Last updated on – 07 March, 2017

Top Motorcycle Brands

Top Motorcycle Brands

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 February 2017
1 Suzuki Motorcycles India 44.05%
2 Yamaha Motors 28.00%
3 Royal Enfield 19.00%
4 Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India 05.00%
5 Bajaj Auto 4.11%
6 TVS Motors -3.64%
7 Hero Motocorp -4.80%

1. Suzuki Motorcycles India

Suzuki Motorcycles India is an Indian subsidiary of the Japan-based manufacturer, Suzuki. Here, it offers a long tail of products in diversified categories, though only a few of them has gained a preferable attention of the Indian audience. if listed down these products, the supersport motorcycle Hayabusa will get the top place, followed by the naked streetfighter Gixxer and the Access, a scooter offering. This is the first time when Suzuki has released its monthly sales report. And why not, the bike maker has gained the top position in the top selling motorcycle brands with positive sales of 44.5 percent in February 2017. With this growth rate, the company has disposed of a total of 40,175 units including domestic and exports markets, as against to the similar month sales last year.

Suzuki Gixxer Red

Suzuki Gixxer Red

Apart from this, the Suzuki’s Indian lineup has also witnessed the addition of 2017 range of Gixxer and an upgraded Access 125 to the scooter segment. As the BS-IV emission norms are going to be affected in the country soon in April 2017, the newly added products are tuned to comply these stringent emission regulations. Whereas, the remaining products are in the queue to update soon before the deadline.

2. Yamaha Motors

Yamaha Motor India with an uprising sales graph has registered a hike of 20% in domestic sales in February 2017. The company had sold a total of 68,095 units in the domestic market (including Nepal sales) as against to 56,960 units in the same month the previous year. 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.

Yamaha FZ 250

Yamaha FZ 250

In January 2017, Yamaha India has launched a new naked streetfighter at INR 1,19,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi), which will sport the giant manufacturer in capturing good share in the premium segment. Moreover, the brand is targeting one million sales milestone in 2017, that is looking handy owing to the new products and network 3S expansion in near future.

3.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. The Chennai-based motorcycle manufacturer has easily managed to continue its habitat of earning good sales numbers.Last month, the Himalayan manufacturer has retailed a total of 58,439 units, while in February 2016, it was something 49,156 units. Overall, the brand has recorded a growth of 19 percent including domestic and export market sales. However, the major part of induced sales come from the domestic market.

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. Royal Enfield Classic 350 which has the tendency of alway be on top selling product from the company’s stable, also got place the top 5 selling motorcycles in January 2017. Besides, the Standard 350 and the Thunderbird 350 are other products from RE house, helped in gaining sales. 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.

4. 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, Activa 4G 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 5 percent growth in domestic sales with 396,865 dispatched units as against to 351,401 units during January 2016. While the addition of both domestic and exports sales has become 13 percent increase in the comparative sale of February last year. Besides this, the brand’s market share has also been improved by 1.4 percent to 27.2 percent during the past month. With the start of ongoing March month, HMSI has started producing BSIV compliant products from all of its facilities across the country. These products will now come featured with Auto Headlight On aids on all models.

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 February 2017, Bajaj Auto has reported a negative response in year-on-year sales result. With 142,287 units in February 2017 against 1,51,141 units in the same month last year, outfit saw a fall of 6 percent in motorcycle sales in domestic market. At the same time, the Motorcycle exports rise up by 22 percent that has saved the company from getting negative results. All in all, Bajaj has observed a cumulative increase of 4.11 percent in motorcycle year-on-year sales in February 2017 to 244,958 units from 235,282 units.

6. 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 211,470 units in the month of February 2017 in comparison to 2,19,467 units in February 2016. That clearly showcases a subtle decrease of around 3.64 percent in sold units. If only considers the sales of two-wheelers in Domestic market, the counted sales in February 2017 is 1,72,611 units as against to 1,83,199 units in February 2016. Out of which, only motorcycles market has generated 77,096 units sales in the Domestic region in February 2017 as opposite to indexed 58,994 units in the same month last year. Other than this, the Two-Wheelers exports went up with 34,804 units sales in February 2017 as against 38,215 units in the similar month last year.

7. 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. Last month, Hero sold out 5,24,766 units which are around 4.8 percent less than the dispatched  5,50,992 units in the corresponding month last year (Feb ’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.

Note: As usual, Mahindra Two-Wheeler’s did not release its sales report for the February 2017 also.

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