Honda Activa and Hero Splendor continue their tussle for the coveted pole position in top 25 selling 2-wheelers list.
With over 33% YoY sales growth in January 2018, it goes without saying that the 2-wheeler industry in Asia has started the year on a high note. A total of 16.84 lakh 2-wheelers were sold in the country last month out of which 36.75% has been contributed by Hero MotoCorp single-handedly. That said, the top 25 selling 2-wheelers list remains unchanged for the most part with a few additions in the form of the Yamaha FZ, Honda Livo and Bajaj Discover this time.
To start with, it seems that Bajaj Auto was spot-on with its decision to reintroduce the old-style Discover in the market. Driven by the 110cc variant that sold 22,522 units, sales of the 2018 Discover have plummeted sky high within one month of launch. At 6332 units, the Vikrant range witnessed a decline in sales as compared to December 2017 while sales of the Dominar and Avenger range showed an upward revision with 2072 and 7728 units sold respectively.
This time as well, the Hero HF Dawn, Achiever and Xtreme became the only products from the company that failed to make it to the top 25 list. The Aprilia SR 150 and Piaggio Vespa range showcased a marginal increase with sales of 3285 and 2195 units respectively. We believe that Aprilia’s position is going to improve remarkably in the coming times when their mass-market products hit our shores. Mahindra 2-wheelers showcased a poor response yet again with total sales topping out at just 727 units.
With 62.24% sales coming from the XL Super and Jupiter, TVS sold 6132, 2506 and 10,512 units of the Zest, Wego and Pep+ respectively. The domestic manufacturer’s motorcycle department didn’t show any drastic change with sales of the Star City, Sport and Victor staying quite inactive at the 12,809, 9880 and 10,965 unit mark respectively. The Apache RR 310 (not included in the above table) made a slow start and managed to find 282 new homes last month.
With 2307 units sold (combined), Honda’s CLIQ and Navi are among the weakest products in the portfolio. The Royal Enfield Himalayan registered sales of 816 units while the 500cc range sold 3091 units which is much lower than what the mainstream 350cc range sells. At 2889 and 3833 units respectively, the Suzuki Gixxer and Intruder registered a marginal increase in sales while the Yamaha Saluto, SZ and FZ25 continue to chug along with sales of 4676, 2532 and 1862 units respectively.
Top 25 Selling Bikes In January 2018
– Top 5 positions remain unchanged for the month of January 2018
– Bajaj Discover registers a stupendous MoM growth of 980%
– Yamaha FZ back in top 25 list with 15,310 units sold
– Sales of the TVS Apache RR 310 stand at 282 units