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India (Common Wealth) _ According to a poll, nearly half of all Indian families possess a scooter or a motorcycle. In India, 47% of households own a two-wheeler, placing it sixth on the list maintained by the ‘World of Statistics’ X account.
Thailand tops the list, with 87% of households in the country having a two-wheeler, according to the data.The other three nations with more than 80% households owning a motorcycle or a scooter are Vietnam (86%), Indonesia (85%), and Malaysia (83%). China ranks fifth, with 60% of all families owning a two-wheeler, followed by India (47%), and Pakistan (43%). Nigeria (35%), the Philippines (32%), and Brazil (29%) round out the top ten. Check out the complete list below –
The Indian two-wheeler market is enormous, with prices ranging from Rs 44,999 (ex-showroom) for the TVS XL100 moped to more than Rs 1 crore for the limited-run Ducati Superleggera V4. While commuter bikes and scooters dominate the two-wheeler segment in the country, the market has recently seen a surge in demand for premium products such as electric scooters priced above Rs 1 lakh and 300-400 cc motorcycles.
The Indian market saw two new motorcycle launches this week, the first being Hero MotoCorp’s revival of the Karizma nameplate in the form of the Hero Karizma XMR, and the second being the new Royal Enfield Bullet 350, which is now based on the company’s new J-platform and gets more modern equipment such as dual disc brakes, a new instrument cluster, and new color options.
Bicycles have been used for a number of purposes since their introduction in the nineteenth century, including recreation, labor, military, entertainment, and sports. Bicycles are the most frequent mode of transportation, with an estimated one billion on the planet.
Baron Karl von Drais of Germany invented the first bicycle, known as the “velocipede,” in 1817. Because it lacked pedals, it was propelled by the rider pushing off the ground with their feet. Kirkpatrick Macmillan, a Scottish blacksmith, invented the first bicycle with pedals in 1839.
The Tour de France, the most famous bicycle race in the world, began in 1903 and covers approximately 3,500 kilometers (2,200 miles). Bruce Bursford established the record for fastest cycling speed of 334.6 km/h (207.9 mph) in 1996.
The world’s largest bicycle is 47.5 meters (155 feet 8 inches) long and was measured and ridden on November 14, 2020, at Paynesville, Victoria, Australia. Bicycle helmets minimize the risk of head injury by 85%.
Every day, 364,000 bicycles are manufactured. That’s 15,000 miles per hour, 253 minutes per minute, or four cycles per second.every day, 47,670 bicycles are sold. Yes, someone buys a bike every two seconds. Bicycle manufacture is 2.5 times bigger than vehicle manufacturing.
Every year on June 3rd, World Bicycle Day is observed. The United Nations General Assembly declared this day in 2018 to encourage the use of bicycles as a sustainable and ecologically friendly means of transportation. The World Bicycle Day celebration aims to raise awareness about the benefits of cycling and inspire people to adopt bicycles as a means of transportation for commute, exercise, and recreation. For the first time in history, Copenhagen declared that there were more bikes than vehicles on its streets in 2016.
China is remains the world’s greatest producer of bicycles. Despite having low cycling rates, it manufactures more than 60% of all bicycles. A considerable proportion of such vehicles are exported, particularly to the United States. China accounts for 86% of all bicycles.
Hero Cycles is India’s market leader, with a yearly production capacity of over 7.5 million bikes and a market share of more than 43%.