Splendor, Activa and HF Deluxe stay on top despite heavy sales slump.
October 2018 saw some huge slack in sales for some manufacturers but was a high point of the year for others. While most of the players continue from the previous list of top 25 selling two-wheelers, the TVS Pep+ was just beaten to the ground by the Hero Pleasure by a margin of just 28 units.
The top three positions are maintained by the Hero Splendor, the Honda Activa and the Hero HF Deluxe, all three of whom saw a slump in sales, though the slump shown by the HF Deluxe was almost indifferent. The Hero Splendor sold 2,68,277 units compared to the 2,62,260 units of the Activa and the 2,00,312 units of the HF Deluxe.
The TVS Jupiter jumped up from the 6th position to the 4th spot with a commendable increase in sales by 12 percent. The Jupiter was followed by the Bajaj CT and the Honda CB Shine, which also saw jumps from the 7th and 10th positions respectively.
The Bajaj Pulsar series sold 90,363 units, a small increase in number of units sold by 1 percent and maintains its position at the 7th position. It is followed by the Hero Passion and the TVS XL Super Moped, which had previously held the 5th and 4th positions respectively in top selling two-wheelers of September 2018. Both vehicles recorded a loss of 10 and 17 percent in their sales.
The Hero Glamour also lost 2 percent in sales units and sold only 80,627 units this month. It is followed by the Bajaj Platina and the Royal Enfield Classic 350 respectively. While the Platina sold 74,064 units and announced a 10 percent increase in sales, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 saw a slow yet good increase by 5 percent and sold 46,148 units.
The Suzuki Access and Honda Dio maintain their positions at the 13th and 14th positions respectively. It is followed by the TVS Apache at 15th position which recorded the most drastic drop in sales in the list by losing almost a quarter of their sales. The Hero Maestro, the Honda CB Unicorn, TVS Sport and Honda Dream follow the Apache in the list and also in sales drop. The Honda Dream recorded the second highest slump in sales at 20 percent.
Following in at the 20th, 21st and 22nd positions, the Yamaha FZ, TVS Ntorq and the Yamaha Fascino steadily moved up the list. With 24,556, 23,600 and 23,188 units sold respectively, it is clear that these three are steadily on the rise and in heavy competition with each other. The Hero Duet and the TVS Star, which had previously held the 20th and 21st positions, went down to the 23rd and 24th positions because of loss in sales by 13 and 16 percent respectively. The new entry into the list, the Hero Pleasure finishes the list at the 25th position, beating the TVS Pep+.
From the performance bike segment, the two vehicles that stood out were the Harley-Davidson Street 750 and the Kawasaki Ninja 300, both of which sold over a 100 units in October.
Highest Selling Bikes October 2018
– Top positions maintained by Splendor, Activa and HF Deluxe despite sales slump
– TVS Pep+ beaten by Honda Pleasure to claim 25th spot
– Highest sales drop shown by TVS Apache by 25 percent