Though overall two wheeler sales dipped significantly in May 2019, the segment expects for a revival in the months ahead with predictions of favourable monsoons, rising market sentiment and a stable Government at the Center.
As was seen in May 2018, the Hero Splendor was in a No 1 spot even in May 2019. Sales however went down from 2,80,763 units sold in May 2018 to 2,67,450 units sold in the past month. The good news is that this was an increase by 40,000 units as compared to sales in April 2019. Hero also celebrated its 25 years of Splendor in India with a special edition model launched with some cosmetic updates.
Continuing on this list at No. 2 was the Hero HF Deluxe. Sales of this commuter bike stood at 1,83,255 units in May 2019 as against 1,84,131 units sold in May 2018. HF Deluxe sales in April were at 1,82,029 units so sales definitely improved in the past month.
Third on the list of best selling motorcycles in May 2019 was the Honda CB Shine which is one of the most popular offerings from the Japanese automaker in the country. CB Shine also commanded this same position in May 2018. Sales in May 2019 stood at 92,069 units down from 99,812 units sold in May 2018.
In May 2019, Bajaj Pulsar scored at No. 4 with 86,145 units sold up from a No. 6 spot on the May 2018 list with 70,056 units sold in that month.
Hero also had the Passion on the list of best selling motorcycles in May 2019 at No. 5. Sales of this commuter motorcycle fell significantly from a No.4 spot on this list in May 2018 with 96,389 units sold to 69,663 units sold in the past month. The Hero Glamour also lost a spot from No. 5 in May 2018 to No. 6 in May 2019. Sales also fell from 72,102 units sold in May 2018 to 69,379 units sold in the past month.
Bajaj Platina was at No. 7 in May 2019 list with 59,938 units sold, while it was at the bottom of the list in May 2018 with just 30,412 units sold. The Bajaj Platina is expected to see even better sales in the months ahead with the new 2019 version launched with disc brake, new colour options and 5 speed manual transmission making its entry into markets and priced at Rs.55,000.
TVS Apache also gained a spot on the May 2019 list where it stood at No. 8 as against a 9th spot on the May 2018 list of best selling motorcycles even as sales dipped to 41,398 units as against 43,234 units sold in May 2018.
Bajaj CT100 at No. 9 saw sales dip considerably. The Bajaj CT100 had commanded a 7th position on the May 2018 list with 64,622 units sold while sales dipped to 38,709 units resulting in it losing two positions.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 also suffered a significant drop in sales. The Classic 350 which was at No. 8 on the May 2018 list with 51,147 units sold dipped to No. 10 in May 2019 with 35,998 units sold in the month.