Top 10 selling bikes of February 2016; Hero Splendor heads from HF Deluxe and Passion
As ever, the undisputed sales topper in the India bike industry has been the Hero Splendor. The largest two-wheeler manufacturer in the country has managed to retail 1,89,314 units of Splendor courtesy of the ever-increasing popularity of the model in the rural and semi-urban areas. It’s at a 3.85% growth as more than 7,000 examples were sold in February 2016 against the same time 12 months ago.
Following the footsteps of the Splendor is the HF Deluxe which crossed over one lakh units of sale and ended last month at 1,06,572 units which is a massive 38.91% growth when compared to the corresponding month last year. Hero Passion wraps up the top three for the Indian manufacturer who established a vast state-of-the-art R&D facility recently in Rajasthan costing about 850 crore rupees.
The Passion series has attained 81,656 units last month but it was 14.8% down as 95,927 bikes were sold at the same time in 2015. TVS’ all time best-selling XL Super is still waving the flags high for the potent home-grown bike maker as 66,432 units were retailed at a 4.7% growth compared to February 2015 which stood at 63,435 units. The 100 cc four-stroke engine launched in late January will only aid the cause.
The last Hero motorcycle on our chart is the Glamour which endured an astonishing nearly 50% sales increase as 60,883 units were sold last month as against 40,726 in February 2015. In the bottom half of the table, Honda’s CB Shine is sailing strong as the trademark engine and the relaxing ride lure customers in aplenty. About 58,433 units were delivered last month at a drop of 5.5% when compared to 61,838 CB Shines sold in February 2015.
The Pulsar range has been part of the brand’s strategic and aggressive importance for some years now and its craze hasn’t dwindled among the young buyers. This is evident from the fact that 47,208 units of Pulsar were retailed in February 2016 at a surge of 5.31% compared to 44,826 in the same month in 2015. Bajaj’s CT sales has grown massively in recent months and as a result it stands at eighth in the top 10 list with 42,924 units.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 notched up the penultimate spot with a sale of 26,888 units in February 2016 – at a stunning 82% growth. The Honda Livo 110cc motorcycle launched last October received tremendous response and therefore it rounded out our chart in the final position with a selling figure of 23,001 units.
Beyond the top 10, the Avenger 150 cc gathered more than 18,000 deliveries besides over 16,000 units of sale for the Bajaj Platina and 21,614 for the Apache series whose sales is expected to rise higher with the advent of the RTR 200 4V. The FZ series managed 18,391 units last month whilst the second best-selling Royal Enfield motorcycle was the Bullet 350 Twinspark with 6,826 units.