Last updated on – 05 Jan, 2017

Top Motorcycle Sales in December 2016

Top Motorcycle Sales in December 2016

 In the present scenario there are a lot of two-wheeler manufacturer companies in the Indian auto-mobile market, that is known for its services and productivity. It is really difficult to know that which brands are on the board of top two wheelers in respect of sales in a financial year. Mostly, as we see, the buyers gave the preference to the popular brand’s first. Here is the list of some brands like Hero MotoCorp, Honda, Bajaj Auto, Yamaha, Suzuki, TVS, and Royal Enfield, which are continue to produce beautiful motorcycles and scooters whether they can be from classics, standard, sports, touring and from other zones and as per the installments of the new technology, modern style, high safety features and other than offering fuel economical vehicles, these brands are best sellers in the country.

Let’s take a look on their growth rate according to brand name with the comparison of previous financial year sales units and the current one.

Ranking Brand Name Sales Report December 2016
1 Royal Enfield 42.00%
2 Yamaha Motors 28.00%
3 TVS Motors -07.06%
4 Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India -20.00%
5 Bajaj Auto -24.00%
6 Hero MotoCorp -33.09%

1.Royal Enfield

Royal Enfield still continues to carry forward the surge of posting positive sale every month.  Besides demonetization of 500s and 1000s denomination currency, the company managed to garner a 42% increase in overall sales compared to the corresponding month of December in 2015. The well-known retro bike manufacturers’ sales chart showcasing strong sales of 57,398 units in past month, that is the combined result of domestic and global market sales. On contrary, in the same month in 2015, RE had retailed a number of 40,453 units. Whereas the only domestic market has registered sales around 56,316 units which are around 40 percent more than the previous year related 40,037 units in the corresponding month. The export share of the brand also seen a leap hike of 160 percent with 1,082 units as against to 416 units in December 2015. The reason behind this growth is the adoption of improved new platform, technologies and safety features in a reasonable price tag in the Indian market.

Royal Enfield Redditch Green

Royal Enfield Redditch Green

The RE’s distinguished Classic range of motorcycles always hits the top spot and the same happened again, Royal Enfield Classic 350 gets the top position followed by its stable siblings, Standard 350 and the Thunderbird 350. However, the newbie in the product lineup, Himalayan also receives a good start and trying to receive a hike in its domestic sales figure.

2.Yamaha Motors

Yamaha Motor India overall sales including exports numbers have successfully gained a 28 percent increase in sales. Total domestic sales which comprise Nepal sales stood at 49,775 units in the past month as compared to the corresponding month last year, 38,833 units sold numbers.

Yamaha Saluto RX

Yamaha Saluto RX

The Yamaha’s superb product lineup that always sports to kept up its momentum in sales include Yamaha FZ, Yamaha R15 range, Saluto RX , Yamaha Fascino and Ray-ZR series premium scooters, once again did the same for the bike maker. A little while back, the addition of new Cygnus Ray-ZR and Cygnus Alpha’s disc variant and the MT-09 superbike tends the automaker to think about the expansion of these new and revamped products in Tier-II and III cities. And, the strategy really helped the bike maker to experience increased sales in December 2016.

3.TVS Motors

TVS Motor company is a well-known name for its flagship product, Apache RTR series in the Indian domestic automobile market. The company uses the racing DNA technology in its naked sports motorcycle series ‘Apache’ from last few years for the better performance of the bike onto the tarmac.

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V

During the December 2016, TamilNadu based TVS Motor Company has indexed a substantial fall in overall sales. The company had somehow managed to touch the mark of 184,901 units in December 2016. While the corresponding month last year had figured out retail of 202,021 units.

4. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India

honda-navi-adventure

Honda Navi Adventure

Last month, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has noticed a downfall in overall sales, it has sold 2,31,654 units in the past month which is 20 percent less than the sales numbers in the corresponding December month in 2015. Whereas, in the overall yearly volumes, the company has noted a hike of 11 percent with the sold units 4,988,512 in last year, as against to the 4,508,22 in the year 2015. The top selling products of HMSI are Honda Livo, CB Shine, CBR 150 series, Activa and new Navi.

5.Bajaj Auto

By dispatching 2,25,529 units in last month this year as against to the 2,89,003 units sales during the same period last year. The company has to bear a fall of 22 percent. Whereas the motorcycle sales from the Pune-based bike maker in this corresponding month of 2016 and 2015, has settled down at1,06,665 units, which is 11 percent less than 1,20,322 units of December 2015. Altogether, the export market is still on a negative scale as it registered a 24percent dip in sales. In mid-December 2016, the bike maker has a new motorcycle in its existing lineup, the Dominar 400 at an introductory price of INR 1.36 lakh.

Bajaj Dominar 400

Bajaj Dominar 400

The most popular Bajaj’s products are Bajaj Vikrant, Pulsar series, Discover, CT 100 and New Avenger series in the auto market. The Bajaj V15 is doing exactly what Bajaj expected from it. Carrying the distinct and cafe racer influenced styling, the V15 along with the introduced Avenger range doing a healthy business for the firm continuously. With the introduction of downsized version of the V15, the Bajaj V12, manufacturer is hoping for a good response from the Bajaj admirers for this new offering.

6. Hero MotoCorp

Hero Motocorp considered as the largest two-wheeler manufacturer in the country and it enjoyed its top position in terms of sales for a quite long period too. But from last two or three months, the automaker has been noticing a significant downfall. Last month, Hero has sold only 3,30,202 units which are 33.9 percent less in comparison to the same month in 2015, 4,99,665 units sales. The shutdown of the company’s 3 plants, which are in Gurgaon, Neemrana, and Haridwar, is also a considerable reason in the dip in sales, apart from the demonetization effect.

Hero iSmart 110

Hero iSmart 110

In Spite of being a leader in the 100cc segment, Hero Motocorp has also managed to dominate the 125cc genre with its popular 125cc powered motorcycles Glamour and Super Splendor. Introduced this year, the retail sales of the newbie-Hero Splendor iSmart 110, an indigenously designed and developed product at the native Hero Centre of Innovation and Technology in Jaipur, and the Achiever 150 also seem to grow the brand’s sales number in near future. While, the Maestro Edge in scooter segment has sustained its popularity in sales number for Hero since its emergence last year.

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