How big is this market?

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by alumaline, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. alumaline

    alumaline New Member


    I invent solutions to problems and found a common problem
    with HT engines. Not sure it is worth my time to develop
    an after market solution. Does anyone know how many HT
    engines have been sold or how many are sold each year?

    All the advice says to invent for large markets which gas bikes
    is not, i rarely see one on the roads. The item cost under $5
    to mfg and would sell for $20. Sorry cant say what it is.

    Thanks in advance.


  2. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    You may not see them on the street but there are a lot of them
    out there in the US and worldwide.

    What is the benefit of your product?
  3. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Truck loads of Happy time engines are sold each year; absolutely truck loads of them, and with a worsening economic outlook for the United States, even more will be sold when people cannot afford to put fuel in their cars, SUV's, etc

    They still need to get around so the market for low cost bicycle engines is only going to get bigger.
  4. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    I know the market somewhat. Click on my link and then email me and I can give you some insight.
  5. Stoltzee

    Stoltzee Member

    Not to rain on a parade, but I haven't seen a lot of 2 cycle mopeds or scooters for sale in the U.S. if any, and only some lakes allow 2 cycle boats, which I haven't seen in my life time. Personally from a business perspective my investment would have to lean towards 4 strokes. The 2 cycles can not even be shipped to California. No sales in this state.

    Of course though I don't know what your invention is, and it may be for 4 strokes also.

    Article in USA Today:

    Vespa sales rose 200 %
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2013
  6. grinningremlin

    grinningremlin Active Member

    I hope (and figure) they will stay a tiny niche product.Most people seem to want comfort/shelter from all elements, regardless of cost, and I doubt an MAB will ever be considered a status symbol.If you're not lycra clad, you're considered "DUI or a few bricks shy".Stoltz, I believe they're still allowed to sell Tanaka 2-strokes in Cali, could be wrong.Here's hoping we stay small, and unregulated.
  7. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Amen, brother, Amen!
  8. Stoltzee

    Stoltzee Member

    Staying small will probably be the key. Heck I'll just write "Custom Maverick" on the side of the tank, and then in small letters below it I'll write "125MPGMAB" Then I'll get a bunch of stickers to distribute for free.