The top 25 selling bikes list for the month of March 2018 sees the Hero Splendor recapturing the coveted number 1 spot after a long time.
March has ended quite well for the domestic 2-wheeler industry in India. Most of the top 25 bikes in the list have posted a positive growth in sales and the biggest highlight is that the Honda Activa has been dethroned from the first spot by the Hero Splendor. Honda Activa has been the go-to scooter for us Indian folks and the sales of this scooter speak for itself. The scooter has finally been outrun by the Hero Splendor by a huge margin in March 2018 sales. The difference in sales between the Splendor and the Activa is over 50,000 units! While the list above is self-explanatory, allow us to take you through the other bikes that couldn’t make it to the above list.
To start with, the recently launched Suzuki Intruder 150 has managed to sell 4495 units while the famous Gixxer series sold 4720 units. The Let’s and Hayate continue to sell in smaller numbers (734 and 334 respectively) as compared to other products in Suzuki’s portfolio. Yamaha’s R15, FZ25 (including the Fazer 25) and Ray contributed 5252, 2036 and 12,600 units respectively to the cumulative sales of the Japanese bike maker.
Royal Enfield sold a total of 74,209 2-wheelers in March 2018. Apart from the best-selling Classic 350, the automaker sold 385, 3439 and 11,970 units of the Thunderbird 500, Thunderbird 350 and Bullet 350 respectively. Meanwhile, the Himalayan found 907 homes. Homegrown automaker Bajaj sold a total of 1,58,984 2-wheelers in the month of March (including 3635 units of KTM bikes). The Pulsar 220, in spite of being in the Indian market for more than a decade, manages to average better sales than some recently launched models like the V. The Pulsar 220 sold 7339 units while the V12 and V15 registered sales of 484 and 3631 units respectively in March 2018. Bajaj Discover sales have seen a sharp fall. Both the 100cc and 125cc variant cumulatively sold 27,065 units in February while the same registered sales of only 14,140 units in March 2018.
While the XL Super and Jupiter continue to rake in the numbers for TVS, other scooters like the Scooty Zest sold 5994 units, Scooty Pep+ sold 11,779 units and the newly launched performance scooter NTORQ 125 managed to sell 11,500 units. TVS Star City and Apache RR 310 sold 14,624 and 983 units respectively in March. With its extensive scooter line-up, Honda manages to sell over 4.2 lakh 2-wheelers in the domestic market. The Navi, CLIQ, CB Hornet 160R and CBR650F sold 0, 835, 3148 and 21 units respectively. Though the company launched the updated BS-4 CBR250R, there is still no word from Honda on the launch timeline of the updated (BS4) CBR150R. The newly launched X-Blade managed to find 2717 homes while the CB Unicorn 160 sold 2910 units in March 2018.
Apart from the HF Dawn, Achiever and the Xtreme, all other Hero bikes can be found on the list above. The HF Dawn sold 182 units while the Achiever and Xtreme sold 1588 and 1653 units respectively.
25 Top Selling Bikes In March 2018
– Honda Navi sales drop to 0 units while the CBR250R sold 80 units
– Kawasaki Versys-X 300 sold 2 units in 4 months
– Bajaj Dominar managed sales of 1561 units
– Aprilia SR 125 and SR 150 sell 834 and 1936 units respectively