Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) was the largest exporter of scooters from India in the financial year 2015-16, beating Hero MotoCorp. The Japanese outfit shipped 1,03,242 scooters in the last fiscal, registering 32.68 percent increase over FY 2014-15, reports Autocar Professional. HMSI had exported 77,814 units in FY2014-15.
HMSI overtook Hero MotoCorp, which was first on the list in FY 2014-15, with 79,956 units exported. The Indian two-wheeler-maker managed to export 77,521 units in FY 2014-15, despite it being a 3-percent drop.
The third largest exporter of scooters from India last fiscal was the TVS Motor Company. However, the Chennai-based firm is way behind in the race, with just 37,722 units exported. TVS increased its exports by 128.02 percent compared to 16,543 in FY 2014-15.
India Yamaha Motor and Suzuki Motorcycle India came on fourth and fifth. The former exported 22,263 units of scooters registering a 255 percent growth over FY 2014-15 while the latter exported 8,510 units, registering a 48.98 percent growth.
The bestselling scooter of Honda, the Activa, was the second-bestselling two-wheeler last fiscal, behind the Hero Splendor range. The Activa range, which consist of a 110cc version and a 125cc version, found 24,66,350 takers last fiscal. The scooter range also registered a 13.2 percent growth over the FY2014-15, when 21,78,227 units were sold.
Honda Activa became first scooter to breach the 1-crore sales milestone in August last year. With other scooters like the Dio and the Aviator, HMSI claims to have a 59% market share in the scooter segment.