The previous financial year was extremely challenging for the Indian two-wheeler market due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With sales and manufacturing being suspended for a while, all brands suffered major losses. However, as the lockdown starting easing up, some of the highly popular two-wheelers sold like hot cakes, thereby compensating for the losses to some extent. On that note, we bring you the list of the five highest-selling two-wheelers of FY2020-21.
1. Hero Splendor
It doesn’t come as a surprise that the Hero Splendor sold the most last year, as it tops the chart every month. Hero dispatched 24,60,248 Splendors last fiscal year. But it’s worth noting that this is a combined sales figure of the Splendor Plus and Splendor iSmart 110. Despite the numbers being so high, it was actually a drop of seven per cent as compared to sales a year before.
2. Honda Activa
Just like every month, the Honda Activa sat right beneath the Hero Spendor in the grid. With the Activa 6G and Activa 125 sales combined, Honda delivered 19,39,640 units of these scooters. But the downfall as compared to the previous year was more severe than that of the Splendor. In FY2019-20, Honda had sold 25,91,059 units of the Activa that resulted in a slump of 25 per cent in FY2021.
Standing third in the list is another Hero product, the HF Deluxe. The manufacturer sold 16,61,272 units of this commuter motorcycle. And just like the aforementioned two products, the HF Deluxe too witnessed a dip of 19 per cent as compared to FY2020. But with an aim to boost its sales this year, Hero has recently launched its cheaper variant, the HF 100 that also happens to be the most affordable Hero product at present.
4. Honda Shine
The second Honda offering in this list, the Shine was the fourth highest-selling two-wheeler in FY2020-21. Now, this includes the standard Shine as well as the more stylish and feature-loaded SP 125. The Shine moniker competes against the Hero Glamour in India. But the former outsells the latter by a huge margin every month.
5. Bajaj Pulsar
With Honda and Hero dominating the first four positions, it’s Bajaj’s Pulsar line-up that acquired the fifth spot in the sales chart. Bajaj dispatched a total of 9,45,978 units, including that of the Pulsar 125, Pulsar 150, Pulsar 180, Pulsar 220 and the Pulsar NS200. We are yet to confirm if this sales figure also combines the dispatches of the Pulsar RS 200 and the Pulsar NS 160. Interestingly, Bajaj recently expanded the Pulsar family by launching the Pulsar NS125 in India.