You know it is a duel between Activa and Splendor for the top selling two-wheeler in the Indian domestic market, with Honda’s scooter taking the lead in the last few months. But do you know that the largest exported two-wheeler is NOT sold in our domestic market?
According to the official export sales data, Bajaj’s Boxer 100 is the largest exported model from India. It registered 3.57 lakh units last financial year and this is despite a massive fall of 41 percent it suffered as compared to over 6.07 lakh units it managed in financial year 2015-16.
Bajaj’s CT follows with nearly 2 lakh unit sales and then comes the Pulsar range with over 1.5 lakh unit exports. Sibling Boxer 150 (adventure variant of which was spotted testing in Pune recently) comes at the fourth spot with over 1.40 lakh unit exports. Bajaj did try the Boxer range in India right from the 100cc to 150cc but it could not yield the desired results in the domestic market. Boxers are very popular in the African countries.
The largest export scooter model is Honda Dio which stands fifth in the tally with 1.35 lakh units. TVS’ most exported model is the Apache range which is at the seventh spot. Yamaha’s top export model is the FZ (at no 11) and Hero sneaks in with its best-export model Splendor at the 13th spot. Suzuki’s top export model is the Gixxer at the fourteenth spot in the over tally.
There is not a single Royal Enfield in the list of top 30 most exported two-wheelers from India. Very recently, by registering a massive jump of 42 percent, Honda toppled arch-rival Hero for the third spot in the overall highest export two-wheeler manufacturer in India. Bajaj leads the race by a whopping margin, followed by TVS.