Two Wheeler Sales Snapshot for July 2020 – Domestic & Exports

July 2020 Two Wheeler domestic dispatches in July 2020 was 12,81,354 units and exports registered was 1,81,021 units. The domestic dispatches recorded a degrowth of -15.2%; while exports fell by -41%.

OEM wise domestic dispatches for July 2020 – 

  • Hero Motocorp recorded a flat growth while the industry registered a YoY fall of -15.2%. This helped Hero gain a market share of record 5.74% in July’20 vis-a-vis July’19.
  • Hero’s gain was practically Honda’s loss. Honda registered a degrowth of -32% and its market share dropped by a whopping -5.96%.
  • TVS ranked third with dispatches of 1.89 L units and had a YoY decline of -9%. Its market share improved by 1.01%.
  • Yamaha was the only mass market 2W maker to register a YoY growth in July 2020! It helped the Japanese 2W maker to improve its Market share by 0.73%.
  • Mahindra saw dispatches of -23 units. Seems like sales return (from the dealerships).

OEM wise Two Wheeler Exports for July 2020 – 

  • The exports volumes almost halved in July 2020 v/s July 2019. The country’s biggest 2W exporter Bajaj Auto recorded a YoY drop of -43.1% in terms of exports!
  • TVS fared better than other OEMs and its exports volume decline was just -5.3% YoY.
  • Harley Davidson exports shot up by 44.4% and around 221 bikes were exported in July 2020.

Two Wheeler Retail Sales Statistics – July 2020

Two Wheeler Registrations saw a dip of -37.5% in July’20 v/s July’19. Around 8.74 L two wheelers were sold in India for July 2020 v/s sales of 13.98 L units in July 2019.

OEM wise Two Wheeler Retails / Registrations for July 2020 – 

  • All OEMs reported a sales decline in July 2020. However; Hero Motocorp bucked the trend and recorded the lowest degrowth. It was also able to increase its Market Share by 5.05%.
  • The gap between Honda & Hero is widening with every passing month. With heavy dependency on scooters; Honda is losing the race as the rural markets are preferring motorcycles. Honda registered the highest market share fall in July 2020.
  • TVS ranked third in the list and its sales fell by -41.1% YoY. The OEM also lost -0.88% Market Share.
  • We are happy to see Jawa Motorcycles volumes being reported here. Jawa sold a meager 569 units and its sales fell by -42.6% in July 2020 v/s July 2019. Going by the volumes; Jawa has a long way to go to give real competition to Royal Enfield. RE sales were over 60 times that of Jawa in July 2020!

Statewise Two Wheeler Sales in July 2020 – 

  • Uttar Pradesh was the No.1 state in terms of Two Wheeler registrations too! It sold a magnanimous 1.7 times more than the second ranked state. However; it also recorded a sales dip of -37.6% YoY!
  • Tamil Nadu ranked second all India and emerged the No.1 state in South India in terms of Two Wheeler Registrations! Around 95,902 two wheelers were registered in Tamil Nadu in July 2020.
  • Maharashtra stood third in the tally and 70,690 units of two wheelers were registered last month. It anyhow saw a drop of -41.5% sales YoY.
  • West Bengal was the only eastern state in Top 5 and registered a sales of 66,333 units. It recorded a YoY degrowth of 35%.


  1. The above numbers do not have figures from AP, AN, MP, LD & TS as all these States/UT’s are not yet on Vahan 4.
  2. Vehicle Registration Data has been collated as on 07.08.20 and in collaboration with Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India and has been gathered from 1,235 out of 1,445 RTOs.

BS6 KTM 250 Duke launched with All New LED Headlamps & Supermoto Mode

The BS6 quarter litre KTM 250 DUKE gets upgraded with full LED headlamps; dual-channel ABS with Supermoto mode; and all new colors – Dark Galvano & Silver Metallic

The BS6 Duke 250 is now aggressively styled full LED headlamp unit with DRL’s, dual-channel ABS with Supermoto mode, all new colors – Dark Galvano & Silver Metallic, and one touch start functionality. With components like open-cartridge upside-down WP forks, slipper clutch, and pre-load adjustable mono shocks this bike packs a solid punch at 30PS power and 24Nm of torque.

The BS6 KTM 250 DUKE is upgraded with “Supermoto” mode in its dual-channel ABS setup. With the “Supermoto mode” – it can be activated at the push of a button. When engaged, the Supermoto system only controls ABS on the front brake. Rear brake pressure is entirely up to the rider’s right foot, allowing you to push your riding skills to the absolute limit. The addition of the aggressively styled split LED headlamp with attractive DRL’s on the KTM 250 DUKE is a big highlight in this bike’s design and a clear referral to its big brother, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R.

The “contactless cranking” in the KTM 250 Duke feature enables one-touch start (early cold start) which makes sure the engine is fired up with a single touch of the electric starter button. The KTM 250 DUKE now comes with two new color themes – Dark Galvano & Silver Metallic and is priced at Rs. 2,09,280 (ex-showroom Delhi).

Speaking on the occasion Sumeet Narang, President (Probiking) at Bajaj Auto Ltd.said “KTM 250 DUKE is a standout quarter litre motorcycle available for enthusiasts in the premium sport motorcycle segment. The vehicle is greatly inspired by KTM’s unparalleled racing legacy and comes with high-tech race ready engine & components. As a quarter litre KTM it offers the best in biking performance and urban practicality. These upgrades on the KTM 250 DUKE will further enhance its appeal amongst the core biking enthusiasts”

Indian 2 Wheeler Sales Figures – June 2020

Hero’s Splendor became the best selling two wheeler for June 2020. Even HF Deluxe from Hero was able to overtake Honda’s Activa in June’20.

OEM-wise Snapshot –

Two Wheeler Modelwise Sales for June 2020 –

Best Selling Motorcycles for June 2020 – 

RANK OEM Model June’20 Sales
1 Hero Splendor 1,80,266
2 Hero HF Deluxe 1,29,602
3 Bajaj Pulsar 80,822
4 Hero Glamour 45,252
5 Honda CB Shine 40,316
6 Hero Passion 39,900
7 Bajaj Platina 35,277
8 Bajaj CT 22,762
9 Royal Enfield Classic 350 22,699
10 Honda Dream 15,635
TOTAL 6,12,531

Best Selling Scooters for June 2020 – 

RANK OEM Model June’20 Sales
1 Honda Activa 1,21,668
2 TVS Jupiter 37,831
3 TVS NTORQ 18,680
4 Suzuki Access 15,540
5 Hero Pleasure 15,012
6 Honda Dio 12,883
7 Hero DESTNI 125 12,475
8 TVS Pep + 8,291
9 Yamaha Ray 7,832
10 Yamaha Fascino 7,116
TOTAL 2,57,328


Bajaj Auto leveraged on exports in May 2020!

While the domestic market was reeling with lockdown in several parts of the country; Bajaj Auto’s strategy of focusing on exports worked well. Bajaj Auto’s exported over 2 times the domestic volumes in May 2020! However; the overall sales of Bajaj Auto fell 70% YoY to 1,27,128 units in May vis-a-vis 4,19,235 units in the same month last year. The segment wise sales bifurcation for Bajaj Auto is as shown –

Segment May-20 May-19 Change %
DOMESTIC 39,286 2,05,721 -81%
EXPORTS 73,512 1,59,347 -54%
SUB-TOTAL 1,12,798 3,65,068 -69%
DOMESTIC 788 30,103 -97%
EXPORTS 13,542 24,064 -44%
SUB-TOTAL 14,330 54,167 -74%
DOMESTIC 40,074 2,35,824 -83%
EXPORTS 87,054 1,83,411 -53%
TOTAL 1,27,128 4,19,235 -70%



  • Domestic two-wheelers reported dispatches of 39,286 units in May’20 vs 2,05,721 units in May’19 — 81% decline.
  • Two-wheeler exports recorded 73,512 units vs 1,59,347 a year ago which was a 54% decline.
  • Domestic commercial vehicles saw a dip of 97% (788 units in May’20 vs 30,103 in May’19)
  • Commercial Vehicle exports registered 13,542 dispatches in May 2020 vs 24,064 in May’19; which was a 44% decline