The best selling motorcycle list for the month of November 2019 shows Hero MotoCorp retaining the top two slots with the Splendor and HF Deluxe. Hero Splendor, the most popular commuter motorcycle offerings in the country has seen total sales of 2,23,289 units, down 1 percent from 2,25,536 units sold in the same month of the previous year.
The Hero Splendor received its BS6 upgrade and the older BS4 versions are no longer in production. The HF Deluxe saw sales dip 5.51 percent to 1,59,544 units in the past month, as against 1,68,839 units sold in the same month of the previous year.
Following closely behind the Hero duo was the Honda CB Shine in third position on the list of best selling motorcycles last month. 75,144 units of this model were sold last month, an increase of 6.13 percent as against 70,803 units sold in November 2018.
Lower down the ranks it was the Bajaj Pulsar, Platina and CT100 that claimed 5th, 6th and 7th spot with each of these offerings noting reduced sales in November 2019 as against that seen in the same month of the previous year. Bajaj Pulsar sales stood at 68,268 units with Platina and CT 100 sales at 53,015 units and 44,808 units respectively. Bajaj Auto posted negative sales for each of these models as compared to sales in November 2018. The Avenger was at No. 23 with a 79.09 percent increase in sales to 3,374 units as against 1,884 units sold in November 2018.
Hero MotoCorp once again featured in the list, claimed 7th and 8th spot with the Glamour and Passion with 43,370 units and 39,525 units sold respectively, down 31.61 percent and 46.87 percent as against sales seen in November 2018. At No. 24 on the list was the Hero XPULSE 200T with 2,936 units sold.
Royal Enfield had the Classic 350 on the list at No. 9, the Bullet 350 at No. 12 and the Bullet Electra at No. 20 along with the Thunderbird 350 at No. 22. While Classic 350 sales dipped 7.88 percent to 35,951 units as compared to 39,025 units sold in November 2018, sales of the Bullet 350 increased 4.67 percent to 12,902 units in the past month, up from 12,326 units sold in November 2018.
Electra sales also saw a significant increase by 57.14 percent to 3,641 units as against 2,317 units sold in November 2018. RE Thunderbird 350 at No. 22 noted a 55.75 percent dip in sales to 3,588 units in November 2019 as compared to 8,109 units sold in November 2018.
TVS Motors had the Apache at No. 10, Radeon at No. 14, SPORT and STAR CITY at Nos. 17 and 18 respectively and further down the order the TVS Victor at No. 30. Each of these motorcycles noted reduced sales in the past month when compared to sales in November 2018 with Victor sales down 81.24 percent to just 1,370 units as compared to 7,301 units sold in November 2018.
Yamaha Motors had the FZ at No. 11 with sales increasing 21.86 percent to 17,344 units in the past month as compared to 14,233 units sold in November 2018. Yamaha also had the R15 at No. 19 on the list of 30 best selling motorcycles in the past month though sales dipped 36.90 percent to 3,824 units as against 6,060 units sold in November 2018. The Yamaha MT15 was at No. 29 with 1,516 units sold.
Further down the order was the Honda Livo at No. 13, the Honda Dream at No. 15, CB Unicorn at No. 16 and Honda CB Hornet 160R and X Blade at Nos. 25 and 27 respectively. Each of the Honda offerings noted negative sales except for the Livo with sales at 12,537 units, up 28.99 percent as against 9,719 units sold in November 2018.
Suzuki had the Gixxer 155 at No. 21 with sales having increased 22.81 percent to 3,602 units up from 2,933 units sold in November 2019. KTM had the 125 and 200 offerings on the list at Nos. 26 and 28 respectively with KTM 125 registering outstanding sales of 2,135 units, up 367.18 percent in November 2019 as against 457 units sold in November 2018. The sales of KTM 200 however dipped 16.27 percent to 1,755 units in the past month as against 2,096 units sold in November 2018.
These sales figures took the total of top 30 motorcycle sales to 8,85,249 units in November 2019, down 13.07 percent when compared to 10,18,368 units sold in the same month of the previous year. These reduced sales come in after the festive season. However, with every bikemaker upgrading to BS6 norms ahead of the 1st April 2020 deadline, two wheeler sales could increase over the coming months.