The two-wheeler market is a popular segment in the Indian market. Every manufacturer is planning or is already in India with their offering. At this moment, India is one of the best destination for a two-wheeler enthusiast, who need to be spoiled by choice.
Here is the list of the top ten two-wheeler manufacturers in the Indian market. The list focusses on manufacturers that are promoting and launching several new models in the country. Surprisingly few international two-wheeler makers have also made the cut.
Harley-Davidson has its own manufacturing unit in Gurgaon, Haryana. Currently, the Street 750 cruiser is produced and sold in India since 2011. The American-based two-wheeler manufacturer also produces the Street 500, which is exported to several emerging markets.
The only Indian two-wheeler manufacturer that is part of the MotoGP paddock is Mahindra. Recently, Mahindra introduced its very first 300cc motorcycle in the form of the Mojo. The Indian manufacturer is also a majority stakeholder of Peugeot two-wheeler segment.
Austrian-based two-wheeler manufacturer, KTM was brought to India thanks to Bajaj Auto. The Indian manufacturer currently helps KTM to manufacture the Duke and RC range for India as well as European and other markets. KTM's selling point in the Indian market is race-bred motorcycles at a reasonable price.
Suzuki Motors India did not have a successful run in the country initially. The Gixxer streetfighter and Gixxer SF fully-faired motorcycles, along with several of their new scooters have boosted sales figures. Japanese-based two-wheeler manufacturer plans on introducing several new models in the country soon.
Yamaha Motors India has always been able to provide an interesting model in the country. Back in the good old days, it was the RX and RD range of two-stroke bikes. In between the Japanese manufacturer did not have a volume selling bike. All of that changed with the introduction of the YZF-R15 and FZ range in India.
05. Royal Enfield
Royal Enfield has been known for its classic and retro styled cruiser bikes. The Himalayan motorcycle by Royal Enfield is their very first adventure bike. Currently, the Indian-based two-wheeler manufacturer is focussed on growing its market to every corner on Earth.
04. TVS Motors
TVS Motors is a popular brand in India owing to its humble as well as performance bikes. Recently, TVS updated their Apache range providing the motorcycle with an all-new engine and design language. The Chennai-based manufacturer is India's second largest exporter of two and three-wheelers in the country.
Bajaj Auto currently helps an assembling and manufacturing two-wheelers for Kawasaki and KTM. They also have their own product line-up for Indian as well as international markets. Bajaj has mastered the art of figuring out what customers want and at what price they would purchase it.
02. Hero MotoCorp
Hero MotoCorp. has one of the biggest and strongest two-wheeler portfolio in the country by an Indian-based manufacturer. They have a perfect mix of motorcycles as well as scooters. Hero MotoCorp is constantly growing and is keen to take its products to several international markets.
Honda and Hero MotoCorp were earlier strategic partners, however, the unison did not last. The Japanese-based two-wheeler manufacturer decided to separate and go its independent way. Honda currently offers litre-class motorcycles right down to wacky products like the all-new Navi.