Indian Motorcycles Sales Figures for May 2012

by mahavir on June 18, 2012

Indian Bikes Sales Chart May 2012

Welcome to another edition of Monthly sales report of Motorcycles in India, check out the chart above and the analysis given below to know how the Two wheeler companies performed in the month of May, 2012.

Hero Motocorp. Latest Sales Figures May 2012

Hero MotoCorp India’s no. 1 two wheeler company has posted growth of 11.28% in the month of May 2012 compared to May 2011.  The company has sold 5,56,644 units of two wheelers in the month of May 2012 compared to 5,00,234 units of two wheelers sold in the month of May 2011. On the month on month basis the sale is up by 0.92%. The company has sold 5,51,557 units in the month of April 2012. The figure of 5,56,644 is the highest ever in company’s history, the last sales record was 5,51,577 units in April 2012.

Cumulative sales for the period of April to May 2012 reported growth of 8.93% over the last year same period. The company sold 11,08,201 units this year compared to 10,17,333 units last year for the period of April to May. The company aims to sell 7 million two wheelers this year.

Bajaj Auto Latest Sales Figures May 2012

Country’s second largest two wheeler maker, Bajaj Auto has reported growth of 1.24 % in the month of May 2012. The company has sold 3,21,922 units of motorcycle in the month of May 2012 compared to 3,17,989 units in the month of May 2011. The company exported 1,30,573 units in the month of May 2012 up by 2.96% compared to 1,26,818 units in the month of May 2011. On the month on month basis sales is down by 5.96%. The company sold 3,42,324 units in the month of April 2012.

The company’s total sales stood at 3,52,219 units in the month of May 2012 down by 1.85% compared to 3,58,849 units in the month of May 2011. Cumulative sales for the period of April to May 2012 reported growth of 3.75% over the last year same period. The company sold 6,64,246 units of motorcycle this year compared to 6,40,224 units last year for the period of April to May. The company aims to sell 4.5 million motorcycles this year.

HMSI Latest Sales Figures May 2012

India’s largest scooter manufacturing company Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Ltd reported growth of 52.02% in the month of May 2012. The company reported sales of 2,21,540 units in the month of May 2012 compared to 1,45,729 units in the May 2011. On month on month basis the company’s sales is up by 11.42%. The company sold 1,98,831 units in the month of April 2012.

Motorcycle sales stood at 95,507 units in the month of May 2012 up by 37.44% compared to May 2011 where it sold 69,488 units. The company reported 65.31% jump in sales of Scooter. The company sold 1,26,033 units of scooter in the month of May 2012 compared to 76,241 units in the month of May 2011. Cumulative sales for the period of April to May 2012 reported growth of 48.88% over the last year same period. The company sold 4,20,371 units this year compared to 2,82,351 units last year for the period of April to May. The company aims to sell 2.8 million units this year.

TVS Motors Latest Sales Figures May 2012

TVS Motors has posted de growth of 4.84% in the month of May 2012. The company has sold 1,73,092 units in the month of May 2012 compared to 1,81,891 units sold in the month of May 2011. Total sales stood at 1,76,012 units in the month of May 2012 down by 5.33% compared to 1,85,930 units sold in the same period last year. On the month on basis the company has reported sales growth of 0.90%. The company has sold 1,71,551 units of two wheeler in the month of April 2012. Domestic sales stood at 1,51,980 units in the month of May 2012 down by  4.31% compared to 1,58,829 units sold in the month of May 2011. Export stood at 21,112 units in the month of May 2012 down by 8.46% compared to 23,062 units sold in May 2011.

Motorcycle sales stood at 64,134 units in the month of May 2012 down by 15.19% compared to 75,619 units sold in the month of May 2011.  Scooter sales stood at 38,833 units in the month of May 2012 up by 1.74% compared to 38,168 units sold in the month of May 2012. Moped sales stood at 70,125 units in the month of May 2012. Cumulative sales for the period of April to May 2012 reported de growth of 0.91% over the last year same period. The company sold 3,44,643 units this year compared to 3,46,071 units last year for the period of April to May. The company targets 8-10% growth this year.

Yamaha India Latest Sales Figures May 2012

Yamaha India did not report sales figure for the month of May 2012. It seems that the company has reported flat or negative sales this month. Last year the company has sold 38,812 units in the month of May 2011 and cumulative sales for the period April to May 2011 stood at 73,288 units. The company sold 36,581 units in the month of April 2012. The company aims to sell 6.3 lakhs units this year including export.

Suzuki Motorcycles Latest Sales Figures May 2012

Suzuki Motorcycle India reported growth of 21.59% in the month of May 2012 compared to May 2011. The company’s total sales stood at 36,746 units in the month of May 2012 compared to 30,222 units in the month of May 2011. The company reported growth of 19.94% compared to the month of April 2012. The company sold 30,635 units in the month of April 2012. The company aims to sell five lakh two wheelers in this year. Cumulative sales for the period of April to May 2012 reported growth of 13.09% over the last year same period. The company sold 67,381 units this year compared to 59,584 units last year for the period of April to May.

Mahindra Two wheelers Latest Sales Figures May 2012

Mahindra Two Wheeler reported de growth of 17.08% in the month of May 2012 compared to May 2011. Total sales stood at 9,096 units in the month of May 2012 compared to 10,970 units in the month of May 2011. Month on Month basis the company’s sales is down by 10.74%. The company sold 10,191 units last month. Cumulative sales for the period of April to May 2012 reported de growth of 6.03% over the last year same period. The company sold 19,287 units this year compared to 20,525 units last year for the period of April to May.

Royal Enfield: Please refer to Royal Enfield reports 42% growth in 2011  post for Royal Enfield sales performance.

Summary:

Indian two wheeler industry reported double digit growth for the first time in this financial year 2012-13 due to Hero Motocorp and HMSI. Total sales stood at 1.36 million units in the month of May 2012 compared to 1.22 million units in the same period last year registering growth of 10.57%.  Cumulative sales for April to May month stood at 2.70 million units compared to 2.44 million units registering growth of 10.57%.

Hero Motocorp sold 1.11 million units while Bajaj Auto sold 0.66 million units during the April to May 2012. HMSI, TVS Motors, Yamaha and Suzuki motorcycles reported 0.42 million, 0.34 million, 0.07 million and 0.07 million units respectively. Mahindra two wheelers reported 0.02 million units. May remains good month for few companies but let’s wait and see how these companies perform in the month of June.

-Mahavir Kothari

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true June 18, 2012 at 3:23 pm

If anyone has seen suzuki Hayate ad on tv, then its easy to understand why suzuki 2-wheeler division is struggling at the bottom in India. They made an ad in sepia color, nothing is clearly visible and one thinks its an old ad. They hired a big star like salman and made such a stupid ad for hayate. Really stupid marketing.

Just look at the bajaj discover “chalta nahi dautha hai” ad. No stars in it, just a normal guy and a kid, yet such an effective ad.

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Pawan June 21, 2012 at 2:43 am

Not only a guy and kid, but also there is a blurr image of splender. but nerve compete with that. Earlier they played same game for 5th gear of discover, but failed. Good and reliable product is the most essential matter to stay in the market along with advertisement, which bajaj lacks, specially in commuter segment. By paying 5k more on splender, one can save 10k in next coming 1 year and furhter due to low maintanence and high mileage. Thats why sale figure of splender is high.

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true June 21, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Splendor seems to be the only reliable product from Hero.

My friend’s relative recently bought a Passion, and the engine just stops suddenly while riding and refuses to start with selfstart or kicking. We have to let it cool down for half hour, and then try starting again and it may start. Hero service have not been able to solve this problem in new bike.

Seems like after the split with Honda, quality of Hero products is already declining.

avs June 21, 2012 at 8:41 pm

I completely agree with your comment. My Friend owns a discover and he changed his spoket wheel 2 times in first 10,000 kms.

SKS June 18, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Even with so many new changes / launches & exciting product range along with all time low ‘HALKAT’ type of marketing (Chalta Hai advertisement fame!) why Bajaj is struggling to get 2 lac customers a month in India? Immediately need to introspect, what’s going wrong!

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true June 19, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Even Honda is struggling to get 2 lac customers a month. Though both Hero and Honda use the same engines, why Hero sells double than Honda ?? It is just because the number of showrooms Hero have.

As far as product features are concerned, both Honda and Hero products have lesser features but higher price. They miss common features like self-start, disc brake, alloy wheels, digital speedo, engine kill switch, LED taillights, etc. If they have such features features, then both Hero and Honda products are at least 5 k costlier than others. Clearly, they are making more profit.

From June 2014, Hero has to stop using Honda engines. Then, if they use honda engines, they have to pay higher royalty to honda. The other option is to use their own new engines. What will happen to existing Hero customers if Hero stops using Honda engines, will existing customers get spares after June 2014?

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fas June 19, 2012 at 10:33 am

Once Yamaha gets its scooter, you can expect it to overtake TVS.

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blind ninja June 20, 2012 at 2:35 pm

completely agree with u & lets hope that they also launch 250cc bike soon

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viky June 19, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Bajaj already has a mass commuter offering not only one but in 3 different brand…discover 100, platina nd boxer. Still they are strugling to sell there dtsi powered craps. whats wrong ?

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S S Matharu June 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Can you provide sale figure of Vespa scooter. I want to buy a scooter and I think sales figure indicate worthiness of scooter or any item and if sale figure are not as per company’s expectation then it may shut down its plan/plant.

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Pawan June 21, 2012 at 2:49 am

Everything does not depend on sale figure. There is something called status and life style. Vespa lahnched with that intention only. So their products are in premium setment and have high price and certainly will have low sale volume than other scooter. Yes, compay expection is also not high for the sale volume of Vespa.

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SKS June 20, 2012 at 6:49 pm

On the question of what will happen to Hero bike owners after 2014, have people ever wondered what happened to the owners of XCD (125, 135, etc.), BYK 100, Boxer 150, Wave 125 dtsi scooter & above all most costly of them all the GREAT Pulsar 220 FI………….1st gen pulsar dtsi bike owners were not even able to get the same as original exhaust units without EXHAUSTEC feature (2nd gen pulsar dtsi) after a few years.
If hero is selling the bikes for years with fully indegenised parts manufactured by indian vendors, where is the question of non-availability of parts especially when we all know that spare parts sales is itself a big-big business for all companies!

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true June 21, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Question is in June 2014, when Hero stop using Honda engine and start using their own new engine in Splendor, etc., will the spares of old honda splendor engine be available at Honda service center? Obviously, Hero will concentrate more on availability of their own Hero engine spares, not honda engine spares. Yes, non-original, low-quality local spares are available outside. But what about original Honda spares at Hero service center?

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Pawan June 23, 2012 at 1:15 am

Quality depends on the company manufactures spares. If Hero gives order good auto spare comapny like BOSCH, then fine otherwise hero knows…… Due to high sale figure, the volume of spare requires, so cost will be lesser. Now it depends on hero, whether they choose to go for good quality or not. As per my assumption, when they can spend so much on marketing, they will go for the best to stay tuned in the market like today.

Madhu June 23, 2012 at 7:54 am

Let me tell you

How often or on how many cases Engine failure or engine Core parts failure occurred with a bike like splendor, i would say out of 100 may be 1 or 2

rest of the other components such as handle bar or headlight are outsources from OEM, even if you see on honda bikes the shock absorber is not manufactured by honda its from a different vendor, so availability of FRU (frequently replaceable Unit or spares) are very much available in market even original.

If the bike becomes old, most of them sold it of, and few keeps it like new by getting matching spares from market.

viky June 23, 2012 at 9:07 am

@ hey mr true…i think u hold a crap of bajaj hence u are always in doubt of spare part availablity. Better sell the crap.

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nit October 13, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I think that the hero is struggling, because of depending on honda engine. The hero will get there own engines by the time left.

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