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Bajaj Auto has decided to withdraw from scooters. Is it any indication that scooter / two wheeler market in India is diminishing? Why?

Asked by Good Citizen, 17 Jan '10 01:12 pm
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Sai Ram. No. Bajaj decided a few years ago to specialise on motorcycles. So, they are exiting the scooter line. Kinetic, Honda and Suzuki, TVS etc are strong in that sector. Motorcycles are growing at a faster rate.
Answered by Venkateswaraswamy Swarna, 17 Jan '10 01:28 pm

 
  
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Market mein ab Scooter ki MALAI khatam ho gayi...Jitni Malai thi sab mar li gayi ....Now exploring new area for making huge money fast.....
Answered by Mohammed asim nehal, 18 Jan '10 07:11 pm

 
  
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The news is correct. Rajeev Bajaj, the young MD has said they are exitting the scooter business completely to focus on motorcycles, though the idea was opposed by Rahul Bajaj, who is sentimentally more attached with the scooter business for a long time and at one time their brand was a household name for its range of scooters including the much covetted Bajaj Chetak, for which I myself had paid a premium to get it.

It is simply a matter of business sense going by the trends in the market where motorcycles are preferred by the majority and even in the scooter line, the liking is for more fancier models in which there are already established players.

Only the scooter sales have gone down and not the two wheeler segment as such. Motorcycle sales have soared in the period April to Dec 2009 and is doing a roaring business and will continue to do so. The big money now is motorcyles and for this reason alone to devote total attention to a market where there is demand, they have decide ...more
Answered by Omega, 17 Jan '10 10:15 pm

 
  
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Well, I would assume that Bajaj is focusing more on its Pulsar range of produce??? Companies change their specializations all the time. I wouldn't say Bajaj withdrew from scooters, prolly just put it on cold storage.

2 wheeler segments in India will NEVER die because MOST tier 2 and tier 3 inner town streets are WAY to cobbled up and physicaly narrow for 4 wheeler drive. Spares and spares cost is also an issue w/ 4 wheelers. ALso fuel consumption is something which dictates purchases in INdian homes and in this regard, I see 2 wheeler's being around for a long, long time.

I feel Bajaj has simply found a better niche in its pulsar range of products and wishes to focus more there....
Answered by A Moin, 17 Jan '10 01:27 pm

 
  
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Everything needs a change so also scooters to motorcycle transition is very evident in this kind of demand and supply of products .
Answered by kishoranandvittalmangalore, 17 Jan '10 01:14 pm

 
  
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Obviously not, Bajaj is leaving the scooter segment , it doesnt mean that scooter markets are going to decline, Bajaj has never been a leader in Gearless scooter segment. Its highly captured by Honda, with its popular models e.g. Activa, Dio, and Aviator, and Honda is doing quite well, so u cant say the scooter market is on its end, but offcourse, u can say that Geared scooters are totaly finished now, bcoz Honda itself has stopped its brand 'Eterno', which had been a famous name in Geared scooters. Bajaj is just concentrating on Bike segment, nothing else, while Scooter segment is passing through its boom phase, due to Hero Honda Pleasure, Honda Activa, Aviator, Suzuki Access, even rough & tough Mahindra & Mahindra has also entered in the 2 wheeler market by launching Scooters e.g. Duro, Rodeo, and Flyte. I hope I've exlpained in better way. Thanks
Answered by Satyamay Jha, 31 Jan '10 12:27 am

 
  
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