With the economic slowdown and increased cost of bikes, sales have nosedived.
July 2019 has been a blood bath for 2-wheeler brands as almost every model saw a drastic decline in sales. The Honda Activa continues to lead the sales chart, this scooter seems to be unaffected by the slowdown but sales of the Hero Splendor have declined and the HF Deluxe is on its tail. Meanwhile the CB Shine continues to dominate the 125cc segment, followed by the Glamour, again Hero trails Honda. Sales of the Bajaj Pulsar remain more or less the same and with the addition of the 125cc model, expect a further boost.
Meanwhile, the second scooter on the list is the TVS Jupiter and the Suzuki Access follows closely behind, only to be sandwiched by the Bajaj Platina. The TVS XL Super sits on the 10th spot while commuter motorcycles and 110cc scooters continue to feature on the top 25 best selling 2-wheeler list. The most expensive motorcycle is on the 14th spot, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 which managed to sell 29,439 units, more than double than the sales of the Yamaha FZ.
Looking at sales outside the top 25, the Dominar 400 recorded 1363 units while the 125cc KTMs garnered 2786 sales. The XPulse 200T has managed to outsell its street-fighter sibling with sales of 2530 units. Meanwhile, Honda sold 63 units of the CB300R and 3004 units of the CB Hornet 160R were sold.
Suzuki continues its poor run with just 3612 units of the 150cc Gixxers sold and the new Gixxer 250 managed 284 units. The Intruder found just 204 buyers while the Burgman Street also saw a decline in sales with 6734 units sold. The Hayabusa continues its strong run with 20 units sold. TVS too saw a decline in sales for all its motorcycle, except the NTorq which managed to sell 23,335 units. Same is the case with Yamaha too whose every model saw a decline in sales with all scooters combined selling under 25,000 units. The R15 continues its strong run with 5176 units but the MT-15 managed just 1400 sales, the FZ25 recorded a sales of 732 units.
All Royal Enfield models, except the Himalayan, have seen a drastic drop in sales while the 650 Twins managed to find 2225 buyers. Kawasaki sold only single digit numbers for its wide range of motorcycles with only 3 bikes performing better, the Ninja 300, Z900 and Ninja 1000 selling 135 units, 30 units and 17 units respectively. Meanwhile UM sold 0 units, Mahindra sold a total of 26 units and Piaggio continued with its lukewarm numbers.
Triumph’s wide range saw appalling numbers with the best sales being of the Street Triple S at 10 units, the British brand sold under a total of 35 units while Harley-Davidson performed equally worse with only the Street 750 managing 79 units.
July 2019 2-Wheeler Sales
– Poor sales for every premium bike brand
– All bike makers saw a decline for almost all models
– Hero continues to dominate in overall sales
– KTM rules the roost in premium bike sales