Top Motorcycle Brands As Per The Sales Report in India, March 2019 In the present scenario, there are a lot of two-wheeler manufacturer companies in the Indian automobile market, that is known for its services and productivity. It is really difficult to know 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, 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.

Top Motorcycle Sales

Let’s take a look at their growth rate according to the motorcycle brand sales report compared with the previous financial year bike sales and the current one.

Ranking Brand Name Domestic Sales
1 Hero Motocorp 5,81,279
2 Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India 4,22,177
3 TVS Motors 2,47,710
4 Bajaj Auto 2,59,185
5 Royal Enfield 58,434
6 Suzuki 58,701

1. Hero MotoCorp

Hero MotoCorp has officially revealed its sales numbers for the financial year 2018-19. The company has attained the milestone of 7.8 million unit sales in India from April 2018 to March 2019. Overall, the company dispatched a total of 7,820,745 units of motorcycles and scooters within these 12-months. In March 2019, the country’s largest two-wheeler maker, Hero MotoCorp sold 581,279 units with a drop of 20 percent as against to 730,473 units sales recorded in the similar month last year. As the company claims within the past two months of this quarter, the company registered satisfactory sale however lower than expected.

 

Hero Xtream 200

Hero Xtream 200 Powerful 200 Engine

The Hero Destini 125 that’s brand’s flagship scooter in the 125cc segment has been launched in our market. It is the only scooter comes packed with brand’s patented i3S technology. Now with an aim to surge overall sales, Hero MotoCorp is thinking over rolling out the Maestro Edge 125 and an entry-level premium motorcycle, the Xpulse 200 in coming months.

2. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India

In the fiscal year 2018-19, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India registered a drop of 6.45 percent in sales with indexed sales of 55,20,000 units as compared to 59,00,840 units rolled out in the previous fiscal year. However, the company managed to garner some volumes with exports units clocked at 3,80,041 units, highest of all time.

Honda X Blade

Honda X Blade Robotech Design Motorcycle

Commenting on Honda’s annual sales performance, Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India said, “The challenging and disruptive second half of 2018-19 has significantly wiped off the two-wheeler industry growth of first half. But despite domestic challenges, we have been able to create new highs in exports. Increased insurance premium in September’18 dampened the festival sentiments, and pre-festival stock buildup was converted into high inventories for the two-wheeler industry. Recognizing this situation early, we re-aligned our supply with domestic demand to correct inventories and support our business partners. However, the green shoots of demand pickup are not visible and we anticipate a tough quarter ahead, especially on account of the new price points of CBS/ABS introduction and the upcoming general elections.”

Honda Activa is the most selling scooter and the CB Shine is in the most selling motorcycle from the manufacturer. Recently, Honda has launched the CB300R a neo-retro motorcycle in the Indian market at the price tag of INR 2.41 lakh ex-showroom, Mumbai. It is first offering from the HMSI in this segment. it will be interesting to see how this premium naked offering would sport in generating volume for the company.

3. TVS Motors

In terms of overall sales, TVS Motor company sold out 310,901 units in March 2019 that showcase the decrease of 1.54 percent over the same month a year ago, when the dispatch count was 326,667 units two-wheelers. Whereas, in domestic market two-wheelers sales, the company sold 265,174 units in March 2018 to 247,710 units last month.

TVS Apache RTR 200

TVS Apache RTR 200 Powerful Bike

The TVS scooter sales register a fall of 2.47 percent with 98,477 units sold in March 2019 as against 100,972 units sold in the same month last year. Other than this, the motorcycle sales grew by 5 percent with dispatched 141,086 units in March 2019 as compared to 134,420 units sold in March 2018. As far as exports are concerned, TVS’ two-wheeler exports also witnessed an increase of 25 percent from roll-out of 50,599 units in March 2018 to 63,191 units in March 2019.while, in the financial year 2018-19, TVS Motor Company indexed growth of 12 percent with 37.57 lakh units sold as against to 33.67 lakh units sold in FY2017-18. Furthermore, the company has launched the entry-level Apache, the RTR 160 with ABS and gearing up to arm the Ntorq 125 with CBS soon.

4. Bajaj Auto

Bajaj Auto renowned manufacturer witnessed strong sales in March 2019. Overall, the company dispatched 323,538 units two-wheelers last month that is 20 percent more over the March 2018 sales, stood at 269,939 units.

Pulsar 150

Bajaj Pulsar 150 Indin No.1 Sports Bike

The company registered decent exported numbers of 134,166 units in March 2019 that is 3% higher over the same month of the previous year. In domestic sales, the registered growth was at 27 percent with dispatched 259,185 unit in March 2019 as compared to 203,600 units’ business during the same period of the last year. Other than this, for the very first time, Bajaj Pulsar model crossed the sales of 100,000 units during the March month this year.

5. Royal Enfield

The Chennai-based cruiser motorbike manufacturing firm Royal Enfield which has flagship 650 twins-the Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650 helped the bike maker in attaining 28 percent growth in the export market in March 2019 with dispatched 2,397 units as opposed to 1,878 units sold in the corresponding month last year. While the indexed domestic sales for the company showcases a downfall of 21 percent with 58,434 units lowered from 74,209 units in March 2018. In combined sales, Royal Enfield registered a decline of 20 percent with 60,831 units, which was 76,087 units in a similar month last year.

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650

RE Continental GT 650 Most Demanding Color

If considers brand’s sale In FY2019, the recorded figures in overall sales are at 826,098 motorcycles, up 1 percent over 820,492 motorcycles sold in FY2018. In a similar time period, the domestic sales also witnessed a growth of similar 1 percent with 805,273 units up from 801,230 motorcycles in FY2018. On the other hand, the hike in International sales is at 8 percent from 19,262 to 20,825 units. The Royal Enfield has updated its existing products lineup including models Thunderbird, Thunderbird X, Classic, Bullet and other with the ABS in order to comply with the new safety norms implemented from April 1, 2019. in addition to this, the brand has launched the Bullet Trails Works 350 and the 500 based on the Bullet 350 and the Bullet 500 respectively.

6. Suzuki Motorcycle

In March 2019, the Suzuki Motorcycle India dispatched a cumulative sum of 67,025 units as compared to 52,167 units decomposed in during the same month in 2018. It was a hike of 28 percent in combined sales (Domestic + Exports). Domestically, the clocked sales for Suzuki stands at 58,701 units in March 2019 as against to 46,848 units sold in the same month last year. If the fiscal year 2018-19 is considered for the Suzuki, the company recorded cumulative sales of 7,47,506 units with a growth rate of 30 percent over the fiscal year 2017-18.

Suxuki Burgman

Suzuki Burgman Maxi Scooter

Other than this, 2019 Suzuki V-Storm 650XT ABS was also introduced to the Indian lineup at the asking price of INR 7.46 lakh (ex-showroom). Well, the motorcycle had originally marked its presence in the Indian biking industry last year. The bike maker updated the model with several updates like new graphics, hazard lights, and side reflectors as well for the 2019 model year. Mechanically, the motorcycle did not see any alteration and compete with the rival the Kawasaki Versys 650 in the segment.

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