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Rapid growth Facts about the global motorcycle market Asia in particular offers huge potential for Bosch’s efficient engine management system for two-wheelers

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  • October 30, 2014
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Growth: Today, some 60 million two-wheelers with internal-combustion engines are produced around the world each year. By 2020, the market is expected to grow to 110 million units. This is equal to average annual growth of around 5 percent. The Asian market is developing especially strongly.

Global market entry: In entering this market, Bosch is taking a global approach. The company has developed solutions for both affordable two-wheelers in Asia and high-performance bikes in Europe and North America. The electronic engine management system is at the core of this Bosch technology.

Europe: The European market comprises mainly high-performance motorcycles that represent sportiness and adventure. Motorcycling tends to be a leisure activity. Motorcycles are equipped with modern engine technology and sophisticated safety systems.

Asia: As early as 2020, four out of five new two-wheelers with internal-combustion engines will be sold in Asia. China is the exception: here, the market for two-wheelers is dominated by electric e-scooters.

Change in India: Two-wheelers with engine displacement under 250 cubic centimeters are a means of mass transportation in India. Vehicles must be cost-effective, at a price much lower than 1,000 euros, yet still have a high utility value. Many of these are still equipped with carburetor technology. However, this is changing: according to Bosch estimates, some 15 to 20 million two-wheelers featuring modern engine management technology will be sold in India in 2020. This technology reduces mobility costs and protects the environment.

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Mobility Solutions is the largest Bosch Group business sector. In 2015, its sales came to 41.7 billion euros, or 59 percent of total group sales. This makes the Bosch Group one of the leading automotive suppliers. The Mobility Solutions business sector combines the group’s expertise in three mobility domains – automation, electrification, and connectivity – and offers its customers integrated mobility solutions. Its main areas of activity are injection technology and powertrain peripherals for internal-combustion engines, diverse solutions for powertrain electrification, vehicle safety systems, driver-assistance and automated functions, technology for user-friendly infotainment as well as vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, repair-shop concepts, and technology and services for the automotive aftermarket. Bosch is synonymous with important automotive innovations, such as electronic engine management, the ESP anti-skid system, and common-rail diesel technology.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

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