• The two-wheeler exhaust market in India is estimated at $392 Million in 2019, growing at 9% CAGR till 2024
  • The >200cc segment is expected to grow by 16.4% by volume and 24.1% by value in 2019-2024. The exhaust system used in this segment is 80-90% more expensive than <110cc segment
  • The Indian auto component supplier Industry doesn’t rank under top 15 globally, in terms of revenue and R&D spending. As a result,all exhaust system manufacturers are relying on 5 international catalyst companies in India for coating



  1. The two-wheeler exhaust market in India has taken a hit due to mandatory 5 years third-party insurance rule, high fuel prices and NBFC(Non-banking Financial companies) liquidity crunch resulted in reduced lending and brought down the industry volume
  2. Experts proclaim that weak economic health, uncertain regulatory landscape, abnormal monsoon pattern and poor consumer sentiments towards the vehicles caused a decline in two-wheeler sales.
  3. Since majority of the two- wheelers sold In India are low cost(<$1,000),a competitive B-2-B price offered by supplier holds immense value
  4. The Major market shift in exhaust system of two-wheelers will be from 2-way to 3-way Catalytic Converter.Additionally, Reduction of NOx in 2-wheeler emission will take place with a REDUCTION CATALYST
  5. The noise of exhaust system will drop because of structural changes in muffler and overall weight reduction of exhaust will be around 2-3 %.
  6. The catalytic converter is in some cases manufactured by tier-1 exhaust supplier, by sourcing substrate from one supplier and catalyst/coating from another
  7. Due to implementation of FI(Fuel Injection) and OBD(On-board diagonostics), the vehicles might get Lambda sensor to monitor the flow of exhaust gases. The emission can be altered through a control system. Thus, reducing the work of catalytic converter, avoiding the use of additional CATCON and even there are chances of not changing the size of CATCON





  1. Two-wheeler exhaust system manufacturing in India
  2. Breakdown of two-wheeler exhaust system by sub-component
  3. Impact of BS VI emission norms on two-wheeler exhaust system price and sourcing
  4. Market Size ,Dynamics and Forecast By Engine capacity(<110cc, 110-200cc,>200cc)
  5. Market Size ,Dynamics and Forecast, By Sub-component(Exhaust pipe, Muffler, Catalytic converter)
  6. Competitive Landscape
  7. Market share of vendors-2019
  8. OE-supplier alignment in two-wheeler exhaust market in India
  9. Unmet needs and Market Opportunity for suppliers (Tier-1 and Tier-2)
  10. Conclusion
Sl noTopicSlide number
1Market Segmentation4
2Research Methodology5
5Executive Summary10-12
7Insights from Industry stakeholders17
8Two-wheeler exhaust system manufacturing in India19-20
9Key criteria for Exhaust system vendor selection by two-wheeler OEMs22
10Breakdown of two-wheeler exhaust system by sub-component, gross margin24
11Impact of BS VI emission norms on two-wheeler exhaust system price and sourcing26-27
12About catalyst, honeycomb structure, steel casing sourcing in India29-31
13Catalytic converter mapping(Number per vehicle and type of substrate) by Vehicle model in BS VI(April 2020 onwards)33-35
14Market Size ,Dynamics and Forecast By Engine capacity

(<110cc, 110-200cc,>200cc)

15Market Size ,Dynamics and Forecast By Sub-components


16Competitive Landscape43-44
17Market share of vendors-201945
18OEM-supplier relationship in two- wheeler exhaust system market46
19Unmet needs and Market Opportunity for suppliers (Tier-1 and Tier-2)48
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