The top 10 selling bikes chart in April 2019 witnessed Hero Splendor enduring 16 per cent sales decline as 2,23,532 units were sold
Hero MotoCorp has found itself on top more often than not and in April 2019 it was no different but it had to make do with YoY sales drop yet again. This time around in a big way as the homegrown brand registered a massive 16.2 per cent sales fall while Honda recorded another dismal month with 31.9 per cent volume decrease.
The Splendor delivered once again and helped Hero to have a healthy start to the new financial year as 2,23,532 units were retailed but with 16 per cent sales decline. Just as Splendor’s numbers, Hero registered negative sales growth for all of its motorcycles except the HF Deluxe, which encountered 6 per cent growth.
Standing right in at second position in the top 10 monthly sales charts for April 2019 was yet another mass market commuter from Hero as the HF Deluxe racked up a massive 1,82,029 units as against 1,72,340 in the same month last year. The HF Deluxe is indeed closing the gap to the Splendor.
|S.No||Top 10 Selling Bikes In April 2019||Number Of Units Sold|
|2.||Hero HF Deluxe||1,82,029|
|3.||Honda CB Shine||82,315|
|10.||Royal Enfield Classic 350||35,196|
Two more reliable bikes helping Hero every month in achieving huge sales figures are Glamour and Passion and they were positioned fifth and seventh positions respectively. The Glamour saw 67,829 units sold at a largely negligible 3 per cent YoY sales fall while the Passion witnessed a massive 38 per cent sales decrease in April 2019.
The Passion had to deal with 59,138 units but compared to the same month last year more than 95,000 units were retailed. Honda’s sole contributor for the top 10 last month was the CB Shine as 82,315 units were dispatched at a negative growth of 21 per cent for the third position in the standings.
While Hero MotoCorp and Honda faced big sales declines, TVS and Bajaj Auto relished the opportunity and worked their magic with 2.8 and 2.6 per cent sales growths respectively. Bajaj’s Pulsar and Platina series have so well while TVS Motor Company recorded 43,499 units of the Apache range last month. The Classic 350 rounded out the top 10 with 35,196 units at 32 per cent sales slump.