Top 35+ Best Motorcycle Brands in the World

A motorcycle which is also known as a motorbike or just bike is a human-driven vehicle with motors and engines. But for many men and young boys, they are just more than a machine. For them, they are just like true friends and a perfect partner for both transport and racing thrills.

Here are some of the top brands of motorcycles around the world in no particular order

Motorcycle Brands in the World

Harley Davidson

Country: United States of America

This is the top-most motorcycle brands and there are no second thoughts about it. They are known for their V-twin engine with 45° angle between the cylinders which pave the way for the rise of customized chopper motorcycle style.


Country: United States of America

They are regarded as the oldest manufacturer of motorcycles and popular during the 1910s. Founded by George M Hendee and Oscar Hedstrom in 1901. Scout and Chief were some of its models. It is currently owned by Polaris.

Erik Buell Racing

Country: United States of America

It is a company which produces street and racing motorcycles and was founded by Erik Buell in 2009. Currently, this company is owned by two major stakeholders Harley Davidson and Hero Moto Corp.

Electric Moto Corporation

Country: United States of America

It is a company that is well known for its electric dirt bikes and is currently based on Oregon.

Zero Motorcycles

Country: United States of America

They are well known for manufacturing 100% electric motorcycles and was started by Neal Saiki in 2006. Zero A(street), SR(street racing), FXS(supermoto), Zero DS(dual sport) etc are some of its feature models.


Country: Japan

One of the best motorcycle company in the world founded by Genichi Kawakami in 1955. They also manufacture scooters, boats, personal watercraft, etc. They are also a powerhouse in various racing events and competition.


Country: Italy

Lamborghini is the parent company of this brand and was founded by Antonio Cavalieri Ducati, Adriano Cavalieri Ducati, Bruno Cavalieri Ducati in 1926. This brand is famous for its racing history which includes the MotoGP World Championship.


Country: Japan

The brand was founded by Hamamatsu in 1948. Since then this brand has been associated with the manufacturing of motorcycles along with commercial vehicles, luxury vehicles and many teams in both Formula One and Motorcycle Grand Prix.


Country: Japan

This brand belongs to the parent company Kawasaki Heavy Industries which was founded by Kawasaki Shozo in 1896. It is known for its motorcycles, utility vehicles and personal watercraft production. They are also known for racing in Grand Prix and MotoGP.

BMW Motorrad

Country: Germany

BMW Motorrad is the subsidiary of the company BMW automobile which manufactured its first motorcycle R23 in 1923. Since then the company has been pioneering new engine designs and has been associated with various racing competitions.


Country: Japan

This brand has been associated with not only motorcycles but also with four-wheel-drive vehicles, all-terrain drive vehicles, outboard marine engines etc. Founded by Michio Suzuki in 1909 it is now well known for its quality engines and racing teams.


Country: Taiwan

SYM stands for Sanyang Motor Company was founded by Huang Chi-Chun and Chang Kuo An. The company manufactures scooters, motorcycles, and ATVs and has production bases in Taiwan, China, and Vietnam.

Husqvarna Motorcycles

Country: Austria

It is a brand which is owned by the parent company KTM AG and was founded in 1903. It is a company which designs, manufactures, and distributes motorcycle varieties such as motocross, enduro, supermoto and street. It also has a successful presence in the racing circuit too.

Gas Gas

Country: Spain

This company was established by Narcis Cascas and Josep Pibernat in 1985 which specializes in off-road for trials and enduro competitions. It is currently owned by KTM.


Country: United kingdom

 It is the largest motorcycle manufacturing company in the whole UK. It was established by John Bloor in 1983 from the original company Triumph Engineering.


Country: Italy

The company specializes in off-road motorcycles and was founded by Giuseppe Bianchi and Arrigo Tosi in 1904. They have a large variety of models such as Trial, Enduro, Trail, and street.


Country: Argentina

This is the largest motorcycle manufacturing company in Argentina. It was founded by the La Emilia factory in 1992 and tie-ups with Suzuki.


Country: Australia

It is a pit bike manufacturer and was founded by Timothy Hunter in 2004. These are lightweight bikes with an alloy frame for high performance in rough conditions. TSB 70, TSB 125, etc are some of its models.


Country: Czech Republic

It was founded by Pave Blata. The company is renowned for making high-performance mini moto bikes that are built and designed for a closed, paved circuit.


Country: France

It was founded by Marc Tessier and Joel Domergue in 1993. It is currently under Sherco Motorcycles and still produces 2 and 4 stroke trial motorcycles.


Country: France

It was founded in 1998 and is known for specializing in off-road bikes. They are also famous for their trial bikes and also manufacture Enduro and supermoto bikes.


Country: Italy

The company was founded in 1945 and since its inception has been known for bicycles and scooters but now in recent times has emerged as a rising brand of superbikes and being a regular brand in racing competitions. Piaggio is its parent company.


Country: Italy

It was founded by Giuseppe Benelli, Giovanni Benelli, Francesco Benelli, Filippo Benelli, Domenico Benelli, and Antonio Benelli in 1911. It is more focused on mid-range motorcycles rather than small-sized motorcycles, mopeds, and scooters. It is currently owned by Qianjiang Group. It is purely designed and manufactured in China.


Country: China

It is the largest manufacturer of two-wheelers in China and was founded in 1985. In the current scenario, it is a million dollars enterprise that holds 5 domestic subsidiaries, 10 branches, and  1  overseas subsidiary.


Country: Russia

It is a manufacturer of heavy sidecar motorcycles and is owned by the Government of Russia. The company was founded in 1941 with a vision to design a suitable motorcycle for the Red Army that could sustain rough Russian terrains.


Country: Mexico

It is the leading motorcycle manufacturing brand in Mexico which has more than 50% share in the local markets. Grupo Azteca is the parent company of the brand.

AJP Motos

Country: Portugal

It was founded by Antonio Pinto and Jorge Pinto in 1987 and is well known for its enduro and off-road single-cylinder motorcycles.


Country: Italy

It is a small manufacturer of custom made motorcycles founded by Valerio Bianchi, Giuseppe Morri, and Massimo Tamburini.

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