All Two-wheeler articles

  • Ducati says it has been able to successfully transform from a desk-centric company into a mobile-first company in a few days

    Renewed IT infrastructure supports smart working at Ducati


    The completely renewed IT infrastructure at Borgo Panigale enables the company to manage the transition of its employees’ work into smart working mode

  • Ducati is starting a phased return to production at its Borgo Panigale factory

    Production resumes at Ducati Borgo Panigale


    The company says operations are being restarted with the minimum number of employees needed to resume production and research activities

  • ABB Vinfast 5

    The future on two wheels


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

  • LiveWire2

    The future on two-wheels


    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

    Two-wheel e-mobility


    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

    Honda breaks ground at motorbike plant


    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 very ...

  • Honda Narsapura plant

    Honda India two-wheeler production boost


    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 expansion ...

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    Touch and go


    The diversity of parts produced by automotive tier suppliers sees them use both contact and non-contact measurement techniquesCompanies 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 or ...

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    KTM steps up the pace


    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 adding ...

  • Vehicle Assembly (Pulsar200 RS)

    Small vehicles, big numbers


    Building motorcycles in India is all about high volumes. AMS takes a look at Bajaj Auto’s plant at ChakanThe 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 when you ...

  • Article

    Última de pé no BRIC


    Conforme outros mercados emergentes declinam, a Índia ainda está recebendo um investimento significativo por parte de tomadores de decisão de veículos globais. Montadores de veículos estão intensificando suas campanhas para quebrar o mercado automotivo indiano difícil depois que o país se tornou o mais promissor dos BRICs emergentes devido ao ...

  • Article

    Último BRIC en pie


    Los demás mercados emergentes están en decadencia, pero la India sigue recibiendo grandes inversiones de las marcas globales Los fabricantes de vehículos están poniéndose las pilas para intentar abrir brecha en el complejo sector del automóvil en la India, después de que el país se haya convertido en el BRIC ...

  • Ford Sanand Vehicle Assembly and Engine Plant

    India: The last BRIC standing


    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

    Two-wheeler troubles


    Restrictions in urban areas and a lack of brand clarity are threatening China’s two-wheeler dominanceThe 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 industry ...

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    India: Two wheels still good


    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 facilitiesThe biggest motorcycle and scooter market in the world is back at full throttle after surviving India’s economic slump of the last couple of ...

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    South-Eastern success


    Turbulent politics aside, tiger economies such as Thailand and Indonesia are seeing further auto growthThe 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 politics ...

  • Bosch, India

    Bosch in €160m multi-site Indian expansion


    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 have been ...

  • Eugenio Razelli, Magneti, and Pawan Munjal, Hero

    New powertrain partnership between Magneti and Hero


    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 planned for ...

  • InDesign-6

    A taste for two wheels


    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 and ...

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    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 planned for ...