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Lubricants for Motorcycles, Scooters, and Mopeds: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities

Regional Coverage: Asia-Pacific, Americas, Africa, Europe

Base Year: 2021
Published: Q3 2022

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Base Year: 2023
To be Published: Q2 2024

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Globally, two-wheeler sales are expected to be driven by the booming e-commerce industry and e-aggregators that use these vehicles for last-mile delivery and public transportation. However, many markets have started the transition to electric mobility, which will have a negative impact on lubricant demand. This edition of the report endeavors to understand how distribution channels are evolving due to the emergence of e-commerce and electric vehicles.


  • Global demand for motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds oils (motorcycle oil, or MCO) with a five-year forecast
    • — Product category
    • — API service category
    • — Viscosity grade
    • — Synthetic vs. conventional
    • — Vehicle type
  • Detailed profiles of 18 leading country markets in developed and developing regions
  • Overview of the two-wheeler market in terms of population, sales, production, and vehicle type

New Features

  • Long-term (2050) 4T demand forecast
  • Deeper dive into channel evolution
  • Status of OEM genuine and co-branded oils
  • Market value for base year as well as 5-year forecast

Table of Contents


Executive Summary

An overview of the report findings

  • Global two-wheeler market overview
  • Global two-wheeler lubricant demand by region and major country
  • Key suppliers
  • Key trends
  • Impact of e2W on the global MCO market
  • Demand drivers and restraints
  • Market outlook
  • Market appraisal and growth opportunities

Two-Wheeler Market Overview

  • Parc by region and key country
  • Production by region and key country
  • Sales by key country
  • Parc forecast by region and key country
  • Current and future penetration of e2W in vehicle parc and sales
  • Trends in key regions

Products Overview

  • 2T and 4T engines: Description and applications
  • 2T and 4T oil performance specifications

Country Profiles

  • Market highlights
  • Macroeconomic characteristics
  • Two-wheeler parc sales and production trends; sales and production of e2W
  • Motorcycle oil demand by vehicle type and product type
  • Four-stroke engine oil demand by viscosity grade, API, and JASO specification
  • Synthetic penetration
  • Analysis of retail and installed market channels
  • Growth drivers and opportunities
  • Growth restraints and challenges
  • Major MCO suppliers
  • OEM genuine/co-branded oils
    • — Major brands
    • — OEM genuine oil programs
  • Outlook: Including impact of e2W on different MCO products
  • Long-term (2050) 4T demand forecast


Asia-Pacific China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh
Americas ​Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, USA, Argentina
Africa Nigeria​​​​
​​​Europe ​Italy, Spain​​​​​​

Subscriber Benefits

This study assists lubricant suppliers in identifying opportunities within the global two-wheeler market. It also serves as an invaluable tool in the strategic planning process by providing:

  • A highly reliable and independent assessment of the MCO market, which would enable subscribers to understand the key dynamics
  • Appraisal of government policies, market trends, and supply and demand drivers, enabling subscribers to position themselves or develop new products
  • Assessment of key market segments in terms of unique requirements, purchasing criteria, distribution networks, challenges in doing business, and opportunities

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