Bajaj Auto, a two- and three-wheeler manufacturer, has released its sales figures for the month of July 2023. Its two-wheeler sales took a hit by 15 per cent on a year-over-year basis as opposed to the corresponding month of the last year. For the sake of comparison, the Indian manufacturer sold a total of 3,15,054 two-wheelers in July 2022 as against 2,68,840 two-wheelers delivered in July this year. Out of 2,68,840 units, 1,41,990 units accounted for domestic sales, and the rest 1,26,850 made up the exports. In terms of year-to-date figures, the company sold 6,84,921 two-wheelers in the domestic market, showing a remarkable 43 per cent growth compared to the same period last year. Whereas exports stood at 4,73,249 units.
Meanwhile, total deliveries of commercial vehicles (CVs) rose by 29 per cent on a year-over-year basis to 50,907 units. In comparison, total sales of commercial vehicles stood at 39,616 units in July 2022.
However, CV exports dipped by 35 per cent, with sales going from 21,044 units on a Y-o-Y basis to 13,634 units. Combining the sales of two-wheelers and commercial vehicles, Bajaj Auto reported a decline of 10 per cent in July 2023. Overall, sales figures stood at 3,19,747 units for July 2023, as compared to 3,54,670 units dispatched in July 2022.
Triumph Speed 400 Launched at an Affordable Price
In collaboration with Bajaj Auto, Triumph Motorcycles recently launched the Speed 400. The most budget-friendly motorcycle in the India line-up currently retails at an ex-showroom price of Rs 2.33 lakh, while the pricing of the Scrambler 400 X will be revealed in October 2023. Bookings for the Speed 400 are underway at a revised token amount of Rs 10,000.
The Harley-Davidson X440, which is its main competitor in the Indian market, is priced in the range of Rs 2.29 lakh to Rs 2.69 lakh. Post August 3, the base X440 – Denim, will be available at an introductory price of Rs 2.40 lakh, up from Rs 2.29 lakh. The mid-spec Vivid and the top-spec S will be priced at Rs 2.60 lakh and Rs 2.80 lakh, respectively. All prices are ex-showroom. Prospective buyers can make their reservations through the manufacturer's official website for a token amount of Rs 5,000.
Triumph Speed 400: Drivetrain
Powering the Triumph Speed 400 is a 398cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces 39.5bhp of maximum power and 37.5Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties are carried out by a 6-speed unit, assisted by a slipper and assist clutch system. Moreover, the bike gets a 16,000km service interval.
Also, Triumph is offering a wide range of over 25 Genuine accessories for the new Speed 400, allowing buyers to alter and customise their motorcycles in accordance with their preferences and needs.