Harley-Davidson India has announced that it will import 12 motorcycles from the 2010 model portfolio, with bikes from each of the five model families:
- Sportster: XL 883L Sportster, XL 1200N Nightster, XL 883R Roadster and XR 1200X
- Dyna: FXDB Street Bob and FXDC Super Glide Custom
- VRSC: VRSCDX Night Rod Special
- Softail: FLSTF Fat Boy and FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic
- Touring: FLHR Road King, FLHX Street Glide and FLHTCUSE Ultra Classic Electra Glide (CVO)
The announcement was made today at the 10th annual Auto Expo in New Delhi. Featured at the show is a custom-painted Harley-Davidson Fat Boy in Indian color accents that will be the first motorcycle sold by Harley-Davidson in India (www.harley-davidson.in).
“For over a century, Harley-Davidson has inspired motorcyclists across the world to celebrate their passion for riding,” Anoop Prakash, managing director of Harley-Davidson India, stated in a press release. “Our experience in leading the leisure motorcycle market worldwide makes us naturally suited to help lead and define leisure riding in India. We entered India with a promise to bring riders the pure Harley-Davidson experience with bikes from every family. Over the past year we have listened to riders across India at our many events, and we have produced a lineup to stir their soul.”
The motorcycles are being imported into India as completely built units and will be priced between 6,95,000 rupees ($15,000) and 34,95,000 rupees ($76,000) “ex-showroom (New Delhi),” according to the release.
“We will have available genuine parts and accessories and a broad selection of riding apparel and merchandise through our dealer network in India,” Prakash said.
Bookings for bikes will be open in April at dealerships to be announced in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chandigarh. Delivery of motorcycles will begin in June.
The Harley-Davidson Boot Camps and Founders Rides held in Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore reportedly gave more than 300 riders the opportunity to learn about the motorcycles and the model families and provide their input on the model lineup. In 2010, Harley-Davidson India says it will host similar events.
Harley-Davidson claims to be the global leader in cruising and touring motorcycles, with motorcycle sales now in more than 70 countries.
Posted by Arlo Redwine