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    Established market leaders Hero, Bajaj and TVS have been steadily losing their market share to the newer companies like Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki.

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  • #2
    News approved.
    (Been There Done That) x 3.25

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    • #3
      well, its true, the japs harbour real ambitious intentions, and will make things difficult for indian companies.
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      • #4
        Some food for thought:

        After world war 2, Japan had all the sanctions against developing an air-force of any kind. All the Japanese aeronautical scientists/engineers went into car and motorcycle industry.

        The best of Indian scientists/engineers all went to USA!

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        • #5
          the newer companies like Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki.

          From when did Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha became newer companies?

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          • #6
            Re: Indian bike manufacturers losing market share to their Japanese counterparts!

            Originally posted by muztariq View Post
            the newer companies like Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki.

            From when did Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha became newer companies?
            Lol may be they are considering the market share and maturity for Yamaha nd Suzuki but no idea abt honda

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            • #7
              "newer" means, new in indian market.
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              • #8
                "newer" means, new in indian market and with no Indian co in collaboration with them.

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                • #9
                  And why wouldn't the japs succeed?? Have you seen the condition of Hero after the split.. Its high time it realises that just new stickering does not mean a new bike.. There's a lot of competition coming their way.. TVS needs to be more careful as I believe that not only has its sales declined but it has literally been thrown out of competition by the other companies.. Bajaj to some extent has got the spine and will to come up with new products and has kept the competition alive.. What happens in the future will be really interesting..

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                  • #10
                    by selling scooters and stickered crap doesn't make a company no.1... its only bajaj who is giving us what we are paying for....
                    This Tail Is Japani Tail (spell as you like)

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                    • #11
                      In related news -

                      Business Line : Features / Investment World : Two-wheelers lose some spark

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                      • #12
                        A tough competition!!

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                        • #13
                          main reason is that indian companies only intention is to make money. instead of investing in R&D and coming up with new bikes- they spend all their energy into exporting what ever they have to other markets and make even more money. Only R&D i see in the stickers department I guess. They don't feel that they have to come up with exciting bikes for the indian crowd. I wonder how even small companies of ITALY come up with such amazing motorbikes. wish indian manufacturers show some patriotism in this regard.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by chandanht View Post
                            main reason is that indian companies only intention is to make money. instead of investing in R&D and coming up with new bikes- they spend all their energy into exporting what ever they have to other markets and make even more money. Only R&D i see in the stickers department I guess. They don't feel that they have to come up with exciting bikes for the indian crowd. I wonder how even small companies of ITALY come up with such amazing motorbikes. wish indian manufacturers show some patriotism in this regard.
                            +1 .. I agree to some extent with what Chandan has said. However, its business but then its business for the pure-bred japs as well. By offering world class products they have not only made their home crowd happy and proud but they have done the same accross continents. I agree that the situations, the conditions, rules & regulations that affect doing business in India might be a little tougher on our Indian companies but then the japs are also exposed to the same conditions here i guess. Hero has been definitely hit by their split with Honda. I believe till date the situation is not that bad for Hero. With all the partnerships and technology alliances with different companies off late, the most recent one was with EBR (Eric Buell Racing) I guess, it will be interesting to see how Hero emerge form this situation. TVS - God bless. I think though their existing products are really good, they really have to gear up for the competition or else it can be a difficult situation for the company to sustain. Bajaj - I agree that they have come up with exciting models every now and then and have somehow managed to be called as one of the front-runners in the industry.
                            Last but not the least - if our Indian companies can invest some time and money in educating(which they do but not enough) and upskilling their staff (mechanics/engineers) at the service centers , I believe that can create a much stronger and loyal customer base for them inside their own country. Just by launching new and exciting and strong models in the market is not enough to attract new customers. They need a strong support staff to keep their old as well as new customers with them in the long run. I hope and have faith that our Indian companies will be able to do that if not immediately but atleast in a couple of years from now.

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                            • #15
                              The core factor remains that Indian Automotive brands do not hire young professionals into R&D these days and they heavily rely on foreign heads to govern the old folks working in their existing R&D departments.
                              When i finished my diploma in automobile engineering two years ago we built a dual fuel motorbike based on an old Bajaj chassis that gave about 120+ kmpl theoretically but managed a 98-104kmpl in real world conditions. What was our budget? A mere 25k! We still havent patented it even though a few brands had approached us last year for the same. Its a shame that you are never recognized for what you can achieve unless you are on one of the pages of a daily newspaper or the internet page. Every brand requires an unreal no. of years of "experience" which by the time you achieve is already too late. There is far more talent spread across this country in the field of automobile engineering but they all end up in an IT firm doing the job they werent trained to be doing.
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