The top selling 200-500cc bikes in July 2018 list sees the same old contenders but also indicates falling sales for many.
The entry-level sports bike segment hasn’t got a new entry to compete with the already present motorcycles. This has allowed the current bikes to continue appearing in this list even after falling sales. The leader is the same as before, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 with sales more than three times that of the second-ranked Royal Enfield Bullet 350. But the former’s sales fell by 13 percent while the latter’s remained stagnant. The reason might be the ongoing monsoon season which tends to affect the Royal Enfield bikes quite adversely.
Third-ranked are the Bajaj Pulsar models under 200cc with a sales slump of 26 percent. The fourth-ranked Bajaj Pulsar 220’s sales too fell down by 14 percent. After a good June 2018, these models seem to be back to their old ways. Fifth position is again taken by a Royal Enfield, the Thunderbird 350 which surprisingly sold more than the last month and also has the highest growth here. The new model, it seems is finally working for the company. The KTM Duke 200 and RC 200 have been faced with falling sales month after month and after changing the face of the entry level performance bike segment, seem to be not so much in demand.
Yamaha FZ25 placed in the ninth position again sees falling sales probably because it simply doesn’t make full use of its engine size and lacks features like an ABS. There’s an increased market demand for the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 and the old-school Bullet 500. The cruising ability and the immense torque from the 499cc motor is still unmatched in the segment. The Honda CBR250R has somehow managed to increase its sales by 1 percent. Honda’s reliability working for it? Maybe, maybe not. The UM Renegade Commando placed in the eighteenth position experiences the largest dip at 80 percent. The last positioned UM Renegade Classic also has its sales cut by more than half. Last month’s glory didn’t last for the company.
TVS has already taken note of the poorly performing Apache RR 310 whose sales number further went down by 26 percent in July 2018. The company might still be working on a strategy to take the sales number up. India’s cheapest twin-cylinder bike, the Kawasaki Ninja 300 has surprisingly failed to make the cut. What is even more surprising is that it didn’t even sell a single unit. The true performance motorcycles are performing better than the Ninja 300.
Top Selling 200-500cc Bikes In July 2018
– Royal Enfield continues to dominate the segment
– Sales of the TVS Apache RR 310 failed to pick up
– UM Renegade’s good last month isn’t carried over to July 2018