Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) witnessed a decline in its overall domestic sales in September, while the country's largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp and Yamaha Motor posted an increase.
In September, Honda's overall domestic sales declined by 2%. Last month, the motorcycle segment of Honda was down to 147,258 units from 179,456 in the same month last year, an 18 % dip, whereas the scooter sales rose by 9.6% year-on-year at 264,385 as against 241,124 in the corresponding month last year. The exports of HMSI stood at 19,089 units in September, up from 17,899.
Coming to Hero MotoCorp, the company's sales increased slightly in September 2015 at 6,06,744 units as against the 6,04,052 units in the same month last year.
"Hero MotoCorp has consolidated its share in the domestic motorcycle market to 52 per cent and in the 125 cc segment to around 50 per cent," said the company.
Meanwhile, Yamaha Motor's domestic sales for the last month stood at 67,267 units, registering a growth of 13% year-on-year. The company had sold 59,325 units sold in the corresponding month last year. Exports of Yamaha saw an increase of 29% at 15,612 units compared with 12,076 units sold in September 2014.
"The incessant growth numbers are a sign of success of Yamaha's robust business plan and strategic customer engagement programmes," Roy Kurian, Vice President - Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales, said.
"The month has ended on a very positive note for us as we launched the new variant of YZF-R15S and the color variants of FZ-S Fuel Injector version and Fazer Fuel Injector version".