That feeling of taking on solitary unknown road trips on a motorbike is known to only those who have experienced it. A bike basically has to provide comfortable riding experience with sufficient power and efficient performance. If we want to buy a well designed motorcycle, we usually go with what is best and of high quality. It is the riding experience of breathtaking form, that makes us crave for a particular motorcycle and one that can have impressive fuel savings is the one that we call efficient. But this is only possible when the chosen brand is popular and reliable. We also look at the features like amount of gear a bike comes with, bags, accessories, brakes, brake pads, electronic features available and the durability of its tires. These are the qualities that make a motorcycle worth riding.
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Here is a list of the top 10 Bike Manufacturing Companies in the world.
10. Harley-Davidson Motor Company:
Harley-Davidson Inc. formerly known as HDI, is a brand of America. It was founded in 20th century in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The company had to suffer from various drawbacks in the initial years, so it finally decided to improve the quality of its motorcycles to become a competitive brand. From 1977 to 2014, it is one of the motorcycle companies, and has made some finest and heavyweight products for the riders. The brand has a tradition of heavy customization, and has given rise to the copper style of motorcycles.
9. Moto Guzzi:
The Moto Guzzi is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer, and is one of the oldest European brands. The company’s motorcycles come with the signature specifications that include air-cooled 90° V-twin engine, longitudinal crankshaft orientation, and several attractive colors. Established in 1921 in Mandello del Lario, Italy, this brand has a history of manufacturing sports rides for the worldwide consumers. Some of its finest and best-selling motorcycle models were released in the years 1997, 1999, 2006 and 2013.
Aprilia is another Italian motorcycle company, owned by Piaggio. The company started its journey by manufacturing scooters and small-capacity motorcycles. In recent years, Aprilia has produced some large sports bikes like V-twin RSV Mille and the V4 RSV4 that are highly renowned. The brand was established after the Second World War by Cavaliere Alberto Beggio, as a bicycle production factory at Noale, Italy, in 1968.
The Triumph Motor Company is a British car and motorcycle making company that has its market in many other parts of the world too. It is a subsidiary brand of BMW. It was established in 1885 when Siegfried Bettmann (1863–1951) formed S. Bettmann & Co., and initiated the import of bicycles worldwide. The company was renamed the Triumph Cycle Co. Ltd. in 1897. Since 1902, it is dealing in cars, motorcycles, and bicycles.
6. Honda Motor Company, Ltd:
Established in 1959, The Honda Motor Company, Inc. is a North American subsidiary of the Honda Motor Company, Ltd. The company has combined the product sales & services, and coordinates the function of Honda. It deals with design, production and marketing of motorcycles, scooters and all-terrain vehicles, equipped with outstanding specifications and that excel I performance. Some of its other products are lawnmowers, tillers, string trimmers, snow blowers, generators, and marine outboard engines. Its best bike models include Accord, Civic, CR-V, Element, FCX Clarity, Insight, and Ridgeline.
5. Suzuki Motor Corporation:
Suzuki Motor Corporation is a brand of Japan. This is a global company, with headquarters in Minami-ku, Hamamatsu, Japan. It has specialized in automobiles, four-wheel drive vehicles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, wheelchairs, and internal combustion engines. In 2011, Suzuki was ranked high as one of the largest automakers in the world. The company has its production units in 23 countries and 133 distributors in 192 countries across the globe.
4. Yamaha Motor Company:
Yamaha Motor Company Limited is yet another brand based at Japan. It involves in the design, production and marketing of motorcycles, bicycles, and marine products like boats and outboard motors, as well as other motorized products. The company was established in 1955, and has its headquarters in Shizuoka, Japan. It also manufactures personal water craft, artificial swimming pools, utility boats, fishing boats, and go-kart engines. Its superbikes are known to render powerful performances with the capability to reach alarming speeds in no time.
Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. is an auto manufacturing brand hailing from Italy. It designs and manufactures high quality cycles and motorcycles. It has headquarter in Bologna, Italy, and is owned by German automobile manufacturer Audi through its Italian subsidiary Lamborghini. During 1926, Antonio Cavalieri Ducati and his three sons, Adriano, Marcello, and Bruno Cavalieri Ducati, founded Società Scientifica Radio Brevetti Ducati in Bologna for the production of vacuum tubes, condensers and radio components. In 1935, they got much success and started manufacturing motorcycles as well on a small scale. They are known to build some of the powerful, high performance luxury motor bikes in the world.
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (also known as Bavarian Motor Works), is a automotive brand from Germany. This automobile and engine manufacturing company was founded in 1916. It is headquartered in Munich, Bavaria. BMW not only deals in motorcycles, but also manufactures some of the best mini and sedan cars, and is the parent company of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. BMW was established as a business entity of the Rapp Motorenwerke aircraft manufacturing firm in 1917. Later on, it started manufacturing aircraft engines, and motorcycles as well. Today, it has its market spread in all over the world and the company is one of the most preferred automobile brands in consideration of performance.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries Motorcycle & Engine is a division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries and deals in the production of motorcycles, utility vehicles, personal watercrafts, and gasoline engines. One of its famous slogans is “Let the good times roll”. The company started the manufacturing of motorcycles and engines in 1949. In 1954, the first complete Kawasaki Motorcycle was manufactured under the name of Meihatsu, a subsidiary of Kawasaki Aircraft. This brand has been the winner of several superbike racing championships such as the rider’s Superbike World Championship in 1993, nine AMA Superbike Championships, and the Endurance World Championship. It is one of few brands that produces some of the finest, powerful engines ever built in the history of automotive sector.
So, no matter what century it might be, in terms of prediction, it can be safely said that the craze for bikes and that too the best ones among at least the younger generation would never subdue. At least not if you witness what concept bikes these motorcycle companies are working on, for the future. This was the list of the Top 10 popular, best seller and well-renowned bike manufacturing companies in the world by 2017.