Bajaj Auto on Tuesday reported 11 per cent fall in total sales at 3,90,026 units in August. The company had sold 437,092 units in the same month a year ago. Domestic sales in August this year stood at 2,08,109 units as against 2,55,631 units, down 19 per cent, Bajaj Auto said in a regulatory filing.
Total motorcycle sales stood at 3,25,300 units, showing a decline of 10 per cent as compared to 362,923 units sold in August last year. Total commercial vehicle sales were at 64,726 units as against 74,169 units in the same month last year, down 13 per cent, the company said.
Exports in August were flat at 1,81,917 units as against 1,81,461 units exported in the corresponding month last year, it added.
Recently, Bajaj launched its new bike Pulsar 125 Neon with price starting at Rs 64,000 (ex-showroom Delhi).
The new Pulsar 125 Neon is powered by a 125cc engine and will be available in both drum and disc brake versions, Bajaj Auto said in a statement.
The drum brake version is priced at Rs 64,000 while the disc brake option is tagged at Rs 66,618 (ex-showroom Delhi), it added.
“The new Pulsar 125 Neon will open up a new segment targeting the premium commuters who have always wanted to buy a sporty motorcycle with outstanding performance, style, and thrill at an amazing price point,” Bajaj Auto President Sarang Kanade said.
The Pulsar 125 Neon has a 5-speed gearbox with a primary kick which enables the rider to start the bike in any gear by depressing the clutch, the statement added.
(With inputs from PTI)