The usual suspects are seen in the list but the Classic 350 has beaten the Bajaj Pulsar in sales.
This is probably the worst time for 2-wheeler manufacturers in India for mass market players. The recent demonetisation has affected demand significantly and the upcoming BS-IV emission norms means that dealers have to ensure all BS-III stock is cleared before 1st April. While Bajaj Auto has updated its complete lineup to BS-IV, it’s Pulsar, which now comprises of six models, has seen sales decline while Royal Enfield’s Classic 350 has seen a further upswing in sales, resulting in the British brand beating the ‘Definitely Male’ motorcycle in January 2017 sales.
At the top is the usual suspect, the Hero Splendor which in spite of demonetisation, has managed to bring in the heroic numbers for the world’s largest 2-wheeler manufacturer. The Splendor is followed by its sibling, the HF Deluxe and that’s because this is a top 10 selling motorcycle report, the Honda Activa has been omitted which is usually dabbling with the Splendor for the numero uno spot. Both the CB Shine and Passion have seen a decline in sales.
Meanwhile the Royal Enfield Classic 350 sits at the number 5 spot, with sales of 39,391 units, that’s a lot for a motorcycle which costs close to Rs. 1.5 lakhs but the Chennai based automaker has got its marketing spot on. Thing don’t look good in the lower half of the list with a decline in numbers posted by all other brands. A thing to note is, other than the Classic 350, all other motorcycles in this list are strictly commuters.
Top 10 Selling Motorcycles
– The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is continuously seeing an increase in sales
– The Classic 350 is yet to be updated to BS-IV emission norms
– Sales of most motorbikes have seen a decline in numbers