Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has  displaced Bajaj Auto from the second highest bike seller in India during the first half of the current fiscal.  Honda sold a total of 10,48,143 units of motorcycles in the domestic market registering a growth of 19.8 per cent. On the other hand, Bajaj Auto sold 10,10,559 units of motorcycles witnessing a decline of 10.45 per cent, according to the latest data from Society of Indian Automobile Manufactures (SIAM).

In the comparable period last fiscal, Honda sold 8,74,852 units as against Bajaj Auto’s 11,28,425 units. The market king Hero MotoCorp continued its hold on the segment selling of 33,44,292 units in the first of the fiscal as against 30,34,504 units in previous year, a growth of 10.2 per cent.

In the scooter segment, the company has lost its second position to Chennai based rival  TVS Motor Co.  Hero MotoCorp’s motorbikes sales in the April-September period last fiscal down to 1.12 per cent. TVS Motor on the other hand sold 5,66,362 units as compared to 4,00,804 units in the corresponding period last year, a hike of 41.3 per cent.

Royal Enfield was the another major gainer in the motorbike segment, which sold a total of 3,78,304 units in the first half of FY18 as against 3,07,150 units in the previous year, up 23.17 per cent

Suzuki India was a major gainer in the scooter segment , which sold a total of 2,02,771 units as comparable to 1,25,318 units in the corresponding period last fiscal, up 61.0 per cent, as per Society of Indian Automobile Manufactures (SIAM) data and it is now the 5th largest player in the segment after Yamaha Motors which sold 2,26,249 scooters during the period as against 2,38,241 units in the year-ago period, down 5 per cent.