Though Hero MotoCorp recently launched two new motorcycles 150cc Xtreme Sports and 100cc Passion PRO, sales dipped 8% in July 2015 to 4,87,580 units as compared to 5,29,862 units sold in same month last year. Both the bikes received good response from customers in the country. The company looks ahead to the festive season when it plans on more launches to bring in more positive response from customers and increased sales.
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India
HMSI reported a 2.15% increase in sales in the past month with total sales at 3,89,626 units as against 3,81,411 units sold in July 2014. Motorcycle sales dipped significantly by 24.30 % from1,48,012 units in July 2014 to 1,12,037 units in July 2015. Scooter sales on the other hand increased 20.8% from 2,15,965 units in July 2014 to 2,59,344 units in July 2015. The company also noted a 4.65% increase in exports from 17,434 units in July 2014 to 18,245 units in the past month.
Sales of TVS Motors, India’s fourth largest two wheeler manufacturer increased marginally by just 1.30% in July 2015. The company’s motorcycle sales dipped by 4.04% balanced by sales of scooters which increased by 10%. The company clocked sales of 208,044 units in July 2015 as compared to 205,360 units in July 2014.
Bajaj Auto sales increased 3% in July 2015. Total sales stood at 3,30,231 units as compared to sales of 3,19,292 in July 2014. Motorcycle sales increased 5% to 2,82,433 units as against 2,67,841 in July last year.
With the recently launched Fascino scooter and 125cc commuter bike Yamaha Saluto, Yamaha reported a 16.5% increase in domestic sales during July 2015. With its innovative product lineup and augmentation of dealerships across India, the company registered sales of 58,591 units in July 2015 as compared to sales of 50,286 units in July. Exports stood at 16,689 units in July 2015 as compared to 15,654 units in July 2014 resulting in a growth of 6.6%.
Sales of Royal Enfield, the two wheeler division of Eicher Motors surged by 49% in July 2015. The company reported sales of 40,760 units in the past month as compared to sales of 27,314 units in July 2014. Domestic sales stood at 39,867 units as against 26,796 units sold in July 2014 while exports during the past month increased 72% from 518 units exported in July 2014 to 893 units in July 2015.
Suzuki registered a 33% increase in sales during July 2015. The company sold a total of 36,081 units in July 2015 as compared to 27,118 units in July 2014. Increased double digit growth was noted with increased demand for the Suzuki Gixxer and Gixxer SF 155cc motorcycle models while Suzuki Swish and Access scooters also ruled in the scooter segment.
Mahindra Two Wheelers
The newest two wheeler manufacturer in the country, Mahindra reported increase in sales for July 2015. They sold 15,056 units, as against 12,708 units. Sales increased 10%. This includes 2,348 units which were exported (77% growth).