No. 4 is Honda Motors and 5 slots is with Yamaha whereas, Kinetic, Suzuki and Enfield also play a significant role in Indian Motor cycling with Enfield with a distinct niche in Indian biking for the last 50 years as a classic motor cycle ( and now one of the biggest exporter as well ).
All these bikes starts selling as low as 29,000/- and go well upto 83,000/- for the top end models.
Alloy wheels, electric starts, Discs at front, Tachometers comes as standard on majority of mid segment bikes and you have a very big choice if you are ready to spend anything between 35000/- to 55,000/- with all these amenities and engine power ranging from 125 cc to 180 cc.
And now comes the new technologies in the form of Electronic fuel injection, Liquid cooled engines, Digital speedos and tachometers, Discs at rear wheels, Xenon headlamps and LED tail lamps.
Hero Honda Glamour 125 cc is equiped with Fuel injection devices with computers on board. All top end Bajaj bikes following suit with already mastering the Duel twin spark ignition technology.
Engine power is getting bigger with every year passing and the craze with 150 cc bikes has been taken over by 180 to 225 cc bikes ( Cannot compare the 350 enfield bullets here ) Paintworks are one of the best with a variety of colours on offer.
To make any model survive the Bike maker has to continously upgrade the bike every 4-6 months and after 4 years it is considered that the model needs a total revamping otherwise it will perish.
Sales graphs are as fragile as glass as competition is very stiff as no bike can maintain 6 to 12 months superemacy here.
Next 2-3 years will see enormous money being put to R&D labs of these bike makers with bike models challenging world models in upper cc segments ( 250 to 400 cc ).
India is already exporting around 5 lakh + bike each year (with domestic consumption of 56 lakh 5.6 million ) bikes in the year 2006 to Latin America, South east Asia, Africa and even to some European Countries as well