Last updated on – 09 Feburary, 2017

Top Motorcycle Sales in January 2017

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, 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 23.00%
2 Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India 2.00%
3 TVS Motors -0.68%
4 Hero MotoCorp -14.00%
5 Bajaj Auto -16.00%
6 Yamaha Motors Not Updated

1.Royal Enfield

Royal Enfield, one of the popular brands in Indian Two-Wheeler market, has a good name for generating positive figures in terms of sales. In the end of last year, when the country was facing consequences of demonetization of 500s and 1000s currency note, the Chennai-based motorcycle manufacturer had easily managed to continue its habitat of earning good sales numbers. Further, in 2017, Royal Enfield has welcomed the new year with an astonishing growth of 23 percent in Domestic sale as compared to January 2016. Last month, the Himalayan manufacturer has retailed a total of 59,676 units, while in January 2016, it was something 47,710 units. Out of the total sales, if separates domestic and exported units, the motorcycles sold in the domestic market during last month was 58,133 units, against the 47,140 units in the same month of 2016. Whereas, in the export market, the company has recorded 1543 units for the last month as opposite to indexed 570 units of the similar month in previous year.

Royal Enfield Classic 350

Royal Enfield Classic 350

The inclusion of several factors like a new platform, technologies and safety features in the rolled out products at a reasonable price, is the major reason behind the growth of Royal Enfield. As usual, last month too, Royal Enfield Classic 350 hits the top spot, the Standard 350 and the Thunderbird 350 were the following products from the stable. And the sole player in the adventure segment, Himalayan is also one of the most popular models from the Royal Enfield’s range of motorcycle. The tourer is doing well since its introduction and trying to support the bike maker by increasing sales numbers.

2. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India

The Japanese giant’s Indian subsidiary, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India is one of the two-wheeler manufacturers that competes to attain the first position in the domestic market. The company’s product lineup is full fledged with hosts of promising products that always plays a vital role to generate revenue for the bike maker. The top selling products list comprises Honda Livo, CB Shine, CBR 150 series, Activa and new Navi. Apart from them, a few additions have also been observed during last month, that are the Navi’s new Adventure and Chrome variants and a revamped CB Unicorn 160 offering with the BS-IV engine.

2017 Honda CB Shine SP

2017 Honda CB Shine SP

Last month, as reported, HMSI has registered a hike of 2 percent growth in domestic sales with 368,145 dispatched units as against to 361,721 units during January 2016. While Honda Two wheelers with a leap of 3 percent managed to sell a total of 389,486 units in January 2017, in contrast, to dispose of 378,689 units in the corresponding month of 2016. An official announcement revealed that Honda India is held to its second position with an all-time high market share of 29.2 percent.

3.TVS Motors

TVS Motor company, a popular name in the Indian domestic two-wheeler market, for its naked performance bike under Apache moniker. Currently, the automaker is retailing a number of trims under same Apache brand with different engine displacement. Last year in December month, the Apache RTR 200 4V has been awarded the title of Indian Motorcycle of The Year (IMOTY). Moreover, the much-anticipated flagship product, the TVS Akula 310 that is company’s first full fairing motorcycle, is likely to join its siblings by March this year. It will be interesting to see, how this newcomer will affect the sales chart of TVS Motors after launch.

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V

The Tamil Nadu-based auto major has posted overall sales of 207,059 units in the month of January 2017 in comparison to 208,485 units of January 2016. That clearly showcases a subtle decrease of around 0.68 percent in sold units. If only considers the sales of two wheelers collectively in (Domestic and International) markets, the counted sales in January 2017 is 202,209 units as against to 201,233 units in January 2016. Out of which, only motorcycles market has generated 60,275 units sales in the Domestic region in January 2017 as opposite to indexed 83,374 units in the same month last year. The TVS Scooter sales have attained a growth of 12 percent from 62,552 units in January 2016 to 70,049 units during last month. Other than this, the Two-Wheelers exports have gained the sales of 30,108 units in January 2017 as against 29,071 units of the similar month last year.

4. Hero MotoCorp

Hero MotoCorp is a World’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer. Besides being a leader in the production sector, the bike maker is struggling to generate healthy sales from a couple of months. As per the released report, the firm did a substantial growth as against to the December 2016, but not been able to get the positive score in year-on-year sales. Last month, Hero sold out 487,088 units which are around 14 percent less than the dispatched 563,348 units in the corresponding month last year (Jan ’16).

Hero iSmart 110

Hero iSmart 110

Besides, Hero has enlarged its global range via introducing Hero in Argentina, with its first ever global product- New Glamour launch outside India. Now the giant is providing its services and products in 35 countries across Asia, Africa, South and Central America.

5.Bajaj Auto

Ranked fourth in the Indian biking segment, Bajaj Auto is one of the most preferred motorcycle brands by the young generation. It is highly recognized for its Pulsar range that recently been upgraded to BS-IV emission norms and gets new color scheme. The Pulsar range always on the front to generate a healthy business for the firm. Apart from this, the Pune-based company also offers motorcycle in the multifarious segment as New Avenger series, Bajaj Vikrant models and Discover and CT 100 in commuter range.

Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS

Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS

During January 2017, Bajaj Auto has reported a negative response in year-on-year sales result. With 119,803 units in January 2017 against 140,853 units in the same month last year, outfit saw a fall of 15 percent in motorcycle sales in domestic market. At the same time, the Motorcycle exports also went down from 112,135 units in January last year to 92,021 units in January 2017. All in all, Bajaj has observed a cumulative fall of 16 percent in motorcycle year-on-year sales in January 2017.

6. 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.

Note: Yamaha Motor-India did not release its January 2017 sales report yet. When we will know the cumulative sum of sold units, will update you with the same.

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