India recently surpassed China as the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles, and the growth curve is continuing. India’s growing domestic market, and partnerships with English and European builders, have put the country at the forefront of two-wheeled production.
According to New Atlas, sales within India grew nearly seven percent last year, reflecting the country’s leading status worldwide in gross domestic product growth. The robust economy has been complemented by a national road construction program and accompanied by rising sales of bikes 250cc and above. Royal Enfield, built in India for the past 62 years, sold more than 700,000 motorcycles in the past year within the country. The figure is nearly equal to the combined worldwide sales of Harley-Davidson, KTM, BMW, Triumph, and Ducati.