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Bajaj Auto bike sales jump 24% in April

Bajaj Auto bike sales jump 24% in April
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First Published: Thu, May 01 2008. 01 38 PM IST
Updated: Thu, May 01 2008. 01 38 PM IST
PTI
New Delhi: India’s second largest two-wheeler maker Bajaj Auto Ltd today reported a 23.6% growth in motorcycle sales during April at 203,081 units against 164,304 units in the same month last year.
The company’s total two-wheeler sales also rose 23.08% during the month at 203,930 units as compared to 165,692 units in April last year, BAL said in a statement.
Total three-wheeler sales, however, were down by 26.47% at 17,913 units as compared to 24,360 units in the 12 month-ago period.
Exports however increased, showing a growth of 41.79 per cent, to 73,624 units from 51,926 units in the year-ago period.
Bajaj Auto said owing to strong sales in the XCD, Discover, Avenger and Pulsar series, which grew by 34 per cent, the company performed well.
“The company’s immediate strategy is to introduce four well-positioned ‘125cc plus´ motorcycles in FY09 in its endeavour to expand the ‘125cc plus´ segment to represent 50 per cent of the industry by March 2009,” the statement said.
The company is expecting to export over 800,000 units this year, it added.
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First Published: Thu, May 01 2008. 01 38 PM IST