GVR Report cover Motorbike Riding Gear Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Motorbike Riding Gear Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Protective Gear, Clothing), By Distribution Channel (Online, Offline), And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-997-5
  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global motorbike riding gear market size to be valued at USD 17.2 billion by 2025 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4% during the forecast period. The increasing number of motorbike riding enthusiasts, coupled with increasing awareness related to road safety in various countries across the world, is likely to drive the market from 2019 to 2025.

Motorbike Riding Gear Market size, by product

Increasing disposable income of the urban people, coupled with a desire to travel and live a fulfilled life, has led to an increase in spending on motorcycle protective gear. Nowadays, motorbike riding gears such as helmet, gloves, jackets, knee and elbow guard, spine guard, pant, and footwear are used for protective purposes while riding a bike. Moreover, these protective gears are thicker than conventional clothing with waterproof closures and pockets, zips, higher collars, and are even fitted out with armor.

Demand for innovative products that offer efficient use and safety features is growing among the consumers owing to which players operating in the global protective motorbike riding gear market have increased their spending on R&D to offer innovative products with added safety features. Due to the increasing number of double-income families, demand for premium motorcycle is growing across the world, which led to an increase in the spending on protective riding gears.

As a result of the growing demand for premium motorcycle, market players are offering innovative and stylish products, provide efficient safety, and are relatively costlier than traditional protective clothing. Furthermore, product innovation, coupled with product line extension leading to premiumization, is expected to fuel the demand for motorbike riding gear over the forecast period.

Motorbike Riding Gear Market Trends

In the past few years, the sales of motorbikes have increased dramatically, especially in the sports bike section. This is attributed to the increasing population and the increasing buying power of people. In emerging countries, even a middle-class consumer is capable of buying a 300cc bike easily. In addition, the growing awareness about the importance of safety gear among consumers is helping the market to grow. These factors are expected to aid in the market growth over the forecast period.

Nowadays, safety gear comes with a lot of features. One such feature is the Bluetooth connectivity via helmet which enables you to hear music and make calls. In addition, stringent regulation regarding the use of safety gear by the government is aiding the industry's growth. Moreover, the increased presence of the key market players in e-commerce is bolstering the market.

However, the increasing price of motorcycles and safety gear is expected to hamper the industry growth. In addition, wearing safety gear causes inconvenience if worn for a longer duration of time. Moreover, these safety gears are heavy and can pile up to an additional 25 to 30 pounds. These factors are expected to hinder the market growth over the forecast period.

A large portion of the market is still untapped as consumers from lower-middle-class families cannot afford these as the prices are increasing exponentially. As a result, companies are focusing on providing bike gears at a lower cost. By doing so, the companies are expected to reach new consumers and aid in industry growth.

Product Insights

Protective gear dominated the motorcycle gear market in 2018 and is expected to maintain its lead throughout the forecast period. Protective gear such as helmet, gloves, knee cap, elbow guard, and spine guard plays an important role in improving road safety. Moreover, these protective gears protect riders from serious injuries.

Protective gear manufacturers are using advanced materials such as fiberglass reinforced plastic and carbon fiber in order to make the lightweight product. In addition to this, vendors are integrating advanced communication tools in protective gear such as helmets, which is likely to increase the consumption of these products.

The clothing segment is expected to witness the highest growth from 2019 to 2025. Protective clothing is thicker and heavier than conventional clothing, which is waterproof and equipment with safety armors. Increasing awareness related to road safety and growing demand for premium bikes is the main factor driving the segment over the forecast period.

Distribution Channel Insights

The offline segment accounted for more than 90.0% share of global revenue in 2018. The increasing number of motorcycle protective gear retail outlets in Brazil, India, and China is expected to have a positive impact on the growth of the riding gear market. For instance, Italian riding and motorcycling protection solutions company, Dainese Protective Gear, entered into the Indian market in 2013 and it plans to eventually open 10 similar stores in the coming years in major cities. Motorcycle manufacturers such as Royal Enfield had entered in the motorcycle protective gear market and are offering innovative products. For instance, in December 2017, Royal Enfield launched a wide range of riding gears in the Indian market, which is named as Stealth Black Collections.

Motorbike Riding Gear Market share, by distribution channel

Even though offline channel represented maximum motorcycle riding gear sales, e-commerce channel is gaining significant traction worldwide. Online retail accounted for 10.0% share in the U.S. market in 2018. This share of online retail was larger than any other country in the world. Due to increasing internet penetration in various countries, online sales channel has experienced significant growth in the last few years.

Moreover, online retailers including Amazon, Flipkart, and MotoSport.com are adding this category as the main focus area. The online retail channel is widely used in developed countries such as U.S., Germany, and U.K. However, various small online retailers are entering the markets including India, China, and Brazil owing to increasing number motorcycling riding enthusiasts. Promising growth exhibited by e-commerce platforms in emerging countries, including India and China, is compelling manufacturers to reorient their retail strategies for these countries.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific is expected to register the fastest CAGR of 6.9% over the forecast period. Growing awareness regarding road safety is anticipated to propel market growth. A rise in disposable income is expected to increase the purchase of premium motorcycle in the projected period. This will propel the demand for motorcycle protective products over the forecast period. Increasing penetration of various advanced products and vendors in countries like India, China, and Australia is expected to have a positive impact on the growth of the market.

Motorbike Riding Gear Market Trends by Region

North America and Europe are the prominent regional markets for protective riding gear. Implementation of stringent regulations, coupled with increasing awareness related to road safety, is the key factor driving the market over the forecast period. An increasing number of motorcycle riders is expected to provide growth opportunity for the market. Moreover, high product visibility, an increasing number of motorcycle sports, and their popularity in the U.S., Spain, and Italy are fueling the demand for protective motorcycle riding products.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The global market is highly competitive with the presence of global players like Alpinestars S.p.A., LeMans Corporation, FLY Racing, Dainese S.p.A, Arai Helmet, FOX, Schuberth GmbH, SHOEI CO. LTD., SULLIVAN'S INC., and RYNOX GEARS. Vendors operating in the market are focusing on R&D in order to launch innovative products. Furthermore, vendors are using carbon fiber materials to improve strength and durability of products. Companies are also integrating electronic in helmets.

Recent Developments

  • In May 2022, Klim released its new off-road apparel. It constitutes anew XC Lite and Dakar series colors and redesigned Mojave gear. This new gear provides better functionality and durability.

  • In May 2022, Furygan released new pair of riding gloves called The Volt for its summer and spring collection. These are expected to provide better comfort while riding.

  • In June 2022, Gianni Falco released new pair of riding sneakers called Starboy 3. It is lightweight and has a traditional lace-up closure.

Motorbike Riding Gear Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 12.5 billion

Revenue forecast in 2025

USD 17.2 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.4% from 2019 to 2025

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2015 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, distribution channel, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; U.K.; Germany; China; India

Key companies profiled

Alpinestars S.p.A.; LeMans Corporation; FLY Racing; Dainese S.p.A; Arai Helmet; FOX; Schuberth GmbH; SHOEI CO. LTD.; SULLIVAN'S INC.; RYNOX GEARS

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Global Motorbike Riding Gear Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global motorbike riding gear market report on the basis of product, distribution channel, and region:

Global Motorbike Riding Gear Market Segmentation

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)

    • Protective Gear

    • Clothing

    • Footwear

  • Distribution Channel Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)

    • Offline

    • Online

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

    • Middle East & Africa

    • Central & South America

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