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    Suzuki 2W Sales Dec 2020 – Gixxer, Access, Burgman, Intruder

    Suzuki Burgman
    Suzuki Motorcycle India reports marginal growth for total sales and domestic wholesales in December 2020

    Suzuki Motorcycle India sold 51,719 units in December 2020. Of this domestic wholesale dispatches account for 44,773 units and exports for 6,946 units. Sales decline is reported at 1.20 percent.
    In December 2019, SMIPL reported total monthly sales of 52,351 units (Domestic + Exports). Domestic sales is December 2019 was reported at 44,368 units.
    In December 2018, total sales was reported at 52,362 units. As is evident, December sales for Suzuki has been more or less stable at just over 50k units over a 3-year period.
    SMIPL a major force for SMC
    The yardstick that is Maruti Suzuki is already a major force for Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC). India accounts for more than half of SMCs global car sales. It’s already an established fact that the Indian two-wheeler market keeps getting bigger and better. SMC’s global two-wheeler business is much smaller than the car business. And India already plays a key role. Despite volumes being seemingly small, India does account for about 40 percent of the giant’s global two-wheeler business volume.
    Suzuki Sales Dec 2020 – YoY vs MoM
    Suzuki Access scooter generously contributes to total domestic sales. Of the 5 products it sells here, Access and Burgman account for 90 percent of sales. In November 2020, that number was over 95 percent. Suzuki is keen on expanding its motorcycle business here.
    At the very least, SMIPL looks to improve that number to over 10 percent consistently. A few months prior, Suzuki upgraded its Gixxer 150, and introduced the all new Gixxer 250. While SMIPL will launch new motorcycles, now is not the time. Focus is on improving sales of current motorcycles being sold.
    Suzuki Motorcycle India outlook for 2021
    This also mean the company will increase the number of Suzuki dealerships in India. On the product front, Suzuki has stayed away from mass market commuter bikes to offer value in the performance aspect. SMIPL is optimistic about 2021 being a successful year.
    Koichiro Hirao, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd. said, “Although year 2020 was challenging and uncertain for all, we have seen an approximately 1% growth in the domestic sales during December 2020 as compared to the same month in 2019. Our domestic sales number shows that the demand is steadily improving and has even surpassed pre-covid-19 times.
    We introduced the Gixxer series with new liveries followed by the launch of Bluetooth enabled Access 125 and Bluetooth enabled Burgman Street. Recently, the BS6 version of V-Strom 650 XT was added to our current product portfolio. With these new launches and registering record sale during festive season, we have successfully maneuvered through this tough year.” More

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    TVS Motor Sales Dec 2020 – Apache, Jupiter, XL Super, NTorq

    Image – The Biker’s Diary
    TVS Motor sales reports growth both in terms of domestic sales and exports for December 2020

    TVS Motor Company a leading two and three wheeler maker in the country has reported strong growth in December 2020. Overall sales grew by 19 percent to 2,58,239 units, up from 2,15,619 units sold in the same month of the previous year. The company has noted increased sales in terms of motorcycle and scooter sales as well as in exports. Three wheeler sales continue to decline.
    TVS Two Wheeler Domestic Sales
    Taking motorcycle and scooter sales into account, the company has models such as the XL Super, Jupiter, Apache and Ntorq among the more popular models in its lineup. TVS reported motorcycle sales at 1,19,051 units, up 27.06 percent as compared to 93,697 units sold in Dec 19.
    TVS Scooter sales also increased, albeit marginally by 4 percent to 77,705 units in the past month, up from 74,716 units sold in Dec 19. The company noted strong demand for its mopeds with a 30.24 percent sales increase to 61,483 units, thus taking total sales in this two wheeler segment up 12.51 percent to 1,76,912 units, up from 1,57,244 units sold in Dec 19.
    In terms of three wheeler sales, the company registered sales of 13,845 units in December 2020 down from 15,952 units sold in Dec 19.
    TVS Motor Sales Dec 2020 – YoY vs MoM
    TVS Motor Exports
    Two wheeler Exports also noted a significant increase by 39.32 percent to 81,327 units. Dec 19 exports had stood at 58,375 units. Total exports grew by 28 percent to 94,269 units in Dec 20 as against 73,512 units exported in Dec 19.
    MoM Sales however dipped 17.10 percent. November 2020 sales both domestic and exports had stood at 3,11,519 units, which fell by 53,280 units to 2,58,239 units in December 2020. Sales de-growth was noted across all segments of motorcycle, scooter and moped.
    Domestic sales of 2 wheelers dipped 28.60 percent to 1,76,912 units, down from 2,47,789 units sold in Nov 20. Exports on the other hand increased 27.61 percent to 81,327 units in Dec 20, up from 63,730 units shipped to global markets in Nov 20.
    TVS Motor Company is in a partnership with BMW Motorrad and produces around 17 percent of BMW motorcycles worldwide. TVS produces G310R and G310GS for BMW. These bikes are produced at the company’s Hosur facility and are sold in India as well as exported.
    TVS also recently launched the new TVS Apache RTR160 4V in Bangladesh to strengthen its portfolio in the country. This bike, presented in two variants of single disc and rear disc, gets Bluetooth enabled TVS SmartXonnect technology and is powered by a 159.7cc 4 stroke engine that delivers 16.05 hp power and 14.8 Nm torque. More

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    Royal Enfield Dec Sales Highest In 2020 – Classic, Meteor, Bullet, Himalayan

    Image – Vimal Sumbly
    With a comprehensive lineup of new generation models lined up, Royal Enfield is set for a strong year

    Royal Enfield bids farewell to 2020 on a positive note by registering growth in all of the segments it participates in. While the YTD performance this financial year is still in the red, the sales momentum has picked up pace since festive season and things are expected to get better in the coming months.
    Royal Enfield sales December 2020
    On the back of strong performances from the Classic 350 and newly launched Meteor 350, the 350 cc segment registered sales of 63,580 units in December 2020 which represents a YoY growth of 33%. The flagship Interceptor and Continental GT 650 twins managed to post sales of 5,415 units, a growth of 7.85% compared to December 2019.
    Royal Enfield also witnessed an impressive growth of its export operations in the last month of 2020 with 3,503 units shipped at a YoY rate of 81.8%. Overall, the Eicher-owned brand clocked 68,995 units last month at a growth of 36.8%.
    The overall sales grew by 10% compared to November 2020 as well. In fact, in November 2020, 5 of the top 10 best selling motorcycles in the 200 to 500 cc segment were Royal Enfields. This is the highest monthly sales posted by Royal Enfield in the year 2020.
    Royal Enfield Sales Dec 2020 – YoY vs MoM
    Outlook for 2021
    Royal Enfield has a lot of reasons to look forward to an eventful 2021. The company’s product onslaught which was originally set to commence in mid-2020 has been delayed to the global crisis. The Meteor 350 based on the all-new modular J-Platform gives us a good idea of things to come from RE’s stable.
    The retro-classic specialist is expected to kick start the new year by upgrading its flagship 650 twins with alloy wheels and the Himalayan adventure tourer with the useful Tripper Navigation system.
    A few months down the lane, the eagerly anticipated next generation Classic 350 will be landing. A recently spotting of an Interceptor-style single-cylinder prototype also adds to the excitement. To top it all off, Royal Enfield is also working on a twin-cylinder cruiser based on the 650 cc platform. The test mules reveal a neatly styled low-rider with alloy wheels, inverted front telescopic forks and so on.
    Global expansion in the making
    In a significant step towards realizing its long-term goal of becoming global leader of medium-displacement motorcycle segment, Royal Enfield set up its first overseas CKD assembly unit in Argentina last year. The company is also working on opening a new assembly plant in Thailand this year. The overseas facilities would go a long way in making headway into crucial regional two wheeler markets while boosting its export operations from India (source of CKD kits). More

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    Yamaha India Sales Dec 2020 Grow – R15, MT15, FZS, Fascino

    Yamaha R15
    Yamaha Motor India reported H2 2020 growth of 21.10 percent, and growth in December 2020 at 33 percent

    The start to FY21 and end to FY20 had manufacturers deal with disarray. Following the initial period of inactivity, and slow restart, logistics and supplies chains were strengthened. Starting Q3 2020, Yamaha India was able to pick up the reins and go onward in a positive manner. The manufacturer reported ‘uninterrupted positive growth in the post-lockdown period’.
    This comes on the back of reporting sales growth consecutively over the past 6 months once Covid-19 pandemic related lockdown was lifted. Performance in the last 6 months lays strong groundwork for Q4 FY21, which could in fact help the bike manufacturer end the fiscal well.
    Q3, Q4, and H2 2020 sales growth
    In July 2020, Yamaha India reported 4.3 percent growth up at 49,989 units from 47,918 units. In August, wholesales grew 14.8 percent, up at 60,505 units from 52,706 units. For September 2020, growth in wholesales was up at 17 percent. At 63,052 units from 53,727 units.
    Through Q3, Yamaha sales grew to 1,73,546 units from 1,54,351 units at 12.44 growth. Volume gain stood at 19,195 units. Higher sales could be attributed to deferred demand from earlier months and a wide range of finance plans introduced to help foster buyer sentiment.
    Yamaha India Sales Jul-Dec 2020
    October 2020 growth was robust at 31 percent. Wholesales grew to 60,176 units from 46,082 units. Growth in November 2020 was pegged at 35 percent. Wholesales were up at 53,208 units from 39406 units.
    Yamaha Motor India reported total wholesales for December 2020 at 33 percent growth. Up at 39,224 units from 29,486 units in December 2019. Through Q4 2020, sales growth is reported at 32.73 percent up at 1,52,608 units from 1,14,974 units. Volume gain stood at 37,634 units. This can in part be attributed to low base sales for the comparable quarter last year and the traditional demand mindset each festive season.
    Together (Q3 and Q4) contributed to 21.10 percent growth in H2 2020. Wholesales grew at 3,26,153 units from 2,69,325 units at 56,828 volume gain. In all, the last 6 months averaged sales of just over 50k units on a monthly basis. While most manufacturers have reported stronger numbers for Q4 2020, Yamaha India did in fact report higher sales in Q3 than in Q4.
    Yamaha Motor India motorcycles and scooters
    Expectation for 2021 is for overall demand to grow basis varied demand of personal mobility. Currently, Yamaha retails Fascino, Ray ZR and Ray ZR Street Rally scooters in the 125 cc segment. 150 cc motorcycles on sales include R15 Version 3.0, MT15 in 155 cc, FZ FI & FZS FI Version 3.0. The 250 cc segment comprises of FZ 25 and FZS 25. More

  • Yamaha India Sales Sep 2020 – Fascino, Ray, FZ, R15 V3, MT15

    Yamaha India Q2 FY 2020 sales are at 173,546 units – growth of 12.44% over same period last year
    Yamaha India has report 3 consecutive months of sequential/MoM and YoY sales growth. The company is on track to further build on growth momentum on the back of the ongoing festive season, a period of high sales in the country.

    Yamaha Motor India reports total sales growth of 17 percent at 63,052 units in September 2020, up from 53727 units sold in September 2019. As Covid-19 pandemic related lockdown continued to be lifted in phases, Yamaha was able to gain on sales activity. For July 2020, sales growth is reported at 4.3 percent, up at 49,989 units, up from 47,916 units in July 2019.
    Sales growth for August 2020 is reported at 14.8 percent, up at growth in August 2020 with respect to August 2019. Sales grew to 60,505 units in Aug 2020 from 52,704 units in Aug ‘19. Now with festivities upon us, Yamaha expects October sales to be better than September, and with this another record month for sales volume.
    Yamaha India Q2 FY 2020 Sales – Domestic
    In capitalising on market sentiment, Yamaha has made available finance schemes for its new 125 cc FI scooters in specific markets. This is clubbed with the premise of low down payment options. Yamaha scooters Fascino and RayZR along with motorcycles like FZ, R15, MT15 have helped increase sales in this period.
    Quarterly Sales Performance
    While FY21/Q3 2020 quarter sales has been something to write home about, decline reported in the quarter prior would add a burden of sales contraction to total yearly sales. For January to September 2020, Yamaha has sold 3,51,994 units, down at 30.7 percent from 5,08,344 units sold in the first three quarters of 2020.
    For Q3 2020, sales grew to 1,73,546 units, up 12.44 percent from 1,54,351 units at volume gain of 19,195. This is in account of low base sales for the period in question. With no recovery at the end of FY20 when the country went into complete lockdown, Q1 FY21/Q2 2020 sales contraction leaves a lasting impact.
    With this, sales focus on Q3 and Q4 2020 are a priority. Yamaha India has triumphed in Q3, and expects overall demand to grow during the festival seasons, all the way through to Christmas, meaning October to December quarter would be one of heightened activity. Despite current growth, company sales for 2020 is expected to be the lowest in a decade.
    Indian Two Wheeler Sales – Sep 2020
    For now pent-up demand from earlier in the year, last year’s low base sales, and a current expected consideration for personal mobility are all working in tandem to infuse life into auto businesses. At the end of 2019, Yamaha India had mentioned domestic sales target of 6.50 lakh units in 2020. The company is working on tripling market share by 2025 at 10 percent market share.
    At the end of 2019, Yamaha had an overall market share of 3.5 percent, and its scooter market share was at about 5 percent. Last year exports stood at 2.94 lakh units, and in 2020 that number was projected to rise to 3.15 lakh units. At the end of the current quarter, it will be clear how much ground Yamaha India has lost on its projections. More

  • Top 10 200cc to 500cc Motorcycles Aug 2020 – RE Classic 350, Bajaj Pulsar

    We assess sales of the best selling motorcycles in the 200-500cc segment for August 2020
    Most bikes in this segment have noted increased growth in August 2020, when compared with sales in the same month of the previous year. Overall vehicle sales in India have seen a significant surge in demand over the past two months following three months of constraints from March to May 2020 in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Motorcycle sales in the 200-500cc segment in August 2020 increased 15.10 percent to 60,889 units, up from 52,903 units sold in August 2020. Royal Enfield had the majority share in the 200-500cc segment.
    Royal Enfield Market Share 76.7%
    The RE Classic 350 claimed top spot with 34,791 units sold in August 2020, up 48.47 percent over 23,433 units sold in August 2019. Royal Enfield has the Bullet 350 at No. 2 on this list; though sales suffered a de-growth in the past month to 7,257 units, down 38.62 percent from 11,824 units sold in the same month of the previous year.
    Of 60,809 motorcycles sold in the segment, 46,707 were of Royal Enfield – with a 76.7% market share
    There was also the RE Electra 350 (4,129 units) at No. 3 and Himalayan (530 units) at No. 12 with both these models suffering de-growth of 17.39 percent and 67.94 percent respectively. With the launch of Meteor 350 next month, RE is expected to increase its market share even further.
    Bajaj, Yamaha, KTM, Suzuki, TVS
    The Bajaj Pulsar 220 claimed No. 3 spot on the list in the past month. Pulsar 220 sales stood at 5,558 units, down 7.86 percent as against 6,032 units sold in August 2019. On the list were also the Bajaj Dominar 250 and Avenger 220 at No. 7 and 9 respectively.
    The Dominar 250 was launched earlier this year. Sales in the past month stood at 1,317 units. Avenger 220 sales suffered a de-growth of 46.55 percent to 845 units in the past month, down from 1,581 units sold in the same month of the previous year. Bajaj Auto also had the Dominar 400 on this list with sales suffering a de-growth of 16.40 percent to 775 units last month.
    At No.5 on the list was the Yamaha FZ25 with a 111.71 percent increase in sales to 1,736 units, up from 820 units sold in August 2012. KTM 250 and 390 range featured in the list – both showing an upward growth. KTM 250 sales surged 134.97 percent to 1,391 units while a total of 785 units of the KTM 390 were sold last month, recording growth of 91.93 percent.
    The Husqvarna 250, launched recently in India, was a new entrant on the list. It featured on the 8th spot with 972 units sold. Lower down the order were the Suzuki Gixxer 250 (407 units), TVS Apache RR 310 (364 units) and the Mahindra Mojo (32 units), with each of these models posting positive sales.
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  • Honda Activa helps HMSI post sales of over 4.28 lakh in Aug 2020

    Honda Two Wheelers posted a marginal sales growth in Aug 2020
    Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India reports total sales decline of 1.9 percent at 4,43,969 units sold in August 2020, down from 452,551 units sold in August last year. Of this, domestic sales accounts for 4,28,231 units at sales growth of 0.6 percent, up from 4,25,664 units sold in August 2019. Exports fell 41 percent from 26,887 units in August 2019 to 15,738 units in August 2020.
    HMSI sales recovery

    While a YoY comparison is not a complete reflection of the tough times on hand, MoM comparison reflects a more positive outlook. In August, Honda’s domestic sales crossed 4.28 lakh units for the first time in FY21. This is attributed to improved supplies and higher utilization of production capacity. Over 90 percent of the HMSI network is back to business and the company has seen an increase in customer enquiries.
    Following complete lockdown since March end, manufacturers were able to restart production, sales and distribution in a phased manner since May 2020. As limitation continue to be lifted, and functionality reaches normalcy, HMSI sales is quickly gaining pace. Domestic sales was reported at 2.02 lakh units in June 2020, and 3.09 lakh units in July 2020. With operational ease, sales has improved by over a lakh units for the past three months.
    HMSI Sales Aug 2020
    Honda registered sales of four lakh plus units for the first time in FY’21 and the company’s domestic sales grew one per cent as well. In comparison to July 2020, Honda’s sales grew 38 per cent with 321,583 units sold. The other important thing to note is that Honda’s domestic sales have been growing by one lakh units for the third consecutive month. The company sold 2.02 lakh units domestically in June 2020, 3.09 lakh units in July 2020 and 4.28 lakh units in August 2020.
    The uptick in sales is expected to be further supported through the ongoing festive season. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Director – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Our line-up of 14 models including our latest motorcycle Hornet 2.0 will excite new customers.” More than 50% of the total sales are thanks to the Activa – India’s best selling scooter.
    2020 Honda Hornet 2.0
    Newly launched Honda Hornet 2.0 is powered by a 184.4 cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine that returns max power of 17.03 bhp at 8,500 rpm and peak torque of 16.1 Nm at 6,000 rpm paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. The CB Hornet 160R replacement, is Honda’s first motorcycle in the 180-200 cc segment. The move is part of HMSI’s portfolio expansion to cater to a wide range of customers. Honda CB Hornet 160R’s run came to an end when BS6 was mandated from April 1, 2020. Honda Hornet 2.0 motorcycles are scheduled to reach dealerships this week.
    While HMSI has a dominant city presence, owing to its every popular Activa range of scooters, the brand is reviewing rural demand that could be met by a motorcycle that sits below its entry level CD 110. In close competition with Hero, a meaningful entry in the mass market bike segment would boost HMSI sales. More

  • TVS Motor Aug 2020 Sales Report – Apache, Jupiter, XL Super, Ntorq

    Two wheeler segment of TVS has registered a marginal growth, while three wheelers has registered a decline
    TVS Motor total sales of 287,398 units in Aug 2020 is down 1.05 percent, from 2,90,455 units reported in August 2019. TVS Motor Company reports 14 percent MoM sales growth in August 2020 up from 2,52,744 units in July 2020. MoM sales growth is a pattern that’s endorsed by most manufacturers.

    This is on account of the fact that when business restarted in May 2020 in a phased manner, there were limitations galore. With every consequent review of ease of business, lockdown limitations have further lifted with manufacturers and dealerships depending on well structured SoPs to ensure staff and consumer safety.
    Two Wheeler Sales
    Total two-wheelers sales is reported at 2,77,226 units in August 2020, up 0.49 precent from 2,75,851 units in August 2019. Domestic two-wheeler sales fell 0.54 percent to 2,18,338 units from 2,19,528 units in August 2019. Motorcycle sales grew 9.58 percent to 1,19,878 units in August 2020, up from 1,09,393 units in August 2019.
    TVS Two Wheeler Sales Aug 2020
    Scooter sales fell to 87,044 units at sales decline of 20.34 percent from 1,09,272 units in August 2019. Total exports fell marginally at 1.94 percent at 68,347 units, down from 69,702 units in August 2019. Two-wheeler exports grew at 4.55 percent at 58,888 units, over 56,323 units exported in August 2019.
    3 Wheeler Sales
    Three-wheeler sales are registered at 10,172 units in August 2020, down 30.34 percent from 14,604 units in August 2019.?? The domestic three-wheeler segment is in a bit of a lurch considering most people have not been required to use public transport since offices have made work home a part of the solution. While market conditions continue to ease in terms of doing business, since lockdown began to be lifted in phases since May, the economic repercussion software the Covid-19 pandemic are still being evaluated.
    New Launches
    In recent weeks, TVS Motor has carried out a few launches, as well as revised vehicle price. TVS Jupiter ZX with disk brake and i-Touchstart, and Ntorq Race Edition are new variant choices. The current price hike could be attributed changing market conditions, input cost increase, and current economic factors.
    The Indian two wheeler market is of mammoth proportions in terms of demand and sales volume. Despite a pandemic slowdown, current sales trends denote heightened activity. In the current scenario, sales is backed by multiple factors. Deliveries that were deferred owing to lockdown are being dispatched.
    To ensure financial freedom, a wider range of loan/financing options are now on offer. However, it should be kept in mind that the two-wheeler market isn’t completely dependent on vehicle financing. A good monsoon has improved disposable income, and agriculture has faired well. Buying trends also put to focus on markets outside of metros and big cities. In ensuring adequate physical distancing, personal mobility options are now a consideration. And then there’s the ever dependant festive season, a period that usually witnesses improved sales. More