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  • Two Wheeler Exports July 2020 – Boxer, Star City, Pulsar, KTM, Discover Lead

    Bajaj Boxer continues to the most exported motorcycle from India
    Two-wheeler exports registered negative YoY growth in July 2020, as global auto markets and people continue to face challenges associated with Covid-19 pandemic. Among the top ten, only three two-wheelers have registered positive YoY growth in July. Overall, a total of 1,79,154 motorcycles were exported in July, which is YoY de-growth of -35.78%.
    Bajaj Boxer leads

    Most exported two-wheeler in July is Bajaj Boxer, which has retained this position for a long time. However, as compared to 78,064 units exported in July last year, the number is down to 49,418 units in July 2020. That’s a -36.70% YoY drop in exports.
    Bajaj was early to realize the potential of selling its products in international markets, a strategy that has turned out to be hugely profitable for the company. A significant percentage of Bajaj Boxers are exported to African countries, where the bike is popular for its rugged character, strength and durability.
    No
    TW Exports
    Jul-20
    Jul-19
    Diff
    %
    1
    Boxer
    49,418
    78,064
    -28,646
    -36.70
    2
    STAR CITY
    39,267
    32,133
    7,134
    22.20
    3
    Pulsar
    12,022
    30,446
    -18,424
    -60.51
    4
    KTM
    10,430
    3,691
    6,739
    182.58
    5
    Discover
    9,220
    15,328
    -6,108
    -39.85
    6
    Apache
    6,729
    9,011
    -2,282
    -25.32
    7
    FZ
    5,072
    9,420
    -4,348
    -46.16
    8
    CB Twister
    2,990
    1,300
    1,690
    130.00
    9
    Splendor
    2,816
    5,790
    -2,974
    -51.36
    10
    NAVI
    2,374
    4,392
    -2,018
    -45.95
    11
    GIXXER
    2,286
    4,400
    -2,114
    -48.05
    12
    SPORT
    2,280
    4,842
    -2,562
    -52.91
    13
    Saluto
    2,172
    4,128
    -1,956
    -47.38
    14
    Dream
    1,843
    1,400
    443
    31.64
    15
    CB HORNET 160R
    1,648
    1,629
    19
    1.17
    16
    Dio
    1,616
    12,048
    -10,432
    -86.59
    17
    Saluto RX
    1,516
    1,116
    400
    35.84
    18
    Dominar
    1,502
    1,078
    424
    39.33
    19
    Jive
    1,429
    508
    921
    181.30
    20
    BMW
    1,322
    1,175
    147
    12.51
    21
    650 Twin
    1,274
    2,570
    -1,296
    -50.43
    22
    Passion
    1,270
    1,566
    -296
    -18.90
    23
    SZ
    1,152
    1,072
    80
    7.46
    24
    FZ25
    1,086
    1,289
    -203
    -15.75
    25
    Husqvarna
    1,053
    0
    1,053

    26
    Crux
    1,052
    258
    794
    307.75
    27
    NTORQ
    1,016
    2,786
    -1,770
    -63.53
    28
    Acheiver
    989
    930
    59
    6.34
    29
    XPULSE 200
    964
    0
    964

    30
    Ray
    924
    4,090
    -3,166
    -77.41
    31
    Himalayan
    825
    910
    -85
    -9.34
    32
    CB UNICORN 160
    768
    576
    192
    33.33
    33
    TVS XL
    720
    1,078
    -358
    -33.21
    34
    Victor
    640
    1,280
    -640
    -50.00
    35
    R15
    610
    1,490
    -880
    -59.06
    36
    GIXXER 250
    585
    0
    585

    37
    Glamour
    512
    5,284
    -4,772
    -90.31
    38
    CB Shine
    452
    3,682
    -3,230
    -87.72
    39
    Wego
    446
    1,797
    -1,351
    -75.18
    40
    Activa
    416
    780
    -364
    -46.67
    41
    Xtreme
    410
    312
    98
    31.41
    42
    SR 50 MT
    391
    680
    -289
    -42.50
    43
    Hunk
    386
    1,832
    -1,446
    -78.93
    44
    Typhoon R 50
    375
    500
    -125
    -25.00
    45
    Fascino
    364
    650
    -286
    -44.00
    46
    Avenger
    354
    260
    94
    36.15
    47
    Alpha
    224
    218
    6
    2.75
    48
    Platina
    216
    4,680
    -4,464
    -95.38
    49
    Classic 500
    254
    1,021
    -767
    -75.12
    50
    STREET 500
    176
    17
    159
    935.29
    51
    Jupiter
    172
    78
    94
    120.51
    52
    Aprilia
    172
    1,099
    -927
    -84.35
    53
    Vespa
    149
    512
    -363
    -70.90
    54
    X Blade
    144
    96
    48
    50.00
    55
    Radeon
    120
    2,120
    -2,000
    -94.34
    56
    HERO DESTNI 125
    80
    356
    -276
    -77.53
    57
    Burgman
    72
    1,128
    -1,056
    -93.62
    58
    Maestro
    48
    1,128
    -1,080
    -95.74
    59
    Lets
    48
    860
    -812
    -94.42
    60
    STREET ROD
    45
    0
    45

    61
    Gusto
    44
    0
    44

    62
    Pleasure
    40
    584
    -544
    -93.15
    63
    HF Deluxe
    40
    6,374
    -6,334
    -99.37
    64
    MT 15
    40
    640
    -600
    -93.75
    65
    Thunderbird 350
    40
    18
    22
    122.22
    66
    Centuro
    20
    0
    20

    67
    Bullet 500
    15
    484
    -469
    -96.90
    68
    Karizma
    8
    0
    8

    69
    Electra
    1
    0
    1


    Total
    1,79,154
    2,78,984
    -99,830
    -35.78
    Next in the list is TVS Star City with 39,267 units exported in July. Star City has registered an impressive 22.20% YoY jump in exports. In the domestic market, Star City BS6 was launched earlier this year in January at a starting price of Rs 62k. At number three is Pulsar with 12,022 units exported in July. Pulsar has lost more than half of its exports, as compared to 30,446 units exported in July last year.
    At number four is KTM with 10,430 units exported In July. The Austrian auto manufacturer owned partly by Bajaj Auto has registered a whopping 182.58% YoY jump in exports. Some of it can be attributed to the fulfilment of a large number of pending orders that were delayed due to Covid-19 during the lockdown period. KTM exports in July last year stood at 3,691 units.
    At number five is yet another Bajaj product, Discover, with 9,220 units exported in July. YoY de-growth is -39.85%, as compared to 15,328 units exported in July last year. As is evident, Bajaj products occupy four of the top five slots in two-wheeler exports list. This is indicative of the company’s clout in international markets. It is estimated that around 40% of Bajaj’s overall two-wheeler sales come from exports.
    Two-wheelers with positive YoY growth
    Other two-wheelers in the top ten list include TVS Apache (6,729 units), Yamaha FZ (5,072), Honda CB Twister (2,990), Hero Splendor (2,816), and Honda NAVI (2,374). All except CB Twister have registered negative YoY growth in July. CB Twister exports have more than doubled, from 1,300 units in July last year to 2,990 units in July 2020. Other two-wheelers with positive YoY growth in July include Honda Dream, CB Hornet 160R, Yamaha Saluto RX, Bajaj Dominar, and TVS Jive. More

  • Husqvarna India Sales, Exports July 2020 – Svartpilen, Vitpilen

    In July 2020, Husqvarna Motorcycles India (under Bajaj Auto) sold 725 units in the domestic market while exporting 1,053 units
    Husqvarna Motorcycles India launched its very first products, Vitpilen 250 and Svartpilen 250 towards the end of February 2020 at a starting price of Rs 1.80 lakh ex-showroom (now cost almost Rs 1.85 lakh). The ~250cc motorcycles share internals with KTM India’s popular 250 Duke naked sports motorcycle. Both KTM and Husqvarna single-cylinders are manufactured at Bajaj Auto’s Chakan manufacturing facility.

    The Indian automotive industry is making a gradual recovery from COVID-19 and sales charts have been witnessing a gradual increase in the last couple of months. However, figures continue to remain considerably lower than pre-COVID trends.
    The pandemic had brought several businesses to a standstill in its initial stages. But most companies have now become accustomed to the ‘new normals’. For instance, almost all major automakers have started online sales platforms as a safe and smooth alternative for purchasing a new vehicle.
    Husqvarna Motorcycles India sales – July 2020

    Husqvarna India Sales / Exports July 2020 vs July 2019
    Coming back to Husqvarna Motorcycles India, the Swedish-origin two-wheeler brand sold 725 ‘250’ units on the domestic market in July 2020. On the other hand, exports hit 1,053 units since it also manufacturers ‘200’ and ‘401’ models for foreign markets. Husqvarna ‘200’ models (spied a few times) borrow their power plant from the KTM 200 Duke while the bigger ‘401’ range is basically KTM 390 Duke units in a shell designed by KISKA, a renowned branding and designing company based in Salzburg, Austria.
    In total, Husqvarna Motorcycles India sold 1,778 units in July 2020. However, this is over 200 units less than the sales performance in June 2020 (which saw 1,996 units). Both the Svartpilen (almost a scrambler) and Vitpilen (almost a cafe racer) are expected to arrive in ‘200’ and ‘401’ formats by the end of this year.
    Key features & specs
    Besides an interesting styling approach, the Husqvarna ‘250’ neo-retro siblings sport an exposed trellis frame, full-LED headlamp, forged aluminium triple clamps, WP USD forks, 5-spoke alloy wheels, single-pod digital instrument console, dual-channel ABS, slipper clutch, etc. As mentioned before, it employs the same engine as KTM India’s ‘250’ models: 250 Duke, RC250 (export-only) and 250 Adventure (in the works).
    The 248.8cc liquid-cooled DOHC single-cylinder motor generates 30.57bhp @ 8,000rpm and 27.4Nm @ 6,500rpm. This is mated to a 6-speed transmission.
    It was only recently that KTM India upgraded the 250 Duke with a full-LED headlamp (same unit as on the 390 Duke). Prices currently start at Rs 2.09 lakh ex-showroom. In other words, the ‘250 Huskies’ undercut it by roughly Rs 24,000, thus offering appreciable value for a mass-production single-cylinder sports bike. More

  • KTM India Sales, Exports Data July 2020 – RC, Duke 125, 200, 250, 390

    Domestic sales of KTM India has declined for July 2020 – Exports have grown exponentially, thanks to ADV 390
    Following a pattern that has been evident in recent months, KTM has improved its MoM sales, even though YoY sales continue to be negative. The company sold a total of 3,246 units in July, which is better than 1,938 units sold in June 2020. However, YoY sales are down -39.60%, as compared to 5,374 units sold in July last year.
    KTM domestic sales

    In July 2020, the company’s top selling bike was KTM 125 (Duke + RC). A total of 1,847 units were sold, which is YoY loss of -33.70%. Sales during the same period last year stood at 2,786 units. As may be recalled, KTM 125 had emerged as the bestselling KTM soon after its launch in 2019. With KTM 125, the company has been able to target a new segment of customers who want an entry-level performance bike. Superior performance coupled with competitive pricing is a key reason for the growing popularity of KTM 125.
    At number two in the list is KTM 200 (Duke + RC) with 937 units sold in July. YoY sales have almost halved, as compared to 1,749 units sold in July last year. The first KTM to be launched in India, KTM 200 had once been the top selling KTM in the country. However, things changed after KTM 125 was introduced in the Indian market.

    KTM India sales, exports – July 2020
    KTM 390 (Duke + RC + ADV) is placed at third place with a total of 254 units sold in July. YoY loss stands at -26.59%, which is the least of all KTM bikes in July. Sales during the same period last year were 346 units. KTM 250 comes fourth with 208 units sold in July. At -57.81%, KTM 250 has registered the highest YoY loss of all KTM bikes in July. Its sales in July last year were 493 units.
    Talking about KTM 790 Duke, it’s not featured in the list, as the BS6 model is yet to be launched. It is possible that KTM might launch 790 Duke BS6 by end of this year.
    KTM exports July 2020
    While domestic sales continue to be a disappointment, KTM has a lot to cheer as far as exports are concerned. That’s because exports have almost trebled, from 3,691 units in July last year to 10,430 units in July 2020. YoY growth stands at 182.58%.
    Most exported KTM from India in July is KTM 390 with 5,772 units sent overseas. That’s a five-fold growth, up from 944 units in July last year. Next is KTM 125 with 3,404 units exported in July. That’s a three-fold growth, as compared to 842 units exported in July last year.
    However, the next two bikes in the list, KTM 200 and KTM 250, have registered negative YoY growth in July. Exports are 1,088 units and 166 units respectively, resulting in YoY loss of -22.23% and -67.19%, respectively.
    No
    KTM Domestic
    Jul-20
    Jul-19
    Diff
    %
    1
    125
    1,847
    2,786
    -939
    -33.70
    2
    200
    937
    1,749
    -812
    -46.43
    3
    390
    254
    346
    -92
    -26.59
    4
    250
    208
    493
    -285
    -57.81

    Total
    3,246
    5,374
    -2,128
    -39.60
     
     
     
     
     
     
    No
    KTM Exports
    Jul-20
    Jul-19
    Diff
    %
    1
    390
    5,772
    944
    4,828
    511.44
    2
    125
    3,404
    842
    2,562
    304.28
    3
    200
    1,088
    1,399
    -311
    -22.23
    4
    250
    166
    506
    -340
    -67.19

    Total
    10,430
    3,691
    6,739
    182.58 More

  • Royal Enfield June 2020 Sales Break Up, Exports – Classic 350, Himalayan lead

    On the Indian domestic market, Royal Enfield sold 36,510 units in June 2020 compared to 55,082 units back in June 2019
    Chennai-based motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield, like every other major automaker, has not been doing particularly well since COVID-19 hit India. In fact, the entire Indian automotive industry is making a slow recovery from the government’s near-two-month nationwide COVID-19 lockdown protocols, put into effect towards the end of March 2020.

    To strengthen business operations amid these challenging times, the company introduced its online booking page with attractive finance and EMI options. It has also started a doorstep service initiative dubbed Royal Enfield Service on Wheels (currently available only in Chennai). Service personnel coming under the programme are issued a Royal Enfield Bullet Trials 350, with custom-built toolkits and other essentials.
    Meanwhile, Royal Enfield is working on the next-gen ‘UCE 350’ range, starting with the Meteor 350 — replaces the phased-out BS4 Thunderbird and ThunderbirdX 350 siblings. The company discontinued its ‘UCE 500’ lineup ahead of BS6 emission norms due to low demand. At present, Royal Enfield has three model lines in its global portfolio: 350 (Bullet, Electra and Classic), Himalayan and 650 Twins.

    Royal Enfield June 2020 – Domestic Sales and Exports
    Royal Enfield Domestic Sales – June 2020
    In June 2020, Royal Enfield sold a total of 36,510 units in India as against 55,082 units back in June 2019. Among them, the Classic 350 topped the list at 22,699 units despite facing a sales decline of 32.82%. Entry-level offerings Bullet 350 and Electra 350 garnered 8,108 units (-18.92%) and 4,058 units (+50.63%) each last month. The Electra 350 is the only model which could garner positive sales figures.
    Royal Enfield’s proven adventure tourer, Himalayan hit 835 units and went through a sales drop of 31.73%. It will soon receive a strong rival in the form of Mahindra Two Wheelers’ Mojo 300 BS6. On the other hand, the parallel-twin 650 Twins (Interceptor and Continental GT) collectively marked 810 units and a 53.74% fall. The now-discontinued Thunderbird 350 line had marked 4,749 units last year.
    Royal Enfield Exports – June 2020
    In foreign markets, Indian-made Royal Enfield products are quite popular thanks to the supreme affordability they offer. The Royal Enfield Himalayan has already become a sought-after starter motorcycle for heavy offroading. Only 279 Himalayan units were shipped in June 2020. In comparison, 66.47% more made it to foreign markets last year.
    The Royal Enfield Classic 500 (not available on our market anymore) hit just 98 units last month as against 421 units in June 2019. The Thunderbird is still available for select export markets. It returned only 14 units in June 2020; still an improvement by 1 unit. Finally on the list comes the Classic 350 and Bullet 500 with a sales loss of almost 98%. More

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