Top 10 selling bikes in October 2016 saw Bajaj Platina and Royal Enfield Classic 350 reveling with 60 and 50 percent YoY sales growth respectively
Hero MotoCorp endured a YoY growth of 4.03 percent in October 2016 as the bestselling Splendor commuter got back to where it often belonged. The Splendor with selling figures of 2,54,813 re-took the top position in the overall two-wheeler sales as it beat the Honda Activa scooter by a margin of over 4,000 units after nine months. In doing so, it has enjoyed an 8 percent YoY surge compared to last October.
Coming in at second was the HF Deluxe with a stunning 25 percent YoY growth as 1,33,986 units were sold last month as against 1,07,294 in the same period in 2015. Hero’s domination in the motorcycle sector continued with the Passion series as 87,489 examples were retailed in October 2016. Honda’s mainstay in the top ten is the CB Shine which put on another brilliant show last month.
|1. Hero Splendor||2,54,813|
|2. Hero HF Deluxe||1,33,986|
|3. Hero Passion||87,489|
|4. Honda CB Shine||82,753|
|5. Hero Glamour||75,320|
|6. Bajaj Platina||50,531|
|7. Bajaj Pulsar 150||46,215|
|8. Bajaj CT100||42,616|
|9. Royal Enfield Classic 350||37,006|
|10. TVS Apache||35,230|
With 82,753 units, the smooth and reliable Honda commuter bettered the Glamour by over 7,000 mark and slotted in at fourth position. Despite losing out to CB Shine, at an appreciative 21 percent sales increase, the Glamour captured fifth ahead of Bajaj’s Platina by sweeping over one-third more deliveries.
The Platina and Pulsar 150 finished closer to each other as just over 4,000 units separated them. However, amidst the former’s fabulous 60 percent sales increase, the entry-level sporty bike saw 9 percent decline with 46,215 sold examples. Another Bajaj vehicle in the top ten was the long-standing CT100 which wrapped 42,616 units to complete eighth.
Standing in testament to the recent boom in sales for the company, Royal Enfield’s Classic 350 witnessed 50 percent more numbers compared to the same month last year as 37,006 units were retailed against 24,740 in October 2015. Boosted by the latest addition of the range-topping 200 4V, the TVS range saw 38 percent YoY growth by delivering 35,230 units.