Honda and Hero continue to dominate the list with its commuter offerings enjoying majority market share.
Honda has again managed to leave Hero MotoCorp behind in the top 20 selling two-wheelers in India list, with its Activa and posting a consistent 10 percent increase in its growth. Second comes Hero MotoCorp’s Splendor, again, and followed by two other products of Hero, the HF Deluxe and Passion.
Now let’s talk on the bikes and scooters that did not make it into this list, shall we? Bajaj launched the V12 and it was an instant hit like its elder sibling, the V15, and managed to sell 7367 units. The Dominar 400 continues to eat into Royal Enfield’s market share and saw a 9-10 percent increase in its sales, selling a total of 3216 units for March. The Pulsar 150 still manages to contribute almost 60 percent of total Pulsar sales. The newest kid on the block, the KTM Duke 250 managed to find 693 homes.
Hero MotoCorp saw the sales of the HF Dawn, Ignitor and Hunk decline to a drastic extent, all the three managed to sell only 40, 17 and 30 units respectively. Hero again could not find any Karizma customers and the Achiever sold 8082 units.
Honda meanwhile saw a 50 percent decline in the demand of the Navi, it could sell only 503 units of the quirky moto-scooter. The CB Hornet 160R saw a downside in demand of almost 85-90 percent, it sold only 1446 units vs. 11,488 units in February. The performance oriented bikes, the CBR250R (thanks to BS3 stock clearance), CBR650F and the CBR1000RR managed to sell in good numbers.
Royal Enfield saw its 500cc bikes’ demand slowing, as the Bullet 500 managed to do away with only 76 numbers and the Thunderbird 500 reached only 7 homes, while the Classic 500 could do only 179 numbers. The 350cc range, however, did manage with some decent numbers.
The scooters from TVS, Wego, Jupiter and the Scooty Pep+ sold in 5924, 60,202, and 10,238 units respectively. Among the bikes, the Sport and the flagship Apache did 14,962 and 27,580 numbers respectively. The Victor, Star City and the Pheonix 125’s demand was lesser and they managed with 8028, 14,105 and 94 units respectively.
The Yamaha Ray and Fascino continue to sell in large numbers still, they did 18,833 and 22,830 units respectively. The bikes, FZ could do 15,470 units. 3411 and 3584 units of the R15 and the FZ25 were sold. The Access and Gixxer remain strong sellers for Suzuki with 28,151 and 6146 units of them being sold. Piaggio’s Aprilia SR 150 was launched recently and managed to find 2421 homes.
The Kawasaki Ninja 650 remains a strong seller for the Japanese company with 152 units being sold in March. The Ninja 300 meanwhile managed to do 11 units and the Z250 sold 14 units. Triumph’s Tiger 800 XRx sold 9 units, Tiger 800 XCa sold 3 units and the major seller was the Thunderbird Storm which sold 18 units. Harley-Davidson’s cheapest offering, the Street 750 sold 118 units and the newly launched Street Rod managed to sell 51 units for March.
Top 20 Selling Two-Wheelers
– Bajaj Pulsar 150 moved from 7th to 11th spot
– Honda Activa still continues to dominate the sales charts
– Yamaha Ray moves from 20th to 16th spot