Best Selling Motorcycles of September 2018





  • Top 5 motorcycles were dominated by Hero & Bajaj! The Motorcycle segment still dominates the Indian 2-wheeler scenario – the Top 4 motorcycles sold more than the Top 10 scooters in Sep’18! (The combined sale of Top 4 motorcycles was 6,71,192 units v/s the combined sales of Top 10 scooters of 6,01,878 units).
  • Splendor still sells like a charm! It overtook Activa sales and emerged the No.1 Bestseller in the Two Wheeler category.
  • Bajaj has gone the volumes way and has aggressively priced the entry-level offerings (CT & Platina). Bajaj also had 3 models in the Top 10 list and was only second to Hero (which had 4 models).
  • Surprisingly Royal Enfield sales have slowed down and the Classic 350 was pushed to the 10th spot. Classic 350 sold 44,021 units in Sep’18 (v/s 47,674 units sold in Sep’17).

Best Selling Scooters of September 2018





  • Honda Activa continues its dream run and again dominates the Top Slot in the list of Best Selling scooters. It has also recently crossed the 2 crore sales milestone! Honda Activa took 15 years to cross the 1 crore mark, while the second crore landmark took just three years. Activa has been the highest-selling two-wheeler in India for the past few years, displacing the Hero Splendor.
  • The 2nd best in the segment – Jupiter sells ~2 Lakh units lesser than Activa! However, TVS has been the only OEM who has been able to show some fight to Honda in this segment. Jupiter sold ~90k units and has consistently been the No.2 brand in the segment.
  • Grazia is missing in the list and the competition TVS Ntorq stood 7th with sales of 20,820 units. Ntorq has a better acceptance amongst customers and is slowing gaining popularity.
  • Access & Dio fight hard for the 3rd place and Access emerges as the winner! Access was one of the early adapters of 125cc engine and has a good demand among buyers.
  • Though Hero has 3 offerings in the segment (Maestro, Duet & Pleasure); the combined sales is lesser than Jupiter! The volumes aren’t good enough considering vast dealer network of Hero Moto Corp.

Bajaj Auto introduces ‘5-5-5’ offer ahead of festive season

Provides customers with an opportunity to own select Bajaj Motorcycle with free benefits:

  • 5 years of Free Own Damage Insurance
  • 5 Free Services
  • 5 years of Free Warranty

Bajaj Auto has introduced 5-5-5’ offer commencing from 5th October 2018 where customers get the benefit of five years of free own damage insurance cover, five free services and five years of free warranty on select Bajaj motorcycles across all dealerships in India at no additional cost. This offer from Bajaj Auto gives respite to its customers from the huge hike in insurance costs & fuel prices during the festive season.

One of the key benefits of this offer is five years of free own damage insurance cover for customers buying a Platina, Discover, Pulsar or V range of motorcycles. Customers gain from the other benefits of the offer which includes additional two free services for the CT100, Platina, Discover, V, Pulsar. In addition, customers of any Bajaj motorcycle in this period get a free five-year warranty package. Customers purchasing these bikes from 5th October 2018 would effectively get huge savings of ranging up-to Rs 9,800 on Pulsars, Rs 5,200 on Bajaj V’s, Rs 4,800 on Discover and Rs 4,100 on Platina.

Commenting on the announcement; Mr. Eric Vas, President, Motorcycle Business, Bajaj Auto said; “Motorcycle on-road prices have gone up by at least Rs 6000/- due to the increase in insurance cost. We wanted to cushion this cost for our customers by absorbing the cost of own damage insurance for the first year and extending this benefit by covering him for the next 4 years. Bajaj Auto is the first in the industry to introduce such an offer through the 5-5-5 scheme. This offer makes it even easier to own a Bajaj Motorcycle and provides our customers another reason to celebrate this festive season.”

He further commented, “We are confident that these new customer centric schemes will help boost our sales this festive season.”

Supreme Court has mandated an increase in third-party insurance cover for new bikes and scooters to five years. This coupled with increase in the accident coverage to 15 Lakhs has significantly impacted insurance cost of two- wheelers. However, with the festive season around the corner, Bajaj Auto has offered a huge relief offering convenience to buy comprehensive insurance for 5 years, with no further hassle of renewing the own damage insurance every year.

** Insurance Scheme Applicable Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, West Bengal & Assam for all Pulsar models. Scheme in other states for select Pulsar Models.