The growing two wheelers on Indian roads.


Mumbai-The growing middle class population, prosperous rural India and the scarcity of reliable public transport and fuel economy are the leading causes for the rise of two wheelers on Indian roads. The Indian two wheeler market is the second largest in the world and is continuously growing at an alarming rate of 25% annually. India stands next to Japan and China in terms of two wheelers produced and domestic sales figures. The Indian two wheeler industry began a modest start in the 1950’s and witnessed spectacular growth over the last 5 years. Bikes constitute 80% of the two wheelers sold every year. The year 2009 saw a host of new models of motorcycles like Yamaha Gladiator, Yamaha R 25, TVS Apache 160 cc and the Kawaskai Ninja. All these bikes created a rage among the youngsters and have hence forced many of the two wheeler manufacturing companies to produce even better bikes with engine displacements of more than 150 cc.