Two-wheeler sales January 2021: Royal Enfield registers 5 percent growth, Suzuki up 2 percent


Royal Enfield posted a sale of 68,887 motorcycles in the month of January 2021, against the sales of 63,520 motorcycles for the same month last year. While the Chennai-based manufacturer’s domestic sales stood at 64,372 motorcycles in January this year, the number was 61,292 in January last year, amounting to a growth of 5 percent. In terms of export, Royal Enfield registered a tremendous growth of 103 percent, from 2,228 in January last year to 4,515 the same month this year.

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 was the latest motorcycle to launch from the manufacturer’s stable. The cruiser is a successor to the Thunderbird X series and is powered by a new engine and based on a new platform as well. Besides these upgrades, the new Royal Enfield cruiser also boasts navigation on the go through its Tripper tech developed in partnership with Google.

The Tripper is also expected to make its way on other Royal Enfield motorcycles, beginning with the 2021 Himalayan which is slated to launch soon.

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (SMIPL) recorded 64,869 unit sales in January 2021. The company sold 57,004 units in the domestic market and exported 7,865 units in January 2021 amidst the Covid-19 outbreak.

“The new year has begun on an optimistic note for us. The response to our products demonstrates a strong connection with our customers and we will continue to offer unique experiences to the spirited riders. Registering close to 2% growth in the domestic sales in January 2021, we are confident that we will see an upward trend in the coming years and garner numerous accolades that will further solidify our position in the premium motorcycle segment as well, Koichiro Hirao, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd, said.