Royal Enfield bikes hold a staggering 75 percent share in the top-selling 200-500cc bikes chart in December 2017.
November and December have been quite dry months for the entire two-wheeler industry in India, especially the 200-500cc segment of bikes. Except for two Royal Enfield bikes, rest all the contenders on the list have posted a negative growth in terms of sales.
Talking about Royal Enfield, the five bikes on the list cumulatively account for over 70 percent of the sales of 200-500cc motorcycles in India. The Classic 350 continues to sell like hotcakes while the Continental GT 535 has been discontinued effective January 2018 (due to low sales). Sales of the Himalayan are slowly on the rise. It is one among the bikes that have registered a positive growth in terms of sales.
Bajaj sold a total of 10,221 units of the Pulsar 180, NS 200 and RS 200 in December while the Pulsar 220 and Avenger 220 managed to sell 4561 and 720 units respectively. The company’s flagship bike, the Dominar, sold 925 units while KTM sold 1524 units of the Duke and RC 200. The bigger 390 Dukes continue to outsell the Duke 250. Bajaj and KTM cumulatively hold around 22 percent market share in the 200-500cc bikes segment in India.
The Yamaha FZ25 and Fazer 25 cumulatively sold 1917 units and sit at the eighth spot in the list. Meanwhile, the BS4 Yamaha R3 is yet to see the light of the day. We are expecting the Japanese automaker to showcase the BS4 compliant R3 at the upcoming Auto Expo (and even launch the motorcycle, probably). Hero discontinued the Karizma R and ZMR a few years back and is currently working on newer versions of the bikes. The new Karizma is still in the development stages.
Mahindra Mojo and Kawasaki Ninja 300 found 46 and 27 homes respectively while the Z250 found 7 takers. As told, the Apache RR 310 has made it to the list finally. TVS, as promised, started dispatching the flagship Apache from 25th December. However, the company has stated that the delivery process for the Apache RR 310 will be slow as it intends to deliver quality and not quantity.
Highest Selling 200-500cc Bikes
– Classic 350 continues to outsell the Dominar by a huge huge margin
– Pulsar 220 selling in good numbers despite being a decade old
– KTM individually holds around 2.5 percent market share in the 200-500cc segment