It may surprise you but it’s the big bikes and the super bikes that seem to be pushing up sales for bike majors. Super bikes segment is actually contributing to 3000 unit sales every month, and analysts predict a yearly growth of more than 25%.
Bajaj Auto is encouraged at the good sales of its biggie Kawasaki Ninja 650cc bike which is pegged at 2000 units every month and the bike major is looking to roll the KTM bikes soon on to the Indian roads. The Garware Motors that recently launched 650cc GT650N (Naked) sports bike with a price tag of Rs. 4.39 lakh is also receiving equally good encouragement.
With the segment showing great potential and competition racing up homegrown bike manufacturer, Royal Enfield is contemplating on making bikes to satiate appetite of superbike lovers. The company is even mulling with diesel variant super bikes, and soon we may see 750cc Enfields.
German car maker BMW too has announced that it will soon bring out a 650cc bike in the 4- 4.5 lakhs price range.
Not just the 600-700cc segment, but even the 250cc upwards segment that looks inviting for the bike makers to explore.