Hero Splendor continues its market supremacy, Auto News, ET Auto

Hero MotoCorp’s motorcycle Splendor was the best selling two wheeler model in September.

New Delhi: The battle between Hero and Honda for market supremacy continues even as the Indian two-wheeler industry, which is the largest in the world, struggles for growth, and was down 25% year-on-year (YoY) in October 2021.

In the fight to be the two-wheeler big boss, Splendor continues to lead the list with 242,992 units sold last month. In sales volume, however, Hero MotoCorp’s entry-level bike witnessed a marginal decline of 0.17% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis, according to data by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). The apex body representing automakers in the country, releases the wholesale/factory dispatch numbers every month.

Honda’s gearless scooter Activa reported wholesale dispatches of 196,699 units in October 2021, recording a YoY slump of 18%. Maintaining its consistent presence at the third spot, Hero HF Deluxe sold 164,311 units in October 2021, down 29.5%, compared to 233,061 units in the same month a year ago.

With 113,554 units, Honda CB Shine remained at the fourth position, however sales were down 4.2% in October 2021 over the corresponding month a year ago.
The fifth position in the 10 best-sellers’ list belongs to Bajaj’s Platina with 84,109 units in October 2021.

TVS Jupiter, which was at the eighth spot in 2020 top model list, secured the sixth position this time by selling 72,161 units during the month under review.

Another TVS model XL Super slipped two spots in the concurrent list at number seven with a wholesale of 55,356 units.

Gaining two spots, Bajaj Pulsar is at eighth position with a total sale of Bajaj Pulsar at 48,662 units.

Suzuki’s entry segment scooter Access also made its entry in the current list at the ninth position by selling 46,450 units last month. Last year’s October list did not see any model from Suzuki Motorcycles in the elite list.

Top 10 two-wheelers in October

October 2021 Models Rank Models October 2020
242,992 Splendor 1 Splendor 243,407
196,699 Activa 2 Activa 239,570
164,311 HF Deluxe 3 HF Deluxe 233,061
113,554 CB Shine 4 CB Shine 118,547
84,109 Platina 5 TVS XL Super 80,268
72,161 Jupiter 6 Glamour 78,439
55,356 TVS XL Super 7 Passion 75,540
48,662 Pulsar 8 Jupiter 74,159
46,450 Access 9 Splendor 125 72,391
39,799 Apache 10 Pulsar 65,648