In the financial year 2018-19, more than 2.11 crore two-wheelers were sold at a growth of 4.9 per cent
The two-wheeler industry was running on a rough patch last fiscal as declining scooter sales, fuel price rise and insurance price increase were among major contributors. Amidst the initially projected double-digit growth, the total sales growth was just a shy of 5 per cent as more than 2.11 crore units were retailed in the period between April 2018 and March 2019.
Hero MotoCorp led the way from Honda, TVS, Bajaj, Royal Enfield, Yamaha and Suzuki with 3.1 per cent YoY sales surge but it was Honda’s Activa that garnered the highest volume. At 30,08,334 units, the Activa had to face 5 per cent sales decline though as 31,54,030 units were retailed in the same period during the previous financial year.
The unassailable best-selling motorcycle in the country, Hero Splendor, registered 30,05,618 units with an encouraging growth of 10 per cent in FY2019. Sitting third in the table was the HF Deluxe as 21,68,740 units were dispatched last fiscal with massive volume growth of 15 per cent. Apart from the top three, others could not manage to get into seven-digit figures.
|Top 10 Most Sold Two-Wheelers In FY2019||No. Of Units|
|Hero HF Deluxe||21,68,740|
|Honda CB Shine||9,90,315|
|TVS XL Super||8,80,243|
|Bajaj Pulsar 150||6,93,908|
Coming in at fourth was Honda’s CB Shine as 9,90,315 units were sold in FY2018-19 at nearly flat growth and it was at the brink of getting into the seven-digit mark. Hero’s another popular entry-level commuter, the Passion, came home fifth with a total of 9,18,339 units at one per cent negative growth.
The niche moped, TVS XL Super, recorded 8,80,243 unit sales in the financial year 2018-19 at a growth of 2 per cent as the introduction of the bigger cc engine has paid dividends. TVS Motor Company’s top-selling Jupiter scooter lined up seventh with a cumulative sales of 7,88,456 while Hero’s commuter-strong portfolio also has the Glamour that ended up eighth with 7,55,027 units.
Bajaj’s CT100 finished ninth with 7,42,199 units at a phenomenal growth of 59 per cent. It along with Platina, Discover and Pulsar 150 (44, 50, 76 per cent growth respectively) resulted in the Pune-based manufacturer achieving 28.7 per cent overall volume surge in FY2019. The Pulsar 150 rounded out the chart in tenth with 6,93,908 units.