Bosch’s Two-Wheeler & Powersports Business Unit Sees Growth In India
Powertrain, electrification, and connectivity systems to lead the global target of one billion euros of sales in 2020
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Bosch’s vision is to make the mobility of the future accident-free, stress-free, and nearly emissions-free – and this goes for the continuously growing motorcycle market as well. Bosch’s Two-Wheeler & Powersports Business Unit is continuing the ride towards the global target of one billion euros of sales in 2020, generated by assistance, powertrain, electrification, and connectivity systems. The global demand for two wheelers is forecasted to grow annually by more than 4% from 2017 to 2022, reaching 122 million bikes by 2022. Major growth of the Two-Wheeler & Powersports business is forecasted in India where Bosch supplies market-specific motorcycle safety and powertrain solutions to comply with regulations as well as local market trends. “As a key player in the two wheeler space, Bosch has always endeavored to provide services that integrate cutting-edge technology with the company’s inherent focus on functionality and efficiency,” says Geoff Liersch, Head of Two-Wheeler & Powersports Business Unit.
Bosch’s innovative safety solutions for assistance systems
Firstly, by keeping the bike stable in braking situations and acceleration with systems like ABS or motorcycle stability control (MSC); secondly, by realizing predictive safety and comfort functions with innovative surround-sensing such as advanced rider assistance systems; and thirdly, by connecting the bike with its environment through motorcycle-to-vehicle communication.
Bosch’s powertrain solutions complying with Bharat Stage 6
Bosch is offering scalable powertrain solutions with electronic engine management systems for internal combustion bikes as well as integrated electrification systems to support vehicle manufacturers in India to comply with BS-6 emission standards and meet India’s unique driving pattern.
Electronic engine management systems are the core of efficient and economical technology for internal combustion vehicles. In combination with sensor technology, engine management systems have shown considerable increases in efficiency compared to conventional carburetor systems and can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 16% (depending on the situation).
Another approach to reduce emissions and Bosch provides solutions such as an integrated electrification system including motor, control unit, battery, charger, display and app that can power light two-, three- and four-wheel electric vehicles with up to 20kW - the powertrain of the future will be a mix of electromobility and combustion engines.
“We at Bosch are working towards ensuring a smooth transition to the new emission norms with a tailored product portfolio for the Indian market supporting vehicle manufacturers with local engineering competence - aiming towards realizing the vision of nearly emissions-free mobility”, said Prabhu Panduranga, Regional President Two-Wheeler & Powersports Business Unit, Bosch India.
Bosch’s expertise proven by Spirit of the ride
With its ‘Spirit of the Ride’ campaign, Bosch showcases the innovations and technology solutions for the market challenges in India. The realization of those technology solutions is proven by the story of a Polar Odyssey. Anenthralling motorcycle journey crossing some of the world's most dangerous roads starting from the Arctic Circle and all the way down to the Antarctic Circle.