Best Selling Bikes and Scooters in India- The list of bikes in India is huge and it’s bulging with time. Even the premium bike like the ones from Royal Enfield, KTM and so on. However, if we consider the top best selling bikes and scooters, we won’t find many of these premium bikes in the list unless they are budget-friendly or very appealing.
As far as the companies are concerned, Hero, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer has been marginally overhauled by Honda with the Activa scooter, which managed to sell around 60,000 units more than the Hero Splendor. Even the new Hero Maestro 2017 has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, which indicates scooters are no longer a secondary choice in the segment.
So if you are in the market to get your next bike, and wanted to go for a proven product only, here’s a list of best selling bikes and Scooters in the Indian market.
All prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi.
Top 10 Best Selling Bikes and Scooters in India
10. Apache RTR series – Starting from Rs. 76,576
The last but not the least, in number ten, it is that motorcycle that has always been promising. It always had the fierce design, powerful heart and the racing DNA in it. Yes, the Apache RTR series is now one of the best-selling motorcycles in India and has scored 30,593 sales unit in the first half of 2017.
The series has 3 models on sale – RR 160, RTR 180 and the RTR 200 4V. The Apache RTR 160 is the best-selling one in the list and has a 159 cc engine under the hood. The engine can make a maximum power of 15.3 bhp of power along with a peak torque of 13 Nm. The transmission duties are done by a 5-speed transmission unit.
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9. Hero Maestro – Rs. 50,502
The Hero Maestro is the scooter responsible for bringing Hero MotoCorp into the scooter league. It is a wonderful scooter which is why it is widely appreciated for its good looks as well as the powerful engine. Among all the 110 cc scooters, the Maestro is the most powerful one.
The Hero Maestro is powered by a 109 cc engine which can produce a maximum power of 8.2 bhp along with a peak torque of 9.1 Nm. In fact, you will seldom find a 110 cc scooter that crosses the 9 Nm torque mark.
8. Royal Enfield Classic 350 – Rs. 1,39,292
The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is expensive. It has the highest price tag than any in this list. Yet, it is such a popular motorcycle that it has grossed 42,967 units in the sales chart, much more than many commuter motorcycles from Bajaj. If you consider one-on-one, the Classic 350 has a better figure than any of the Pulsar model.
The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is a beast. It has a thumping engine which is not very powerful but is extremely high on the torque column. The 346 cc engine produces a maximum power of 19.8 bhp along with a peak torque that is at 28 Nm at the 4,000 revs range. And remember the commanding exhaust note?
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7. Bajaj Pulsar – Starting from Rs. 60,704
The Pulsar series from Bajaj is almost legendary. The entire series of motorcycles have been crazily preferred over any sporty motorcycle. There are over 5 motorcycles in this range including the standard Pulsar 150 and 180, 135 LS, 200 RS, 220, 150 AS, etc. Collectively, these motorcycles have 56,953 sold units in 2017 and the numbers keep rising every day.
The standard models in the Pulsar series, like the 150, 180 and 135 LS offer pretty good mileage despite being sporty. However, the real sporty versions, like the NS, AS and RS, are a little short on this parameter.
6. TVS Jupiter – Rs. 49,766
Here comes another scooter. The TVS Jupiter is a utility-friendly scooter among the present breed, and hence, in an important product in this range. It has sold a whopping 62,707 units, which is more than the popular Pulsar series and the Royal Enfield Classic. This is how popular the scooter segment is turning out to be.
The TVS Jupiter is an expensive scooter for sure. The scooter has a 109.7 cc engine at its heart which thrusts out 7.8 bhp of maximum power at 7,500 revs per minute and 8 Nm of highest torque at 5,500 revs per minute.
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5. Hero Passion Pro – Rs. 51,246
This is why Hero is still the leader in the segment. The Hero Passion Pro has notched up close to 80,000 unit sales within the first half of the year. The motorcycle has a simplistic design and is meant for a daily commuter as it offers a good fuel efficiency and overall service.
Presently, the Hero Passion Pro is offered with the i3s technology, which gets the price to be a little on the higher side. The motorcycle has a 97.2 cc engine which thrusts out 8.2 bhp of highest power and 8.1 Nm of peak torque. The company claims an impressive fuel efficiency of close to 80 kms per litre.
4. Honda CB Shine – Rs. 55,858
Now, this is a trump card from Honda. We have all known that the Honda CB Shine is been one of the most popular commuter motorcycles in the country. Can you recall how many Shine motorcycles you have seen on the road while you off to your workplace? The motorcycle has been a silver lining for the company and with the introduction of the new version, the Shine SP, the popularity has just surged higher up. The motorcycle sold a whopping 81,704 in the first half of the year and is the second largest selling product from the company after the Activa scooter.
The Honda CB Shine is powered by a 125 cc, single cylinder, air cooled engine which is capable of producing a maximum power of 10 bhp along with a peak torque of 11 Nm. The power is transmitted via a 4-speed gearbox.
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3. Hero HF Deluxe – Rs. 42,432
This spot goes to the Hero HF Deluxe, which is also, alongside the Splendor, a highly sought after commuter motorcycle. The motorcycle is a simply designed two-wheeler with not many styling elements apart from the alloy wheels.
The Hero HF Deluxe has a small 97 cc engine which produces just a minimalistic 7.7 bhp of power at 7,500 revs per minute along with a peak torque of 8 Nm at 4,500 revs per minute. It gets the same 4-speed gearbox unit as the Splendor.
2. Hero Splendor – Rs. 47,870
The Hero Splendor has been the best-selling motorcycle for a long time. In fact, it is one of the reasons why Hero MotoCorp still occupies the top spot in the segment. By the first half of 2017, the company has sold a whopping 2,22,458 units in the first 6 months of the year and the numbers are still going headstrong.
The Hero Splendor is powered by a 97.2 cc, air-cooled engine which can make a maximum power of 8.2 bhp along with a peak torque of 8.1 Nm. The transmission duties are done by a 4-speed gearbox unit.
1. Honda Activa – Rs. 50,846
Now, this is where the best part comes. This is how popular scooters have become in India. The Honda Activa, with a record 2,82,478 sales figure, has turned out to be the best-selling two-wheeler in India. The Activa is a widely loved scooter and that is evident in the number given above.
The Honda Activa has been given a 109.2 cc engine which is quite capable of making a maximum power of 8 bhp at 7,500 revs per minute along with a peak torque of 8.83 Nm at just 5,500 revs per minute.
Apart from the ones that feature in this list, there are many more motorcycles in the market that are popular but failed to make it to the list since they have lesser sales figure to show. As for example, the Honda Hornet and the Suzuki Gixxer series (standard Gixxer and Gixxer SF) has been immensely popular among the youth these days. Moreover, the Yamaha FZ also found a notable place in the market with its hunky design and great road grip.