet ended. In the 2018, the market hit the lower level in the last 30 years, just over the 100.000 units.
Hyosung is a South Korean motorcycles brand, active since the 1978. Headquartered in Changwon, a South East coastal Korean city, it is the leader in the home-country and distributed in 60 countries in the World.
Israel Motorcycles Market in 2018 has lost 2.2%, following the new all time record established in the previous year. The market is dominated by Taiwanese SYM and Kymco which have a combined market share near 40%. KTM is the best premium brand with an outstanding level of sales.
Pakistani Motorcycles Industry started the 2019 in low tone following the amazing record of 1.9 million units hit in the 2018. However, the first quarter of 2019 was almost negative with sales down 12.4%, with March down 18%. Honda dominates with share at 60% while the market stands as the sixth biggest market in the World.
Niu is a recently born brand with the mission to invent a new style for urban mobility. The company, Jiangsu Niu Electric Technology Co. is based in Wujin, Changzhou, China since the fall of the 2014 and is projected to achieve the milestone of 1 million e-scooter sold (from business start) by the end of 2019. Probably is – as self-defined – the global leader in the segment.
SYM motorcycles in the 2018 hit a new record sales registered over 750.000 units all around the World, despite losing near 50.000 units in the domestic market. China still stands as the most relevant country while Vietnam grew up fast taking the third place for this manufacturer.
Germany Motorcycles Market in the first quarter 2019 was pulled up by the outstanding success of the new BMW 1.250 GS which already represent 7.4% of market share, boosting the brand sales on top of the list with a wide gap to all others. Honda is second place is ahead of the 2018 market leader, Piaggio, but the fight just started.
Brazilian Motorcycles Market was the fastest growing market in the 2018 among the Top 25 global markets and started the 2019 with a robust +15.6%, consolidating the leadership in Latin America and the 8th place in the global ranking. Under the Honda dominion, Triumph is growing while Harley Davidson declines and Ducati has lost a further 50%.
Colombian Motorcycles industry Market in ready to welcome people from 30 different countries when the XIII Feria Dos Ruedas will open doors, the next May 2nd, at the inauguration of the most relevant event in the entire Latin America. Meanwhile, the market kept the positive trend, reporting Q1 sales up 15.9%
British Motorcycles Market in the first quarter of the 2019 was moderately positive after the flat score reported in the previous year. Honda keeps dominating with over 20% of market share, ahead of Yamaha and BMW. Improving 48%, Husqvarna was the fastest growing brand in this quarter.
French Motorcycles Market fast started in the 2019, reporting a Q1 sales of 66.516 units, up a robust 31.8%. Honda has reduced the gap from the market leader, Yamaha, while BMW is still on top of the premium segment. Peugeot is in fast recovery, doubling sales from the poor Q1 last year.
Spanish Motorcycles Market started the 2019 with a huge +19.1% in the first quarter, accelerating the pace after the four-year positive trend. On top of the list, Honda further increased the share incorporating the lost reported by the second, Yamaha. However, the news is the boom of electric vehicles maker Askoll, which already sold more than in the entire 2018.
Italian Motorcycles Market started the 2019 with an outstanding +16.9% during the Q1. Honda, Piaggio and Yamaha are stable on top of the list while BMW confirm the leadership among premium brands. Recently re-born thanks to Chinese investments, the glorious Italian brand Benelli is now booming, with sales up 72%
Gogoro more than doubled 2018 sales hitting a new record of 123.000 electric scooters and rapidly developing innovative business propositions across the World. Based in Taiwan, Gogoro last year exported over 50.000 units and established a dominion in the domestic market, acquiring a share not far from 10%.
Taiwan Motorcycles Market kept falling down in the first two months of the 2019, following the already huge declined scored in the 2018. The market is ht by the reduced consumers demand as the Taiwanese economy is among the most hit by the commercial war between US and China. Kymco and SYM lost in double digit, but Yamaha really collapsed, down 66%
Thailand Motorcycles Market started the 2019 losing moderately while the full year outlook is still positive. Honda, market leader, was stable, while strong performance were reported by Piaggio, Harley Davidson and Royal Enfield. Following the record established last year, BMW is struggling and Ducati as well.
South Korea Motorcycles Industry moderately lost in the 2018, keeping the negative trend for the third year in a row and ranking only as 31st in the global ranking. Local brands hold a near 70% of market share while Honda is gaining terrain and BMW is the best brand among premium.
Argentine Motorcycles Market started the 2019 with a huge fall due to the persistent economic crisis and low consumer goods demand. After the first two months, sales have been 76.007 (-43.8%). Honda has consolidated the leadership while Zanella dropped in third place, overtaken by Motomel as well.
Italika, the fascinating Mexican motorcycles company, inaugurated the sixth plant during a ceremony in mid March. The new Lerma plant covers 10.000 square meters and will contribute to increase annual capacity at near 750.000. Italika just ended the 2018 with a new record sales, achieving the milestone of 0.6 million sales in a single year.
Malaysia Motorcycles Industry kept recovering in the 2018 and scored the third growth in a row with 471.782 sales, overtaking the United States in the World Ranking gaining the 13th place. Local producers are dominating the market, but Honda leadership is less absolute than in other countries, with Yamaha not far and Kawasaki confirming the leadership among the sport bike. All premium brands are represented with BMW as leader.