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    Top 10 150cc to 200cc Motorcycles Oct 2020 – Pulsar, Apache, Unicorn, FZ, Xtreme, Hornet, R15

    Bajaj Pulsar NS200
    Bajaj Pulsar series leads 150cc -200cc segment sales triumphantly in October 2020

    150cc-200cc segment motorcycle sales in October 2020 grew 29.6 percent to 2,03,326 units from 1,56,883 units at 46,443 units volume gain. MoM sales growth is reported at 11.67 percent, up from 1,82,075 units. Bajaj Pulsar sales dominates at 32.13 percent share. Sales grew to 65,332 units, up 19.42 percent, up from 54,709 units at 10,623 units in volume gain. MoM sales growth is higher at 41.90 percent, up from 46,041 units at volume gain of 19,291 units.
    Two wheeler sales 2020
    Traditionally, festive season sales in the country usually manages to report an uptick in activity, and in 2020, more than ever before this has been a necessity. With sales activity having contracted to 0 for a few weeks starting at March end when complete lockdown was announced, sales in recent weeks has brought upon some cheer.
    150cc-200cc Motorcycle Sales Oct 2020 vs Oct 2019 (YoY)
    While this won’t be enough to post recovery, it does help in posting strong Q4 2020 sales to end the year on a positive note. Sales has been fuelled not just by planned purchases but also owing to low base numbers in 2019 when the industry was already in the grip of a slowdown. Add to this deferred purchase decisions owing to lockdown, a multitude of specially curated finance plans to encourage sales, and a renewed discussion around personal mobility, circumstances have aided current purchase decisions.
    Sales growth for most
    TVS Apache series sold collectively at 40,943 units at 20.21 percent growth to account for 20.14 percent market share. Volume gain stood at 6,884 units from 34,059 units. MoM gain is reported at 8.35 percent, up from 37,788 units. Honda Unicorn 160 takes third spot at 28,313 units sold at 3.04 percent gain, up from 27,477 units. MoM sales decline is reported at 9.38 percent, down from 31,242 units. MoM MS declined from 17.16 percent to 13.92 percent.
    150cc-200cc Motorcycle Sales Oct 2020 vs Sep 2020 (MoM)
    Yamaha FZ sales is reported at 20,164 units at 34.07 percent gain, up from 15,040 units. MoM sales was stable, down 20 units fro 20,184 units. Xtreme 160R sales is reported at 12,480 units. MoM sales declined by 3.48 percent, down from 12,930 units. Hornet 2.0 sales is reported at 7,279 units, accounting for 3.58 percent market share. MoM sales fell by 11.63 percent, down from 8,237 units at volume loss of just under 1k units.
    YoY Yamaha R15 sales was steady at 6,259 units, up 1.74 percent from 6,152 units. MoM sales growth was heartening at 33.28 percent, up from 4,696 units. For the most part, recent MoM sales growth has been a norm in recent months as businesses have been able to sort supply chain and logistics, to improve production, distribution, and delivery while fulfilling pent-up and current demand. Bajaj Avenger sales grew 13.79 percent, up at 5,487 units from 4,822 units. MoM sales grew 11.91 percent, up from 4,903 units.
    No
    150-200cc M’cycle Sales
    Oct-20
    Oct-19
    1
    Pulsar
    65,332
    54,709
    2
    Apache
    40,943
    34,059
    3
    Unicorn 160
    28,313
    27,477
    4
    FZ
    20,164
    15,040
    5
    Xtreme 160R
    12,480
    0
    6
    HORNET 2.0
    7,279
    0
    7
    R15
    6,259
    6,152
    8
    Avenger
    5,487
    4,822
    9
    X Blade
    4,193
    3,062
    10
    MT 15
    4,136
    2,124
    11
    GIXXER
    3,272
    4,220
    12
    KTM 200
    2,695
    2,432
    13
    XPULSE 200
    2,473
    2,769
    14
    Intruder
    300
    17

    Total
    2,03,326
    1,56,883
    X-Blade sales growth is reported at 36.94 percent, up at 4,193 units from 3,062 units. MoM sales decline saw volume loss of 1,251 units, down from 5,444 units. MT 15 sales grew by almost double at 94.73 percent, up at 4,136 units from 2,124 units. MoM sales is stable at loss of 20 units in volume, down from 4,156 units.
    Gixxer sales fell 22.46 percent to 3,272 units from 4,220 units. MoM sales grew 67.37 percent, up from 1,955 units. KTM 200 sales grew 10.81 percent to 2,695 units from 2,432 units. It accounts for a mere 1.33 percent of total segment market share. MoM sales fell 5.17 percent from 2,842 units.
    X Pulse 200 sales declined 10.69 percent to 2,473 units from 2,769 units. MoM sales growth was strong at 76.90 percent, up from 1,398 units. While Hero MotoCorp dominates the motorcycle market, this segment isn’t helping Hero punch in numbers. Intruder sales grew to 300 units from 17. MoM growth was 15.83 percent, up from 259 units. More

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    Ather Electric Scooter Owner Achieves 139 kms Range On Single Charge

    Image – HarshaVardhan
    Multiple Ather electric scooter owners have claimed to have achieved range which is higher than the company claimed range of 107 kms

    With electric mobility solutions slowly gaining feet in the country, electric scooters have benefitted the most. With better affordability and performance with innovation of new technologies, it seems e-scooters will lay the stepping stone for electric vehicles in India.
    However, one aspect which still makes consumers think about an e-scooter, as with all EVs, is its single-charge range. Buyers are still wary as to how many kilometers can an e-scooter travel before its battery dies out. The range claimed by various brands until now has been very inconsistent and far from their claimed figures. However, the same may not be true for Ather 450.
    Ather Energy claims the single-charge range of 450 e-scooter to be around 107 km (ARAI rated). Multiple owners have claimed that they have managed to achieve range higher than 107 kms. One owner has even claimed that he achieved a range of over 139 kms on a single charge.
    The owner, HarshaVardhan has posted his experience on the official Ather Energy website along with details. He had no plans on achieving this record drive range, but his only aim was to reach his destination. In his own words, he says, “No intention to make or break records and this was achieved purely out of necessity.”
    Image – HarshaVardhan
    What Speed to Maintain To Achieve Max Range
    In his post, he states that he started at 8 AM from his hometown Chittoor to Chennai for periodic maintenance of his 450. His Ather 450 electric scooter had been kept on charge overnight, and was showing full 100% battery at the time he left.
    For most of the journey, he maintained avg speed of 20-25 kms in ECO mode. His top speed during the entire journey was 35 kmph. The only weight he was carrying was Ather DOT charger in boot and a bag weighing about 2 kgs. His body weight is about 55 kgs. He says that if you travel at a faster rate, you will not manage to achieve such range. For example, another owner mentioning that he managed to get 84 kms range while cruising at 60 kmph on his Ather electric scooter.

    He hypermiled and rode as efficiently as one could for almost four hours at an average speed of around 20-30 kmph. It was tough for him to carry out this journey at such low speeds for such a long period of time but he instead channeled his focus on the reaction of the people around him who were amazed by the looks of this new e-scooter. The green registration plate was another point of attention as there are no electric vehicles around that region.
    HarshaVardhan is not the only owner who has managed to achieve such high range. Another owner, hamsapriya1212 has posted in the group that he managed to achieve a range of over 110 kms on single charge. He was intrigued to find out that many people had achieved a range of almost 135 km far above the claimed range of 107 km. Therefore, he wished to overhaul this record for some time now. He got his consumption down to 18 Wh/km during his daily commutes which theoretically adds up to 133 km on full charge subjected to if it can be constantly maintained.
    Image – hamsapriya1212
    He started at 5 AM with the aim of achieving max range from his fully charged Ather electric scooter. He managed to achieve this range by not riding over 35 kmph, accelerating gradually and maintaining same speed, avoid heating up of the battery and taking breaks. This allowed him to exhaust the battery at 110.3 kms.
    Another owner, Raghupathy has also shared his story of getting higher range. Raghupathy got his Ather 450 e-scooter delivered in July although he was supposed to receive it by March. However, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent nationwide lockdown, the delivery got deferred. An Ather community member helped him take delivery of his brand new electric scooter and ship it to Tirupur near Coimbatore.
    Raghupathy set out for the highway starting from his residence in his village near Tirupur. He chose a day sensing the perfect weather conditions when it was neither windy nor rainy and began his ride on a 100 percent charge level. He made sure he wasn’t carrying any extra weight so that the scooter can perform most efficiently.
    He crossed 50 km after consuming 45 percent of his battery’s life. Unsure how much longer could the battery actually last, Raghupathy decided to turn around toward his home after driving straight for two hours and two minutes. While returning home, he could sense the difference as the elevation was dropping and that helped bring down the Wh consumption by 2 points.
    Image – Raghupathy
    On reaching home he was surprised to find out 10 percent of his battery life still left. He further took a round of 3 km around his house when he finally came to a halt after an acute back pain due to riding for almost four hours. At the end of his test, he travelled 103 km with 2 percent of charge still left.
    Ather 450 details
    For reference, Ather 450 is powered by a 2.4 KWh battery pack which sends power to a BLDC motor which is capable of 3.3 kW of sustained power (5.4 kW peak). It gets a peak torque of 20.5 Nm of torque which helps it accelerate 0-40 kmph in just 3.9 seconds. It can attain a top speed of 80 kmph. More

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    Royal Enfield Himalayan Adventure Edition With Company Fitted Accessories

    Royal Enfield Himalayan Adventure Edition
    Launched in 2016, Royal Enfield Himalayan is one of the most popular adventure tourers in its segment against the likes of BMW G 310 GS and KTM 390 Adventure

    Royal Enfield is arguably the most popular Indian bike brand overseas. True that most of it has to do with the company’s rich British heritage but the manufacturer has come up with solid and reliable products in the recent past which have been the prime reasons for expansion of its overseas markets.
    Now the bikemaker in association with UK distributor Moto GB has announced the launch of an Adventure Edition of its adventure tourer motorcycle Himalayan in Britain. This special edition model of the tourer comes with several accessories as standard to make it adventure-ready straight from the showroom.

    Accessories Onboard
    The list of accessories includes standard aluminium panniers and mounting rack, handguards, and black engine crash guards which are otherwise offered as optional fitments. The panniers are the biggest highlights which are installed along the brackets to provide necessary storage area for the rider’s personal belongings. Although all these accessories are available at dealership levels and do not come factory fitted.
    This limited edition model is offered at a price of GBP 4,799 equivalent to INR 4.73 lakh which is a premium of GBP 400 (INR 39,446) over its base variant. The idea behind this is to provide an adventure-ready motorcycle to the buyer straight from the showroom without any hassle. The option of customizing accessories according to one’s choice is also open.

    Himalayan Details
    Apart from these additional accessories onboard, there are no mechanical or aesthetic changes made to the Himalayan. It is based on the same half-duplex split cradle frame while suspension duties are carried out by 41mm front telescopic forks at front with 200mm of travel and a rear mono-shock unit with 180mm of travel. Anchoring is taken care of by a 300mm disc at front and 240mm disc at rear that are assisted by dual-channel ABS.
    In terms of its powertrains, it is powered by a BS6 compliant 411cc single-cylinder engine which produces 24.5 bhp at 6500 rpm and 32 Nm at 4000 – 4500 rpm. This unit is linked to a 5-speed gearbox. The latest BS6 models are also available with dual-tone colour variants.

    The company recently launched its much-hyped Meteor 350 in Thailand just a few days after its India launch. The cruiser has been developed by Royal Enfield as a global product and it intends to launch it in several overseas markets in the near future. Apart from this, the Chennai-based bikemaker is also looking to launch a new generation of Classic 350 in coming months which is likely to be powered by a new 350cc mill same as the one offered in Meteor. More

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    Kymco F9 Electric Scooter Debuts – 120 kms Range, 110 kmph Top Speed

    Kymco F9 Electric Scooter
    The KYMCO F9 can accelerate from 0-50 kmph in just 3 seconds

    KYMCO has been steadily making progress in its bid to emerge as a major global scooter maker. The Taiwanese brand which enjoys a sizable presence in important European markets has come up with a futuristic, unconventional and sporty electric scooter. Called the KYMCO F9, the premium two wheeler is not your typical zero emission urban runabout.
    KYMCO F9
    For starters, the F9 looks more like a concept than the production version but it will hit the market as it is. The radical and edgy styling is a futuristic amalgamation of a scooter and a step-through which is quite popular in East Asian markets.

    Giving the KYMCO F9 a purposeful stance are the 14-inch alloy wheels which are finished in golden colour and are wrapped in thick tires. The steeply raked front apron houses a pair of low-mounted LED headlamps with integrated DRLs while the side panels hide the battery and chassis.
    Speaking of which, the battery is designed to be a structural member of the frame to achieve good rigidity and low center of gravity. The alloy rear sub-frame also houses the scooter’s 2-speed automatic transmission which also doubles up as single-sided swing arm.

    Powertrain specifications
    The KYMCO F9 is powered by a 9.4 kW electric motor, mated to a 2-speed automatic transmission which is claimed to be a first of its kind to be engineered specifically for an electric scooter. The battery pack is a 96 V, 40 Ah lithium-ion unit which is claimed to offer a range of 120 km as per NEDC (New European Driving Cycle). The fast charging battery can achieve full charge in just 2 hours.
    The sharp looking F9 is capable of accelerating from rest to 50 kmph in just 3 seconds and has a claimed top-speed of 110 kmph. The light kerb weight of 107 kg should make the scooter an agile handler.

    Suspension system is composed of traditional telescopic front forks and a rear monoshock. While the front wheel is retarded by a disc brake, the F9 employs a drum at the rear.
    Feature highlights
    The KYMCO F9 is a premium offering and it does justify its position with full LED illumination and a colour TFT instrument panel. The brand has not revealed much about the equipment list as of now but we expect the scooter to offer a single-channel ABS, regenerative braking and connectivity features.

    In 2018, KYMCO announced a partnership with Indian EV startup Twenty Two Motors. However, no commercially available product has materialized out of the partnership yet. According to some reports, KYMCO and Twenty Two Motors may have gone their separate ways. More

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    Honda Two Wheeler Sales, Exports Oct 2020 – Activa, CB Shine, DIO, Unicorn

    Honda Activa 6G
    Honda two wheeler sales stability secures its podium spot in the domestic market

    October 2020 domestic sales for HMSI ended at 1.38 percent growth, up at 4,94,459 units from 4,87,713 units at volume gain of 6,746 units. As expected, Honda Activa leads the charge with 2,39,570 units reported at 48.45 percent of total sales.
    Sales did decline by 14.83 percent, at volume loss of 41,703 units, down from 2,81,273 units. CB Shine, the manufacturer’s bestselling motorcycle saw an improvement in demand. Sales growth is reported at 35.12 percent to enable the bike to account for 23.98 percent of total sales. Sales grew to 1,18,547 units at volume growth of 30,813 units from 87,734 units.
    Honda Two Wheeler Domestic Sales Oct 2020
    Honda Dio sales grew at 19.24 percent up at 44,046 units, up at 7,107 units from 36,939 units. Honda Unicorn 160 sales is reported at 28,313 units at 5.73 percent of total sales. Dream sales grew a noticeable 14.53 percent, up at 22,542 units from 19,682 units. Livo sales is in the green at 17,198 units, up at 20.20 percent from 14,308 units. Grazia sales crossed the 10k mark and accounted for 2.32 percent of domestic sales.
    At 11,481 units sold, up 36.45 percent from 8,414 units, volume gain stood at 3,067 units. Hornet 2.0 sales is reported at 7,279 units. X-Blade sales grew to 4,193 units, up from 3,062 units, accounting for .85 percent of total sales.
    No
    Honda Domestic
    Oct-20
    Oct-19
    1
    Activa
    2,39,570
    2,81,273
    2
    CB Shine
    1,18,547
    87,734
    3
    Dio
    44,046
    36,939
    4
    Unicorn 160
    28,313
    0
    5
    Dream
    22,542
    19,682
    6
    Livo
    17,198
    14,308
    7
    Grazia
    11,481
    8,414
    8
    Hornet 2.0
    7,279
    0
    9
    X-Blade
    4,193
    3,062
    10
    CB350
    1,290
    0
    11
    Aviator
    0
    4,374
    12
    Unicorn 150
    0
    27,477
    13
    Hornet 160R
    0
    4,442
    14
    CBR250R
    0
    8

    Total
    4,94,459
    4,87,713
    All new Honda CB350, a new segment entrant for the manufacturer saw sales of 1,290 units. Popular names like Aviator, Unicorn 150, Hornet 160R, and CBR250R are not being sold. Despite sales contraction owing to portfolio revision, HMSI did manage to stay in the green.
    HMSI October 2020 exports
    Honda exports grew marginally at 8.88 percent at volume gain of 2,665 units. Total exports last month was reported at 32,691 units, up from 30,026 units. Honda Navi, no longer sold in India leads the export count at 9,872 units. In fact it accounted for 30.20 percent of the manufacturer’s exports last month. Navi units exported grew 188.32 percent, up from 3,424 units at volume gain of 6,448 units.
    Honda Two Wheeler Exports Oct 2020
    Honda Dio exports declined by 32.85 percent. At second spot on the list, exports are reported at 6,121 units following volume loss of 2,995 units, down from 9,116 units. CB Shine numbers declined too. Exports fell to 3,735 units from 4,740 units at 21.20 percent decline. Hornet 160R exports grew 33.30 percent. Exports grew to 3,539 units, up from 2,655 units, accounting 10.83 percent of HMSI exports.
    X-Blade units exported were almost similar at 3,529 units. However, growth was much higher at 105.06 percent from a low base of 1,721 units reported in October 2019. Volume growth stood at 1,808 units. Grazia exports grew to 3,401 units from 2,984 units at 13.97 percent growth. Unicorn 160 exports doubled from 648 units to 1,296 units.
    Honda Activa exports in October 2020
    Activa, a mainstay in India finds little demand elsewhere. Exports are at a mere 468 units, down 34.27 percent from 712 units. Dream export decline stood at 84.87 percent, having contracted to 240 units from 1,586 units. Livo met the same fate as numbers contracted to 200 units from 1,400. Unicorn 150 exports are reported at 160 units. CB Twister numbers fell to 130 units from 390 units having contracted by two-third. More

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    Honda CB350 Exports From India Start – 30 Units Exported In Oct 2020

    Honda CB350
    First batch of the Honda CB350 motorcycles has been exported from India

    Launched in September, Honda H’Ness CB350 is the newest rival to challenge the supremacy of Royal Enfield Classic 350. CB350 will also compete with Meteor 350, which is the first of Royal Enfield’s next-gen products. While CB350 has potential and has received appreciation from varied quarters, Classic 350 continues to lead in terms of sales volumes.
    Honda CB350 October exports
    CB350 is Honda’s first product that has been developed from scratch in India and will be exported to global markets. Initially, however, Honda will be focusing more on meeting demand in domestic market. In its first month, Honda exported 30 units of CB350. In comparison, Classic 350 exports in October were 906 units. While there’s a huge difference, the gap may reduce in the coming months.
    Honda is currently working to streamline CB350’s sales and marketing at global locations. It’s an entirely new product and will take some time to gain acceptance among the target audience. In the coming months, production of CB350 could also be increased based on the demand situation. Honda has a much wider global network as compared to Royal Enfield, so CB350 could have the advantage in global markets.
    In the domestic market, CB350 sales in October stood at 1,290 units. Total production was at 2,420 units. These are decent numbers in this segment, even though it may not be comparable to that of Classic 350. Domestic sales of Classic 350 were 41,953 units. An achievement for CB350 is that it has entered the top ten list of bestselling 200-500 cc motorcycles. In October, it was placed at ninth place.
    Image for reference
    Honda CB350 future outlook
    As far as October sales are concerned, CB350 doesn’t seem to have caused any erosion in Classic 350 sales numbers. Classic 350 has posted positive YoY and MoM growth in October, which is evidence that it continues to dominate this space.
    Even though CB350 is a direct rival, it appears that it is creating its own unique customer base rather than poaching potential customers of Classic 350. There may also be many bike enthusiasts who may have purchased CB350 just to experience something entirely new in this space.
    So, will Honda CB350 be another product that bites the dust against the might of Classic 350? Well, that’s tough to answer as it’s too early to speculate on such aspects. While CB350 is a well-equipped and good looking motorcycle, it is currently available only through Honda Big Wing dealerships. That itself is a major constraint in boosting sale volumes.
    Another thing is that Royal Enfield motorcycles are all about pride, prestige and power, which are definitely missing with CB350. At this point of time, possibilities for CB350 would be to focus on creating its own niche customer base and probably target exports more aggressively. More

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    Top 10 200cc To 500cc Motorcycles Oct 2020 – Classic, Bullet, Pulsar Lead

    Image – Anubhav Chauhan
    Royal Enfield dominates the segment with a market share of over 77%

    October turned out to be encouraging for 200cc – 500cc motorcycle manufacturers, as the segment reported positive YoY growth. Most manufacturers in this space have registered boost in sales. MoM sales growth has also been positive. A total of 79,203 units were sold in October, which is YoY gain of 7.62%. Sales during the same period last year stood at 73,598 units. MoM sales are up 17.83%, as compared to 67,220 units sold in September 2020.
    Royal Enfield and Bajaj dominate
    Royal Enfield continues to dominate this space with products like Classic 350, Bullet 350, Electra 350 and Himalayan. Bajaj comes next with products like Pulsar 220, Avenger 220, Dominar 250, and Dominar 400.
    The top selling product in this space is Classic 350 with 41,953 units sold in October. YoY sales are up 7.75%, as compared to 38,936 units sold in October last year. Classic 350 MoM sales are also up by 8.05%, as compared to 38,827 units sold in September 2020.
    At number two is Bullet 350 with 11,203 units sold in October. YoY sales are down -27.51%, as compared to 15,454 units sold in October last year. However, MoM sales are up 26.12%, as compared to 8,883 units sold in September 2020.
    200cc-500cc Motorcycle Sales Oct 2020 vs Oct 2019 (YoY). Jawa and BMW G310 sales numbers are not available.
    Bajaj Pulsar 220 takes the third place with 7,238 units sold in October. YoY sales are down -6.70%, as compared to 7,758 units sold in October last year. In terms of MoM growth, Pulsar 220 has made impressive gains of 41.45%. Sales in September 2020 were 5,117 units.
    At number four is Electra 350 with 6,405 units sold in October. YoY gain is 14.11%, as compared to 5,613 units sold in October last year. MoM growth is also positive at 11.74%, as compared to 5,732 units sold in September 2020.
    200cc-500cc Motorcycle Sales Oct 2020 vs Sep 2020 (MoM). Jawa and BMW G310 sales numbers are not available.
    At number five is Bajaj Dominar 400 with 1,818 units sold in October. YoY sales have more than doubled, as compared to 806 units sold in October last year. MoM sales have also more than doubled, as compared to 885 units sold in September 2020.
    Honda H’ness CB350 enters top ten
    In its first month itself, Honda H’ness CB350 has made it to the top ten list of bestselling 200cc – 500cc motorcycles. A total of 1,290 units were sold in October. This is nowhere close to Classic 350 sales numbers, but still it’s an encouraging development for Honda. Other motorcycles in top ten list include Himalayan (1,791 units), Dominar 250 (1,750), Avenger 220 (1,565), and KTM 390 (1,038).
    No
    200-500cc Motorcycle Sales
    Oct-20
    Oct-19
    1
    Classic 350
    41,953
    38,936
    2
    Bullet 350
    11,203
    15,454
    3
    Pulsar 220
    7,238
    7,758
    4
    Electra 350
    6,405
    5,613
    5
    Dominar 400
    1,818
    806
    6
    Himalayan
    1,791
    1,172
    7
    Dominar 250
    1,750
    0
    8
    Avenger 220
    1,565
    1,453
    9
    Hness CB350
    1,290
    0
    10
    KTM 390
    1,038
    361
    11
    Husqvarna 250
    759
    0
    12
    KTM 250
    712
    666
    13
    GIXXER 250
    599
    525
    14
    FZ25
    509
    592
    15
    Apache 310
    496
    222
    16
    MOJO
    77
    40

    Total
    79,203
    73,598
    Overall, Royal Enfield is the clear winner in this segment with collective market share of more than 77 percent. It’s evident that rivals have a lot to catch up in this space. A distant second is Bajaj with market share of more than 15 percent. This would be slightly higher if we add KTM and Husqvarna, which are partly owned by Bajaj. More

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    TVS Motor Sales, Exports Oct 2020 – XL Super, Jupiter, Apache, Ntorq

    Image – The Bengal Rider
    XL Super moped continues to be the best selling two wheeler from TVS Motor

    TVS Motor Company has been having a fruitful return at the Indian market in recent past. As mentioned in our previous report, the Hosur-based two-wheeler manufacturer has witnessed a 19 percent YoY growth in the domestic market whereas it registered almost 49 percent YoY growth in exports.
    This can be accounted for the strong performance of almost all TVS models for the month of October 2020. Almost all two-wheelers resulted in positive growth during the said period. Despite the ongoing crisis, TVS Motor managed to strengthen its supply chain from September 2020.
    XL, Jupiter leading Domestic Sales charts
    Total sales in the domestic market stood at 3,01,380 units which are significantly greater than 2,52,684 units sold by the company in October 2019. This is largely contributed by the sales of XL which leads the sales charts of TVS with 80,268 units sold last month. The company registered a difference of 20,094 units from October last year which translated to YoY growth of 33.39 percent.
    It was followed by Jupiter which recorded 74,159 units sales last month and was slightly lower than October 2019. During the same period last year, TVS retailed 74,560 units of its popular 110cc scooter which is marginal degrowth of 0.54 percent.
    TVS Motor Domestic Sales Oct 2020
    Jupiter is followed by the Apache range of motorcycles which registered 40,943 units sold in October this year. The company sold 6,884 units more than the previous year’s October which is a 20.21 percent YoY growth.
    Fourth and fifth positions were occupied by Ntorq and Sport respectively. TVS recorded 31,524 units of the power scooter in October whereas it registered 22,217 units of the entry-level 100cc bike. Both registered a positive YoY growth of 32.22 percent and 48.51 percent respectively.
    No
    TVS Domestic
    Oct-20
    Oct-19
    1
    XL Super Moped (+33%)
    80,268
    60,174
    2
    Jupiter(-1%)
    74,159
    74,560
    3
    Apache (+20%)
    40,943
    34,059
    4
    Ntorq (+32%)
    31,524
    23,842
    5
    Sport (+49%)
    22,217
    14,960
    6
    Radeon (+17%)
    20,204
    17,265
    7
    Star City (+79%)
    14,947
    8,331
    8
    Pep+ (+40%)
    11,254
    8,027
    9
    Zest (-20%)
    5,336
    6,680
    10
    RR310 (+123%)
    496
    222
    11
    iQube
    32
    0
    12
    Wego
    0
    906
    13
    Victor
    0
    3,658

    Total (+19%)
    3,01,380
    2,52,684
    Strong performances from 110cc bikes
    Sixth and seventh place was taken by TVS Motor’s 110cc bikes Radeon and Star City. The company recorded 20,204 units sales of Radeon with a YoY growth of 17.02 percent. On the other hand, Star City recorded the highest YoY growth of 79.41 percent with sales of 14,947 units of the motorcycle. In October 2019, TVS sold 8,331 units of Star City.
    TVS Motor Exports Oct 2020
    Exports
    When it comes to exports, it was Star City that led the sales charts with 28,173 units shipped overseas. This resulted in an impressive 93.50 percent YoY growth from October last year. TVS also retails a 125cc version of Star City overseas which occupied second place with 24,603 units sold in October 2020. It also recorded a decent 57.22 percent YoY growth.
    The Apache range of motorcycles witnessed a massive YoY growth with 13,058 units shipped overseas in October this year. This resulted in 118 percent YoY growth against 5,991units sold in October 2019. However, it was Radeon that witnessed the highest YoY growth of 280 percent in exports. In total, TVS shipped 80,525 units of its two-wheelers to overseas markets, higher than the 54,058 units shipped in October 2019. More