150-200cc motorcycle sales story tells us which ‘sports’ models are doing better in the market. With new launches, this segment has heated up…
The entry-level commuter sports segment consisting of 150 to 200 cc motorcycles is one of the most hotly contested segments in the country. All the major manufacturers participate in this segment and it has been led by Bajaj Auto with its Pulsar series for many years now.
However, we see that things are visibly heating up lately, as we are seeing a lot of new launches in this category of motorcycles. As a result, the 150 to 200 cc segment motorcycle sales have grown by 29.6 percent to 2,03,326 units in October 2020, up from 1,56,883 units a year ago. It means a healthy volume gain of 46,443 units.
Out of the new launches, it looks like Hero Xtreme 160R and Honda Hornet 2.0 have managed to rope in a lot of new customers in the month of October 2020. The sharp Xtreme sold 12,480 units during the month and is in top five selling motorcycles in the said segment. The Hornet, with 7,279 units, secured the 6th spot.
150-200cc Motorcycle Sales – October 2020
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The segment is dominated by Bajaj Auto’s Pulsar series with a 32 percent market share. It sold 65,332 units during the month and includes most of the variants that are on sale today, apart from the 125 and 220. Apache closely follows the Pulsar series, with sales of 40,943 units. The third and fourth spots are occupied by the new ‘old‘ Unicorn 160 and FZ, which registered 28,313 and 20,164 units, respectively.
At number 7, we have R15 – one of the costliest motorcycle in this segment, which managed 7,249 units, followed by Bajaj’s Avenger with 5,487 dispatches. The 9th and 10th spots are taken by Honda’s X-Blade and R15s sibling – MT15. The sales numbers are very close to each other, as they sold 4,193 and 4,136 units, respectively.