Top 10 Motorcycles 150cc to 200cc November 2021

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New TVS Apache
New TVS Apache

Honda street-naked bikes like Hornet 2.0 and X-Blade registered single and zero volume respectively

Car sales have not shown noticeable growth in recent months due to several unfavorable factors. It looks like it will be some time before OEMs can reach pre-Covid sales volume. As of November 2021, a total of 94,336 motorcycles in the 150cc-200cc segment were sold nationwide.

This was a drop of 33,079 units from October this year and a 26 percent MoM decline. Compared to November last year, a decrease of 58,432 units was registered, resulting in a year-on-year decline of 38.21 percent. The top spot was taken by the Apache brand of sports commuter motorcycles from TVS.

Top 10 Motorcycles 150cc to 200cc November 2021

TVS shipped a total of 28,608 units of Apache bikes between 150cc and 200cc, resulting in a 31.16 percent year-over-year decline and a 28.12 percent decline in MoM. Apache was followed by its closest rival Pulsar, which amassed a sales volume of 18,958 units in November this year. Like Apache, Pulsar also recorded MoM and YoY declines of 40.57 percent and 54 percent, respectively.

The third spot was taken last month by Unicorn 160 with a registered volume of 15,555 units. While the commuter posted negative YoY growth of 28.30 percent, it achieved impressive MoM growth of 120 percent. Trailing Unicorn is Yamaha R15 with a total volume of 8,392 units sold in November of this year.

Top 10 Motorcycles 150cc to 200cc Nov 2021 vs Nov 2020 (on an annual basis)
Top 10 Motorcycles 150cc to 200cc Nov 2021 vs Nov 2020 (on an annual basis)

Yamaha, Hero MotoCorp Generate decent volumes

In the same month last year, the Japanese bicycle maker sold 5,848 units of R15, resulting in an annualized growth of 43.50 percent. Yamaha was able to sell 10,246 units of the baby sports bike in October this year, marking an 18 percent drop in MoM. It was followed by its cousin FZ with a registered monthly volume of 7,624 units last month.

The street-naked commuter saw YoY and MoM declines of 53 percent and 43 percent, respectively. Hero MotoCorp broke the list with Xtreme 160R which registered a volume of 3,251 units in November this year. The naked street fighter witnessed a 40.46 percent YoY drop and a 53 percent MoM drop.

Yamaha was on the list for the third time with MT-15 in seventh place. The naked brother of R15 registered a sales volume of 2,727 units in November. Again, the motorcycle registered declines in both YoY and MoM numbers by 40.82 percent and 54.67 percent. Hero recently updated Xpulse 200 and it immediately paid off with positive MoM growth of 68 percent.

Top 10 Motorcycles 150cc to 200cc Nov 2021 vs Oct 2021 (Mon)
Top 10 Motorcycles 150cc to 200cc Nov 2021 vs Oct 2021 (Mon)

Bajaj, KTM round out the list

However, the Adventure Tourer witnessed a 39.63 percent drop in MoM sales. Xpluse was followed by a cruiser in the form of 150 Bajaj Avenger Street which registered a volume of 2,055 units. Tenth place was taken by KTm’s 200 series, which includes Duke 200 and RC 200. Last month, a cumulative volume of 1,894 units was shipped by the Austrian brand.