The new emission norms brought along a treat for Indian two-wheeler buyers by offering huge discounts.
It is not that the government did not inform the manufacturers in advance, but having the godowns vacant in desired time is not at all a child’s play for every brand. And, surprisingly, this resulted into the bikemakers announcing unbelievable discounts on their BS III norms compliant motorcycles. The new (BS IV) emission norms kicked off on 1st April which made all the manufacturers sell out their offerings at a whoppingly curtailed prise. The list of companies offering discounts included even the top sellers in the Indian market.
Starting from Hero, which bags the crown of largest selling two-wheeler brand, to various other bikemakers such as Bajaj Auto, Suzuki, TVS Motors and Honda, all of them sold their offerings at a heavy discounted prices. The discount, on an average, was recorded at around 10,000 to 20,000 by every company. Hero, for its scooters and motorcycles, offered discounts of 12000 to 15000 followed by TVS Motors which gave a concession of 8000 to 20,000 on its products.
Honda invited customers to buy a CBR150 or CBR250 giving them the greed of a free Navi on it. And the discounts were applicable on other Honda two-wheelers as well. Bajaj Auto lies in the list of discount offering brands similar to other companies and the price curtailment it offered was of around 3,000 to 12,000. Suzuki was somewhere same as Bajaj.
Source – Zigwheels.com