The big bike segment continues to be dominated by the Royal Enfield 650 twins which recorded over 75% market share in October 2021
Total sales of 500cc + bikes in October 2021 are 1,613 units. Year-on-year growth was down -7.72%, compared to 1,748 units sold in the corresponding period last year. While the Royal Enfield 650 twins maintain their lead, other popular names in the top ten include Kawasaki and Trident. While Kawasaki and Trident each have three motorcycles in the top ten, Suzuki, Harley, and Honda each have one. Only two bikes in the top 10 recorded negative year-on-year growth in October 2021.
500cc motorcycles + October 2021 – 650 twins in the lead
Topping the list are the twin Royal Enfield 650 with sales of 1,236 units in October. Year-on-year growth was down -17.93% from 1,506 units sold in October last year. The market share is 76.63%. 650 twins are capable of producing much higher volumes than other similar bikes as they are affordable in the range of Rs 2.70 lakh to Rs 3.20 lakh.
With the success of the 650 twins in the domestic and international markets, Royal Enfield will soon be expanding its 650 range to include a new motorcycle based on the SG650 concept. The company also unveiled a special 120th anniversary edition of 650 twins at EICMA.
At number two is the Kawasaki Z900 with sales of 58 units in October. YoY growth is 87.10%, compared to 31 units sold in October last year. The market share is 3.60%. Next in the list is Triumph Trident with sales of 49 units in October. The market share is 3.04%.
Trident was launched in India earlier this year in April at a starting price of Rs 6.95 lakh. The naked streetfighter boasts a range of high-tech features and comes in four color options. It is powered by a 660 cc engine that develops 80 hp / 64 Nm.
The Kawasaki Ninja 650 is fourth with sales of 31 units in October. The year-on-year growth is 63.16%, compared to 19 units sold in October last year. The market share is 1.92%. The fifth is Hayabusa with sales of 24 units. The market share is 1.49%. Launched in April 2021 in its BS6 format, Hayabusa is sold out to this day. The last batch opened for reservations in July was sold in less than an hour, a record. The second lot had 100 units for sale.
Triumph Tiger 900 sales double
Placed in sixth place, sales of Triumph Tiger 900 are at 22 units in October. Year-on-year growth is 120.00%, compared to 10 units sold in October last year. This is the top 10’s highest annual growth in percentage terms. The Tiger 900’s market share is 1.36%.
|No||500cc + motorcycle sales||21st of October||20 oct.||%|
|1||650 Twin Beds||1 236||1,506||-17.93|
|15||Low Rider Special||ten||0||–|
|18||fat boy 114||7||0||–|
|21||1200 X-Forty Eight||5||0||–|
|35||Glide on the road||1||0||–|
|39||Low Rider S||0||2||-100.00|
Other top 10 bikes include the Kawasaki Ninja 1000 (19 units), Harley Davidson Iron 883 (14), Triumph Street Twin (14), and Honda CBR 650R (13). Of these, the only negative growth bike is the Street Twin. Sales are down -44%, compared to 25 units sold in October last year. Ninja 1000 shows growth of 18.75%, compared to 16 units sold in October last year. The Honda CBR 650R was launched earlier this year in March and has a 0.81% market share.