Top 10 selling bikes in February 2019 witnessed Hero Splendor continuing its dominance ahead of HF Deluxe and Honda CB Shine
In the second month of 2019, Hero continued to dominate in motorcycle sales while maintaining a rather flat YoY growth. Hero registered more than six lakh unit sales last month and most of them were contributed by its volume-based commuters. With 37.19 per cent total market share, the Splendor led the way with 2,44,241 units.
Following it up was the HF Deluxe sibling as 1,84,396 units were sold against 1,65,205 units during the same month last year with 12 per cent sales increase. Honda’s best-selling bike last month was the CB Shine as 86,355 units were retailed at a growth of 5 per cent. Bajaj Auto’s Pulsar series proved its popularity once again as 84,151 units were sold to stand at the fourth position.
With 67,374 unit sales, Hero Passion ended up fifth with 9 per cent YoY sales surge. It distanced itself from Bajaj Platina by 14,330 units as the despite the latter posting a massive 31 per cent sales growth. Hero Glamour moved up a few places in January 2019 compared to the previous month courtesy of 46,083 unit sales.
|S.No||Top 10 Selling Bikes In February 2019||Number Of Units Sold|
|2.||Hero HF Deluxe||1,84,396|
|3.||Honda CB Shine||86,355|
|8.||Royal Enfield Classic 350||37,862|
Royal Enfield’s ace volume seller, Classic 350, continued its trend of negative YoY sales graph in February 2019 as well. At a total of 37,862 units, the retro motorcycle recorded 22 per cent sales decline and finished in eighth ahead of Bajaj CT100 and TVS Apache series.
Among the manufacturers, Kawasaki posted the highest YoY sales growth of 51.5 per cent as 309 units were sold against 204 units in Feb 2018. However, among the top volume selling brands, Suzuki endured a noteworthy YoY improvement of 23.9 per cent while Royal Enfield faced a drop of 15.8 per cent largely because of the Classic 350’s sales decrease.
The two-wheeler industry continued the downward trend with 4.2 per cent decline in February 2019. The oncoming election and raise in selling price due to mandatory inclusion of ABS feature and other implications prove that the industry has challenging months ahead.