Other than the famous Japanese big four (Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha, and Kawasaki), there are other top manufacturing companies based in the U.S., UK, Austria, and Italy.
Here are some of the best selling brands.
It is the world’s leading manufacturer of motorcycles. Over Their manufacturing division sells over 15 million motorcycles every year. They owe the biggest market share in the Asian markets where it the most popular brand. North America is another region where Honda also dominates.
This is an Italian brand which has been in the market since 1935.this brand belongs to Lamborghini which is a subsidiary company of the Audi group. It is based in Bologna City. Ducati is known for being one of the most powerful sports bikes due to its high stability. This company is well known for its successful and long racing history which began in 1951. Today more than 7 % of its profit is spent on racing business.
It is Japanese based company. Its is known for its high-quality rides, comparatively easy handling and its excellent performance. It is a successful brand coming in second after Honda. The number of dirt bikes sold by Yamaha exceeds those of Honda company.
It is among the top four selling brands based in Japan. The DR 400 and the GSXR 750 are the most famous Suzuki motorcycles. The company has set manufacturing companies in different parts of the world in 20 countries.
Kawasaki produces a range of bikes. They produce sports bikes as well. The brand is loved in different parts of the world where the Kawasaki industries have gained recognition. Kawasaki is known for its great speed, reliable and very powerful engines. Their production sites are based in North America, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, and Thailand.
It is an Austrian brand. In the beginning, the company specialized in 4-stoke and 2-stroke motorcycle engines, but the product range grew wider with time. The brand produces sports cars, street motorcycles in addition to the dirt bikes. The brand is co-owned by Bajaj Auto Limited and CROSS Industries Limited.
BMW is the oldest manufacturer of motorcycles cycles. It began its production in 1923. The brand is famous for its sports bikes, sports touring bikes and road bikes. Somes of its popular models includes the K 1600 and the 1000 REFRIGERATORS.
It is the leading motorcycle manufacturer in the UK specializing in the cruiser, road bikes, and sports classes. The BMW Company owns it.
Another selling brand is the Victory brand based in the U.S. Its assembly plant is located in Lowa. The company is known for its great large –displacement cruisers.