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Motorcycles & Personal Transportation

Turnkey delivery of complete motorcycle projects

  • Dedicated global motorcycle team of over 100
  • End-to-end motorcycle capability - concept to production
  • Capability covering styling, body, engine, transmission, exhaust, powertrain integration, chassis, electrical and vehicle attributes
  • Dedicated vehicle and powertrain testing operations
  • Niche manufacture and prototyping

Engines Transmissions Hybrid & Electric Systems Vehicle

We offer a complete turnkey offering for the design and development of a motorcycles, scooters and urban transport solutions.

Key benefits of the Ricardo service:

  • A dedicated motorcycle engineering group with experience, commitment, enthusiasm, and a unique understanding of the market and product requirements. 
  • A single sourcing opportunity for whole vehicle programmes
  • Powertrain and whole vehicle engineeringcapability from concept to production
  • An experienced motorcycle transmission and driveline group
  • An experienced motorcycle electrical and electronics group
  • Dedicated motorcycle power train and vehicle testing facilities
  • Flexible working methods enabling customers to experience the best value for money
  • A strong, proven program management capability, ensuring on-time project delivery of large OEM quality gate processes
  • Access to Ricardo’s global vehicle engineering and large programme management resources, and its overall engineering expertise andfootprint, with regional offices in Tokyo, Shanghai and Delhi for local support as required
  • Detailed supply chain knowledge and awareness of new and emerging technologies


Ricardo Motorcycles Flyer

To read more about Ricardo Motorcycles capability CLICK HERE.

RQ Q2 2013

Riding into new Territories:

BMW Motorrad is best known for its touring and sports bikes, but with the new C600 Sport and C650 GT maxi scooters the premium motorcycle maker is entering a completely new sector of the market. We report on how this ambitious programme, with its powertrain engineered by Ricardo, was completed in record time. CLICK HERE to read more.

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