Harley goes to India

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"Honey, we’re goin’ to India. They got Harleys there now!"

Harley-Davidson will export 12 models to India for 2010.

A few bikes from each of the Motor Company’s five model
lines will be sent over at first.

Harley-Davidson India will import two 83 Sportsters, the XL
model and the Roadster, plus two 1200 Sportsters, the Nightster and the XR
1200X; two Dyna models, the Street Bob and the Super Glide Custom; the VRSC
Night Rod Special; two Softails, the Fat Boy and the Heritage Softail Classic;
and three Touring models, the Road King, Street Glide, and Ultra Classic Electra
Glide.

A Fat Boy painted in custom Indian colours will be the first
Harley-Davidson sold in India, unless nobody wants it, of course.

Harleys will be priced similarly to Canadian
prices, but import duties will pretty well double the cost for Indian buyers.

1 COMMENT

  1. 1,000,000,000 people but only about 10,000 of them could afford to buy an HD.
    This looks more like a desperate bid for attention by a company on the decline. They have a limitted product line and are culturally restricted from expanding it, both by their traditional & potential customers and by their dealers. In short it’s a mess they’ve created over the years by sticking with the same basic designs (for good reasons) and being too affraid or short sighted to suck it up and grow a new brand or diversify their product.

  2. 1,000,000,000 people.
    Expected 10,000,000 annual motorized two-wheeler sales
    Why are they only entering the market now?

    But can HOGS exisit in a country that honours cattle? 😉

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