The mid-segment motorcycle market, encompassing bikes priced under Rs 1 lakh, witnessed an overwhelming demand in October 2023. Hero Splendor, soaring ahead in sales, topped the charts with a staggering 311,031 units sold. Honda Shine secured the second position, clocking in sales of 163,587 units, closely followed by the Bajaj Platina. These motorcycles, known for their affordability and impressive mileage, offer variants with drum and disc brake options.
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Hero Splendor Plus
The Hero Splendor Plus, available in three variants and seven vibrant colors, starts at an enticing price of Rs 73,434 (ex-showroom). Equipped with a 97.2cc engine, it offers alloy wheels and a self-start feature. With a fuel tank capacity of 9.8 litres, this family-oriented bike delivers 7.91 bhp power and 8.05 Nm torque, weighing in at 112 kg.
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The Honda Shine, boasting a 123.94 cc engine and available in two variants with five color options, offers a commendable mileage of 55 kmpl. Priced at Rs 80,408 (ex-showroom), it features 18-inch alloy wheels and a 10.5-litre fuel tank, generating 10.59 bhp power and 11 Nm torque, equipped with drum brakes for both front and rear tyres.
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Bajaj Platina 100
Bajaj’s new-generation Platina, available with both kick start and self-start options, enters the market at a competitive price of Rs 65,952 (ex-showroom). Sporting a robust 102 cc engine, this bike features a combined braking system, delivering an impressive mileage of 75 kmpl. With a 4-speed manual transmission, it boasts 7.79 bhp power and 8.34 Nm torque, weighing 117 kg, and housing an 11-litre fuel tank, with a seat height of 807 mm.
In the race of sales figures for October 2023, Hero Splendor emerged as the undisputed leader, outshining both Honda Shine and Bajaj Platina, marking a significant trend in the mid-segment motorcycle market.