The month of February noticed the Hero Splendor retain its position at the top of the income chart for 2-wheelers, as it endured to outsell the Honda Activa for the sixth month in a row. Together, the Splendor and the Activa sold four, forty-nine,480 gadgets in February 2019, accounting for 27.83 general despatches of 1,615,071 units from the Indian two-wheeler manufacturers.
The Hero Splendor continued its strong run and outsold India’s maximum-selling scooter, Honda Activa, for the sixth month in a row. With Hero MotoCorp despatching 2, forty-four,241 gadgets, the Hero Splendor easily takes the No.1 spot, with 39,002 devices ahead of the Honda Activa that noticed general despatches 2,05,239 units in February 2019.
How essential both these bestselling merchandises are for their manufacturers may be gleaned from the fact that the Splendor, available in five versions, bills for a large 40 percent of Hero MotoCorp’s overall -wheeler income of 6,00,616 devices final month; at the same time as the Activa bills for 50.23 percentage of Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India’s general income of 4,08,559 two-wheelers in February 2019.
A little extra math and those merchandise’ significance to the overall Indian two-wheeler region is even greater apparent. Together, the Splendor and the Activa sold 4,49,480 devices in February 2019, accounting for 27.Eighty-three percentage of total dispatches of one,615,071 gadgets from the Indian two-wheeler manufacturers.
Another excessive-promoting Hero MotoCorp motorcycle – the HF Deluxe – takes the third region with 1,84,396 devices, albeit its income decreases then the 1,95,706 units it offered in January 2019. The 100cc mass commuter motorcycle stays a famous buy. With a call for returning to the motorbike market, anticipate seeing the HF Deluxe logging better numbers inside the coming months. According to the organization, the HF Deluxe is not best bought within the rural and semi-urban markets. However, it is also witnessing demand within the urban wallet too.
Honda’s CB Shine, the pinnacle-selling motorbike inside the 125cc magnificence, is India’s fourth-biggest-selling -wheeler umbrella with wholesale volumes of 86,355 devices in February 2019, just like the 86,616 devices sold in January 2019. Honda expects the demand for its 125cc CB Shine fashions to be lower back on target in Q3 FY2019.
Likewise, the Bajaj Pulsar stays glued to No. Five positions, with despatches of 84,151 units, barely down from the 85,099 units despatched in January 2019. The rejig in the Pulsar line-up has clearly fetched top outcomes to the organization as the home wholesale despatches have progressed through a full-size 25,000–30,000 gadgets per month throughout the ongoing economy. This boom may be honestly attributed to the new models delivered inside the Pulsar variety along with the Classic 150, Twin Disc a hundred and fifty, and others.
If there may be an award for soldiering on within the midst of sturdy-promoting motorcycles and scooters, it needs to visit the TVS XL Super moped. At No. 6, the robust performer sold a complete of 75,001 units last month, indicating that there is still several steam left within the warhorse. TVS Motor Co, the sole moped producer within u. S. A . has sold a complete of 8,09,517 mopeds inside the first eleven months of FY2019, a three.63 percentage 12 months-on-year boom. Will upcoming BS-IV emission norms bog down the ride of the moped?
The Hero Passion is the 1/3 Hero motorcycle inside the Top 10 listing, and demand for this one appears to be on the upswing with a month-on-month upward thrust in its fortunes. An overall 67,374 gadgets had been despatched in February 2019, a great forty-one percentage extra than the forty-four,511 gadgets bought in January 2019.
Nonetheless, the Passion, which as soon as used to promote greater than 1,00,000 devices according to month, appears to have fallen because of multiple elements, which include the absence of clear differentiation in the brand perception of the Passion, Splendor, and the HF Deluxe marquees inside Hero MotoCorp’s motorcycle portfolio. Secondly, the upward thrust of the HF Deluxe has cannibalized the prospects of the Passion emblem in the domestic market, in conjunction with the usual cut-throat marketplace competition. But the Passion’s return experience to the better rung of the Top 10 seems to have begun.
At No. 7 is Bajaj Auto’s Platina commuter motorcycle with volumes of fifty-three,044 devices in February 2019, down on the fifty-eight,231 devices sent in January 2019. The Platina portfolio is yet another successful implementation of disruptive product methods through Bajaj Auto in the home market. Starting with a sub-Rs 50,000 rate tag, the Platina is available in versions – 100cc and 110cc. The Bajaj Platina has sincerely grown to turn out to be an extreme rival to Hero MotoCorp and TVS Motor Company, even as consuming into demand for Honda’s Dream commuter bike series.
The closing two spots within the Top 10 listing are taken up by two other scooters – the TVS Jupiter and the Suzuki Access a hundred twenty-five, each additionally robust performers within the Top 10 Scooters List and underneath the largest of all of them – the Honda Activa. They essentially have exchanged places, with the Jupiter taking the ninth spot with forty-eight,688 units and the Suzuki Access 125 at the tenth area with 48,265 gadgets.
Both are down on their January 2019 numbers, but the reality is that the scooter marketplace is seeing a slowdown. With four, ninety-two,584 gadgets in February 2019, sales have been down 12.14 percent a year in 12 months. With only a month to move for the monetary yr 2019 to close, -wheeler producers keep their hands firmly crossed that an uptick comes to their manner.