List of motorcycle manufacturers

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The following is a list of motorcycle manufacturers worldwide, sorted by extant/extinct status and by country. These are producers whose motorcycles are available to the public, including both street legal as well as racetrack-only or off-road-only motorcycles. The list of current manufacturers does not include badge engineered bikes or motorcycle customisers, but the list of defunct manufactures may include some of these if they are well remembered for their historical significance.

Manufacturers currently in production

This is a list of companies currently producing and selling motorcycles available to the public, including both street and race/off-road motorcycles. It does not include badge engineered bikes sold under a different name than their producer, nor motorcycle customisers.

Argentina

Austria

Australia

Azerbaijan

Bangladesh

Belarus

Brazil

Canada

China

Colombia

Czech Republic

France

Germany

India

Indonesia

Italy

Japan

South Korea

Malaysia

Mexico

Pakistan

Poland

Portugal

Russia

Slovenia

Spain

Taiwan

Thailand

Turkey

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States

Manufacturers no longer in production

This is a list of companies that formerly produced and sold motorcycles available to the public, including both street and race/off-road motorcycles. It also includes some former motorcycle producers of noted historical significance but which would today be classified as badge engineered or customisers. It includes both companies that are defunct, those that still exist but no longer make motorcycles, and some that were acquired by other companies.

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Brazil

Bulgaria

Canada

  • Can-Am (1973–1987, brand reused 2006–present for ATVs and trikes)
  • Moto-Skeeter (mini-bikes, 1971–1972)

Czech Republic

Denmark

Finland

France

Germany

East Germany

  • BMW (1945–1952)
  • EMW (1952–)
  • MZ (–2009)

Greece

India

Italy

Japan

Mexico

New Zealand

Norway

Pakistan

Poland

Portugal

Russian Empire

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

United States

USSR

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c The Triumph brand has had two distinct eras, one as Triumph Engineering Company, then under BSA at Meriden, and the recent one as Triumph Motorcycles at Hinckley, with ten years between the two.
  2. ^ Cormier, Jason (2014-07-14). "Hunwick Hallam / Hunwick Harrop - Aussie Innovation". OddBike. Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  3. ^ "Agrale Historia". MOTO.com.br. Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  4. ^ Pronounced "Bruff".
  5. ^ "Norton website". The Norton company closed in the UK in 1976. The company reopened in 1995 in Portland, Oregon, United States, manufacturing replacement parts and eventually new Norton models. The venture eventually required capital and was bought by Stuart Garner who intends to return production to the United Kingdom.
  6. ^ a b "Vincent Motors". In 1928, Phil Vincent bought HRD and changed the name to Vincent HRD. In 1949, it was renamed Vincent. Production of Vincent stopped in 1955. In 1994, Bernard Li acquired the rights to the Vincent trademark, and in 1996 formed Vincent Motors, USA, which made five prototype motorcycles in 2002. The engine used in these motorcycles has since gone out of production and Li has since died. It is therefore not likely that series production will begin.

External links

  • Cyber Motorcycle: an extensive listing of European motorcycle manufacturers
  • List of all motorbike manufacturing companies
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