The following is a list of motorcycle manufacturers worldwide, sorted by extant/extinct status and by country. These are producers whose motorbikes are available to the public, including both street legal as well as racetrack-only or off-road-only motorcycles. The list of current manufacturers does not include badge engineered bikes or motorcycle customisers, but the list of defunct manufactures may include some of these if they are well remembered for their historical significance.
List of companies currently producing and selling motorcycles available to the public, including both street and race/off-road motorcycles. Does not include badge engineered bikes sold under a different name than their producer, nor motorcycle customisers.
List of companies that formerly produced and sold motorcycles available to the public, including both street and race/off-road motorcycles. Also includes some former motorcycle producers of noted historical significance but who would today be classified as badge engineered or customisers. Includes both companies that are defunct, and those that still exist but no longer make motorcycles, and some that were acquired by other companies.
↑"TM : HISTORY". “It all started way back in 1976 with two friends who had one great love in common: motorcycles and racing. Thanks to the excellent quality and high performance of their motorcycles, that small Pesaro enterprise became in just a few years a force to be reckoned with. The pioneers of TM, Claudio Flenghi and Francesco Battistelli (or rather "Mr Engine" and "Mr Frame") are two childhood friends of the same age who have spent a large part of their lives in direct contact with the world of motorcycles.”
↑ 19.019.119.2The Triumph brand has had two distinct eras, one as Triumph Engineering Company, then under BSA at Meriden and the recent one as Triumph Motorcycles at Hinckley, with ten-years between the two.
↑Tragatsch, Erwin (1964). "C.M. Fabrica Motocicli Motocarri", The world's motorcycles, 1894-1963: a record of 70 years of motorcycle production. Temple Press, 36. “I 1930-1957. 22 Via Aglebert, Bologna. Once a famous name in the Italian motorcycle industry, the C.M. was founded by the late Mario Cavedagni, a designer-manufacturer-rider. During the thirties, 250-, 350- and 500-c.c. singles with own o.h.c. engines were built; after the war, mostly two-strokes, including a very sporting 250-c.c. vertical-twin, left the works. Rider-designer Ing. Drusiani was also with C.M.”
↑"Norton Website". The Norton company closed in the UK in 1976. The company reopened in 1995 in Portland, Oregon, United States manufacturing replacement parts and eventually new Norton models. The venture eventually required capital and was bought by Stuart Garner who intends to return production to the United Kingdom.
↑ 40.040.1"Vincent Motors". In 1928, Phil Vincent bought HRD and changed the name to Vincent HRD. In 1949, Vincent HRD was renamed Vincent. Production of Vincent stopped in 1955. In 1994, Bernard Li acquired the rights to the Vincent trademark, and in 1996 formed Vincent Motors, USA. Vincent Motors, USA, made 5 prototype motorcycles in 2002. The engine used in these motorcycles has since gone out of production and Mr. Li has since died. It is therefore not likely that series production will begin.