TWO-WHEELER makers reported a jump in sales and narrowed the year-on-year decline in July. Fuelled by the need of personal transportation amid the pandemic, cumulative sales of Hero MotoCorp, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI), TVS Motor and Royal Enfield increased to 7,69,045 units in July from 6,32,349 units in June. The yearon-year decline also narrowed to 4.4 per cent in July from the high double-digit decline in the previous month. The sequential recovery for three straight months comes on the back of a zero-sales month in April which was induced by the nationwide lockdown. The recovery in July was led by the top two companies in volume terms. Hero MotoCorp dispatched 5,06,946 units of motorcycles and scooters in July. This is 14 per cent higher than June and only marginally lower than last July’s sales. HMSI, too, saw a strong sequential recovery. It dispatched 3,09,332 two-wheelers in July, up 53 per cent over 2,02,837 in June. The y-o-y sales decline in July narrowed to 32 per cent from 55 per cent in June. TVS and RE also saw recovery from the past month and a smaller decline in YoY sales as compared to June.