The month of April this year was nearly as tough as 2020 due to the second wave of the COVID-19 virus. Thanks to the strict lockdown in a majority of regions in India, sales took a major hit. In spite of that, some motorcycles managed to garner a decent amount of sales. Although their individual numbers dipped significantly, the ranking remained the same as in other months. With no further ado, let’s dive into the list of the five highest-selling motorcycles in April 2021.
Hero MotoCorp’s Splendor series retained the crown once again. The Splendor Plus, Splendor iSmart 110, and the Super Splendor collectively clocked sales of 1,93,508 units in April. Notably, Splendor is a name that has been managing to top the sales chart for years now, majorly contributing to making Hero one of the best-selling two-wheeler brands across the globe.
With 79,416 takers, the Honda Shine and the SP 125 together made it to the second position last month. While the former is a basic commuter bike, the latter is the sportier-looking and more feature-loaded offering. What’s common in both bikes is the 124cc, air-cooled engine that’s known for its top-notch refinement and fuel efficiency.
Securing the third sport is another Hero offering – the HF Deluxe. It is the most affordable bike in Hero’s line-up and sits below the Splendor Plus in terms of pricing. In fact, after the Bajaj CT100, the HF 100 variant of the HF Deluxe is the cheapest motorcycle one can buy in India. Owing to its rugged components and body work, this puny commuter is quite popular in rural areas.
The Bajaj Pulsar family also managed to garner a handsome number of buyers in April 2021. However, it’s worth noting that this series comprises a host of models including the Pulsar 125, Pulsar 150, Pulsar 180F, Pulsar 220F, and the Pulsar NS200. While the collective sales number stood at 66,586 units, the one which sold the most was the Pulsar 125 at 35,891 units.
The fifth highest-selling motorcycle last month was the Bajaj Platina duo – the Platina 100 and the Platina 110 H-Gear. Both bikes concertedly fetched 35,467 takers. The Platina models are frugal and robust commuters, but they offer a more modern and styling persona than the CT siblings with a fancier bodywork. However, the 100cc and 110cc engines are common, except for the five-speed gearbox in the H-Gear version, as against the four-speed transmission system in other CT and Platina models.