Harley-Davidson Street 750 Outsells Ninja 300, TVS Apache RR 310 In May
The Milwaukee-based firm registered a YOY increase of 79 per cent in sales
- Harley-Davidson sold 184 units of the Street 750 in May 2019.
- In comparison, Kawasaki and TVS sold 174 and 175 units of the Ninja 300 and the RR 310 respectively.
- Harley is also working on bringing a smaller capacity bike to Asian markets.
In a rather surprising turn of events, the Harley-Davidson Street 750 has outsold the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and the TVS Apache RR 310 in the month of May. The Milwaukee-based bikemaker sold 184 units of Street 750 in May 2019. In comparison, the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and TVS Apache RR 310 were able to clock a sales of 174 and 175 units respectively.
Surprisingly, the Harley offering is quite expensive than the Ninja and the Apache, at Rs 5.33 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). If we had to guess, the high sales numbers, can be because of the fact that Harley dealers across India have been offering attractive EMI schemes and discounts in the recent past. We can only expect the popularity of the brand to increase in the near future as a new small-capacity bike is also in the pipeline.
While the Kawasaki Ninja 300 did lag behind Harley in terms of sales, it managed to register a YOY growth of 8600 per cent. Yes, you read that right. The Japanese brand had sold only two units in May last year, compared to the 174 units sold last month. This could be down to a price cut of Rs 62,000, which brought down the asking price from Rs 3.6 lakh to Rs 2.98 lakh (both ex-showroom Delhi).
Sadly, the same has not been the case for the TVS Apache RR 310. The flagship Apache was launched back in 2017 for a price of Rs 2.05 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Since then, it has received a steady price hike over the year, bringing its asking price up to Rs 2.27 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
This puts it dangerously close to the KTM RC 390, which offers a better value-for-money proposition. Not surprisingly then, sales have gone down from 595 units in May last year to 175 units last month. TVS recently updated the RR 310 with slipper clutch, in a bid to improve sales. We have already ridden the motorcycle, but whether it will work or not, remains to be seen.