251-500cc Motorcycle sales – Let us see how massive Royal Enfield’s might is in this segment & in the price band of 1.5-2.0 Lakh…

There have been a lot of talks on how competition is growing around Royal Enfield and how it can ‘kill’ the brand, blaa blaa blaa! But the question is – how big is Royal Enfield in this predominant segment of 251-500cc?

First, let me list all its competitors that range from Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Mahindra, TVS and the most prominent KTM (including Bajaj). Jawa and Benelli also play in this segment but they do not share their sales numbers with SIAM.

So, you see there is a real long list of motorcycles and manufacturers that compete for a slice of this segment. Different genres of motorcycles include – retro classics, adventures, streetfighters, full faired supersports, etc. Now, let us list the sales numbers for this financial year ie from April 2020 to November 2020.

Motorcycles Sales 251-500cc – Apr-Nov 2020

MakersSales in 251-500cc Segment
Honda5357
Kawasaki0
Yamaha0
Mahindra179
Royal Enfield3,11,388
TVS + BMW2189
Bajaj + KTM9870
TOTAL328983 units
251-500cc Motorcycle sales
RE is wary of the competition. It is working tirelessly on new products and platforms. This Meteor is the first one among them…

Now if you see, this list includes a lot of big names like the 390 Duke, Dominar 400, Honda CB350, Apache 310 and many others. But look at those numbers from Royal Enfield. At 3.11 Lakh units it holds a whopping 95 percent market share. This tells you the sheer size and how magnanimous this brand is!

In simple terms, there is nothing that can even come close to the current might of this Chennai-based brand – at least in the short term. It almost has a monopoly in anything that costs around Rs 1.5-2 odd Lakhs. And then it is also building up in the 500-800cc segment with its twins.

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The all-new Meteor 350 has already been introduced in the market and it’s platform and engine will be used on many of the existing and upcoming models (including the super seller Classic 350). In a surprise move, the company was also caught testing an Interceptor mule with a single exhaust. It is a possibility that it may be working on the smaller, more affordable Interceptor 350 (check spy pics here). And then there are a whole lot of test bikes that have already been snapped on the roads.

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251-500cc Motorcycle sales
RE is already testing many motorcycles…

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So, despite being such a massive leader in the market, the company is on its toes to not let even an inch go away. Getting envied by such dominance, many big makers have tried their hands in this segment but have not really been successful.

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Saad
An avid biker, I moved out of the software world to work completely on following the automobile scenario in India. With BikeAdvice, I try to share my small learnings with my brethren out there. You can follow me on Facebook.

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