The list of top-selling scooters for each month has remained more or less identical and the same case applies to November 2019 as well. Compared to the month of November 2018, overall scooter sales fell from 5,21,303 to 4,59,851 units; a drop of 11.79%.
The Honda Activa (the only scooter name after “Kinetic Honda” that is known by every Indian citizen) remains at the top with 2,12,164 units moved in November 2019 despite seeing a drop of almost 3% compared to the same month last year.
The Suzuki Access comes second at 49,128 units and with a growth of about 16% compared to last year, even though the lag behind the Activa is quite substantial. With a growth of over 10.39%, the Honda Dio comes third on the list with a sales count of 42,481 units in November 2019.
While the TVS Jupiter witnessed a fall of almost 41% (41,007 units sold in November 2019), the TVS NTorq enjoyed an appreciable growth of about 32% to attain 27,390 units in sales. The Hero Pleasure, the brand’s very first CVT scooter from the days of Hero Honda, is the last entrant on the list to get five-digit sales figures in November 2019 (18,474 units; ~38% growth).
With a sales figure of 8,439 units, the TVS Scooty Pep+ saw a drop of about 5% compared to November 2018. In November 2019, both the Honda Grazia and Suzuki Burgman enjoyed a growth of 26.29% and 12.41% at 8,167 and 7,824 units, respectively.
Last month, the Hero Destini 125, Yamaha Fascino and Yamaha Ray underwent substantial sales slump of 51.74% (total: 7,744 units), 52.61% (total: 7,638 units) and 31.63% (total: 7,574 units), respectively. Meanwhile, the Hero Maestro saw an even greater drop of almost 70%, at 7,143 units.
The TVS Zest is the only scooter to attain a sales figure in the four-thousand range (4,111 units). It went through a sales decline of just over 10%. The Piaggio Vespa and Hero Duet achieved near sales figures at 2,741 units and 2,732 units, respectively. However, the Hero Duet faced a sales drop of over 77% while the figure stood around 35% for the Vespa.
The once-popular alternative to the Activa, the Honda Aviator, had a sales drop of 38.54% and hit just one unit shy of 1900 units in November 2019. The relatively new Aprilia SR125 had an overwhelming growth of 361% even though its overall sales were not that significant at 1,646 units.
The three remaining entrants with three-digit sales figures in November 2019, faced substantial falls. The Aprilia SR150 (639 units), Yamaha Alpha (603 units) and TVS Wego (302 units) had to go through a sales decline of 52.17%, 72.36% and 84.76%, respectively; compared to the month of November 2018.