Only 44 units of Jawa bikes dispatched in Jan’19!

Classic Legends; a subsidiary of Mahindra had announced that their motorcycles are sold out till September 2019 owing to massive number of bookings received online. However, the booking figures were not disclosed and it was told that the deliveries for the Jawa and Jawa 42 will commence by March’19 once all 105 dealerships shall be operational by February 15, 2019.

44 units of Jawa bikes were dispatched to the respective dealerships in Jan’19. These figures indicate that these bikes were primarily dispatched to the newer set of dealers and shall be used for Test Drives. The right assessment of Jawa bikes production, demand and sales shall happen basis Feb’19 data. Do note that Classic Legends has set a target of 90,000 units of Jawa Motorcycles for this year, making a target of 7,500 units per month. Royal Enfield is currently selling an average of 45k units of Classic 350 per month; and seeing the initial response 7.5k units of Jawa bikes shouldn’t be difficult.

Suzuki Access overtakes TVS Jupiter as the 2nd Best Selling Scooter in Jan’19!

In Jan’19; Suzuki sold 54,524 units of Access v/s 51,300 units of Jupiter sold by TVS. While Activa has been the undisputed leader in the segment; Jupiter had slowly established itself as a strong second spot holder in the category. It even crossed 1 Lakh unit sales in the month of Oct’18 and had sold 1,02,132 units that month. However; post the launch of refreshed avatar Access has been slowly gaining volumes and maintained a sale >44k units/month in Apr’18-Jan’19.

Sales comparison of both the models in this financial year –

In terms of vehicle comparison; Access comes with 124cc engine whereas Jupiter comes with 109cc engine. Access 125 and Jupiter both comes with rear disc brakes. The price difference between both the vehicles is just within Rs.5k. With Access gaining steady popularity; TVS is losing Jupiter’s volumes and with Jan’19 performance it shall be interesting to see if Jupiter could bounce back and firmly regain the 2nd spot.

January 2019 Two Wheeler Sales – Snapshot

A look at YoY Growth of the Two Wheeler OEMs and the Industry –

  • Two Wheeler Sales was negatively affected in Jan’19 and the cumulative sales was down by 5.1 per cent to 15,97,572 units as against 16,84,066 units in the same month a year ago.
  • Market leader Hero MotoCorp’s bike sales last month was down by 8 per cent at 5,69,962 units. Rival Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India’s bike sales stood at 4,00,695 units, down 18 per cent.
  • Bajaj Auto, however, posted growth of 24.7 per cent at 2,03,358 units last month.
  • Scooter sales too were down in Jan’19. Scooter sales  declined by 10.2 per cent at 4,97,169 units as against 5,53,695 units in January 2018.  The Market leader HMSI’s scooter sales were at 2,72,170 units, down 14.77 per cent. TVS also saw its scooter sales dip by 0.41 per cent at 83,794 units.  Suzuki however witnessed a 60.28 per cent jump in it scooter sales at 61,348 units last month which also ensure the overall OEM sales could grow a healthy 39.6%.

Market Share Graph: