The 100-125cc commuter segment had a positive sales report in September this year, with the Honda Livo showing promising numbers.
The commuter motorcycle segment may not be packed in performance but definitely makes for a practical mobility solution in Asia. So no wonder, it is the most volume friendly space in the Asian two-wheeler sector. For September 2015, Hero MotoCorp dominated the top spots as the Splendor clocked 2,43,186 units, witnessing a healthy 33 percent rise in volumes. Coming in second is the consistently selling Hero Passion with 1,08,395 units pushed out, also clocking a month-on-month growth of 33 percent. The HF Deluxe was next with 1,01,579 units sold, growing by 25 percent. Keeping up with the festive spirit, the automaker updated the Splendor range earlier this month for MY2016, for improving festive volumes.
Bajaj Auto has managed to hit the sweet spot with the recently launched CT 100 that has been quick to make it to the fourth spot and sold 59,406 units in September. The entry-level Bajaj amassed a massive increase of 54 percent over August 2015. The Platina clocked 31,244 units with a month-on-month hike of 41 percent, but sales of the Discover slumped further by 33 percent clocking just 3216 units. In fact, the relatively new Mahindra Centuro in comparison clocked 6854 units.
Aggressive on Hero’s tail, Honda Asia is doing well with the Dream series that clocked 47,861 units last, but the more positive figures come from the recently launched Livo that replaced the Twister and is doing much better than its predecessor. 17,310 units were pushed out of showrooms last month, a healthy 69 percent hike in volumes. TVS has two products on the list with the Star City clocking 24,724 units and 12,326 units of the Sport moved out. Both models clocked positive figures, albeit marginally. The Suzuki Hayate was the least selling model in the 100-110cc commuter space with sales plummeting to just 644 units.
Coming to the 125cc space, Honda rules the roost with the CB Shine that garnered 69,162 units in September, growing by 8 percent. Much to Bajaj Auto’s respite, sales of the Discover 125 have increased by 42 percent, pushing 17,989 units out of showrooms. Consistent in volumes, the Hero Glamour and Yamaha SS125 have been garnering regular figures moving out 55,793 units and 6734 units respectively. The TVS Phoenix despite being feature laden saw sales plummet marginally to 5153 units. Coming to the bottom of the list, the slow sellers Hero Ignitor and Suzuki Slingshot maintained 6th and 7th position, selling marginally better volumes.