Last Friday Harley-Davidson opened its first outlet in India. Though the company has identified dealers in Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh and Bangalore, the new outlet in Hyderabad “Banjara Harley-Davidson” became the first to start operations.
The Harleys sold in India are for now made in the USA and shipped there assembled. It seems that Harley-Davidson has later plans to assemble locally in India.
Speaking about the Indian market for heavy weight bikes, Anoop Prakash, Managing Director of Harley-Davidson India, said that last year as many as 700 heavy bikes of all brands (excluding Harley-Davidson) were sold in the country. The new dealership was formally inaugurated by film star N T Ramarao. John McEnaney, a Harley Milwaukee veteran has been brought to India to train the technicians in working on the 12 models sold in India. Harley-Davidson India.