Bajaj Auto India during the past month has seen marked dip in sales which declined 16% YoY to 3,10,591 units. Motorcycle sales declined 15% to 2.78 lakh units while domestic sales declined 28%. Exports on the other hand showed better results with exports growing to 1,33,731 units during November 2013 as compared to 1,24,115 units exported in the month of November 2012, an 8% increase.
The 3rd sequel of Bollywood action thriller Dhoom, D:3 releases later this month. The film retains some of their old cast, and Aamir Khan has joined in this time around. The new film sees Aamir escaping through the streets on a BMW K 1300 R while his antagonist follows in an S 1000 RR.
Two wheeler majors Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) have recorded a 43% increase in sales during the month of November 2013. During the past month, the company sold a total of 3,19,080 units, up from 2,23,145 units sold in the same month last year.
At the 10th Yamaha ASEAN Cup Race 2013 on November 30 and December 1, 2013 at the Sentul International Circuit (3.96 km) in Indonesia, Yamaha Motor group company P.T. Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing played event host.
Following successful launch of scooters Ray and Ray Z, the company seen increased growth, while initiatives such as BRO’s Cricket League have also added to the company’s success story allowing it to achieve 34% increased growth in the past 11 months.
KTM Duke 390 was launched in June 2013 at an ex-showroom price of Rs 1.80 lakh. Though that was an introductory price, a price hike was always on the anvil. Finally, Bajaj has announced a price hike on their new superbike. Price of Duke 390 is now increased by Rs 6,500, on the ex-showroom price.
Titan Company Limited has announced entry into the helmet sector with the launch of Fastrack Helmets. The company is already marketing watches, jewelry and eye-ware and have decided to launch a new range of helmets considering India is a leading user of two wheeler vehicles across the globe.
33rd India International Trade Fair began at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on 14 November 2013 wherein Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. conducted road safety activities along with Delhi Traffic Police.Via quiz programs, painting competitions and other promotional activities, the company trained a total of 3200 adults and over 2000 kids on various aspects of road safety.
Cyclists protested in large numbers as they staged a mass die-in safety protest in London recently. They wanted to draw attention of authorities to unsafe riding conditions in the city following a total of six cyclists who have been killed on London roads during the past month.