Yamaha India Motorcycle sales up 40% in May

Yamaha Motor India reported much better numbers for May than Bajaj Auto. Yamaha said May auto sales were 40% higher in India compared to a year ago.


The company sold 47,680 units in May 2014 against 34,021 units sold in May last year in the domestic market. In the export markets, the company sold 19,440 units in May 2014, compared to 15,356 units sold in the same month last year, registering a growth of 26.6% in export sales.

Bajaj Auto had reported a 3% increase in May.

Yamaha said it is likely to see about half of its total sales coming from the scooter category, where it had recently launched its Alpha model.

“We had achieved a 7.2% market share in the scooter segment last month and seek to sell 200,000 units of Alpha alone, along with 100,000 units of Ray and Ray Z combined, thereby constituting almost 50% of our total sales in 2014,” the company said.