India is a very big market for bikes. The two wheelers market in the premium category, budget category as well as the adventure category is growing in India. This is because some companies are very active towards the Indian Market and they sees a lot of scope in the future. Suzuki Motors have achieved growth of approx 37%, which is the highest growth figure among the two-wheeler companies. Many interesting products came in market this year which shows the biking culture in India.
Lists of Top two 10 two-wheelers companies in India-
Hero Motocrop is the largest two-wheeler manufacturing company in the world, and also the leading two-wheeler seller in India. The company was started with the joint venture of Hero Cycle and Honda and at that time the name was Hero Honda. But in 2010, the joint venuture ended and Hero brought all the stocks of Honda. Because of the termination of joint venture Hero Group now can export their products to other countries freely, earlier there was limitation to certain nearby countries.
Honda Motors is a Japanese automobile manufacturer, which has good hold in the Indian Market. People rely on Honda for its brand name and reliability factor associated with the brand which is a very good response for a brand. Honda Motor’s sale mainly come from their scooters, they are more active towards the scooter market. Among the bike the Honda Shine is very popular bike and sale in good numbers. However, there is very much delay in bike for their upgrade. Honda Motor is also manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycle, aircraft, power equipment.
TVS is the third largest manufacturer in India, headquartered at Chennai India. TVS has 19 years old collaboration with Suzuki for sharing of technology in Indian Market. But, after 2001 the collaboration ended. TVS sales scooter, bikes and three-wheelers in India. The Jupiter, Wego and recently Ntorq has provided an edge to TVS. The Wego and Jupiter has been all time best seller. And, the Ntorq with its unique features has affected much in terms of sales in 125CC category. Apache RR310 is the biggest success of TVS with the colloboration with BMW, this shows the future of TVS. TVS focuses in competative market and there pricing is very aggressive.
Bajaj Auto is a global two-wheeler manufacture and three wheeler manufacturer. Recently they have introduced the new segment known as Quadricycle ‘Bajaj Qute‘ which is the next level of three- wheeler. Bajaj Auto is the largest three wheeler manufacturer in the World. Bajaj Scooter was very popular in 19’s. . They have not extended their business in the scooter further, right now they don’t have any scooter in the market. Bajaj auto’s two wheeler approx 48% sales come from their Pulsar brand. They have also popular products like platina, discover. Recently they have introduced Platina 110 in the Platina Series. They have Dominor 400
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Yamaha Motor is a Japanese manufacturer. Yamaha sales both scooters and bikes in the Indian Market. There scooters as well as bike are well reliable and smooth. R15 and the Fz series are very popular among the youth. Fasino, ray also salees in good numbers. They are not much active below 125 cc market. They have only one products ‘saluto’ in the 125 cc market. Yamaha bike are long lasting. And there are many fans who prefer Yamaha bike’s over other bikes. Still there are craze for the Rx100 to come back. Products like R1 is very popular among sports lover.
Suzuki Motors is a Japanese based manufactures. This is only the company to achieve 37% approx sales growth in recent times. They have beautiful fun to ride products like gixxer and sf. They are also manufacturer of legendary bike ‘Hayabusa’. Suzuki Motors is now trying to get enter in the adventure category with the launch of Suzuki V-storm 650, now in India the bike adventure trend is increasing, they analyse the market very closely. They have products like burgman street 125, Access 125 in the scooter segment.
The first motorcycle from Royal Enfield was Royal Enfield Bullet which was designed in 1901 and still the design is continuing, and its the longest lived design in the history. Royal Enfield have made much progress. They have a budget adventure tourer Royal Enfield Himalayan. And, recently they have launched the Continental Gt 650 and the Interceptor 650. It is the first own built twin cylinder motorcycle from the company. There first motorcycle is still the best seller than other motorcycle of the company.
KTM is a Austrai based company owned by KTM Industries AG and Bajaj Auto. KTM bikes are very popular among youth. The RC series and the Duke series changed the game in the Indian Market. KTM have created a base where they are the king. Duke 390 and RC 390 provides value for money proposition in terms of the performance they offer. Recently, they have added KTM Duke 125 with single channel ABS and body of Duke 200, to offer a entry level products to their customers. KTM bikes are manufactured in the plant of Bajaj. And, the cost of service and parts are relatively less than other premium brands like kawasaki etc. KTM provide wide service network also. This is the reason KTM became popular much quickly.
Kawasaki is also a Japanese motorcycle manufacturer. Kawasaki is present in India from a long time. They have well service network across India. They have products like Ninja Series and Verses in India. The price for the Ninja 300 now has been lowered due to localisation of parts this shows the company’s motive to capture more market share. Products like Ninja H2R shows the potential of the company.
Piaggio is a Italian Manufacturer, they have brand like Vespa and Aprillia. Piaggo also sells three wheelers in India. Vespa and Aprillia are premium brands.
Here, I represented the top two-wheller companies in terms of sales.