The Bajaj Auto stock gained two per cent on Friday, after the company announced plans to launch its quadri-cycle Qute in Europe. (Quadri-cycles are four-wheeled micro-cars, with limitations in terms of weight, power, and speed).
Bajaj Auto, India’s largest two-wheeler exporter, plans to enter the Russian market with its Pulsar range of motorcycles. Bajaj will be the first Indian company to export a mass market motorcycle to Russia.
Striking a different note from that of his peers, industry leader Rahul Bajaj today said any decision on rate cuts should be left with RBI Chief Raghuram Rajan and he knows this issue "better than the government".
With the depreciation of the yuan and cheaper Chinese exports, one segment that could face Chinese competition is motorcycles. The largest exporters of motorcycles from India are Bajaj Auto (48 per cent of volumes) and TVS Motor (20 per cent).
In a recent interview to Business Standard, Rajiv Bajaj, managing director of Bajaj Auto, said the company might re-enter the scooter market and if and when it does, the iconic Chetak might be revived.
Rajiv Bajaj has uttered the ‘S’-word, finally. For about six years, the managing director of Bajaj Auto has been vocal about shutting the doors on scooters and becoming a “motorcycle specialist&". But there is a twist to this tale.
Bajaj Auto posted its best ever quarterly performance on Thursday, with net profit crossing Rs 1,000 crore for the first time. The market, however, gave it a thumbs-down, as sales and volume growth remained muted.
Shares of Bajaj Auto dipped 4% to Rs 2,510, declining 5.5% from their intra-day highs on the NSE, after the company reported 37% year-on-year (YoY) jump in net profit at Rs 1,015 crore for the quarter ended June 2015 (Q1) mainly on account of higher
Being at number four wouldn't exactly be a comfortable position for the one-time king of the Indian two-wheeler market. But that's where Bajaj Auto was placed in May, after Hero MotoCorp, Honda and even TVS Motor, a company once forgotten by many.
For most companies, the quarter ended June is expected to be among the worst in recent times. However, Rajiv Bajaj, managing director of the Pune-based Bajaj Auto, tells Swaraj Baggonkar it would be among the best in his company’s history.