Harley-Davidson Made For India Motorcycle To Be Revealed At 2014 Delhi Auto Expo

This fiscal year, Harley Davidson India should sell about 2,000 motorcycles and by 2015 aims to sell about 10,000. To reach this objective, Harley will unveil in January 2014 at the Dehli Auto Expo a “made for India” special model. This new model will be fitted with a 400 to 500 cc V-Twin with a price below the one of the 883 Sportster. It will be entirely manufactured in India at the assembling plant in Haryana. At this price level, the upcoming Harley Davidson will compete in the Indian market with the Kawasaki Ninja 250R and KTM 390 Duke. In order to truly globalize the brand, Harley is also looking for expansion in other emerging auto markets like Indonesia, China, Malaysia and other South East Asian nations.

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3 Responses to “Harley-Davidson Made For India Motorcycle To Be Revealed At 2014 Delhi Auto Expo”


  1. 1 ian Jan 2nd, 2013 at 10:55 am

    its a great plan – i dont know how much cheaper they plan to make it than the 883 – if they are just using smaller barrels there is not that much a base unit saving and of course you can then step right up to a 1200 conversion if you want. you cant ignore a market of 1 billion people and all credit to HD for going for it.

  2. 2 steve Jan 2nd, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    For the last couple years there has been a few rumors floating around that HD is developing a new “Light weight” bike utilizing the Buell Blast single cylinder engine but in a more traditional frame rather then a sportbike design. ( the other version is that the model will be designed more as a dual purpose on/off road bike).
    I really like the idea of a 500cc V twin, however one would have to assume that it’s going to use a completely new (scaled down) engine design rather then a smaller bore Sporty unit. Otherwise there isn’t much of a dollar savings to help achieve a lower cost entry level bike.
    Is this “Mid” size V twin engine actually happening ? or is it just speculation ? Anybody have additional input ?

  3. 3 Whenu Jan 3rd, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Have heard about a 500 single HD running around, not an old one but a modern model

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