New Delhi: The major scooter production companies like Hero, HMSI, Bajaj, Honda and Suzuki are offering a soaring discount on its BS-III vehicles, on which SC has put ban from April 1.

To liquidate the remaining stocks, companies are giving customers a huge discount on some of the top-rated vehicles like Activa, CB Shine, Maestro, etc. With 6.71 lakh two-wheelers, out of over 8 lakh of BS-III vehicles will be affected by the ban.

Dealers are pushing the good effort to push the sale and sell out many units as early as possible before the deadline. To carry out this emergency, huge discounts will be playing a key role. On other side, dealers are also offering some value-added services to attract customers.

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI), which had initially offered a flat discount of Rs 10,000 on its BS-III scooters and motorcycles increased it to Rs 22,000 later in the day.

The company said it is offering cash back offer of Rs 22,000 on its BS-III scooters and motorcycles models Activa 3G (priced Rs 50,290), Dream Yuga (Rs 51,741), CB Shine (Rs 55,799 to Rs 61,283) and CD 110DX (Rs 47,202 to Rs 47,494).

Leading manufacturer Hero MotoCorp offered discounts up to Rs 12,500 on its BS-III two-wheelers. According to dealers, Hero is offering a discount of Rs 12,500 on its two-wheelers, Rs 7,500 on its premium segment bikes and Rs 5,000 on entry-level scooters.

The models on which discounts are offered include scooters Duet (priced Rs 49,480) and Maestro Edge (Rs 51,030), motorcycles Glamour (Rs 59,755) and Splendor 125 (Rs 55,575).

Consequently, Suzuki Motorcycle India also announced offers on its Let’s scooter and Gixxer motorcycle. On the scooter, Let’s priced (Rs 47,272 to Rs 53,766), the company offered a discount of Rs 4,000 plus a free helmet, while on Gixxer (Rs 77,452 to Rs 90,421) the benefit is up to Rs 5,000 with exchange benefits of up to Rs 2,000. All prices are ex-showroom Delhi.

Bajaj Auto also offered discounts and free insurance on its different models, starting from the entry level Platina to Pulsar RS200 in the range of Rs 3,000 to Rs 12,000 along with free insurance.

“If there are any unsold inventory left, we have the possibility to export as we are a big exporter to around 70 countries across the world,” Bajaj Auto President (Business Development & Assurance) S Ravikumar told PTI.

The companies said the offer will be valid till stocks last or up to March 31. However, due to the huge rush following the discounts, 2-wheelers in many showrooms have been sold out.

With PTI Inputs

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