Gogoro is boosting sales introducing the new Viva and improving the battery capacity on Gogoro3. The company launched new advanced projects, like the first GoShare launched in the city of Taoyuan (Taiwan). 2019 sales have been over sixth time higher than in the 2017, with sales over the 150.000 units, almost concentrated in Taiwan
TVS Motor confirms to have purchased Norton Motorcycles for £16 million. Norton marque slid into administration in February after having sold only 128 motorcycles in the 2019. The company was rescued by TVS, the fifth largest motorcycles company in the World, and now has the challenge to return to former glories.
Niu is a recently born brand with the mission to invent a new style for urban mobility. The company, Jiangsu Niu Electric Technology Co. is based in Wujin, Changzhou, China since the fall of the 2014 and is projected to achieve the milestone of 1 million e-scooter sold (from business start) by the end of 2019. Probably is - as self-defined - the global leader in the segment.
Italika dominates the fast growing domestic Mexican market and is the best selling brands in the North American region, selling more than the double of the second player, Honda. In the 2019 Italika hit the record of over 700.000 sales, with near 70% of market share in Mexico and strong positions in Guatemala, Honduras and Peru.
Hyosung is the largest motorcycles manufacturer in South Korea. Born in the 1978 as assembly partner for Suzuki, the company has been taken over by the KR Motors Company Ltd. in the 2014. Despite distributing in over 60 countries, the brand is not very popular a part three countries, Korea, China and Laos. In 2019 sales have been steady at 125.000 units
Hero Motors reported in the 2019 the first double-digit lost since 2011 divorce with Honda, hit by the lost in the domestic market which has not been balanced by international activities. The World's second largest motorcycles company is facing the first difficulty after a series of annual records and in the 2020 should demonstrate the ability to counteract a negative market environment
Ducati Motor Holding ended the 2019 below our projection, due to low Q4 sales and in the 2019 was flat over the previous year, despite opening several Ducati Stores. The manufacturer has just marginally benefit from the positive industry trend in Europe, losing in the ASEAN, in North America and performing well just in China and Brazil.
Benelli Motorcycles in the 2019 hit the new all time record in global sales and after having overtaken Ducati is now challenging Triumph position in the motorcycles ranking. Indeed, in the first nine months of the year global sales have been 50.037, up 8.7%. The 26.8% fall reported in Latam countries have been more than balance by a +27.8% in West Europe.
Zero Motorcycles Incorporated is an American manufacturer of electric motorcycles. Founded in 2006 in a Santa Cruz, California garage by a former NASA engineer, Neal Saiki, it has been developed fast and actually distributes in over 30 countries. The recent launched of the SR/S model arrive in a crucial cornerstone, after 2019 sales have not yet exceed the 3k.
BMW Motorrad growth accelerated in the 2019 following 8 years of continuous success with a new record volume at 175.000 units (+5.8%) consolidating the third place among the best premium motorcycles manufacturers in the World. Sales grew up in all regions a part North America. European operations improved in double-digit.