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Market Research Reports: Lubricants for Motorcycles, Scooters, and Mopeds

Lubricants for Motorcycles, Scooters, and Mopeds: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities
Published: April 2013
Base Year: 2011

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  • Regional Coverage: Asia, Europe, Americas, Africa and the Middle, East
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    Lubricants for Motorcycles, Scooters, and Mopeds: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities is part of a series of new reports offered by Kline focusing on the two-wheeler lubricants industry. The market for motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds is expected to reach an estimated 700 million units worldwide by 2016. Most of this growth is expected to come from the developing nations in Asia, Latin America, and Africa who use their two-wheelers as a basic mode of transportation. Rising economic growth, lack of public transportation, poor road infrastructure, fuel efficiency/mileage, lower emissions, and growth in young population will be the leading drivers for this significant uptick in demand.

    On the lubrication front, countries are changing from using 2T oils to 4T oils in order to meet emission standards. Due to the same reason, the viscosity grades of oils used in two-wheelers is getting lighter as changes in engine technology are introduced.

    Against this backdrop, our research explores market opportunities for two-wheeler lubricants, addressing such questions as:

    • What is the global market for two-wheeler lubricants by region, leading country, and product categories?
    • How is the market segmented by type of two-wheeler? What are the unique product requirements, challenges, and trends in each segment?
    • What is the potential market for high performance two-wheeler lubricants in different regions?
    • What are the opportunities, if any, for environment-friendly biodegradable lubricants?
    • Who are the key two-wheeler OEMs and their leading lubricant suppliers?
    • What are the opportunities and threats in the marketplace for lubricant marketers?
  • Contents

    Executive Summary
    This provides a short overview of key findings

    Two-wheeler Market Overview
      Two-wheeler population by region and key countries

      Two-wheeler production by region and key countries

      Two-wheeler sales by key countries

      Two-wheeler population forecast by region and by key countries

      Trends in key regions

    Products Overview
      Performance Specifications

      Lubricants Market Overview

      - Global two-wheeler lubricants demand by product (engine oil, fork oil, suspension oil, and grease)

      - Lubricants demand by region and key country

      - Overall and regional synthetic lubricants penetration

      - Factory-fill demand by region

      - Global two-wheeler lubricants suppliers market position

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    North America

    Rest of the World
    Each of the country profiles from section 5 to section 7 is analyzed in detail with respect to:
      Regional macroeconomic characteristics and outlook

      Government regulation regarding two-wheeler emission norms

      Two-wheeler population trend and forecast

      Two-wheeler sales and production

      Leading manufacturers of two-wheelers

      Lubricants demand by product

      Synthetic products penetration

      Viscosity grades

      API specifications

      JASO specifications

      Analysis of retail and installed channels

      Advertising and promotional activities

      Regional trends


      Appraisal and opportunities
    Market Assessment
      Current and projected market for two-wheeler lubricants

      Market opportunities and threats

  • Scope
  • Lubricants for Motorcycles, Scooters, and Mopeds: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities provides a detailed independent appraisal of this fast-moving and growing market, including current and forecast demand by lubricant type, leading countries, and regions.

    We cover lubricant consumption for two-wheelers in the emerging world, as well as in the developed nations including countries like the United States, Japan, and Germany, where two-wheelers are primarily used as pleasure or recreational vehicles. However, growing prices of fuel and cost effectiveness of two-wheelers has led to a surge in demand for these vehicles in the industrialized nations as well.

    Within the two-wheeler segment, motorcycles are expected to achieve the most significant growth. The global market for two-wheelers is large, competitive, and highly fragmented. Key participants include such national/regional players as Bajaj Auto Limited, China Jialing Industrial Co. Ltd., Chongquing Lifan Hongda Industry, and TVS. Multinationals include BMW, Buell, Honda, Ducati, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Suzuki, Piaggio, Harley-Davidson, Triumph, and others.

    Lubricant products covered include chain oils, engine oils, and final drive oils.

    The base year for the study is 2011, and the study includes forecasts to the year 2016.

  • Key Benefits
  • This report assists lubricant suppliers in identifying opportunities within the global two-wheeler market. It also serves as an invaluable tool in the strategic planning process.

    The report provides subscribers with:

    • A reliable and independent assessment of the market, enabling each subscriber to understand the key dynamics in which this industry operates
    • An assessment of key market segments in terms of their unique requirements, purchasing criteria, distribution networks, challenges for doing business, and opportunities to assist with marketing and sales strategies
    • Understanding regarding current and future regulatory trends and the resultant impact on OEM requirements on product performance to assist product development and product differentiation
    • An appraisal of government policy, market trends and supply and demand drivers, enabling subscribers to position themselves or develop new products to capitalize on these trends
    • Competitive intelligence for use in benchmarking and identifying best practices in the industry
  • Methodology
  • Kline is unmatched in our ability to gather hard-to-get market and competitive intelligence with a high degree of confidence. Kline's market analysis approach places the principal emphasis on primary research techniques to ensure that the foundation of business intelligence and insight is accurate, current, and reliable.

    During the course of field research, Kline's professional staff of industry experts conducted in-depth discussions and personal interviews with a wide range of knowledgeable industry participants and opinion leaders, including twowheeler manufacturers, lubricant suppliers, distributors, and pertinent government agencies and trade associations. These discussions are focused on understanding current lubricant usage practices, typical product specifications and performance requirements, product preferences, unmet needs by for different market segments, market strategies followed by leading suppliers, and industry outlook.

    This approach has proven to be the most effective and reliable approach to obtaining accurate market data, capturing expert insights, and identifying business opportunities.

    Primary research represents the bulk of our research efforts, supplemented by secondary research drawn from a review of suppliers' product literature and price lists; a search of recent trade and technical literature; and Internet sources.

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