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Protect Your Head with Helmet- The Story of Indian Roads

India Bike Helmet Market

Is it safe to say that you are safeguarding your head when you ride your bikes?

Bike Helmets are a standout amongst the most important observations of all safety concerns, particularly when you consider the present measurements expressing that brain injury is a standout amongst the most prevailing reasons for bike fatalities. Understanding this significance can make wearing bike helmet simpler to acknowledge mentally, the same number of current riders presently have an inability to think straight and pick not to wear them. The government of India in many states have ventured in to make it compulsory, both, for the riders and the pillion riders also.

India has among the most hazardous streets on the planet. In 2015, more than 400 individuals were killed in road accidents consistently. Around the same time, two-wheelers accidents 36,800 casualties and left around 93,400 harmed. Numbers that could have been essentially lower, if riders had appropriate protective caps.

According to recent report of Mission Road Safety of Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry,

  •         Total Accidents in India- 480652
  •          Total Injured- 494624
  •          Total Deaths- 150785

Causes of Accidents:

                                                                                Source: Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry


According to Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Rs.1100 crore has been made accessible for the street security purposes amid the years 2015-16 and 2016-17. Of this, Rs.600 crores were reserved for the years 2016-17. This sum is to be spent on amendment of dark spots, establishment of crash hindrances in bumpy zones, doing street wellbeing reviews and other street security works incorporated into Annual arrangement 2016-17. The energy of specialized endorse for correction of dark spots has been assigned to Regional officers, MoRTH. Recommendations adding up to Rs 12 crore have been authorized and proposition adding up to Rs 124 crore are under endorse. Extends have been distinguished for establishment of crash obstructions and proposition and gauges have been welcomed. As to works of street wellbeing, recommendations of about Rs 39 crore have been settled and are under endorse while different proposition are in various phases of examinations/planning.

According to Government of India, two-wheeler vehicle drivers must wear helmets and failing to do so can lead to heavy penalty. Road safety measures and penalty systems taken by the government in India is for the benefit of people.

According to Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the two-wheeler production is increasing at a high rate backed by increasing population and growing demand of two-wheelers from Lower- class and Middle-class population.

                                                                                               Source: SIAM

Moreover, among two-wheeler riders, injury to the head and neck is often the main cause of death, and helmet use can reduce this risk substantially. Non-use of helmets is associated with injuries and disabilities that result in higher treatment costs in the event of a crash.

Growing two-wheeler production in India generates the demand of helmets, as the government has mandate the use of helmets while riding. This will drive the India Bike Helmet Market.

Demand for premium motorcycles have increased exponentially in last few years, in India. In 2012 premium motorcycles market sold 3334 units that increased significantly to 8114 units in 2016, witnessing the CAGR of 24.90% in volume terms, during 2012-2016. In 2012, various high-end motorcycle companies entered the Indian premium motorcycle market segment, expanding the overall market of premium motorcycle market, moreover in last few years many other players forayed in India, and have strengthened their product portfolio and firming up their market stature. Moreover, increase in number of High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) in India has been one of the major driver in growth of premium motorcycle market. Hence, growing premium motorcycle market in India will boost the demand for helmets in the country.

Some of the major players operating in the India bike helmet market are Steel Bird, Aron Helmets Pvt. Ltd., Kuka, Royal Enfield, Wrangler, THH, LS2, Studds Accessories Ltd, VEGA etc.

India bike helmet market is projected to grow during 2017-2022.  Innovation such as carbon fibre helmet, air cooled technology in helmets, helmets with anti-glare visor, push button and helmet lock features, increasing number of helmet manufacturers and safety rules. Moreover, increasing disposable income, increasing population and growth automobile sector are some of the other factors expected to propel demand for bike helmet over the next five years.

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