The commuter bikes dominate the list but it is the Honda Activa scooter that reins.
The affordable bike and scooter segments in India are the ones that dominate the 2-wheeler market. They simply have no competition when it comes to ease in city driving and efficiency. Middle-class Indians trust them with their eyes closed and every 2-wheeler in this list has stood the test of time. But the table has seen a reshuffle in the bottom five, read to know why.
Honda Activa continues to be in the number one position but has seen a decline in its sales. Its reliability is second to none but with new 125cc scooters coming in the market, sales are bound to reduce and they have. There are more options for the younger generation to choose from now. The second-ranked Splendor is a bike to which Hero owes it fortunes. Sales did decline by 6 percent but it is fine considering that the name is older than many of us.
The third and fourth positions are again taken by bikes from Hero. These are the HF Deluxe and the Passion. While the former experienced no rise or fall in its sales, the latter sold 88,354 units which are nearly one-third that of the leader Honda Activa. Honda again makes an entry in the fifth position with the CB Shine whose sales fell by 11 percent. It’s from the sixth position that a complete reshuffle has taken place.
The Bajaj CT 100, a commuter bike with a 99.27cc engine priced at Rs. 42,883/- (on-road, Delhi) is again a very old bike but with a growth of 16 percent, it is still a strong seller in the tier-2 and tier-3 cities. Hero Glamour in the seventh position also has the highest month on month growth in this list. The company wasn’t expected to perform well after its breakup with Honda but has proved that to be wrong. TVS, which is unable to get its Apache RR 310 sales going is performing relatively well in the affordable 2-wheeler segment with the XL Super and Jupiter placed in eight and ninth position respectively. The Jupiter, which is a large scooter has even experienced a growth as people nowadays are looking for a comfortable scooter.
Bajaj Pulsar models, which are also the largest displacement bikes here fell by four positions to sit in the tenth place. Growth fell by 11 percent because of the stiff competition. The top 10 selling bikes in July 2018 list sees more or less the same bikes making an appearance month after month. Other products like the Royal Enfield Classic 350 do sell well but its price has prevented it from selling enough to appear in this list.
2-Wheeler Sales July 2018
– Honda Activa still sits in the number one position
– Bajaj Pulsar models toppled down multiple positions
– Hero has the most number of products in this table