The global motorcycle gear market was valued at USD 12,253 million in 2022. It is projected to reach USD 22,755 million by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 7.12% during the forecast period (2023–2031).
In an accident or inclement weather, motorcycle gear offers safety and protection. Motorcycle riders are disproportionately more likely than other road users to die in crashes, suffer severe injuries, or become disabled. This is especially true of incidents affecting the head and neck. Riders are completely protected when wearing the right motorbike clothing. The demand for motorcycle gear and other safety equipment has surged as people become more aware of how important it is to take precautions to prevent serious injuries. Cuts, road burns, and scratches can all be avoided with the right attire. While on the trail, riding boots protect the legs and feet from injury.
Motorcycle gear is protective equipment or garment meant to prevent fatal injuries when riding a motorcycle. Motorcycle gear safeguards the rider against every type of accident that may occur. It ensures security and safety, as well as a superior ride experience. It is used to shield the rider from inclement weather such as snow, rain, wind, or cold. The rise in the frequency of road accidents, careless motorcycle riding, and reckless street bike racing, all of which result in road accidents, has increased the demand for motorcycle gear.
Due to the rise in the number of motorcycle and premium motorbike riding enthusiasts, the global industry is predicted to increase significantly.
In 2018, protective gear accounted for more than 60.0% of worldwide revenue. It consists of gloves, a helmet, an elbow guard, a knee guard, and a spine guard. Helmets are used by riders to save them from injuries. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders, over a million people in the U.S. suffer from brain injuries every year. More than half of which are the consequence of motor vehicle accidents. As a result, raising awareness about head trauma boosts the demand for protective gear throughout the predicted period.
According to the latest analysis, the expansion in Motorcycle Clothing in 2021 will be notably different from the preceding year. As of the most modest forecasts of the global motorcycle apparel industry, yearly revenue will increase by 20% in 2021. In terms of revenue, motorcycle gear will increase at 3.8% annually in the upcoming three years. According to the World Health Organization, wearing a helmet reduces the risk of mortality by 40% and the chance of serious injury by 70%. It would contribute to the expansion of the motorcycle gear industry, particularly the helmet market.
According to a WHO report, about 71% (three-quarters) of the population needs to wear a helmet. In India, for example, driving without a headgear(helmet) is penalized under section 177 of the Motor Vehicle Act 1988 and the Motor Vehicle Rules 1989. As a result, motorcycle riders prefer to ride while wearing protective gear, such as helmets, gloves, and safety jackets.
The motorcycles gear industry is expected to grow significantly in developed nations between 2020–2024 due to the rising demand for gear such as shoes, jackets, and helmets. Demand is driving the market upwards at a rapid pace. In addition, the increasing adoption of new technological applications will generate even more prospects for the motorcycle clothing industry in the forecasted year.
The growth of motorcycle helmets in 2021 will be notably different from the previous year. Many governments and people have made significant investments in the industry to make a livelihood in the transportation sector. As a result, the rising population and increasing fatalities in many metropolitan areas will be the primary driving factor in motorcycle market expansion. Developing countries, particularly in the Middle East and Africa, are heavily investing in motorbikes.
COVID-19 has a significant impact on the riding gear market. Many OEMs have manufacturing facilities in China, which was the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak. The manufacture of motorcycles, accessories, and riding gear was suspended due to global government lockdown regulations.
As there was no mobility, the use of motorcycles and riding gear was essentially non-existent. During the forecast timeframe, the riding gear industry is expected to grow at a 7.9 % CAGR. The COVID-19 pandemic had a detrimental impact on these figures and projections.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the market for bikes, and therefore riding gear, is expected to grow with the public's preference for private and safe transportation over shared transportation options as the industry recovers from the pandemic's losses.
Motorcycles are highly popular in North America and Europe due to the growth in pleasure rides, bike racing events, and increased traffic jams. It has resulted in a surge in demand for riding equipment such as headgear, shoes, jackets, and gloves.
The U.S. leads the world's largest motorcycle gear business, North America, and is predicted to continue to do so during the projection period. The growing number of motorcycle riders, combined with developments in manufacturing hubs, is fuelling the country's prosperity. The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) just launched a new motorcycle training program.
The AMA not only establishes standard regulations and procedures that make racing fairer and safer, but the AMA Government Relations Department also works for motorcycle riders' rights on a national scale while promoting local racing. The training programs have an impact on persuading young people to join in motocross racing activities. The motocross gear makers in the U.S. also have a greater opportunity for expansion.
The Asia-Pacific region has the biggest motorcycle market. However, revenues have stalled in large countries such as India, China, and Bangladesh. China is the core of Asia-Pacific's fastest-growing motocross gear industry and is predicted to generate profitable prospects for major market participants. The surge in demand for different riding and protective motocross gear, such as helmets, jerseys, jackets, and boots, to mention a few, is stimulating the sales of Chinese motorcycle gear providers.
The increased number of motorcycles training schools, racing championships, and equipment producers is predicted to make China very profitable until 2031. Motorcycle sales in Bangladesh have quadrupled since 2016, with investments by Indian OEMs and favorable government regulations, and have surpassed 600,000 units by 2019.
The Latin American helmet market is predicted to expand during the next few years. In the event of an accident, motorcycles or bicycles are less safe than vehicles. The helmet's purpose is to reduce the possibility of severe head and brain trauma change to force or head injury. Over the last few years, policy measures targeted at lowering road traffic accidents have varied widely across diverse places and nations. Wearing a motorcycle helmet reduces the chance of mortality by over 40% and the risk of serious injury by more than 70%.
Some of the world's top motorcycle companies, including Honda, Hero, and Bajaj, are headquartered in Asia-Pacific. These businesses sell their products in regions like Latin America and Africa. OEMs like Royal Enfield and TVS penetrated the riding gear business and showed the gears in dealerships, improving the consumer buying experience.
Due to enhanced product awareness and penetration in India, China, and Singapore, Asia-Pacific was the biggest market in 2018. Increased urban discretionary income with an ability to explore and live a fulfilling life has resulted in a rise in expenditure on motorcycle protection gear. From 2019–2025, it shall increase demand for safe motorcycle riding gear.
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