Motorcycle Brand Full List

Every Motorcycle Brand, Manufacturer, & Aftermarket Tuner We Could Find

The world of powersports is very deep and filled with stories of bikes and brands that have come and gone. Today, the industry feels an inch wide but a mile deep – a relatively small cabal of manufacturers with models for nearly every segment. But this has not always been the case… there have been hundreds of motorcycle brands over the years!

This list is as complete as it can be but will never be “finished”. Many of the brands and logos featured here are of brands that went out of business, or were acquired, or for some other reason have left us. We also feature numerous aftermarket companies, custom bike shops, and other boutique bike builders, and more of these companies are born every year. We update this list once per year or when a brand reaches out to say hi (which if you are one, do so here).

Please let us know if we have missed anything or if any information is incorrect – we want our motorcycle brand section to be a rich resource of information for enthusiasts everywhere!

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aprilia motorcycles

Aprilia

Aprilia is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer founded immediately after World War II in Noale, Italy by Alberto Beggio. The company started as a manufacturer of bicycles that then moved on to manufacture scooters and small-capacity motorcycles. In more recent times, Aprilia has produced large sportbikes such as the 1,000 cc V-twin RSV Mille and the V4 RSV4.

bmw motorcycles

BMW

BMW’s motorcycle history began in 1921 when the company commenced manufacturing engines for other companies. BMW’s own motorcycles—sold under the BMW Motorrad brand—began in 1923 with the BMW R 32, which was powered by a flat-twin engine (also called a “boxer-twin” engine). Production of motorcycles with flat-twin engines continues to this day, however, BMW has also produced many models with other types of engines.

ducati motorcycles

Ducati

Ducati is best known for high-performance motorcycles characterized by large-capacity four-stroke, 90° V-twin engines, with a desmodromic valve design. Ducati refers to this configuration as L-twin because one cylinder is vertical while the other is horizontal. Modern Ducatis remain among the dominant performance motorcycles available today partly because of the desmodromic valve design, which is nearing its 50th year of use.

 

harley davidson

Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson, Inc., H-D, or Harley, is an American motorcycle manufacturer founded in 1903 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.The company has survived numerous ownership arrangements, subsidiary arrangements, periods of poor economic health and product quality, and intense global competition to become one of the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturers and an iconic brand widely known for its loyal following.

honda motorcycles

Honda

Honda is the largest motorcycle manufacturer in Japan and has been since it started production in 1955. At its peak in 1982, Honda manufactured almost three million motorcycles annually. By 2006 this figure had reduced to around 550,000 but was still higher than its three domestic competitors. In 2017, India became the largest motorcycle market of Honda. In India, Honda is leading in the scooters segment, with 59 percent market share.

indian motorcycle

Indian Motorcycle

Indian Motorcycle is an American brand of motorcycles originally produced from 1901 to 1953 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. The Indian Motorcycle factory team took the first three places in the 1911 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy. During the 1910s, Indian Motorcycle became the largest manufacturer of motorcycles in the world. Indian Motorcycle’s most popular models were the Scout, made from 1920 to 1946, and the Chief, made from 1922 until 1953.

 

kawasaki motorcycles

Kawasaki

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Motorcycle & Engine is the motorcycle division of Kawasaki. Kawasaki motorcycles are manufactured at plants in Japan, Michigan, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Thailand. Kawasaki first started developing a motorcycle engine in 1949. The development was completed in 1952 and mass production started in 1953. The engine was an air-cooled, 148 cc, OHV, four-stroke single cylinder with a maximum power of 4 PS (2.9 kW; 3.9 hp) at 4,000 rpm. In 1954, the first complete Kawasaki Motorcycle was produced under the name of Meihatsu, a subsidiary of Kawasaki Aircraft.

ktm motorcycles

KTM

KTM AG is an Austrian motorcycle manufacturer that was formed in 1992 (but has roots dating to 1934). KTM is best known for its off-road motorcycles, particularly their dirtbikes and enduro bikes. In recent years, KTM has gained both clout and popularity in the sportbike and adventure motorcycle segments, with bikes like the KTM RC390 and 1290 Adventure often outrunning and outdoing their peers.

royal enfield motorcycles

Royal Enfield

Royal Enfield is an Indian motorcycle manufacturing brand with the tag of “the oldest global motorcycle brand in continuous production” manufactured in factories in Chennai in India. Licensed from Royal Enfield by the indigenous Indian Madras Motors, it is now a subsidiary of Eicher Motors Limited, an Indian automaker. The company makes the Royal Enfield Bullet, and other single-cylinder and twin-cylinder motorcycles. First produced in 1901, Royal Enfield is the oldest motorcycle brand in the world still in production, with the Bullet model enjoying the longest motorcycle production run of all time.

 

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Suzuki

Suzuki Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation headquartered in Minami-ku, Hamamatsu. Suzuki manufactures automobiles, four-wheel drive vehicles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), outboard marine engines, wheelchairs and a variety of other small internal combustion engines. Suzuki started manufacturing motorcycles in 1952, the first models being motorized bicycles. From 1955 to 1976 the company manufactured motorcycles with two-stroke engines only, the biggest two-stroke model being the water-cooled triple-cylinder G2F5. Suzuki’s domestic motorcycle sales volume is the third-largest in Japan.

Triumph motorcycles

Triumph

Triumph Engineering Co Ltd was a British motorcycle manufacturing company, based originally in Coventry and then in Meriden. A new company, Triumph Motorcycles Ltd based in Hinckley, gained the name rights after the end of the company in the 1980s and is now one of the world’s major motorcycle manufacturers.

yamaha motorcycles

Yamaha

Yamaha Motor Company Limited is a Japanese manufacturer of motorcycles, marine products such as boats and outboard motors, and other motorized products. The motorcycle division of Yamaha was founded in 1955, and was headed by Genichi Kawakami. Yamaha’s initial product was a 125 cc (7.6 cu in) two-cycle, single-cylinder motorcycle, the YA-1, which was a copy of the German DKW RT 125. The YA-1 was a competitive success at racing from the beginning, winning not only the 125cc class in the Mt. Fuji Ascent, but also sweeping the podium with first, second and third place in the All Japan Autobike Endurance Road Race that same year.

All Motorcycle Brands A to Z

A


Abbotsfor
Abe-Star
Abra
Acabion
Access Motors
Ace Motor Corporation
Adiva
Adler
Adly Moto
Aeon
Aermacchi
Agrati Garelli
AJP

AJS
AKT Motos
Alfer
Alligator Motorcycle Company
Allstate
Aprilia
Atlas Honda
A.P. Honda
Ariel Motor Company
Arch Motorcycle
ATK Motorcycles
Agrale
AGF

Alcyon
Automoto
Ardie
Alta
Andhra Pradesh Scooters Limited
API
Aeromere
Autozodiaco
Alexander Leutner & Co.
AJW Motorcycles
Ambassador Motorcycles
Associated Motor Cycles
Armstrong
American IronHorse

B


Brasil & Movimento
Bombardier Recreational Products
Baotian Motorcycle Company
Blata
BMW Motorrad
Bajaj Auto
Benelli
Beta Motor
Bimota
Bultaco
Boss Hoss Cycles
Brammo Inc.
Bennett & Barkell Motorcycles
Brumana Pugliese
Balkan
Böhmerland
BMW
Bianchi
Beardmore Precision
Blackburne
Brough Motorcycles
Brough Superior
BSA Company
Buell Motorcycle Company
Britten Motorcycle Company

C


Can-Am Motorcycles
Chang Jiang
Česká zbrojovka Strakonice
Cagiva
Casal
Cheney Racing
Clews Competition Motorcycles
Cleveland CycleWerks
Confederate Motors
Ceccato
Cimatti
Cooper
Centralne Warsztaty Samochodowe
Calthorpe Motor Company
Clyno
Cotton Motor Company
Coventry-Eagle
Crocker Motorcycle Company
Cushman

D


Dafra Motos
Dayun
Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.
DYL Motorcycles
Derbi
Delta-Gnom
Dollar
D-Rad
DKW
Della Ferrera
Dot Cycle and Motor Manufacturing Company
Douglas
Dnepr
Dresch
Daelim Motor Company

E


Evoke Motorcycles
Energica Motor Company
Electric Motor Corporation
Erik Buell Racing
Eso
Express Werke
Escorts Group
Eisenacher Motorenwerk
EMC Motorcycles
Excelsior Motor Company
Excelsior Motor Manufacturing & Supply Company
Excelsior-Henderson Motorcycle

F


Fantic Motor
FN
FB Mondial
Frera
Fusi
FAMEL
Francis-Barnett
Fischer Motor Company
Flying Merkel

G


Ghezzi & Brian
Gilera
Gas Gas
Greeves
Gillet Herstal
GIMA
Gnome et Rhône
Galbusera
Garelli Motorcycles
Gimson
Gorky Motorcycle Plant

H


Hunter Motorcycles
Husqvarna Motorcycles
Hero MotoCorp
Horex
Harley-Davidson
Harley-Davidson India
Honda
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India
Honda Motorcycle Thailand
Hesketh Motorcycles
Hecker
Hercules
Hodaka
Husaberg
Haden
HRD Motorcycles
Henderson Motorcycle
Helkama
Hildebrand & Wolfmüller
Hoffmann

I


Italjet
Italika
IMZ-Ural
IZh
Indian Motocycle Manufacturing Company
Ideal Jawa
Innocenti
Iso
Ivy

J


Jamuna Motorcycles
Jincheng Suzuki
JAWA Moto
Junak
Janus Motorcycles
Juery
James Cycle Co
Jinan Qingqi
JA Prestwich Industries

K


Kawasaki Heavy Industries Motorcycle & Engine
KTM
KTM Asia Motorcycle Manufacturing
Kymco
Killinger and Freund Motorcycle
Kreidler
Kinetic Engineering Limited

L


Lifan
Loncin Holdings
Lightning Motorcycle
Laurin & Klement
Lefas
Lamborghini
Lambretta
Laverda
Lube Motorcycles
Levis

M


Motomel
Minsk
Midual
Mahindra Two Wheelers
Moto Guzzi
MV Agusta
Malaguti
Minarelli
Moto Morini
Modenas
Montesa Honda
Mondial
Megelli Motorcycles
Métisse Motorcycles
MotoCzysz
Marine Turbine Technologies
Minerva
Motobécane
Monet-Goyon
Maico
Mars
Megola
Münch
Mopeds India Limited
Malanca
MAS
Maserati
Morbidelli
Moretti Motor Company
Moto Rumi
Motobi
Marusho
Meguro
Mitsubishi Silver Pigeon
Miyata
MotoTrans
Monark
Martinsyde
Matchless
Mustang
Moscow Motorcycle Plant
MZ Motorrad- und Zweiradwerk
Maratos
MEBEA
Mego

N


Norton Motorcycle Company
Naza
Nimbus
New-Map
Nougier
Neander
NSU Motorenwerke
Ner-A-Car
New Hudson Motorcycles
New Imperial Motors
Norman Cycles
NATI

O


Ossa
Opel
Orionette
Osborn Engineering Company
OK-Supreme

P


PHP Automobiles
Peugeot Motocycles
Paton
Piaggio
Pak Suzuki Motors
PGO Scooters
Puch
Praga
Premier Motorcycles
Phelon & Moore
Penton
Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company
Pope Manufacturing Company
Podolsk Mechanical Plant

Q


Qianjiang Motorcycle
Quadrant
Quasar

R


Runner Automobiles
Royal Enfield
Ravi Motorcycles
Rokon
Ratier
Rikuo Motorcycle
Raleigh Bicycle Company
Rickman Motorcycles
Royal Enfield
Rudge-Whitworth
Ridley Motorcycle Company
Roehr Motorcycle Company
Rieju

S


Siambretta
Sol Invictus Motorcycle Co.
Scorpa
Sherco
Suzuki Motorcycle India Limited
Suzuki Indomobil Motor
SWM
Suzuki
SYM Motors
SFM
Sanglas
Saroléa
Simson
Santamaria
SHL
SIS
Scott Motorcycle Company
Singer Motors
Sprite
Stevens Motorcycles
Sun
Sunbeam Cycles
Simplex Manufacturing Corporation
Sokół
Sachs Motorcycles

T


Tehuelche
Thumpstar
Terrot
Triumph Motorcycles Ltd
TVS Motor Company
Terra Modena
Taiwan Golden Bee
Tunturi
Triumph (TWN)
Tohatsu
Tempo
Tandon Motorcycles
Triumph Engineering
Thor
Titan Motorcycle Company
TIZ

U


United Auto Industries
US Highland

V


Voxan
Vespa
Vyrus
Velomotors
Voskhod
Victoria
Velocette
Villiers Engineering
Vincent Motorcycles
Victory Motorcycles

Y


Yinxiang Motorcycle
Yamaha Motor Company
Yamaha Motor Pakistan
YMC
Yankee

Z


Zanella
Znen
Zongshen
Z Electric Vehicle
Zero Motorcycles
Zündapp
Zenith Motorcycles

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