We take a look at the top 20 selling bikes in the month of August 2015. A few have gained numbers while a few have lost some sales.
Once again, the Honda Activa has been able to beat the Hero Splendor by a big margin in terms of sales and has emerged as the leader in bike sales. It looks like this situation will continue going forward considering traffic in cities is worsening and automatic scooters make much more sense. The next five positions on the chart stay the same with volumes of Hero Passion and Hero Glamour falling a bit. Coming in next is the TVS Jupiter which has managed to beat the Bajaj Pulsar range by a small margin. Bajaj Pulsar sales fell by about 10% and this could be attributed to the alloy wheels and handlebar quality news spreading around.
Coming in next is the Bajaj CT 100 which has also lost about 10% in numbers mainly because the initial hype has subsided. Surprisingly, the Honda Dream series has made a huge jump and sales increased by around 40%. The aggressive marketing and the smooth Honda engine seems to be doing its work well. Another Hero vehicle to have gained volumes is the Active lookalike, the Maestro. TVS has also managed to surprise us with the increase in sales of the Apache by 35% which is mainly down to its all-rounder nature. The Royal Enfield Classic 350 stays as is because the production is limited due to capacity constraints.
In the last few positions, three scooters have made their presence felt. The Honda Dio, Suzuki Access and Hero Pleasure are managing to sell in decent numbers even after not possessing any additional features over the competition. Two commuter bikes, the Bajaj Platina and TVS Star City manage to sell in decent numbers in a segment which is largely dominated by the Hero Splendor. The Yamaha FZ doesn’t seem to be gaining much numbers even after the launch of the V2.0 model which reasserts the fact that it needs a full makeover now. The Honda Unicorn 160 has just made it to the list this time after a fall in sales by 20% over the previous month.