Your full service technical partner

Ricardo provides its clients with the right balance of styling, design, technical, strategic and manufacturing support to enable successful navigation of this highly competitive and regulated global marketplace.  

Our expertise

Our full-product development capability helps our clients to plan, design and deliver world-class motorcycles, scooters and other two-, three and small four-wheel vehicles.

We bring strategic, design, engineering, manufacturing, software, environmental and project management expertise to everything that we do. Drawing on a vast knowledge of full-vehicle design and engine, transmission, driveline, hybrid and electric motorcycle technologies, we offer our clients accelerated, uncompromised delivery of uniquely designed motorcycle and light mobility products. 

We are continuously evolving our in-depth understanding of changing regulations in this industry. We work in partnership with our clients to fully understand stipulations by OEMs, governments and consumer demands, as well as understand the competitive landscape, to ensure a robust product strategy and product development process. 

Urban population growth, congestion and pollution pose significant challenges across the globe. With the ever-increasing demand for fast, cost-effective and connected urban transportation, demand for integrated urban mobility solutions is rapidly increasing. Our vision is to create a safe and sustainable future to move people and goods safely and efficiently. Our technical, strategic and environmental consultants come together to provide integrated urban mobility solutions for the future. 

We are supporting this demand by developing new mobility solutions in the two-, three and small four wheel market to help move people and goods safely and efficiently. We strive to bring decarbonised, integrated technologies to the motorcycle and light mobility industry which will change the face of urban mobility and help us manage the challenges associated with rapid population growth.

Our process begins with a market assessment and briefing, moving through to the creation of concepts and consumer clinics. We take motorcycle styling through a traditional route via full-scale bucks, clay modelling, scanning and Computer-Aided Styling (CAS), or by a virtual modelling process where the CAS surface data for production are created without a clay model.

Consulting and advisory

Offering a range of strategic consulting and advisory services to clients, Ricardo supports businesses with future proofing, exploring, and implementing technology-based strategies and transformation activities.

Design and engineering

Our expertise in ICE, electrification and future fuel solutions enables Ricardo to support clients with all aspect of design and engineering, including simulation, analysis and vehicle architecture and integration.

Project delivery and management

From through life support and maintenance, repair and operations, Ricardo provides a life cycle approach to supporting clients with programme management, supply chain logistics and post-production sales management.

Vehicle styling

Ricardo offers best-in-class aesthetic design and styling for leading-brand motorcycles and scooters worldwide.

Assurance and testing

Ricardo specialises in providing test capabilities across a broad spectrum of applications, from epowertrain, emissions, battery, hydrogen and ICE vehicles, to emissions, virtual testing, measurement and test consulting and support.

Niche production capability

Ricardo has a wealth of expertise in niche volume precision manufacturing and advanced assembly for performance passenger cars.

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Drawing on a vast knowledge of full-vehicle design and engine, transmission, driveline and hybrid motorcycle technology, we offer our clients accelerated, uncompromised delivery of uniquely designed motorcycle products.

Ricardo delivers a range of assurance and testing services across a variety of industries.

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Find out more about our expert automotive testing solutions at our state-of-the-art facilities.

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Ricardo specialise in high-performance, niche volume manufacturing and assembly for complex, precision, electromechanical products and offer world-class industrialisation consultancy

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We are experts in the establishing flexible and stable product assembly operations which output complex products to help our clients achieve their premium product aspirations.

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As a leading industrial and manufacturing expert, we provide a world-class industrialisation consultancy service to help our clients manufacture their complex and innovative products.

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We manufacture high quality, torque path components for use in high performance markets with a fast turnaround.

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Ricardo's strategic consultancy services enables our clients to navigate complexity in a disrupted world.

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Ricardo's strategic consultancy offering enables our clients to navigate complexity in a disrupted world.

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Ricardo offers world-class technical consulting services to enable our customers to get the most from their products and services in the energy, transportation and manufacturing sectors.

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Technical insights and analysis from Ricardo experts.

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Our expert team support businesses with bespoke software solutions and stable software libraries for development programs.

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Experts in delivering innovative system engineering and integration solutions towards a safe and sustainable future.

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