Royal Enfield posted 73,646 units in the domestic market in September 2022 against 33,529 units with a YoY sales growth of close to 120 per cent
Royal Enfield, the country’s premiere retro motorcycle maker, garnered a cumulative tally of 82,097 unit sales in the month of September 2022 and the domestic volumes stood at 73,646 units. The exports also saw a big leap as 8,451 units were recorded against 6,296 units during the same period last year leading to a positive YoY growth of 34.22 per cent.
In comparison to the same period last year with 33,529 units, a YoY sales surge of close to 120 per cent was noted in the domestic market sales. The volume numbers in the two-wheeler industry have been increasing big time in recent months as the positive buying sentiments that regularly exist during the festive season are taken advantage of.
Suzuki, on the other hand, registered its highest ever overall monthly and domestic monthly sales since its inception back in 2006 in September 2022. The same leap cannot be said for the largest two-wheeler producer in the country though as Hero MotoCorp’s total sales dropped by 1.95 per cent to 5,19,980 units last month.
Back to Royal Enfield, the recently launched Hunter 350 has been performing well in garnering volumes due to its affordable nature. While its exact sales tally is not known yet, it finished extremely close to the Classic 350 in August 2022. The Hunter 350 has a starting price of around Rs. 1.50 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base Retro variant.
It has several commonalities with the Classic and Meteor 350 cc motorcycles despite being priced more affordably. It uses the same twin cradle chassis and the 349 cc single-cylinder air- and oil-cooled fuel-injected SOHC engine producing a maximum power output of 20.2 bhp and 27 Nm of peak torque. It is paired with a five-speed transmission.
The Chennai-based manufacturer is expected to host the global debut of two all-new 650 cc motorcycles in the coming weeks while the new-gen Bullet 350 could also arrive later this year or in early 2023. RE is also developing a 450 cc liquid-cooled adventure tourer and a scrambler based on the same platform. The former will more likely arrive sometime next year in India.