Top 5 Bestselling 150cc-200cc Motorcycles In May 2021: TVS Apache, Bajaj Pulsar 150, Yamaha R15 And More

Published On Jun 24, 2021 01:03 PM By Manaal Mahatme for TVS Apache RTR 160

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Here’s how the popular motorcycle segment fared last month

The motorcycle sales numbers of May 2021 were a testimony to the fact that the puny commuters weren’t the only ones raking in cash for the manufacturers. In fact, bikes like the Bajaj Pulsar and TVS Apache range beat the likes of the Honda Shine and the Bajaj Platina in terms of numbers. But how did the 150cc-200cc segment really fare in the same month? Here’s a closer look at the sales numbers:


Sr. No.


Units Sold


TVS Apache



Bajaj Pulsar



Yamaha FZ



Yamaha R15



Yamaha MT-15


Undoubtedly, the TVS Apache series dominated the charts. The Hosur-based manufacturer has four options in the 150cc-200cc segment: the Apache RTR 160, Apache RTR 160 4V, Apache RTR 180 and the Apache RTR 200 4V. However, the sales have dipped by over 10,000 units from April 2021 because of the nation-wide restrictions owing to the second wave of the pandemic.

The Bajaj Pulsar 150 single-handedly managed to sell 8,368 units, accounting for 21 percent of the total sales of the Pulsar lineup. On the other hand, the more premium offerings from the segment-- the Pulsar NS160, Pulsar 180 and the Pulsar NS200 made up for only 3 percent of the 39,625 Pulsars sold.

Yamaha turned out to be the underdog, with all of its motorcycles from the segment (except for the FZ-X, which debuted last week) making the cut. In fact, while most of the motorcycles have seen a slight dip in sales compared to May 2020, the MT-15’s sales skyrocketed from last year’s 249 to 1,344 units last month.  Even its supersport sibling, the R15’s sales shot up from 896 units in May 2020 to 2,132 units last month. That said, the pandemic has severely affected the sales, especially considering Yamaha sold 5,542 units of the R15 and 2048 units of the MT-15 in May 2019, so the numbers are yet to reach the pre-pandemic levels.


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