I’ll admit it — I’ve never heard of them. And truth be told, based on the name I would have thought they were Italian. But as this company has reached a significant milestone, I figured I would share the news with our readers. Just six years after their launch, Italika Motorcycles has sold their one-millionth bike. The landmark motorcycle was delivered on Friday, March 18 at an Elektra store in the state of Tabasco. (No relation to the delicious hot sauce. I checked.)
The company claims an impressive 63% of the Mexican market share, in addition to being a substantial seller in Guatemala, Honduras, Peru and Brazil. The bikes aren’t bad looking, but they have small-displacement engines, ranging from 90-200cc, and producing from 5-15 horsepower. As such, they’re not likely to take a foothold in the American market. Still, their low price and fuel efficiency may be just what our neighbors to the south are looking for.
If you own on of these bikes — or even if you’ve just ridden one — let us know. We’d love to hear a first-hand review from an American rider. Perhaps next time one of the motorcycle-riding attorneys from Riderz Law ventures down south of the border, we’ll take an Italika for a test ride. We’ll keep you posted.