Grabbing the market share with innovative products has been the mantra adopted by most of the bike makers in India. However the model that sells most will largely depend on a particular population segment. A college going individual will surely love to sport a Honda Stunner while one who is looking for a commuter bike that will be value for money too will likely be settle with the Bajaj bikes. According to a poll conducted on which company makes highest quality bikes in India, result has been achieved that Yamaha ranks 29.7 %, Honda 24.3%, Hero Honda 20.7%, Bajaj 10.1%, Royal Enfield 8.7%, TVS Motors 3.5%, Suzuki 2.8%. Indian Automobile market is flourishing with newer launches, makeovers and upgrades quite often. Based on a survey conducted the top highest quality bike manufacturers in India are listed below:
Top 7 Highest Quality Bike Manufacturers in India
YAMAHA MOTORS INDIA (YMI)
YAMAHA leads with 29.70% of population opting for this bike. Owing to its successful debut of the racing inspired YZF-R15 and the first naked bike to India – FZ series, Yamaha has owned the hearts of many. Not only in India, Yamaha in several parts of the world is one of the preferred sport bike manufacturer. Yamaha is 5.4% higher than Honda’s %. The servicing of Yamaha bikes is above average in most of the service centers and delivery period of Yamaha bikes are kept under control.
Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India
A major segment of the population voted for Honda. Honda with its active has set a benchmark in the market of Indian scooter. With the launch of Honda CB Twister, it became the sportiest commuter bike available in the auto market. Also, the CB Twister was awarded the India Motorcycle of the Year 2011 (IMOTY 2011). Following was the CBR250R which is a value for money in true sense of the term. Honda has heavy delay in delivery which is really upsetting for the customers but it will soon be settled once the company starts production in the 2 new proposed plants.
Hero Honda Motors Ltd
The world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles has received 20.70% of votes. With the latest split between Munjals’ Hero group and Japan’s Honda group, this company is now fully indigenous. However it will receive technical support from Honda till the year 2014. With Splendor and Passion the company has earned the trust of the customers. People also have a prefer for the brand owning to the fact that Hero Honda bikes have a decent resale value. The company also has plans to offer a dirt biker in India. the range of bikes offered from the Hero Honda group varies from 100cc to 223 cc.
Pulsar, its premium brand is the primary reason for its successful debut in India. Pulsar users are proud to be called ‘PulsarManiacs’. Bajaj has also tied up with the Austrian Manufacturer – KTM recently and will open up an entirely new segment in India. The Discover ranges of bikes are preferred choice for bikers who want a powerful commuter bike. The maintenance of these bikes is easy and availability of spare parts never a problem with this brand.
Royal Enfield has a low percentage of votes. However the company has its own set of users which might be less in number compared to the users of other brand. The Classic models have a waiting period of even one year in a few cities. The company has also expressed its future plans of coming up with more new models.
Apache was its flagship product which turned out to be the best product to have rolled out from TVS Racing. Apache also became the first Indian bike to sport an ABS. no wonder it is one of the best choices for doing stunts. Other than the Indian auto market, the company also grabs a major share in the Indonesian market and a few other markets. It also has a major stake in the scooter segment with its Scooty series of scooters. There are few advantages attached with the TVs bikes which include quick delivery, decent fuel economy combined with low maintenance cost and easy availability of spares.
Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited
Suzuki Motorcycle is a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan. The major sale for the company has come up with its flagship scooter model – Access 125. The scooter gives a good performance. Good power along with comfortable riding position, truly value for money.