Luxurious branded bikes are something everyone, especially men, dreams of. When a person thinks of buying a luxurious, quality motorcycle, he or she would want to choose the best in the market.
In addition to performance, physical features are something of a great demand for the motorcycles nowadays. Also, people look for the mileage, the brake pads, the amount of gear provided by the manufacturer and the durability of its tires. Motorcycles have evolved a lot since the past decades.
Motorcycles are used for a wide range of different purposes such as riding, racing sports, commuting, cruising and much more. There are various types of motorcycles such as cruisers, sports bikes, scooters, and mopeds. Each design creates a different riding posture as well as has different capability. An ideal bike is which gives the user an intoxicating riding experience and saves the cash spent on fuels. So, here is the list of top 10 best motorcycles or bike manufacturing companies in the world in 2018.
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10. Moto Guzzi
One of the oldest European brands, Moto Guzzi is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer. The company was established in the year 1921 in Mandello del Lario, Italy. The company manufactures and exports motorcycles worldwide. The company tests its motorcycles in the motorcycle wind tunnel, which was created first by it in the year 1950.
Established after the Second World War by Cavaliere Alberto Beggio, Aprilia is a motorcycle brand which manufactures one of the high-quality motorcycles all over the world. The factory is located in Italy which was a bicycle production factory in 1968. The company is a relatively small company by global motorcycling standards but is very active when it comes to sports bikes.
Triumph is the subsidiary brand of BMW and was established in the year 1885. It deals with the manufacture of motorcycles, cars, and bicycles. It is a British company founded by Siegfried Bettmann who named it as Bettmann and Co., initiating the import of bicycles worldwide. The name was later changed to Triumph Cycle CO. Ltd. in 1897. The company started manufacturing Motorcycles in the year 1902.
The German brand BMW (Bavarian Motor Works) was founded in the year 1916. It manufactures one of the most luxurious motorcycles in the world. The headquarters of the company is located in Munich, Bavaria. The company also deals with the manufacture of mini cars and other luxurious cars. BMW is also the parent company of Rolls- Royce Motor Cars.
6. Suzuki Motor Corp.
Suzuki is a Japanese brand which is specialised in the manufacture of automobiles, motorcycles, four- wheelers and internal combustion engines. The company became one of the largest automakers in the world in the year 2011. It was founded by Michio Suzuki. After the world war second, when Japan had a great need for affordable, reliable personal transportation, Suzuki introduced its first motorcycle in the market adding to the comfort of the customers.
Having its plants situated in Japan, USA, Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines, Kawasaki motorcycles are manufactured by the Motorcycle and Engine division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries. The company manufactures motorcycles, gasoline engines, personal watercrafts and utility vehicles. The first motorcycle was manufactured in the year 1949 but the complete Kawasaki Motorcycle was manufactured and was named ‘Meihatsu’ which can also be called as the lower –level of Kawasaki aircraft.
4. Harley- Davidson
An American brand which was founded in 20th century in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Harley- Davidson manufactures some of the finest and heavyweight bikes in the world. The company at first suffered from heavy losses but then it improved the quality of its bikes and became one of the competitive brands in the market. The company manufactures its motorcycles at factories in New York, Milwaukee, Pennsylvania, Missouri, India, Brazil and markets its products worldwide.
Having its headquarters located in the city of Bologna, Italy, Ducati manufactures high-quality motorcycles and cycles. It was founded first by Antonio Cavalieri Ducati and his three sons who started manufacturing motorcycles in the year 1935 in addition to their usual production. The company is owned by the German automotive maker Audi along with its Italian subsidiary Lamborghini.
Honda Motor Company Ltd. is a Japanese brand having its headquarters located in the city of Tokyo, Japan. It was established in the year 1959. The company manufactures high-quality motorcycles, scooters, and other vehicles which have excellent specifications. The company also manufactures trimmers, blowers, generators and marine outboard engines. Honda is also the world’s largest manufacturer of internal combustion engine and produces more than 14 million internal combustion engines per year. It also provides tough competition to other automobile manufacturing companies such as Toyota, Volkswagen group, Nissan, Ford and Hyundai motor group.
Yamaha is another Japanese brand which manufactures the best motorcycles in the world. It also manufactures boats, outboard motors, and bicycles. Having its headquarters situated in the city of Shizuoka, Japan, Yamaha was established in the year 1955. The company is led by Genichi Kawakami who was also the first President of the company. The company has won 29 world championships in motorcycle racing which includes 6 in MotoGP, 9 in 500 ccs two-stroke class and 1 in World Superbike. The company also produced Formula One engines from 1989 to 1997.
As we have seen from the above list, in order for you, as a manufacturing company, to be on the top, you have to be the best. The best bike is the one which gives a good mileage and can give a lot of fuel savings. High-quality motorcycles are obviously very expensive, but the good part of it is that they are quite definitely the best. The topmost brand, Yamaha, manufactures racing bikes which for sure are one of the highest qualities in the market. The above examples are the best examples of “joy on wheels”. That is exactly why people go crazy about bikes.