Motorcycles have always been the fantasy vehicle for the youth for a very long time; and in countries like India where transportation within the city often becomes a crucial issue, motorbikes become the savior. Motorbikes are very popular and due to that reason, a very active motorcycle industry have been created in the region. India makes their own motorcycles, also there are the world famous imports as well. Here’s a list of top 10 motorcycles brands in India that are taking a very active part in producing and marketing these two wheelers.
1. Hero Motorcorp
Hero Motorcorp Limited was previously known as Hero Honda; it was founded in 19 January 1982. With 5,842 employees, this public company has earned trust and faith of the Indian people. Hero Motorcorp basically produces motorcycles under 250 cc engine. Even though the previous company title appears to be same, however, Hero Motorcorp isn’t related to Honda of Japan.
Honda started operating in India since 1999 in a dedicated facility at Manesar, district Gurgaon. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) is the branding Japanese Honda in India goes by and they are a complete subsidiary of the original Japanese company. Honda is the largest motorbike manufacturer in the world with worldwide recognition; the winged logo embedded on the fuel tank makes anyone take higher faith on that motorbike. From commuter to sports, Honda makes everything.
Bajaj Auto was founded on 1944; and all these years Bajaj has produced very high quality two and three wheeler vehicles. Back in 1960, Bajaj went public and their 100,000th vehicle was sold on 1970 – in respect to that time, the rise in their business was pretty fast. Apart from India, Bajaj is now operating in a total of 50 countries.
4. TVS Motor Company
TVS Motor Company remains in one of the top three two-wheeler vehicle manufacturer company; TVS manufactures three-wheelers as well. The company has made annual revenue of Rs. 10,098 in the fiscal cycle of 2013-14; while the number of annual sales unit is around 2.5 million. TVS Motor Company exports these vehicles to other countries as well; they are the 2nd largest exporter in India.
5. Royal Enfield (India)
Royal Enfield has subsidiaries in India, while the company is actually a British motorcycle manufacturing company. Royal Enfield was established more than a century ago on 1893; being one of the oldest companies Royal Enfield has earned riders’ trust all over the heart. Eicher Group is incorporated in the process of manufacturing Royal Enfield motorcycles in Bangladesh.