The recovery in July was led by the top two companies in volume terms. Hero MotoCorp
dispatched 506,946 units of motorcycles and scooters in July. This is 14 per cent higher than June and only marginally lower than last July’s sales.
HMSI, too, saw a strong sequential recovery. It dispatched 309,332 two-wheelers in July, up 53 per cent over 202,837 in June. The y-o-y sales decline in July narrowed to 32 per cent from 55 per cent in June.
Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Director – Sales & Marketing at HMSI said the intermittent regional lockdowns across India slowed down the retail momentum gained in June as the percentage of operational network dropped to 80 per cent in July.
“With India moving to Unlock 3.0, we are cautiously optimistic about the demand. While the physical inventory level at our dealerships is less than a month’s sales, giving us confidence is the growth in new inquiries on the back of increasing acceptability of Honda’s newly launched BS-VI models with advanced technology & features,” said Guleria.
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