Top 10 selling bikes in August 2016 witnessed Hero Splendor running riot on others; Royal Enfield endured the highest overall growth with 31.57 percent
Hero MotoCorp has as many as four products in the best-selling bikes chart and all of them have featured in the top four. The ultimate top-ranked two-wheeler the Indian brand is synonymous with is the Splendor and it garnered a total sales of 2,29,061 units in August 2016. The interesting fact is that, despite being at the leading position for so long, the popularity of Splendor has never dwindled as a Year-on-Year growth of 26 percent was registered last month.
At nearly half the deficit comes HF Deluxe at second position as the affordable commuter is one of the favourites among the budget crowd – total of 1,27,752 examples were sold at a massive growth of 58 percent in the concluded month. Hero rules the commuter space with the help of Passion bike too as 77,581 deliveries were made to jump a place ahead of its Glamour sibling compared to July 2016.
|Hero HF Deluxe||1,27,752|
|Honda CB Shine||63,606|
|Bajaj Pulsar 150||33,815|
|Royal Enfield Classic 350||32,971|
The arrival of new Achiever, Passion PRO with start-stop i3S technology and new Super Splendor in the coming months has been predicted to substantially up the sales of Hero. Despite 34 percent sales surge compared to the same month last year, Hero’s Glamour fell a place to the Passion to complete August 2016 with 74,693 units.
Honda’s commanding two-wheeler in the bike segment is the CB Shine. In August 2016, the 125 cc bike endured almost the same numbers during the same month last year as it finished fifth with 63,606 units. Behind the top half of the table, a big gap exists as the next five bikes are separated by little margins. For instance, the Bajaj CT100 stays at sixth position with 44,599 units but only 8,767 units separated it from the TVS Apache.
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The latter registered 35,832 units last month which is just over 2,000 higher than the arch rival from Bajaj, the Pulsar 150. Of all the mainstream manufacturers, Royal Enfield continues to be on-the-rise substantially every year as it recorded a cumulative growth of 31.57 percent – the Classic 350 forms the major share in it with 32,971 units. Rounding the top ten bikes chart is the Bajaj Platina with 29,163 units at a growth of 32 percent.