The two-wheeler industry in India is attracting foreign players to meet the continued growth in demand for motorcycles. While BMW has planned to manufacture bikes with engines below 500-cc for the Indian market in Tamil Nadu, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has grown its dealer network to 4,800 across India with a target of reaching 5,300 by end of 2016–2017.
Manufacturers such as Hero, Bajaj, Honda, and TVS have the most popular two-wheelers in the country. Here are the top ninepopular two-wheelers in the country.
- Hero Splendor
This model was launched in 1994 and comes in three versions. It is available in different colors with a mileage of 81 kilometers per liter (kmpl). This bike is powered by 97cc air-cooled 4-stroke single cylinder engine. With over 24.8 lakh units sold in the financial year (FY) 2015–2016, Hero Splendor is the most popular two-wheeler in India.
- Honda Activa
The launch of the Activa in 2000 revolutionized the appearance of two-wheelers. It is the fourth generation 109cc unisex scooter with a single cylinder engine. Available in several colors, approximately 24.6 lakh units of the Activa were sold in FY 2015-16 making it the second most popular two-wheeler.
- Hero HF Deluxe
This 97cc single-cylinder engine bike offers a mileage of 83kmpl. It is available in five colors and is one of the most popular models in the 100cc two-wheeler segment. In the previous year, over 11.4 lakh units of the Hero HF Deluxe were sold.
- Hero Passion Pro i3s
It comes with a 97cc air-cooled single cylinder engine with a fuel efficiency of 84kmpl. The Hero Passion has a stylish body and modern features. More than 11.3 lakh units of this model were sold in the last financial year.
- Honda CB Shine
The Honda CB Shine is a 125cc single cylinder air-cooled engine motorcycle targeting the mass market. This model provides a fuel efficiency of 65kmpl, which makes it popular in the 125cc segment.
- Hero Glamour
A leader in the 125cc segment, the Hero Glamour is powered by 124.7cc air-cooled single cylinder engine. It gives a mileage of 55kmpl with modern features. Last year, over 6.7 lakh units of Hero Glamour were sold.
- Bajaj Pulsar
Launched in November 2001, the Bajaj Pulsar is popular amongst the Indian youth. It is powered by a 149cc single cylinder air-cooled engine and gives a mileage of 65kmpl. Over 6.1 lakh units of Bajaj Pulsar were sold in the last year.
- Bajaj CT
It is one of the most affordable motorcycles in the 100cc segment. Powered by a single cylinder air-cooled engine, the bike gives a mileage of 89kmpl. The manufacturer sold over 5.9 lakh units in the last financial year and is slowly climbing up the best-sellers’ ladder in the country.
- TVS Jupiter
This is a 109cc model powered by a single cylinder air-cooled engine. It gives a mileage of 56kmpl and is the second most popular scooter in India. With more than 5.3 lakh units sold last year, the Jupiter is tenth on the most popular two-wheelers list.
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