India gets a third Duke! These are our thoughts after a few laps around Bajaj’s test track
Sales of the Classic 350 have been boosted in January 2017 when compared to the same period last year, while other manufacturers’ figures have floundered
In January 2016, Royal Enfield sold 27,362 units of the Classic 350 motorcycle, making it the ninth highest seller in the market that month, behind the Splendor, HF Deluxe, Passion and Glamour from Hero, Honda’s CB Shine and Bajaj’s Pulsar, CT 100 and Avenger. Fast Forward to January 2017, with the economy still reeling from demonetisation, and the figures tell a different story. While Hero stills rules the roost with the Splendor and HF Deluxe, sales of all the aforementioned models have dropped drastically; all but the Classic 350, which saw 39,391 units leave showroom floors, making it the fifth highest seller in January 2017. This amazing 43.96 per cent growth in sales is due to the fact that Royal Enfield motorcycles are niche products rather than commuter bikes, bought mostly by customers in urban areas that were not as badly hit by demonetisation as the rural customers, who make up the bulk of the mass-segment 100- to 150-cc market.
Royal Enfield have also, for the first time, outsold TVS to become the fourth-highest-selling motorcycle manufacturer in the country. This again has been attributed to the fact that TVS rely mainly on commuter bikes to make the volumes, while Royal Enfield motorcycles are considered lifestyle products.
Duke 250 may join the ranks in India, as these photos suggest
The popular Indian helmet manufacturer introduces two new jackets to keep the Indian motorcyclist protected
We rode the 2017 version of the Pulsar NS 200 and came away impressed
American motorcycle maker UM International have opened their first showroom in Chandigarh, Punjab the land of five rivers. [Read more…]
This is the first BS-IV-compliant scooter to hit the market
Iconic American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson have opened their first dealership in the city of Dehradun (Uttarakhand). The new dealership will offer all 13 models in the Harley-Davidson India 2017 line up, in-addition to a wide range of parts and accessories to customize motorcycles, and Harley-Davidson merchandise. [Read more…]
Ashoka Buildcon have set a Guinness World Record by conducting their 600th Road Safety Awareness Lesson in Nashik, which has set the record for ‘Largest Road Safety Lesson’. [Read more…]
Harley-Davidson India are set to host the biggest H.O.G. Rally with nearly 3,000 members riding into Goa. [Read more…]