Just like April and May, June 2016 too has turned out to be a good month for motorcycle manufacturers in India. India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. has been posting strong numbers of late, and for June 2016 it has registered a good growth of 31 per cent. Royal Enfield has also seen an impressive sales growth of 34 per cent. Here's a compilation of the sales numbers from individual manufacturers.
The Pune-based manufacturer has announced a 9 per cent growth in domestic two-wheeler sales with 1,68,625 units sold in June 2016. During June 2015, it had sold 1,54,596 units.
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has announced a 23 per cent growth in domestic sales. The company sold 4,08,141 units in June 2016, compared to 3,31,797 units in the corresponding period last year. In an official release, the company has stated that its automatic scooter sales have increased by 21 per cent. In comparison, its motorcycle sales have grown by 27 per cent. In order to cater to the strong demand for automatic scooters, Honda recently inaugurated a second assembly line at its facility in Gujarat. Over 10,000 Honda Navi units have been sold within two months of its launch.
The company has registered a stellar 31 per cent growth in domestic sales (including Nepal) for June 2016 by selling 67,203 units. It had sold 51,432 units during the corresponding period last year. The company has been registering good growth of late. In May 2016, it announced a 36 per cent jump in sales. It had announced a fantastic 66 per cent growth in sales for April 2016.
Since the past few months, the company has been attributing the strong sales growth to its focus on expanding its presence in Tier-II and Tier-III cities. Yamaha India says that this strategy has helped the company reach out to a higher target audience. In an official release, the company has also attributed its growth to the introduction of new products like the disc brake equipped version of the Cygnus Alpha and the Cygnus Ray-ZR.
Speaking on the company's sustained growth, Roy Kurian, vice president, sales and marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd., said, "In the first half of 2016, Yamaha etched a remarkable growth trend along with the introduction of new two wheelers for urban onlookers and non-urban commuters. The new Cygnus Ray-ZR and Saluto RX along with the Fascino, FZ series and R series is ready to take on the market, and Yamaha is spot on as it caters to various needs of Indian two-wheeler buyers. Yamaha will also continue to focus on customer-centric activities."
TVS Motor Company has announced a good 16.4 per cent jump in domestic two-wheeler sales. It sold 2,06,784 units in June 2016, compared to 1,77,687 units in June 2015. The company's scooter sales have seen an impressive growth of 10.3 per cent with 67,539 units sold in June 2016. It sold 61,215 scooters during the corresponding period last year.
In comparison, the company has registered a 7.6 per cent growth in motorcycle sales. It sold 95,465 units in June 2016 while 88,690 units were sold in the same month last year. The company has recently launched the RTR 200 4V which has joined our long term fleet.
Along with Yamaha India and TVS, June 2016 has turned out to be a good month for Royal Enfield as well. The manufacturer has registered an impressive growth of 34 per cent with 49,060 units sold. During the corresponding period last year, it had registered sales of 36,597 units. In March 2016, Royal Enfield had registered a fabulous growth of 52 per cent while it had seen a sales jump of 36 per cent in May 2016. The recently launched Royal Enfield Himalayan is an all-new motorcycle from the company in years.