Honda motorcycles are known for their engine refinement and reliability in the Indian two-wheeler market. The automatic scooter Activa has been a bestseller from Honda since its launch. Honda was able to sell 2,10,123 units of the Activa in the first month of 2016 making it the highest selling two-wheeler in India. It is the fifth time the manufacturer has claimed the top position in 2015-16. The Honda Activa faces tough competition from the popular Hero MotoCorp Splendor in the two-wheeler market. Honda manufactures the Activa at all four plants in Manesar (Haryana), Tapukara (Rajasthan), Narsapuram (Karnataka) and Vithalapur (Gujarat).
Commenting on the achievement, Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd. said, “For Honda, 2016 is a landmark year and the positive momentum will only grow further. Honda’s new 4th plant in Gujarat – its first scooter only factory has started commercial production in January 2016. This is a GAME CHANGER. The additional capacity will help us to spread ‘Scooterization’ even to the last mile network and serve our customers with speed. Parallely, this plant now allows us to optimize production of motorcycles with special focus on recent fun motorcycle launches viz. LIVO, CB Shine SP and CB Hornet 160R.”
Honda had also recently launch the LIVO, an urban sporty 110cc commuter bike which has successfully crossed the 1 lakh markin sales. Moreover, in the 125cc segment of commuter bikes, the CB Shine continues to be the top selling bike in its segment. For the month of January, Honda had experienced a hike of incredible 23 per cent in CB Shine sales figure by selling 76,562 units.