The list of top 10 selling bikes in October 2018 saw Bajaj CT100 and Pulsar range moving up to third and fifth places
Hero MotoCorp had a successful outing in the sales table for the month of October as 7,16,059 units were sold at a YoY sales growth of 15.3 percent. Part of it was down to the Splendor as it took the lead at the top with a total of 2,68,377 units and helped Hero to sell 2,22,924 units more than Honda cumulatively.
The top 10 motorcycles were responsible for 10,71,152 units last month in the industry with just the Splendor and HF Deluxe contributing to volume of more than 4,68,000 units. The second placed Hero HF Deluxe achieved 2,00,312 deliveries in October 2018 with sales surge of 32 percent. The recent price drops have helped Bajaj to put its CT100 right up among the top 3.
|S.No||Top 10 Selling Bikes In October 2018||Number Of Units Sold|
|2.||Hero HF Deluxe||2,00,312|
|4.||Honda CB Shine||91,319|
|9.||Royal Enfield Classic 350||46,148|
With 93,676 units, the CT100 finished above the Honda CB Shine by a difference of 2,357, despite the latter enduring 28 percent growth in sales. Last month, most of the main brands recorded YoY growth with Honda by 12 percent, TVS by 25.4 percent and Bajaj by 33.10 percent, Suzuki by 34.2 percent and RE by 3 percent while Yamaha were at negative 3.3 percent.
Coming in at fifth was Bajaj’s ever popular Pulsar series as 90,363 units were sold. The second half of the table saw Hero Passion and Glamour dropping places in recent months. From their usual top five positions, the entry-level commuters were demoted to sixth and seventh respectively.
The Passion witnessed 5 percent YoY de-growth on its way to totalling 84,870 units. Another strong seller for Bajaj in the top 10 was the Platina and last month it endured a massive 40 percent increase in volume. With 74,064 units, the Platina ended up eighth ahead of Royal Enfield Classic 350 and TVS Apache range.
While Classic 350 suffered 5 percent sales drop, Thunderbird 350 and Himalayan met with 84 percent and 45 percent YoY growth respectively. TVS Motor Company’s highly successful Apache breed of sporty motorcycles resulted in total of 41,396 units with 21 percent growth.