At Rs 5.5 lakh, Harley gets affordable for India
Iconic motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson on Wednesday introduced two new models SuperLow and Iron 883 — the first mobikes to be assembled in India.autos Updated: Dec 15, 2010 23:30 IST
Iconic motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson on Wednesday introduced two new models SuperLow and Iron 883 — the first mobikes to be assembled in India. The bikes will roll out of the firm’s Haryana facility and bookings will commence from January 2011.
The Superlow is priced at Rs 5.5 lakh (ex-showroom) while the Iron 883 comes in for Rs 6.5 lakh (ex-showroom), thus bringing down the entry price point for owning a Harley Davidson in India. The starting price of the company’s existing 2010 model line-up in India is Rs 6.95 lakh.
Both bikes attract a price tag of $7,999 (Rs 3.62 lakh) in the US and if imported completely in India like the other mobikes, it would have retailed for around Rs 7.24 lakh as imported vehicles attract a 100% duty in India. Import of components however attract only 40% duties enabling the company to price them lower.
The firm commenced operations in August 2009 and opened its first dealership in July 2010. It currently offers 12 models in its 2010 line-up in India, available through dealerships in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chandigarh and Hyderabad.