The Government of India policy over CKD units is brewing trouble even for the bike manufacturers, not to mention the uproar it has caused amongst luxury car manufacturers here. Clarifying on this issue, one of the bike manufacturers, Harley Davidson have said that they wouldn’t be raising the prices of their CKD manufactured bikes, the Superlow and the Harley Davidson Iron 883 any time soon. The Indian government had confused the auto manufacturers in India that they would be paying more duties for CKD units, almost to the tune of a CBU unit however after recent clarifications, the Government agreed to reduce the taxation on the CKD units to 30% from the existing 10 %. Harley Davidson have set up their facility in Bawal, Haryana.
Harley bikes have been very famous in India from the time they have been launched here. Harley lovers earlier resorted to importing their bikes with no sales or service backups. However the best part is that now since the company has come to India, it has got a good service back up as also lots of famous personalities gunning for its bikes. Talks are on that Harley, judging upon the demand would actually build a factory in India and start manufacturing bikes here, thus lowering the prices further.