Naveen Kumar, a young computer
professional from Rohtak in Haryana was contemplating to buy a Honda Activa a
week back. He was not sure whether to choose a BS III version or a BS IV
version of the scooter. He kept his decision in abeyance. Yesterday after the
Supreme Court banned registration of BS III vehicles across the country from
April 1, 2017, young Naveen made a killing. He went and finally bought a Honda
Activa BS III scooter at a discount of Rs 22,000/- The clearance sale for BS
III vehicles has begun in a big way across the country.
“I have been lucky because had
I bought the scooter a few days back I would not have got a discount.,” Kumar
India. Kumar is among the thousands of boys and girls across the
country who have bought a two-wheeler post the SC ban directive, at hefty
discounts. According to unconfirmed sources,
a Honda dealership in Rohtak sold 300 Activa scooters in a single day
today. By afternoon, the dealership had downed its shutters, having finished
The SC ban has come as a
windfall for those eager to purchase two-wheelers across the country. Discounts anywhere from Rs 5000 to Rs 20,000
and in some case more are being offered by dealers of mass market motorcycles
and scooters. A Hero MotoCorp dealer in Hyderabad told Motown India that his
entire stock of BS III Passion Pro has been exhausted in a single day. Now his
stock of the BS III Pleasure scooter is waiting to be lapped up.
Hero MotoCorp and Honda dealers in Delhi told this
correspondent that they had already anticipated such a scenario and hence had
slowly got rid of their BS III stock of two-wheelers in the last several days.
Yet, outside their showrooms, huge banners told a different story. They were
offering huge discounts for getting rid of their BS III vehicles.
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