Refined and Redefined The Legend Has Arrived
The iconic US
motorbike manufacturer Harley Davidson has finally arrived in Indian markets
on August 27th 2009. The global leader in cruising and touring motorcycles
Harley Davidson has set up its subsidiary in Gurgaon, Haryana, but the
motorcycles will be on sale in only in 2010.
However, no announcements have been made about the models that
would be launched in Indian market. Meanwhile, the automaker has started
seeking dealers to establish itself firmly on Indian land.
Currently Harley Davidson plans to import its motorbikes, riding gear and
accessories to the Indian market. As it grows, eventually it will chalk out
ways to evolve the company's growth in the Indian markets. In the year 2007,
Harley Davidson had got permission to move into Indian market, but the move
was crushed due to more than 100% import duties. At present, the import duty
charged on HD motorbikes is up to 60%.
Announcing its plans to foray into Indian automobile market, the company's
president and COO Matthew Levatich said, We believe Harley-Davidson
has outstanding opportunities for continued growth around the world. As a
first step, we are looking for local dealer partners who share our passion
and commitment to building customer relationships, the Harley-Davidson brand
and our business in India for the long term. Given the rapid development of
India's economy and physical infrastructure, this is exactly the right time
to bring the world's greatest motorcycles to one of the world's largest
motorcycling nations. We are committed to India for the long-term, and we
are focused right now on establishing a strong foundation.
Harley Davidson Incorporation is the parent company and its group companies
include Harley-Davidson Motor Company (HDMC), Buell Motorcycle Company
(Buell), MV Agusta and Harley-Davidson Financial Services (HDFS). One of the
strongest brands in the world, Harley Davidson has its network in more than
70 countries across the globe.
The Harley-Davidson bikes range between 883 cc to 1550cc. It is expected
that the starting price of Harley Davidson motorbikes will be Rs. 7 Lakhs to
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