Harley Davidson has recently marked its presence in India with two new models, the Harley Davidson SuperLow and the Harley Davidson Iron 883. The price range for its base model the SuperLow starts at Rs5.5 lakh and the Iron 883 is Rs6.5 lakh. Along with these Harley also offers other bigger rigs from their international range of cruiser motorcycles.
Very recently it has been brought to notice that Harley Davidson may drop the plan of its new assembling plant in India and instead it may look for a manufacturing plant. If this really happens the SuperLow that currently rests at Rs5.5 lakh may be priced at Rs 3.5 lakh. The reduced pricing of the Harley Davidson may become similar to the Kawasaki Ninja 250R, a 250cc entry level sportbike.
Earlier Harley Davidson had announced that they will be setting plant in Bawal Haryana. The plant will be second plant to be located out side USA after Brazil. The plant will be covering an area of around 70,000sq ft and is near to 100km from Delhi. This new production assembly is capable to role out 200 motorcycles annually.
Harley Davidson imports parts from its manufacturing facility in the US and assemble them in India. In this way they are successful in lowering down the cost, but this can be further revised if they setup manufacturing plant in India instead of importing parts from their home country. The current completely knocked down units will be cheaper than completely built units.
This will take time but it’s possible that India one day could get a Harley a little more than 3 lakh.