At the 9,18,317 units and a year-on-year growth of 8.21%, in the motorcycle segment it was one of the best performing ones in the Indian market of automobile sector in the Year of 2021.
|3||Honda CB Shine||1,16,128|
|4||Hero HF Deluxe||1,06,304|
No. 1 – Hero Splendor – 2,50,794 Units
One of India’s first BS6-compliant two-wheelers, the Splendor range comprises three models – the Splendor Plus, Splendor iSmart and the Super Splendor. The Splendor Plus continues to be the most affordable, with a starting price of Rs 59,600. The Super Splendor is the most expensive, starting at Rs 67,300. The Splendor iSmart is priced at Rs 67,100.
The Splendor uses a new engine – a 113.2cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected unit that develops 9.1hp at 7,500rpm and 9.89Nm of torque at 5,500rpm. India’s best selling bike, which features Hero’s i3s start-stop technology, uses a 240mm front disc and 130mm rear drum brake as standard.
What’s driving demand for the Splendor range is the uptick from rural India, which has seen a good kharif season. The coming months, which will see farmers increase their transport operations, demand for fuel-sipping commuter bikes will only grow.
No.2 – Honda Activa – 1,62,956 Units
Honda Activa 6G is a mileage scooter available at a starting price of Rs. 69,996 in India. It is available in 4 variants and 8 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 73,257.
The Honda Activa 6G is powered by 109.51cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 7.68 bhp and a torque of 8.79 Nm. With both front and rear drum brakes, Honda Activa 6G comes up with combined braking system of both wheels. This Activa 6G scooter weighs 107 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 5.3 liters.
No. 3 – Honda CB Shine – 1,16,128 Units
The CB Shine was among India’s first bikes to get the BS6 treatment. The same 124.73cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine has been upgraded to BS6-spec, which has seen the power figure rise from 10.31hp to 10.88hp.
While the hike in power is marginal, the BS6 CB Shine features electronic fuel injection, which translates into crisp and smooth throttle response. The engine is paired to a 5-speed transmission.
No. 4 – Hero HF Deluxe – 1,06,304 Units
Exactly a year ago, Hero MotoCorp launched the BS6 HF Deluxe and priced the base variant at Rs 55,925 and the i3S variant at Rs 57,250 (both prices, ex-showroom, Delhi).
The updated HF Deluxe features a 100cc, single-cylinder fuel-injected engine, which develops 7.94hp and 8.05Nm; Hero claims the new engine is 9 percent more fuel efficient and has better performance, with 6 percent faster acceleration. The new HF Deluxe also features Hero’s i3S (idle start-stop system).
No. 5 – Bajaj Pulsar – 65,094 Units
It is understood that sales would have been stronger but for an adverse impact on production from the slowed-down supply chain for semiconductors, which has also affected Bajaj Auto.
The sporty Pulsar family is all of nine variants strong – Pulsar 125, Pulsar 150, 150 Neon, 150 Twin Disc, Pulsar 180, Pulsar 220, NS160, NS200, and RS200.
In a bid to give a new charge to Pulsar sales, the company, on February 23, launched the new 2021 Pulsar 180 at Rs 1.08 lakh, thereby expanding the line-up of the most popular entry-level sport motorcycle brand in India. Currently, 20 percent of the sports biking segment is accounted for by the 180-200cc motorcycles, and the new Pulsar 180 will target consumers looking for a sports vehicle offering the best in technology and performance.
No. 6 – Bajaj Platina – 54,606 units
In early July, Bajaj added a new ES (Electric Start) Disc Brake variant to the Platina 100’s line-up, taking the total number of variants to three. Powering the Platina 100 is a BS6-compliant 102cc, single-cylinder engine with peak output figures of 7.9hp and 8.34Nm. This engine is mated to a 4-speed gearbox.
No. 7 – TVS XL100 – 49,279 Units
TVS XL100 Heavy Duty is a moped bike available at a starting price of Rs. 43,047 in India. It is available in 4 variants and 8 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 51,804. The TVS XL100 Heavy Duty is powered by 99.7cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 4.3 bhp and a torque of 6.5 Nm. With both front and rear drum brakes, TVS XL100 Heavy Duty comes up with combined braking system of both wheels. This XL100 Heavy Duty bike weighs 88 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 4 liters.
No. 8 – Suzuki Access – 46,985 Units
Suzuki Access 125 is a mileage scooter available at a starting price of Rs. 74,066 in India. It is available in 7 variants and 14 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 83,215. The Suzuki Access 125 is powered by 124cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 8.6 bhp and a torque of 10 Nm. With both front and rear drum brakes, Suzuki Access 125 comes up with combined braking system of both wheels. This Access 125 scooter weighs 104 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 5 liters.
The 2020 Suzuki Access 125 gets a number of updates that set it apart from the previous model. To begin with, Suzuki has equipped the new Access 125 with some more features that add value to the overall package. The scooter gets an external fuel-filler cap, USB charging socket and a voltage meter that indicates battery status.
No. 9 – TVS Jupiter – 38,209 Units
TVS Jupiter is a mileage scooter available at a starting price of Rs. 67,649 in India. It is available in 5 variants and 14 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 77,457. The TVS Jupiter is powered by 109.7cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 7.37 bhp and a torque of 8.4 Nm. With both front and rear drum brakes, TVS Jupiter comes up with combined braking system of both wheels. This Jupiter scooter weighs 107 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 6 liters.
The BS6 upgrade of TVS Jupiter brought the Ecothrust Fuel injection (ET-Fi) technology to the 110cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. The updated motor produces 7.4bhp of power and 8.4Nm of torque as against 7.8bhp and 8Nm on the BS4 model. The fuel injection system makes the early morning starts nice and breezy. The refinement levels are commendable, with no noticeable vibrations under 50kmph. Even after 50kmph, the vibrations are mostly limited to the footboard, and they only become considerably noticeable post 65-70kmph speeds.
No. 10 – Bajaj CT100 – 27,962 Units
Bajaj CT 100 is a mileage bike available at a starting price of Rs. 51,875 in India. It is available in only 1 variant and 6 colours. The Bajaj CT 100 is powered by 102cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 7.79 bhp and a torque of 8.34 Nm. With both front and rear drum brakes, Bajaj CT 100 comes up with combined braking system of both wheels. This CT 100 bike weighs 115 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 10.5 liters.
The CT100 is based on the same single-cradle frame as the Platina and is powered by the same 99.3cc single-cylinder engine that also does duty in the Platina. This engine is a BS6-compliant, fuel-injected unit which produces 7.7bhp and 8.34Nm of torque and comes mated to a four-speed gearbox.