Top Motorcycle Brands As Per The Sales Report in India, December 2018 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 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, 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 4,53,985
2 Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India 4,85,000
3 TVS Motors 2,09,906
4 Bajaj Auto 1,57,000
5 Royal Enfield 56,026
6 Suzuki 43,874

1. Hero MotoCorp

In December 2018, the country’s largest two-wheeler maker, Hero MotoCorp sold 4,53,985 units as against to 4,72,731 units sales recorded in the similar month last year. Mr Pawan Munjal, Chairman of the company suggested the two-wheeler insurance cost and the extant liquidity crunch, the reasons behind the downfall in sales in the third quarter of ongoing fiscal.

Also, the top official speaks out for the reduction in the current GST rate on two-wheelers from 28 percent to the 18 percent as they are the basic mobility for the masses. The reduction in tax will help the cost-sensitive buyers in purchasing two-wheelers. Anyway, the pricing for the two-wheelers is going to increase soon as the ABS will become a mandatory attribute and the new BS VI emission norms will later hit the country which results in the increment of cost. 0

Hero Xtream 200

Hero Xtream 200 Powerful 200 Engine

The Hero Destini 125 is the newly launched scooter in the 125cc segment. The one and only scooter featured with brand’s patented i3S technology is now available to purchase. It is being expected with the upcoming Maestro Edge 125 later in future, the brand will see good competition in the premium 125cc scooter segment. Other than this, the products such as the Xpulse 200 and Xpulse 200T will join the brand’s lineup later in time at around INR 1 lakh.

2. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India reported an increase of about 12 percent in overall sales. Last month, the company sold 4.85 lakh units as compared to registered 4.37 lakh units sales in November 2017.

Honda X Blade

Honda X Blade Robotech Design Motorcycle

Honda Activa is the most selling scooter and the CB Shine is in the most selling motorcycle from the manufacturer. Recently, the Activa 125 has launched in 2018 model year version with LED headlamps and improved instrument cluster at INR 59,621 (ex-showroom). It will be interesting to see how this updated model performs in the market.

3. TVS Motors

In terms of overall sales, TVS Motor company sold 258,709 units in December 2018 that showcases a growth of 4 percent over the same month a year ago, when the dispatch count was 247,591 units two-wheelers. Whereas, in domestic market two-wheelers sales, the company witnessed a hike of just one percent from 207,739 units sold in December 2017 to 209,906 units last month.

TVS Apache RTR 200

TVS Apache RTR 200 Powerful Bike

The TVS scooter sales also grew by 43 percent with 1,11,763 units sold in November 2018 as against to 78,397 units in November 2017. Other than this, the motorcycle sales and export also saw a surge of 29 percent and 24 percent respectively. The dispatched unit during last month for these respective categories were 1,19,883 and  47,207 units over the similar month last year.

4. Bajaj Auto

Bajaj Auto renowned manufacturer witnessed strong sales in December 2018. Overall, the company dispatched 2.98 lakh units two-wheelers last month that is 31 percent more over the December 2017 sales, stood at 2.28 lakh units. The company registered highest exported sales of 1,72,112 units in November 2018 that is 17% higher over the same month of the previous year. In domestic sales, the registered growth was at 39 percent with dispatched 1.57 lakh units in December 2018 as compared to 1.12 lakh units business during the same period of the last year.

Pulsar 150

Bajaj Pulsar 150 Indin No.1 Sports Bike

Bajaj Pulsar that has been a major volume generator for the company witnessed a growth in demand with the decomposed 53,234 units in November 2018 as against to 26,929 unit rolled out in November 2017. Brand’s flagship model, the Dominar 400 is witnessing a continues downfall, in November 2018, its sales were stood at just 170 units. The similar results are being experienced by the two other models in the lineup like the Discover 125 and the V15 commuter bikes.

Moreover, we could see the arrival of ABS-equipped Avenger and Pulsar series bikes along with an updated Dominar 400 in the coming future.

5. Royal Enfield

The Chennai-based cruiser motorbike manufacturing firm Royal Enfield has recently launched its flagship 650 twins-the Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650 in India. Well, the deliveries for the bikes has not commenced yet. Its effect on sales will be resulted during next month or later in time. Other than this, the company registered a plunge of 14 percent in overall sales in December 2018 as compared to the similar month the previous year. In the domestic market, the indexed sales drop were similar at 14 percent with rolled out 56,026 units in the month of Dec 2018 as compared to 65,367 unit motorcycles in the corresponding month last year. While the export market for the Royal Enfield registered a massive growth of 41 percent from 1601 to 2252 units sales.

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650

RE Continental GT 650 Most Demanding Color

For this downgrade in RE’s sale, one can consider the workers strike at the production facility in Chennai.

The updated existing products and new variants are joining siblings almost every month. In the row, the Thunderbird has got X series, the Pegasus 500, the Classic 350 Signals Edition and models with ABS feature has been introduced to the product lineup. While a 350cc and 500cc scrambler version of the Classic is ready to hit the country anytime soon.

6. Suzuki Motorcycle

In November 2018, the Suzuki Motorcycle India dispatched a cumulative sum of 43,874 units last month as compared to 32,786 units decomposed in December 2017. It was a whopping hike of 34 percent in sales.

Suxuki Burgman

Suzuki Burgman Maxi Scooter

The Access and the Gixxer have always been the volume generator for the company. Now it would really be interesting to see how these lately launched products like the Burgman Street 125, the GSX-S750, the V-Strom 650XT and the 2018 Gixxer and Gixxer SF editions will perform.

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