Top 10 countries with the highest motorcycle usage

There are 24,590,000 motorcycles in the world, and there is one motorcycle for every 71 people in the world. Who owns the most motorcycles in the world?

Although the number of motorcycles in most of China’s first – and second-tier cities is small due to the ban on motorcycling, the number of two wheeler electric bike in the field and rural areas is still very large, especially in the eastern and western regions.

Today we take a look at the top 10 countries with the highest motorcycle usage, which is India, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Pakistan, Thailand, Brazil, Japan, Malaysia, and Nigeria.

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Top 10 countries with the highest motorcycle usage in 2023



India is one of the top 10 countries with the highest motorcycle usage . There is also no official data on how many motorcycles there are, because the statistics are too difficult.


But the data show that 47% of Indian families have a locomotive, every 18 seconds output 1, according to India’s population of 1.4 billion people, to 5 people count a family, India’s motorcycle ownership in more than 124 million, is the world’s largest motorcycle ownership country!



China, as one of the top 10 countries with the highest motorcycle usage, has 90 million licensed motorcycles as of 2017, although most of China’s first – and second-tier cities ban motorcycles, However, in 2017, China’s motorcycles still achieved more than 17 million (including tricycles) production and sales results, of which more than 7.5 million motorcycles were exported!


Today, the number of motorcycles in China is also more than 100 million to 104.8 million! Among them, the total number of people in Taiwan is about 23 million, but the motorcycle ownership is as high as more than 14 million, due to the geographical environment and the policy of motorcycle, motorcycle industry in Taiwan has flourished and formed its own motorcycle culture. More information can be found in the top 10 electric motorcycle manufacturers in China.




Third, Indonesia in top 10 countries with the highest motorcycle usage, Southeast Asia’s largest economy aerospace technology is strong, the total population of about 271 million, motorcycle ownership of 60 million, the biggest feature of the Indonesian motorcycle market is its market capacity.


Indonesia is the largest motorcycle market in Southeast Asia, 125cc displacement of motorcycles in the market occupies a dominant position.




Vietnam ranks the fourth among the top 10 countries with the highest motorcycle usage. Motorcycle is the most important means of transportation in Vietnam. Vietnam has a population of nearly 100 million.


Almost every two Vietnamese people own one, although their economic aggregate is only one-tenth of that of Guangdong Province in China, but more than 80 percent of the local people still prefer to buy Japanese and American motorcycle brands, and rarely see Chinese brands. We’ve also written before about electric motorbike in Vietnam and the top 10 electric two-wheeler manufacturers in Vietnam.




In the top 10 countries with the highest motorcycle usage, Pakistan ranks fifth. With 225 million people and 40 million motorcycles, Pakistan has a large population, ranking sixth in the world.


It is currently the world’s most potential motorcycle sales market. Since 2013, thanks to China’s “Belt and Road” policy initiative, Pakistan’s national economy has developed rapidly, per capita income has been increasing, and the purchasing ability of motorcycles has become increasingly strong.




Although the population of Thailand is only about 68 million, but the number of motorcycles is still quite large, on average every three people have a motorcycle, motorcycle ownership is about 24 million.


Thailand’s motorcycle market is dominated by Japanese products, there are 5 motorcycle assembly plants in Thailand, of which 4 produce Japanese brand motorcycles. Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Yamaha, the other is the production of Italy’s Cagiva luxury motorcycle. Sixth in the top 10 countries with the highest motorcycle usage.




Among the top 10 countries with the highest motorcycle usage, Brazil ranks seventh. Brazil’s economic strength ranks first in Latin America and 13th in the world. With a total population of about 215 million, Brazil is the largest motorcycle producer in South America.


At present, the number of motorcycles exceeds 24 million, the annual output is about 1.2 million, and the sales growth rate in recent years is about 45%, of which 100cc to 250cc is the main sales displacement segment.




Japan’s total population of about 122 million, motorcycle ownership of 10.28 million, as an island population density and small area, motorcycle mobility and flexibility suitable for local use.


Japan does not ban motorcycles and regards motorcycles as an important national industry, there are many electric motorcycle manufacturers, the birth of four world-renowned motorcycle brands.




Malaysia ranks ninth among the top 10 countries with the highest motorcycle usage. Located in Southeast Asia, Malaysia is a constitutional monarchical federal state.


Its capital, Kuala Lumpur, has a total population of about 32.7 million and a motorcycle ownership of about 10 million. Malays like motorcycles most, and the local motorcycles are mostly curved beams.




Nigeria ranks tenth among the top 10 countries with the highest motorcycle usage. With a total population of about 198 million, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa.


Nigeria is also the largest buyer of Chinese motorcycles, importing more than 1 million motorcycles from China every year, and Chinese brands ranked tenth in sales. There are 8 million motorcycle drivers in Nigeria alone.



Scooters and beamers are the two most common types of motorcycles in Southeast Asia, and the Indonesian market is dominated by scooters. According to the data, the proportion of scooter sales in Indonesia is on the rise and has reached nearly 90%. Beam bending cars and scooters are evenly split in Thailand and Vietnam, with high consumer acceptance.


Whether it is a scooter or a curved beam car represented by Honda Wave, Thailand is a common motorcycle type on the road, and despite the trend of large displacement in the Thai market, motorcycles with a displacement of 125cc and below still account for 75% of total sales in 2022.


According to statistics, scooters account for about 40% of the Vietnamese market and are the best-selling motorcycle type, according to the data, Honda Vision (scooter) and Honda Wave Alpha (bending beam) are the two best-selling motorcycles.

China is the world's largest electric two-wheeler market, the global market share of about 80%. Different from Europe and the United States, China's electric two-wheeled vehicles are mainly used for transportation. In the future, Vietnam is considered to be the world's second largest electric motorcycle market after China.

Where are the main export sales of China's two wheeler electric bike? By volume, North America is the largest market, followed by Europe, and Asia ranks third. According to the General Administration of Customs data, the top 10 countries for China's electric motorcycle and bicycle exports in 2022 are the United States, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, France, Thailand, Canada, India, Japan and Australia.

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