Royal Enfield beats Harley Davidson in global sales -2014
Chennai-based Royal Enfield (RE), originally a British marque from Redditch, sold a shade over 3 lakh bikes in 2014, overtaking Harley's global sales of 2.67 lakh units. Although HD motorcycles sell at a huge premium over their RE kin (HD's most affordable model in India sells for around Rs 5 lakh while RE's most expensive model comes for Rs 2 lakh), what's remarkable is the stunning turnaround by one of the world's oldest motorcycle brands. Royal Enfield races past Harley in global sales - The Economic Times
HERO MOTOCORP Official Monthly Sales Press Release.
HERO MOTOCORP VROOMS INTO FESTIVE SEASON WITH 6-LAKH PLUS SALES IN SEPTEMBER
SELLS 606,744 UNITS OF TWO-WHEELERS IN SEPTEMBER
BRINGS FESTIVE CHEER WITH TWO ALL-NEW PRODUCTS ‘HERO MAESTRO EDGE’ & ‘HERO DUET’
, October, 2015: Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (HMCL)
, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, has yet again crossed 6-lakh two-wheeler sales in a month.
In an affirmation of the popular preference for its range of products even in a sluggish market, the company sold 606,744 two-wheelers in September 2015.
HMCL is the only Indian two-wheeler manufacturer to ever exceed the landmark of 6-lakh plus monthly sales. The company has crossed this milestone on three previous occasions - September 2014 (604,052), May 2014 (602,481) and October 2013 (625,420).
Hero MotoCorp has consolidated its share in the domestic motorcycle market to 52% and in the 125cc segment to close to 50%.
It has been an action-packed month of September for Hero. The first global manufacturing facility of Hero MotoCorp, at Villa Rica in Colombia, went on stream in early September.
Earlier this week, Hero unveiled two new scooters – Hero Duet and Hero Maestro Edge – the first of its products on new platforms developed through its in-house technology.
The all-new 110cc Maestro Edge
is a premium product making a bold statement with its dynamic design and features. The scooter comes with unique features, such as Key with E-Code, Mobile Charging Port, Remote Seat Opening, Remote fuel-lid opening, Pass Switch and Twin Parking Lamps. Digital Analogue Meter Console, External Fuel Filling, European Switches, Titanium Muffler Cover & Protector further add to the style quotient.
This scooter made its global debut recently in Colombia (named Dash for that market), during the inauguration of Hero’s first overseas manufacturing facility.
The attractive 110cc Duet
comes with a metal body, making it sturdy and durable. Designed for a wide spectrum of customers, its array of features, such as, Under-Seat Mobile Charging Port, Remote Seat Opening, Remote Fuel-lid Opening, Pass Switch etc, provides the rider with convenience like never before for a great riding experience.
Both scooters feature multiple safety and convenience features including the side stand indicator, front luggage box, boot light and throttle position sensor (TPS).
The Maestro Edge will be launched across markets by Mid-October with a starting price of Rs. 49,500 (Ex-showroom Delhi) for the LX version and Rs. 50,700 (Ex-showroom Delhi) for the VX version. The market launch of the Duet will follow thereafter.
Top 10 selling 2 wheelers in Dec:Honda Activa sales decline for 2nd consecutive month
NEW DELHI: Japanese two wheeler manufacturer Honda's best selling scooter Activa has witnessed decline in sales for second consecutive month in December 2015, according to data released by industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).
The 110cc two wheeler's sales fell 4 percent last month and continued to retain second position in the list.
Indian two wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp's 100cc motorcycle Splendor acquired the top spot in the list after selling 1,84,856 units. However, its December sales came down to 14 percent year-on-year.
The third highest selling two wheeler in the list is Hero HF Deluxe. This 100cc motorcycle sold 93,451 units during December 2015, as against 78,343 units for December 2014. Its sales were up 19 percent.
The only moped in the list, TVS XL Super, reported 6 percent de-growth in its sales. It moved one spot up this time, when compared with December 2014.
The two wheeler with maximum decline in sales is recorded by New Delhi headquartered Hero MotoCorp's 100cc motorcycle Passion. It dropped one position down to fifth spot and witnessed de-growth of 34 percent. In December 2014, it sold 84,753 units.
Hero MotoCorp dominates with five of its models featuring in the top 10 selling two wheelers list for the month of December 2015. The sixth position in the list has been acquired by Hero Maestro. It sold 52,084 units last month, as against 42,988 units for December 2014.
The 125cc Honda CB Shine is in seventh spot after recording de-growth of 18 percent in its sales. Hero Glamour sold 1,393 units more last month when compared with corresponding month in 2014.
Apart from the moped, TVS' second two wheeler to feature in the list talked about is Jupiter, which witnessed a sales jump of 33 percent in December 2015. Bajaj CT is in the last spot after selling 34,480 units in December 2015.
Re: Top 10 selling 2 wheelers in Dec:Honda Activa sales decline for 2nd consecutive m
Having Activa 3g, I say that the quality has came down from the older activa. The older activa used to be good. And the service here in Chennai is very bad. Not even a single complaint is rectified in the free service. Each time I say the complaint to the service advisor. He notes down the complaints. But the vehicle will come in the same state as given. And if we give poor rating during the customer satisfaction call too, nothing happens. The only thing they say is bring it sir, we will rectify it. But when we take it again, they say it is nothing and in next service they will clear it. Now fed up and started to give it to my trusted mechanic and missed the 2 free services. So there is no wonder in the sales falling down..
Hero MotoCorp, which saw another month of over 550,000 unit sales, is among those feeling the pressure of slowing commuter bike sales. The country’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer sold 563,348 units in January 2016 to register flat growth of 0.78 percent YoY (January 2015: 558,982). The company sales its scooter range, led by the new Maestro Edge and Duet, has helped it expand its market share.
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India has reported total sales of 378,719 units in January 2016 (January 2015: 378,719), which indicates flat growth of 0.32 percent. The company says its domestic scooter sales stood at 235,960 units (3% up). For the April 2015 to January 2016 period, HMSI has sold a total of 3,732,736 units with scooter sales accounting for 2,315,430 units (13% up).
Bajaj Auto, which revealed its all-new 150cc V commuter motorcycle on February 1, sold a total of 252,988 motorcycles (including exports) to post 2% growth (January 2015: 246,955). For the April 2015-January 2016 period, cumulative sales of 2,858,721 units point to flat growth of 0.26 percent (April 2014-January 2015: 2,866,070).
Continuing to grow rapidly in terms of month-on-month sales, Royal Enfield registered its highest-ever monthly sales in January 2016. The Chennai-based motorcycle manufacturer recorded total domestic sales of 47,140 units in January 2016, marking a substantial jump of 67.42 percent on the 28,157 units sold in January 2015. The company had registered its previous best in October 2015, a festive month last year, when it had sold 44,138 units in the domestic territories.
A closer look at Royal Enfield’s calendar year 2015 sales highlights that it breached the 40,000 unit sales mark for the first time in August 2015, and since then it has continued to score over the 40k mark every subsequent month.
January 2016 marks the sixth month in a row that Royal Enfield has notched sales of more than 40,000 units per month. Collating all monthly sales data as reported by the company for the ongoing financial year, we glean that it has averaged monthly sales of 40,116 units during April 2015-January 2016.
According to Royal Enfield, it exported a total of 570 motorcycles in January 2016 as against 770 units exported in January 2015. The month saw a decline in exports by 26 percent YoY. However, on the cumulative front, the company registered total exports of 8,855 units during January 2015-January 2016, thereby marking a growth of 27 percent YoY.
TVS Motor Company recorded 7.7 percent growth in its domestic two-wheeler sales with figures of 172,162 units (January 2015: 159,804). Scooter sales grew by 14.1 percent, increasing from 54,830 units in January 2015 to 62,552 units in January 2016. Motorcycles recorded 19.9 percent growth with sales increasing from 69,564 units in January 2015 to 83,374 units in January 2016.
Mahindra Two Wheelers sold a total of 10,317 units during January 2016, recording 11.66 percent growth (January 2015: 9,240).
Hero MotoCorp, India’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, has reported sales of 550,992 units in February, marking a healthy growth of 13.66 percent (February 2015: 484,769). The company says it managed the production of as many units at its Gurgaon, Dharuhera (Haryana) and Neemrana (Rajasthan) plants despite the recent local agitation which disrupted life in the region.
“The company made up for the lost days when despatches from these plants were affected due to the blockade of the national highways and other roads,” mentions the company release.
Launching its new family scooter model under phases, Hero MotoCorp rolled out the Duet in eastern India, which helped it record increased sales of this model last month. The company says the Duet, along with the Maestro Edge, has received a positive response in many local markets, helping consolidate its position in the local scooter market.
According to industry statistics, Hero MotoCorp sold 48,002 units and 24,239 units of the Maestro and Duet models respectively in January 2016 as both these models featured in the top four bestselling scooters for the month across domestic markets.
Hero’s third scooter model, the Pleasure, which is targeted at young female riders, registered sales of 14,408 units in January.
The company plans to launch its first in-house developed motorcycle – the Splendor iSmart 110 – which was displayed at the 2016 Auto Expo along with the Xtreme 200S, Duet electric scooter concept and a street-naked motorcycle concept, XF3R.
The all-new Xtreme 200S, which will be powered by an in-house developed single-cylinder, 200cc engine, is expected to come in 2017.
Reporting mild growth of 2 percent YoY, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has registered total sales of 369,227 units in February 2016, up 6.15% YoY (February 2015: 347,806). Of this, total domestic scooter sales comprised 229,332 units, which, according to the company, have grown by 10 percent YoY.
On the cumulative front, the company has recorded total sales of 41,01,932 units between April 2015-February 2016, which marks an overall YoY growth of 1 percent inching closer to the 4.5 million unit sales mark for the ongoing fiscal.
Of this number, total scooter sales for the 11-month period in the ongoing fiscal stood at 25,44,757 units, which, the company says, has registered 12 percent YoY growth. According to HMSI, it has maintained its domestic market share of 26 percent consistently through the 11-month period.
The company has also received close to 900 bookings of its recently launched NAVI model(s). The deliveries for this crossover, which is manufactured at the Tapukara, Rajasthan plant, will begin in April 2016. Meanwhile, HMSI has started operations at its fourth plant in India, in Gujarat. A company release mentions that operations at the scooter-only plant are being ramped up on a daily basis. HMSI is yet to announce an official timeline for the start of local assembly operations of its globally popular twin-cylinder, 998cc adventure-touring motorcycle, Africa Twin.
TVS Motor Company has reported a growth of 11.36% YoY for its total domestic two-wheeler sales of 183,199 units (February 2015: 164,508). Of this, 67,089 units comprised scooters (including exports), indicative of a growth of 18.2 percent YoY (February 2015: 56,750 units). The motorcycle portfolio sold 77,093 units including exports, and recorded a jump of 3.8 percent YoY (February 2015: 74,292 units).
The latest addition in the Apache series, the oil-cooled, single-cylinder, 198cc Apache RTR 200 4V, is said to have been receiving a positive response from customers. The Apache series (now with four variants – RTR 200 4V, RTR 180 ABS, RTR 180 and RTR 160 – on offer), which sold a total of 20,858 units in January 2016, accounts for close to 25 percent of overall motorcycle sales for the company.
India Yamaha Motor registered total domestic sales of 56,960 units in February, marking a healthy growth of 49.97 percent YoY (February 2015: 37,982). The rollout of new products like the 113cc Fascino, new colour variants of the 150cc YZF-R15 version 2.0, 150cc SZ-RR version 2.0, 125cc Saluto and twin-cylinder, 321cc YZF-R3 have kept up the sales momentum for the company during the ongoing fiscal.
According to Roy Kurian, vice-president – sales & marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales, “This consecutive growth of 50 percent in February too, is a result of Yamaha’s innovative customer contact programs and increasing reach. At Auto Expo 2016, there was a massive customer response to the new Ray Z-R scooter and MT-09 superbike."
Talking to Autocar Professional, Kurian had mentioned that the company expects the Ray ZR to fetch sales of close to 10,000 units per month. While this will push scooter sales on one hand, the company is looking at expanding its dealership network to 650-700 by end-2016 from 500 in 2015.
Meanwhile, Yamaha is learnt to have discontinued its motorcycles in the 100cc-110cc category, and the base variants of its FZ and Fazer models.