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Big bike sales in India have grown by over 25 per cent in 2013-14

Team OD  /
01 Sep 2013 23:19:35 IST

While the four-wheeler segment continues to bleed, it's the two-wheel rides that are defying the sluggish market trend. The total two-wheeler sales in the period of April-July have dropped marginally (by 0.64 per cent), but scooter sales have risen by 13.11 per cent for the April-July year-on-year period. The rise has been largely attributed to the rise in sales of Hero's Pleasure and Maestro, Honda scooters and launch of Yamaha Ray Z.

Harley Davidson sold 586 units (including four Fat Boys) as against 395 for the same April-July period in 2012-13Harley Davidson sold 586 units (including four Fat Boys) as against 395 for the same April-July period in 2012-13

The total number of two-wheelers sold in the April-July 2013 period were 46,22,669, of which 10,57,029 were scooters/scooterettes and 33,33,628 were motorcycles and 2,32,012 TVS mopeds. For the same period in 2012, 46,52,251 two-wheelers were sold.

While motorcycles sales have dropped 3.4 per cent in the period, the sale of big bikes (above 200cc) have grown by over 25 per cent. Bajaj sold a total of 25,133 units of heavy machinery (over 200cc segment), as against 23,210 in the same period last year.

Harley Davidson sold 586 units (including four Fat Boys) as against 395 for the same April-July period in 2012-13.

In total, 94,236 units were sold in the over 200cc segment in April-July 2013 as compared to 75,030 in the same period in 2012-13.

Overall, Honda was the biggest gainer in the two-wheeler segment as it leapfrogged Bajaj Auto to claim the second spot behind Hero MotoCorp. It sold 9,86,970 units in the April-July 2013 (a Y-O-Y gain of 16.15 per cent) to 7,24,828 units of Bajaj (Y-O-Y loss of 11.50 per cent) and 20,05,175 units of Hero (Y-O-Y drop of 3.07 per cent).

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