Aided by festive mood and attractive discounts and offers, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has registered positive MoM growth for most of its bestselling models in September 2019.
Eight out of the top 10 Honda two-wheelers have registered positive MoM growth. Overall MoM growth for September is 9.68%. However, YoY sales continue to be negative for most Honda two-wheelers. In the top 10 list, only CB Shine has registered positive YoY growth.
HMSI total sales in September stood at 4,55,896 units, which translates in YoY loss of -12.39%. Sales in the same period last year were 5,20,372 units. Activa continues to be the top selling Honda two-wheeler, registering sales of 2,48,939 units in September 2019. This is -12.59% YoY loss, but MoM sales have improved 6.26%. Honda recently launched Activa BS-VI model, making it the first BS-VI compliant two-wheeler in India.
At second place is CB Shine with sales of 88,893 units. This translates into positive MoM as well as positive YoY growth of 1.67% and 10.27%, respectively. CB Shine is also expected to get BS-VI engine, making it the second Honda two-wheeler to become BS-VI compliant. Updated CB Shine will be a bit longer, wider and taller and offer slightly more power than its predecessor. A marginal increase in weight is also expected.
At number three is Honda Dio, which continues to be a consistent performer for the company. Dio recently achieved the 30 lakh sales milestone, half of which has come in the last three years. Dio also holds the distinction of being the top exported scooter with a market share of 44%. Other bestselling Honda two-wheelers in September 2019 include CB Unicorn (22,989 units), Dream (22,742), Livo (14,601), Grazia (8,523), Aviator (4,495), and CB Hornet 160R (3,323).
Among the top 10, only CB Unicorn and X Blade have registered negative MoM growth of -1.92% and -2.43%, respectively. Talking about Honda’s larger capacity bikes, CB300R sold 96 units, which is MoM growth of 29.73%. Other big bikes with positive MoM and YoY growth include CBR650 and GL1800.
Honda two-wheelers that don’t appear to be doing good include CB250R. Sales were just 31 units in September 2019, translating into YoY and MoM loss of -90.75% and -40.38% respectively. Honda two-wheelers that failed to even open their account in September 2019 include Navi, Cliq, CBR1000, and Africa Twin.