Mumbai: Hero MotoCorp Ltd said two-wheeler sales in September was little changed at 606,744 units from a year earlier.

The maker of Splendor and Passion models sold 604,052 units in September last year, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

Earlier this week, Hero unveiled two new scooters—Duet and Maestro Edge—the first of its products on new platforms developed through its in-house technology, it said.

The Maestro Edge will be launched across markets by mid-October with a starting price of Rs49,500 (ex-showroom Delhi) for the LX version and Rs50,700 (ex-showroom Delhi) for the VX version. The market launch of the Duet will follow thereafter.

In the first five months of the current fiscal, overall two-wheeler sales declined 0.2% to 6.58 million units. Motorcycles sales fell 4.33% to 4,344,154 units from a year ago, according to industry lobby group Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers.

Rural sales of motorcycles suffered as the worst monsoon in six years crimped income of farmers as crop output fell. Hero sells four out of 10 motorcycles in rural India.

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