Top 10 150cc to 200cc motorcycles September 2021

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Pulsar NS200

The new generation Yamaha R15 is the latest addition to the 150cc-200cc motorcycle class

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A total of 90,821 units of motorcycles with engine sizes between 150cc and 200cc were sold in India in September 2021. During the same period last year, this figure rose to 1,825,075 units, which which resulted in a decrease of 50.12% year-on-year. The good thing is that the MoM numbers are up 13.57 percent.

Apache beats Pulsar by a fair margin

The category was dominated by TVS ‘Apache line of commuter sportbikes at a fair margin with a total monthly sales volume of 40,661 units versus 37,788 units. This translated into year-over-year growth of 7.60 percent. In August 2021, TVS shipped a total of 16,423 units, resulting in MoM growth of 147.59%. It was followed by its closest enemy Bajaj Pulsar with a volume of 14,785 units.

In September of last year, Bajaj sold 46,041 units of Pulsar bikes, which translates to a year-on-year decline of nearly 68%. In August, the Chakan-based bicycle maker sold 28,927 units of Pulsar, resulting in a 49% drop in MoM. The latest addition to this list is the next-generation Yamaha R15 which generated a volume of 11,792 units in September of this year, up from 9,590 units recorded the previous month.

Sales segment of 150cc-200cc motorcycles Sep 2021 vs Sep 2020 (Annual)
Sales segment of 150cc-200cc motorcycles Sep 2021 vs Sep 2020 (Annual)

The Japanese brand sold 4,696 entry-level sports bike units in September last year, which resulted in 151% year-over-year growth. Hero MotoCorp entered the list with Xtreme 160R with a registered volume of 5,996 units. While it saw MoM growth of 79.31%, a decline of 53.63 units year-on-year was recorded.

Xpulse 200, MT15, FZ generate decent volume

Yamaha only managed to sell 4,550 FZ, which translated into a year-on-year and month-on-month decline of 77.46% and 40.19% respectively. Hero shipped 3,375 units of Xpulse 200, resulting in positive year-over-year growth as well as 141.42% and 156.85% MoM growth. Yamaha shipped 2,514 MT15 units, which recorded a year-over-year decline of 39.51% and year-on-year growth of 43.49%.

KTM shipped 2,326 200 series units, including the new generation RC 200. The Austrian brand recorded negative year-on-year growth of 18.16% and MoM growth of 63%. Honda entered the list with Unicorn 160 recording a volume of 1,390 units and was closely followed by its latest offering CB200X with 1,387 units.

Sales segment of 150cc-200cc motorcycles between September 2021 and August 2021 (MoM)
Sales segment of 150cc-200cc motorcycles between September 2021 and August 2021 (MoM)

Suzuki was able to sell 1,340 units of Gixxer, resulting in a 31.46% year-on-year decline and 4.77% year-on-year growth. The rest of the models registered a volume of less than 1000 units. This included Bajaj Avenger (399 units), Suzuki Intruder (228 units), Honda Hornet 2.0 (75 units) and Honda X-Blade (3 units).

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