Duke 250 vs FZ25 – It will be an epic battle in the longer run in terms of sales…
FZ25 was never expected to be priced so aggressively and Duke 250’s launch was a surprise at the last moment. While there is a big price difference between these two machines – of Rs 56,000 on the ex-showroom Delhi post-GST price (Duke 250 – Rs 1,75,693 & FZ25 – Rs 1,19,335), they both are single cylinder quarter liter motorcycles. So that makes for a natural comparison.
While we know that Duke 250 outperforms the FZ in most outright performance parameters and that it is the more aggressive/sporty looking out of the duo, which one is a more preferred choice among bikers is a question that we think we should answer – because that is what defines which motorcycle is more accepted in the market. So let us present to you the latest sales figures for both these motorcycle models..
Duke 250 vs FZ25 – Sales
(FY 2017-18 – April – July 2017)
|Model||Sales||Per Month Avg|
|Duke 250||~2976* units||744|
- *Duke 250 numbers from Bajaj’s official financial results for quarter 1 2018 and official SIAM data for July 2017
- #FZ25 numbers from official SIAM sales data
So, there we go – FZ25 is selling almost four times more than the brutal KTM so far in this financial year.
Duke 250 vs FZ25 Sales – Some Interesting Numbers..
- At this pace, Duke 250 will take more than 3.5 quarters (or about 11 months) to equate FZ25’s single quarter’s numbers.
- If you think KTM will do better in terms of total money earned, here is a simple calculation – KTM earned Rs 52.29 crore** with Duke 250 whereas Yamaha raked in 128.94 crores** by selling the FZ25. The difference is, again, massive!
**figures arrived at by simply multiplying ex-showroom Delhi price with the number of units sold. These are just expressive numbers and real figures would be different.
Nobody exactly knows about the profit numbers/margins on these motorcycles so talking about them is futile.
So, is FZ25 a bigger hit than Duke 250? Well, numbers speak louder than anything. And the new Fazer 25 should only add to the tally.
So, what according to you is the reason for this..?