Overview of the global motorcycle supercharger market
Technavio’s market research report predicts that the global motorcycle supercharger market will grow at a CAGR of above 6% during the forecast period. The enhanced engine power and speed that results in sporty driving characteristics will be one of the primary drivers for market growth. The biggest benefit of a supercharger over a turbocharger is the reduction in performance lag. Superchargers are directly connected to the crankshaft of the engine and can accelerate from a very low RPM. Also, the superchargers do not require much of engine tuning unlike a turbocharger and are relatively easier to install since they have far fewer components and simpler devices. Turbochargers are complex and need various exhaust modifications such as intercoolers and additional oil lines. Therefore, the cost of ownership for a supercharger is relatively lower than that of a turbocharger and offer better driving characteristics with improved power and speed.
One of the latest trends that will gain traction in the global motorcycle supercharger market is the increase in the penetration of forced induction systems in their product offerings by manufacturers. The current generation motorcycles are increasingly becoming more cost-efficient and performance enhancing systems are one of the most focused areas while designing a motorcycle. Top manufacturers in the global motorcycle industry have equipped the mid-segment motorcycles with a supercharger in the engine capacity ranging from 500 cc to 800 cc. The rising popularity of performance boosting systems and the increasing awareness of such systems among the consumers have induced OEMs to introduce the technology to mid-segment motorcycles. The launch of the performance boosting technologies in mid-segment motorcycles and the rapid development of supercharged motorcycles, will boost the growth of the motorcycle supercharger market over the next four years.
Competitive analysis and key vendors
The global motorcycle supercharger market consists of well-known and established players that design, manufacture, and supply forced induction systems to OEMs and the aftermarket. The market competition will grow higher with the rising volume sales of performance, heavyweight, and sports motorcycles. The supercharger manufacturers operating in the global motorcycle supercharger market are either supercharger system manufacturers, supercharger kits manufacturers, and system integrators or assemblers of motorcycle superchargers. These vendors in the aftermarket supercharger market follow a custom design configuration as per the requirements of specifications at the OEM levels or for aftermarket applications.
Key vendors in the market are:
Honda Motor Company
Kawasaki Motors Corporation
Other prominent vendors include Rotrex, ProCharger Superchargers, S Charger, and Aerocharger.
Segmentation by key stakeholders and analysis of the motorcycle supercharger market
During 2016, the aftermarket segment dominated the motorcycle supercharger market and is expected to continue its dominance over the next four years. Factors such as the aftermarket dynamics of motorcycle performance enhancing systems and the rapidly growing popularity of high-performance motorcycles drive the growth of the segment. In addition, the rising awareness of performance enhancing systems in the aftermarket and the emergence of new players in the developing regions will help the growth of this market segment in the aftermarket supercharger market.
Geographical segmentation and analysis of the motorcycle supercharger market
In terms of geography, EMEA accounted for the majority of the market shares of the motorcycle supercharger market during 2016 and is foreseen to continue its market dominance during the forecast period as well. The increased sales of performance and super sports motorcycles and the high adoption of retrofit supercharger systems and supercharger kits, will drive the growth of the aftermarket supercharger market in this region.
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Increasing the power output of a motorcycle can be done by increasing the displacement or increasing the engine rpm, but this is not possible on a motorcycle whose engine is already manufactured. Another way to increase power is to feed more air into the engine, also called forced induction, to burn more fuel and increase the output power. Superchargers can be installed in a motorcycle to improve its performance without tweaking engine specifications. Technavio releases a wide range of research report for the automotive industry, which includes niche segments like automotive manufacturing, powertrain, and wheels and tires. The upcoming research report on the global motorcycle supercharger market assesses the trending market to estimate its growth potential, large-scale feasibility, and new applications, which help the client to make better judgments regarding their business strategies.
Market research experts at Technavio carry out an extensive primary and secondary research to assess factors such as market size, demand growth, customer demand pattern, and emerging geographical regions. The upcoming research report on the global motorcycle supercharger market also considers the growth of similar markets such as global two-wheeler spark plugs market and global automotive torque vectoring system market, which are expected to grow at a CAGR of 6% and 31%, respectively, for the forecast period of 2017 to 2021. Due to strict regulations on emissions and rising awareness towards achieving better fuel economy, the demand for superchargers in a motorcycle is expected to grow. These superchargers allow smaller displacements bikes to perform on par with higher displacements bike; thus, resulting in better fuel efficiency and lower emissions.
The upcoming report on motorcycle supercharger market also covers the emerging trends, key drivers, applications in new areas, and opportunities and challenges faced by the industry. The report also borrows insights from related markets such as automotive electronics and automotive services.