200cc plus motorcycle segment witnessing growth like never before

The last few months saw the incoming of many entrants into the 200cc plus motorcycle segment and as a result, the said territory is seeing an exponential growth.

In the last few months, the 200cc plus motorcycle segment in India has seen the entry of numerous potent newcomers. While Royal Enfield was already present in this space with its extensive line up of thumping cruisers, manufacturers like KTM joined the party late but in style. The Austrian manufacturer currently has five motorcycles in this segment in India starting from KTM 200 Duke and extending up till the KTM RC 390.

Post that, Bajaj Dominar 400 and Yamaha FZ25 were launched in the Indian two-wheeler market as value for money offerings and the Indian biking enthusiast has now actually started seeing the 200cc plus bike segment as something within his reach.

Talking of precise numbers, as revealed by SIAM, the consolidated numbers for Bajaj-KTM have grown almost double to 15,860 units in FY17 as against 7,057 units in FY16. The latest entrant into the quarter-litre family, the Yamaha FZ25 also reported an impressive 3,584 units dispatches in the previous month. Also Read: Bajaj Dominar 400 vs Royal Enfield Classic 350: Which one you should pick and why?

Now, coming on to the segment leader, Royal Enfield registered a whopping sale of 6,02,856 units in FY2016-17 in comparison to 4,56,110 units sold in FY2015-16. In other news, the Eicher owned subsidiary is prepping up for the launch of its upcoming flagship, the 750cc parallel twin engined motorcycle that will arrive with the name Interceptor. The bike has been spied a couple of times in India and after seeing the spy images, it looks that this motorcycle will come wearing the skin of a cafe racer. Also Read: Carberry Motorcycle introduces Royal Enfield based 1,000cc engine

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