KTM was the only brand to fail to register four-digit sales volume in the 125cc category in January 2022
The 125cc motorcycle segment is a very lucrative space for Indian consumers. The segment tends to target buyers looking for a commuter option with enough performance for everyday use and occasional touring. Although the number of offers in this space has decreased in recent times, they still have a significant market share.
In January of this year, 1,99,471 units of 125cc motorcycles were sold nationwide. Although this figure is 39,447 units more than the total sales volume recorded in December 2021, this figure is 26,253 units less compared to January last year. This resulted in a MoM growth of 24.65 percent and a YoY decline of 11.63 percent.
Sale 125cc Motorcycles January 2022 – Shine, Pulsar Lead
The segment was led by Honda CB Shine, which recorded peak sales volume of 1,05,159 units in January this year. In the same month last year, Honda was able to ship 1,16,222 Shine units, which translated to a YoY degrowth of 9.52 percent.
On the other hand, the Japanese automaker sold just 68,061 units of the commuter bike in December last year, resulting in a MoM growth of 54.51 percent. The second place was taken by Bajaj, which sells two models of the Pulsar brand in this space: Pulsar 125 and Pulsar NS125. Cumulatively, both bikes recorded a monthly volume of 44,181 units in January this year.
By comparison, the Chakan-based engine maker was able to sell 47,080 units of 125cc Pulsar in January last year, while the figure stood at 27,900 units in December 2021. This led to an annualized decline of 6.16 percent and an annualized growth of 58.35 percent .
Glamor sales, Super Splendor fall
Hero MotoCorp was able to sell 24,473 units of Glamor last month, compared to 22,681 units sold in the same month last year. This resulted in an annual growth of 7.90 percent. Last December, the largest two-wheeler manufacturer sold 31,595 units of Glamour, resulting in a 22.54 percent decline in MoM.
Glamor was followed by its brother, Super Splendor with a total registered volume of 13,503 units last month. In January last year, Hero sold 37,225 units of Super Splendor, which translates to a 63.73 percent year-over-year decline. In December 2021, sales volume for Super Splendor stood at 20,637 units, a 34.57 percent decrease in MoM.
Raider improves, KTM 125 Drops
The last entrant in this list is TVS Raider, which amassed a volume of 11,377 units last month. In comparison, the Hosur-based motorcycle maker shipped a total of 10,843 Raider units last December, leading to MoM growth of nearly 5 percent. KTM sells two motorcycles in the 125cc category, namely RC 125 and Duke 125. The first recently received a generation upgrade.
Cumulatively, the Austrian brand was only able to sell 778 units of the 125cc range last month instead of 988 units in December 2021 and 2,516 units in January last year. This translates into MoM and YoY declines of 21.26 percent and 69 percent, respectively.