Bajaj Outsells Hero to Become Biggest Motorcycle Seller in April 2021

Hero vs Bajaj sales stories were a point of interest many many years back. However, Hero continued its lead in the domestic market whereas Bajaj focused on exports…

Monthly wholesale numbers of almost all the makers are out and there has been a major change in the top order. Arch rival Bajaj has outsold Hero in motorcycle sales for the month of April 2021. It has started the new fiscal on a very positive note however, there are a few pointers that you should note.

First let us list the sales of both the makers..

Hero vs Bajaj Sales

Hero (Motorcycles)3,39,329 units
Bajaj~3,48,173 units

Quick Pointers

  • Above mentioned are worldwide total sales for Bajaj which include exports. In these numbers it has gotten ahead of Hero MotoCorp.
  • However, when we include its scooter sales (total = 3,72,285 units), Hero still is ahead of Bajaj.
  • It must be known that Hero halted production at all its plants for specific periods in the month of April due to the COVID led disruptions.
  • In the domestic market, Hero sold 3,42,614 units and in comparison, Bajaj registered total sales of 1,26,570 units only.
  • Similarly, Bajaj exported 2,21,603 units against 29,671 units that Hero shipped out of India.
hero vs bajaj sales
Hero is still a larger seller when we include its scooter sales…

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