Top 10 500cc+ Motorcycles Dec 2022: What riders need to know

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Delhi : YoY and MoM analyses often show favourable growth for the Royal Enfield 650 Twins, Interceptor 650, and Continental GT 650. Since November 2022, 650 Twins have seen significant market share losses. This might be because customers are waiting for the Super Meteor 650 to launch or because they usually wait until the new year to buy a car.

In either case, the fact that Royal Enfield's figures from 2021 at 51.06% have decreased by half is impressive. Re dropped 1,175 units in volume with just 1,126 650 Twins sold in December 2022 compared to 2,301 units sold the previous year. Despite this, RE 650 Twins still hold a market share of over 82% for motorcycles with 500cc or more.

Best 10 500cc+ Motorcycles for December 2022

With 33 units sold, the Kawasaki ZX-10R, the most affordable motorcycle in the 200 horsepower club, moved up the rankings and took second place. There was a 230% YoY rise with only 10 units to surpass. The Kawasaki Z900, India's most cheap 4-cylinder motorcycle, sold just 30 units, a fall of 11.76% from the 34 units sold the previous year.

Tiger 660 Sport and Versys Sport, two bitter competitors, came in fourth and fifth place on this list with sales of 19 and 18, respectively. The growth of Versys 650 was 500% YoY. Triumph Trident 660, Kawasaki Ninja 650, and Triumph Speed Twin, respectively, are in sixth, seventh, and eighth place.

Ten units each of the Triumph Bonneville T120 and Tiger 900 were sold. However, the T120 increased by 400%, while the Tiger 900 decreased by 70.59% and lost 24 units in volume. At positions 11 and 12, respectively, the Sportster S and Pan America from Harley-Davidson sold 9 and 8 units. While Pan America saw 700% YoY growth as opposed to just 1 unit sold the previous year, Sportster S maintained sales.

Suzuki Hayabusa and Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX both sold 8 units and lost money. Only 7 Triumph Street Twins were sold, a 22.22% decrease in sales. Honda CR-Z, Harley-Davidson Each of Fat Bob and Fat Boy 114 sold five units. Z650 and Fat Boy 114 remained neutral, but Fat Bob's volume dropped by one unit and YoY fell by 16.67%.

Bikes With Sales Under 5 Units

In India, more than half of the large bike sales in December 2022 fell below the threshold of 5 units per month. Only 4 units of each of the Triumph Tiger 1200, Versys 1000, and Kawasaki Vulcan S were sold. Versys 1000 remained neutral, while Vulcan S decreased by 63.64% year over year. Three units each of the Rocket III, Triumph Bonneville Bobber, and Harley-Davidson Nightster were sold.

The only business that did so was Bonneville Bobber, which experienced a 200% YoY growth. Only 2 Triumph Bonneville Speedmasters were sold, down from 4 in 2021, and sales were cut in half. In December 2022, 5 bikes each sold 1 unit, and none of them saw any increase. They are the Aprilia RSV4, Triumph Street Triple, Kawasaki W800, Z650 RS and Street guide Harley davidson.