Two-wheeler

  • ABB Vinfast 5
    Voice

    The future on two wheels

    2019-09-15T18:41:00Z

    Advanced robotics and digitisation technologies can ensure motorcycle companies meet the needs of the industry

  • LiveWire2
    Article

    The future on two-wheels

    2019-06-25T09:12:00Z

    The two-wheel sector is mirroring the car market with a host of new manufacturers challenging the established OEMs and launching a new generation of electric motorcycles and scooters. Nick Holt reports

  • BMW C Evolution
    Article

    Two-wheel e-mobility

    2018-09-12T13:24:00Z

    BMW’s e-mobility ambitions have not been limited to four wheels; Nick Holt visits the company’s Berlin plant to see how its sophisticated C evolution maxi scooter is built

  • Honda Abdul Monem
    Article

    Honda breaks ground at motorbike plant

    2017-11-06T16:46:00Z

    Bangladesh – The joint venture Bangladesh Honda Private Limited (BHL) is building a factory on 101,171 sq.m of land at Abdul Monem Economic Zone in Munshiganj District, Dhaka Division. The investment for land purchase and construction amounts to 2.3 billion taka ($30m). “We believe the Bangladesh motorcycle market is ...

  • Honda Narsapura plant
    Article

    Honda India two-wheeler production boost

    2017-08-10T11:52:59Z

    India – The addition of a fourth assembly line at Honda’s Narsapura plant will add another 600,000 units capacity, increasing the facility’s annual production capacity to 2.4m units. This latest expansion increases Honda 2Wheelers India’s total annual production capacity to 6.4 million units from its four plants. With this capacity ...

  • SAI_OLP40
    Article

    Touch and go

    2017-01-13T12:14:18Z

    The diversity of parts produced by automotive tier suppliers sees them use both contact and non-contact measurement techniques Companies involved in contact and non-contact measurement operations have to make a fundamental decision about the type of coordinate technology they will utilise – either a contact technique involving a touch probe ...

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    Article

    KTM steps up the pace

    2016-11-03T14:58:00Z

    KTM has grown rapidly and is now looking to increase production volumes. Nick Holt visits the firm’s manufacturing facilities at Mattighofen, Austria Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM has ambitious plans to increase output from its current 160,000 units to 200,000 units per year by 2020. As such, the vehicle-maker is ...

  • Vehicle Assembly (Pulsar200 RS)
    Article

    Small vehicles, big numbers

    2016-07-20T17:46:56Z

    Building motorcycles in India is all about high volumes. AMS takes a look at Bajaj Auto’s plant at Chakan The 1,400 employees at Bajaj’s Chakan plant produce around 80,000 bikes per month across five assembly lines in two shifts over six days a week. These are big numbers especially ...

  • Ford Sanand Vehicle Assembly and Engine Plant
    Article

    India: The last BRIC standing

    2015-08-21T10:45:43Z

    As other emerging markets decline, India is still seeing significant investment by global vehicle-makers Vehicle-makers are stepping up their campaigns to crack the difficult Indian automotive market after the country became the most promising of the emerging BRIC nations following market collapses in Brazil and Russia and a cooling in ...

  • China motorcycle production
    Article

    Two-wheeler troubles

    2015-08-07T12:10:08Z

    Restrictions in urban areas and a lack of brand clarity are threatening China’s two-wheeler dominance The once-mighty Chinese motorcycle industry is close to losing its title of the world’s biggest, as restrictions on sales bite at home and it fails to create memorable brands with which to expand abroad. The ...

  • Bajaj-Chakan-plant-2-copy
    Article

    India: Two wheels still good

    2014-12-18T14:03:09Z

    Unharmed by the economic downturn, manufacturers of motorcycles and scooters are now pressing ahead with plans to increase production – building new plants and expanding existing facilities The biggest motorcycle and scooter market in the world is back at full throttle after surviving India’s economic slump of the last couple ...

  • Ford-production-Thailand-copy
    Article

    South-Eastern success

    2014-12-09T14:22:48Z

    Turbulent politics aside, tiger economies such as Thailand and Indonesia are seeing further auto growth The tigerish automotive markets of South-East Asia have not been quite so rampant in 2014 as the turbulent politics of its two leading vehicle-producing countries, Thailand and Indonesia, put a downer on the industry. Thailand’s ...

  • Bosch, India
    Article

    Bosch in €160m multi-site Indian expansion

    2014-02-03T11:44:41Z

    India – The technology and services supplier will enhance existing manufacturing sites plus research and development facilities. Bosch has recently expanded its manufacturing facility for automotive components in Chennai, where it is also constructing a new Bosch and Siemens Hausgeräte plant, and by 2015 a diesel plant will ...

  • Eugenio Razelli, Magneti, and Pawan Munjal, Hero
    Article

    New powertrain partnership between Magneti and Hero

    2014-01-07T15:00:30Z

    India – The two companies have agreed to establish a joint venture aimed at the production of powertrain systems for the two-wheeler market, in which Hero MotoCorp will hold a 60% stake and Magneti Marelli the remaining 40%. The construction of a production plant for the JV is ...

  • InDesign-6
    Article

    A taste for two wheels

    2014-01-07T14:29:45Z

    The world’s largest motorcycle market still has room for expansion The numbers involved in the world’s largest two-wheeler market are truly astonishing. Last financial year, 15m motorcycles, scooters and mopeds were sold in India, up from 8m in 2008/9. Back in 1971, the figure was just 100,000. The incredible size ...

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    2014-01-07T12:57:18Z

    India – The two companies have agreed to establish a joint venture aimed at the production of powertrain systems for the two-wheeler market, in which Hero MotoCorp will hold a 60% stake and Magneti Marelli the remaining 40%. The construction of a production plant for the JV is ...

  • turnkey-2
    Article

    Total turnkey paintshops in India

    2009-09-01T11:31:44Z

    As production grows rapidly in India, enterprising suppliers have come up with imaginative solutions to finishing system challenges Tata paintshop Rebuilding at Maruti Two wheeler space saving Trial painting trims ramp-up time India is one of the most exciting areas of automotive production in the world, with domestic and transplant ...

  • india-2
    Article

    India’s sunrise sector

    2007-09-01T12:37:04Z

    The Indian government is on a mission to make its booming automotive industry a world contender. The country is encouraging the development of affordable and efficient vehicles, and carmakers are responding with keen interest Framework for future growth Statistics – where are we now Export demand growing Maruti fights corner ...