The top 10 selling bikes in September 2018 table witnessed Bajaj Auto’s CT100 and Pulsar elevating to fourth and fifth positions respectively
In the Indian two-wheeler market, Hero Splendor has been a dominant force for so long and it trades blows with the mighty Honda Activa for top position in monthly sales charts often. In September 2018, the entry-level commuter did manage to outnumber the Activa by a small margin of 699 units.
Last month, all the mainstream motorcycle manufacturers posted YoY growth with Hero MotoCorp increasing sales by 6.72 percent, TVS Motor Company by 17.57 percent and Bajaj Auto by 10.35 percent due to the general festive season rush. However, surprisingly Royal Enfield registered just 1.75 percent growth.
|S.No||Top 10 Selling Bikes In September 2018||Number Of Units Sold|
|2.||Hero HF Deluxe||2,01,240|
|7.||Honda CB Shine||80,612|
|10.||Royal Enfield Classic 350||44,021|
The Classic 350 dropped to tenth position among the top 10 with 44,021 units monthly. The Splendor garnered 2,85,508 units to stay clear of its fellow HF Deluxe that managed to end the month with 2,01,240 deliveries and 15 percent volume surge. The Passion range did not relinquish its third position last month and pulled off 95,057 units.
Bajaj Auto made the right moves and revised the pricing of its CT100 and Platina to position them as compelling options for customers and the strategy has indeed paid off by a big amount. The CT100 rose to fourth with 89,387 units with 14 percent growth while the Platina in eighth gathered 67,450 units with massive 41 percent sales increase.
While Hero had four motorcycles in top ten, Bajaj had three with the highly popular Pulsar series encountering a total of 89,374 units in September 2018 and it did outsell Hero Glamour and Honda CB Shine in the process. The Glamour registered 2 percent sales dip, so did the CB Shine at 8 percent to make way for Pulsar climbing up the ladder.
TVS had a mixed September despite recording 17 percent growth. Amidst Ntorq getting past 20,000 units for the first time and Pep+ riding high on its sales momentum, commuters like Victor and Star City did not endure positive growth. But, the Apache series marched on with a huge 40 percent volume jump with 55,460 units to be positioned ninth in the top ten table.