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The wheels turn for bicycles, as manufacturers go back to the basics

As motorised two-wheelers overtake cycle sales in the country, manufacturers are focusing on commuter segment again and reviving entry-level cycles

     Audio Representationalimage Thesenumbersaresurprising:India,theworld'ssecondlargestcyclingnationafterChina,sellsmorebikesthanbicycles.Thedemandformotorisedtwo-wheelersinthecountryisexpanding,butcyclesalesareshrinking,andthegapbetweenthetwoisonlygrowingwider.Againstarecorddemandof20millionbikeslastyear,cyclesaleshavestagnantedat15-16millioninthelastfewyears.   Thisstatusofthecycleindustryispuzzlingwhensalesofotherpersonalmobilityproductslike ...