Top 10 motorcycles sold in May 2022

This month’s bestsellers include three Hero and two Bajaj motorcycles, among others.

Overall two-wheeler sales in the country for the month of May 2022 stood at 12,53,187 units, with motorcycles accounting for a majority – 8,19,940 units. In comparison to April 2022’s numbers (11,48,696 units), overall growth is just over nine percent, however, motorcycle sales have grown by over 11 percent (7,35,360 units in April 2022).

We’ve listed out the motorcycles which were among the Top 10 sellers in May 2022. Read on to know more. 

1. Hero Splendor – 2,62,249 units

Unsurprisingly, it’s the Hero Splendor that topped the sales chart in May, with 2,62,249 units sold. The Splendor Plus models accounted for 2,28,495 units, while the larger-engined Splendor iSmart and Super Splendor accounted for 33,754-unit sales. Compared to the last month, overall Splendor sales were up by over 12 percent (2,34,085 units). The Splendor range of commuter motorcycles, which are hugely popular in rural areas and Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, are priced between Rs 69,380-79,600 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

2. Hero HF Deluxe – 1,27,330 units


Right behind the Splendor is another Hero commuter motorcycle, the HF Deluxe. The Hero HF Deluxe went home to 1,27,330 buyers, which was 26 percent more than what the bike managed last month (1,00,601-unit sales in April 2022). The motorcycle is priced from Rs 56,070 and goes up to Rs 64,520 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

3. Honda CB Shine – 1,19,765 units 


Honda’s sole representative in this list is the CB Shine, which finished third in the May 2022 sales chart with 1,19,765-unit sales. This marks a sales spike of 13 percent month-on-month (1,05,413 units in April 2022). The Honda Shine range is priced between Rs 76,314-80,314 (ex-showroom, Delhi). 

4. Bajaj Pulsar – 69,241 units


The first motorcycle on this list which isn’t a commuter is Bajaj’s Pulsar. The Pulsar range of motorcycles sold 69,241 units in May 2022, which represents a growth of 50 percent over last month (46,040 units). Bajaj’s Pulsar range currently consists of the Pulsar 125, Pulsar 150, NS125, NS160, NS200, RS200, N250 and F250 models and they are priced between Rs 88,902 and Rs 1,44,979 (ex-showroom, Delhi). 

5. Royal Enfield Classic 350 – 29,959 units


Royal Enfield’s venerable Classic 350 grabs a spot in the Top 5 in this month’s sales chart. The cruiser found 29,959 takers in May 2022, which marks an eight percent decline compared to last month’s 32,575-unit sales. In terms of pricing, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 range starts at Rs 1,90,092 and goes up to Rs 2,21,297 (ex-showroom, Delhi). 

6. Hero Glamour – 28,363 units 


The third Hero in May’s Top 10 sellers list is the Glamour, which sold 28,363 units. The Glamour’s sales saw an uptick of over 36 percent month-on-month (20,796 units in April 2022). There are currently three versions on sale – the Glamour, the new Glamour and the Glamour XTEC – and they are priced between Rs 76,500-87,520.

7. TVS Apache – 27,044 units 


The Apache range of motorcycles came seventh this month, along with being the highest selling TVS model. A total of 27,044 units were sold in May 2022, compared to the 7,342 units sold in April 2022 (a 268 percent uptick). A point to note, these figures only take into account the RTR series models (160 2V, 160 4V, 180, 165RP and 200 4V) and not the Apache RR310. The TVS Apache RTR models are priced between Rs 1,12,940-1,45,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). 

8. Bajaj Platina – 17,336 units 


Bajaj’s Platina commuter found 17,336 units buyers in May 2022, marking a 55.91 percent decline over last month’s figures (39,316 units). The Platina is available in two versions – Platina 100 (Rs 61,152) and Platina 110 (Rs 69,216).

9. Yamaha FZ – 15,068 units 


The only Yamaha motorcycle in this month’s Top 10 charts was the FZ, which found 15,068 takers. Compared to last month, the FZ’s sales are down eight percent (April 2022: 16,508 units). The Yamaha FZ range consists of the standard FZ, FZ-S, FZ-X, FZ 25 and FZS 25. Prices for the FZ range start at Rs 1,12,700 and go up to Rs 1,49,100 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

10. TVS Sport – 11,818 units 


The TVS Sport finishes the Top 10 sellers list for May 2022 by selling 11,818 units, marking a nine percent decline over the previous month (April 2022: 12,995 units). The TVS Sport is available in two versions – Kick start (Rs 60,130) and Self start (Rs 66,493, both ex-showroom, Delhi). 

Also see:

India’s top 10 bestselling scooters in May 2022

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