India's Hero Honda March bike sales up 20.5 pct y/y

BOMBAY, April 1 (Reuters) - India's biggest motorcycle maker, Hero Honda Motors Ltd. , sold 231,593 bikes in March, up 20.5 percent from 192,181 units in the same month a year earlier, the company said on its Web site on Friday.

The automaker, in which India's Munjal family and Japan's Honda Motor Co. each hold a 26 percent stake, said sales in the year ending March rose 26.6 percent to 2,621,400 units from 2,070,157 a year ago.