As deadline looms on BS III vehicles, bike showrooms see rush


Buyers rushed to make best of the ban on sale of Bharat Stage III vehicles from April 1 as two-wheeler showrooms slashed prices and offered free insurance on some of the best selling bikes.

Chethan M, deals chief at Maxmotors, an approved merchant for Hero Motocorp bicycles and bikes said there were three individuals in the business unit however couldn’t deal with all the planned purchasers, some of whom needed to sit tight for 60 minutes. “I have not seen this sort of surge whatever other time. We sold 60 bicycles and needed to deal with more than 350 forthcoming clients,” he said.

Vanita M K, who had originated from Vijayanagar, said she went to three show-rooms however could get hold of the Hero Motocorp’s Duet just at the Rajkumar Road office. “I needed to hold up 30 minutes. Be that as it may, once the business director was free, I got the bicycle in minutes as I had got the full cash and reports,” she said.

While the Passion Pro on-street cost was cut by Rs 9,000, Splendor saw a cut of Rs 7,500. “There was a decent reaction for Glamor show which had Rs 14,000 markdown,” Chethan said.

A Vasantnagar, the Suzuki showroom was open till 9.30 pm. Deals Manager Kabeer Ahmad said they thought that it was hard to close the shop as individuals were all the while sitting tight for their opportunity to converse with the sales people. “The load of Access bicycle was sold out today. We had Rs 10,000 rebate and Paytm offered an extra Rs 5,000. We sold around 50 bicycles today and are sure of offering all BS III vehicles tomorrow,” he said.

Rajkumar Road houses five showrooms covering all the real players in the bike advertise. VST Bajaj showroom offered Rs 12,000 rebate.

A business partner said three individuals have officially paid propel sum and have consented to the condition that whoever starts things out with full cash and archives will get the bike.

The high-end bikes, however, did not draw the same number of people which was evident at Rajajinagar KTM showroom. “We have offered Rs 20,000 discount on Duke 390 and Rs 5,000 on Duke 200. We have prospective buyers and confident of selling the 60 vehicles in stock,” a personnel at the counter said.

With Thursday and Friday, the last two days to clear their stock of BS III vehicles, dealers said they were preparing to work harder. “We have decided to open the shop around 9 am and to close late as we expect more people,” Ahmad said.