Scooters have captured more than one-third of the domestic two-wheeler market for the first time in over a decade. A sustained double-digit growth in scooter sales year after year has inched up its share to about 34 per cent in the world’s biggest two-wheeler market.
Motorcycle sales, commanding about 70 per cent of share in the financial year 2013-14 (FY14), is now down to 62 per cent. Mopeds form a measly four per cent of two-wheelers. Motorcycles sales have grown only five per cent between FY14 and FY17, while scooter volumes have zoomed about 55 per cent during the same period.
India is getting scooterised like never before, said Y S Guleria, senior vice-president, sales and marketing, Honda Motorcycle &