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Global Semi-Automatic Motorcycles Market 2017-2021

About Semi-automatic Motorcycles

Currently, the market for semi-automatic motorcycles is at a nascent stage; therefore, the adoption of semi-automatic transmission systems in motorcycles market is slim. However, semi-automatic transmission is expected to gain traction in mass segment motorcycles, thereby fostering the market growth over the forecast period. Factors such as long distance traveling and rising electric contents in motorcycles will be crucial for the growth of semi-automatic motorcycles market.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global semi-automatic motorcycles market to grow at a CAGR of 21.34% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global semi-automatic motorcycles market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of semi-automatic motorcycles.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Semi-automatic Motorcycles Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Honda
  • BMW Motorrad
  • Yamaha Motor Company
  • Ducati
Other prominent vendors
  • Aprilia
  • ShiftFX
  • Suzuki
  • TVS Motor Company
Market driver
  • Convenience to older motorcyclists, first-time motorcycle riders, and women riders
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Difficulties in riding and high cost of ownership associated with semi-automatic motorcycles
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Development of custom kit that converts manual motorcycle to semi-automatic motorcycle, driving aftermarket fitments
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Semi-automatic Motorcycles Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global semi-automatic motorcycles market: Honda, BMW Motorrad, Yamaha Motor Company, and Ducati

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Aprilia, ShiftFX, Suzuki, and TVS Motor Company

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “High-performance electric motorcycles saw the adoption of direct drive in recent past, and this led to the adoption of automatic transmission. However, with the adoption of these systems the rider loses the experience of motorcycle riding as shifting gear is one of the key differentiators. In addition, electric motorcycles are bound by mile range, creating a barrier to their adoption. However, Suzuki can solve the above problems through its latest development. The company filed a patent for the development of a hybrid motorcycle that uses semi-automatic transmission in Japan in 2015.”

According to the report, semi-automatic motorcycles are comparatively easy to ride as the riders need not engage the clutch while shifting gears. The adoption of motorcycles by first timers (baby boomers and female riders) is increasing in developed regions like North America. The motorcycle market in North America is largely driven by baby boomers, as these individuals prefer motorcycle for long distance travels, leisure, and as a hobby to enjoy the life after retirement. The category of individuals has real buying power compared with younger individuals as their basic needs are already met, and they show increased inclination toward personal experiences rather than on materials. For instance, 32% of the individuals in the US are baby boomers, and individuals aged over 50 years control 77% of the total net worth of country.

Further, the report states that the technologies are the added benefits to the riders, and they cannot be used as the substitute for training. For instance, clutch-less motorcycles allow riders to operate gears without engaging the clutch, and reduces difficulties for first timers or re-entry riders. However, this does not mean that unskilled rider can ride safely. For instance, behaviors like speeding, tailgating, and aggressive riding work against the benefits of clutch-less systems. In addition, clutch-less motorcycles are in less control than motorcycles with manual transmission, which affects the reliability of the motorcycle. Therefore, the rider must take extra care to monitor the speed of the motorcycle. The need of skilled riding cannot be substituted by the availability of the new technology for safety quotient.

Companies Mentioned

Honda, BMW Motorrad, Yamaha Motor Company, Ducati, Aprilia, ShiftFX, Suzuki, TVS Motor Company.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Scope of the report
      • Table Definition of products and markets
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Overview
      • Table Global motorcycles market 2016-2021 (units in millions)
      • Table Global ultra-luxury motorcycles market 2016-2021 (units in millions)
    • Market dynamics of semi-automatic motorcycles
    • Value chain analysis of semi-automatic motorcycles
      • Table Value chain analysis of semi-automatic motorcycles
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of semi-automatic motorcycles market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global semi-automatic motorcycles market 2016-2021 (units in thousands)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by transmission type
    • Segmentation of global semi-automatic motorcycles market by transmission type
      • Table Segmentation of global semi-automatic motorcycles market by transmission type 2016 and 2021
      • Table Global semi-automatic motorcycles market by transmission type 2016-2021
    • Global semi-automatic motorcycles market by DCT
      • Table Global semi-automatic motorcycles market by DCT 2016-2021 (units in thousands)
    • Global semi-automatic motorcycles market by other transmissions
      • Table Global semi-automatic motorcycles market by other transmissions 2016-2021 (units in thousands)
  • Geographic segmentation
    • Segmentation of global semi-automatic motorcycles market by geography
      • Table Segmentation of global semi-automatic motorcycles market by geography 2016 and 2021
      • Table Global semi-automatic motorcycles market by geography 2016-2021
    • Semi-automatic motorcycles market in EMEA
      • Table Semi-automatic motorcycles market in EMEA 2016-2021 (units in thousands)
      • Table Top 10 countries by GDP 2012-2015 ($ billions)
    • Semi-automatic motorcycles market in Americas
      • Table Semi-automatic motorcycles market in Americas 2016-2021 (units in thousands)
    • Semi-automatic motorcycle market in APAC
      • Table Semi-automatic motorcycle market in APAC 2016-2021 (units in thousands)
  • Market drivers
    • Convenience to older motorcyclists, first-time motorcycle riders, and women riders
    • Increasing sales of ultra-luxury motorcycles
    • Introduction of high-performance electric motorcycles
    • Increase in long distance traveling, leading to growth of semiautomatic motorcycles in touring segment
    • Increasing electrification of mechanical components
      • Table Increasing electronic components in vehicles 2015-2020
  • Market challenges
    • Difficulties in riding and high cost of ownership associated with semi-automatic motorcycles
    • Reliability concerns regarding semi-automatic motorcycles due to complex components
    • Design complication owing to different scenarios
  • Market trends
    • Development of hybrid motorcycles with semi-automatic transmission
    • Development of custom kit that converts manual motorcycle to semi-automatic motorcycle, driving aftermarket fitments
    • Growing demand for semi-automatic transmission in mass segment motorcycles
    • Adoption of DCT to drive demand for semi-automatic motorcycles against fully automatic motorcycles
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive benchmarking
      • Table Key vendors in global semi-automatic motorcycles market
      • Table Market share of vendors in global semi-automatic motorcycles market 2016
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Honda
      • Table Honda: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Honda: Geographic segmentation of motorcycle business by revenue 2015
      • Table Honda: Product portfolio
    • BMW Motorrad
      • Table BMW Motorrad: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ millions)
      • Table BMW Motorrad: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table BMW Motorrad: Product portfolio
    • Yamaha Motor Company
      • Table Yamaha Motor Company: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Yamaha Motor Company: Revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Yamaha Motor Company: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Yamaha Motor Company: Product portfolio
    • Ducati
      • Table Ducati: Revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ millions)
      • Table Ducati: Product portfolio
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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