Could Renault Ever Start Manufacturing Motorcycles?

The automotive industry plays host to a saturated market that millions of people eagerly follow. Each new release brings a wave of interest in how it runs, what improvements it’s made over previous models and even the differences in design and as a result, a large number of manufacturers are trying to come up with new and innovative ideas to help us get around faster and in optimal comfort. As a result, it’s an exciting time for the industry, particularly where motorcycles are concerned –could Honda and Yamaha lose their hold on the industry to Renault? Here, we’re going to take a look at whether the manufacturer Renault could ever begin producing motorcycles.

Renault Twizy

As the demand for small cars increases, there are more and more people are looking for the newest and most efficient vehicles. The Renault Twizy is the perfect small car to get around and, with the price tag of just £6,690, it is perfect for those who are looking for a small car on a budget. However, due to the Renault Twizy missing some of the elements that would class it as a car, it is then classed as an L-class vehicle. This means that it is classed as a quadricycle, making this Renault’s first introduction into the world of motorcycle manufacturing.

This car comes in three different models. With the standard Twizy having a smaller amount of space than its larger and more expensive counterpart the Renault Twizy Cargo available for £7,690, this particular model comes complete with rear passenger space and a moderate battery life.

The Renault Twizy is the perfect stepping stone into the manufacturing of motorcycles, as they have released two-wheelers in development with Benelli which will go on sale in both France and Germany.  The motorcycles include a 100cc engine and come in 5 different models, making this ideal for those side roads and those that need them to get around and with a spacious amount of storage at the rear, you can pack anything you would like for your trip.

Motorbike Regulations

Similar to that of the regulation of cars, motorbikes are tested on

  • Steering
  • Emissions
  • Lights
  • Tyres
  • Breaks
  • Steering

 

Each of these elements is crucial to the stability and overall ride of the bike and can all have a profound effect on its overall performance over a large amount of time. This is all very similar to that of a car however the specifications for emissions differ depending on the engine size of the vehicle. This is important to note as this means that the specifications differ from element to element.

Motorcycle Industry

Although there is a slight increase in the number of motorbikes that have been on the road, there has been a 21.3% decrease in the number of mopeds that are now on the road. This could be down to more people opting for a larger bike or opting to drive a car instead. This is something that can significantly influence the market and see car manufacturers such as Renault taking back the reigns from the likes of Honda and other popular manufacturers, that have had control over the business for a very long time.

With all this in mind, it is important to note that as the market changes there will be plenty more opportunities to expand the market and produce vehicles that will fit this niche market, making this the perfect time for first-time buyers and others looking for a simple run around car.

 

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