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Bajaj Auto bike sales up 31 pc in September

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MUMBAI, Oct. 1

BAJAJ Auto Ltd (BAL) has registered a 30.5 per cent growth in sale of motorcycles to 69,359 units for September 2002, as against the year-ago period.

According to an official statement on Tuesday, the company's total sales of two-wheelers for the period rose by 8.4 per cent to 1,03,932 units (95,880 units in September 2001). Sale of three-wheelers was up by 15.2 per cent to 16,276 units (14,133 units).

Total sale of 2&3-wheelers during the period grew by 9.3 per cent to 1,20,208 units (1,10,013 units), the statement said.

Of this, exports accounted for 6,424 units (2,696 units), a rise of 138.3 per cent. Pulsar sales have grown to almost 15,000 units and BAL plans to reach sales of 20,000 units this month, the statement said.

For the April-September 2002 period, BAL's motorcycle sales rose by 51.8 per cent to 4,12,695 units (2,71,840 units), its total two-wheeler sales rose by 11.6 per cent to 6,24,973 units (5,59,847 units) and its three-wheeler sales increased by 19.1 per cent to 94,201 units (79,067 units).

Total 2&3-wheeler sales for the period rose by 12.6 per cent to 7,19,174 units (6,38,914 units).

Exports accounted for 40,329 units (17,647 units), a growth of 128.5 per cent, the statement said.

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