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Harley-Davidson Launches New Motorcycle Models in India

India: The America’s leading motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson, has planned to expand its product portfolio in India by launching Roadster and Road Glide Special models.

The Roadster model would feature V-Twin 1,200cc Evolution air-cooled engine, similar to that of as on the 1200 Custom model. However, the engine of new Roadster would produce a maximum torque of 96Nm @ 4,000 rpm. The Harley-Davidson Roadster model is priced at around USD14,570 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Whereas, Road Glide Special model would be installed with the all new Milwaukee Eight 107 Single Cam V-twin engine, with the displacement of 1,745cc and would produce a maximum torque of 150Nm @ 3,250 rpm. The Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special model is priced at almost USD49,280 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Both the new models launched by Harley-Davidson would be available by the end of November 2016 across the country.

As per TechSci Research, the decision made by Harley-Davidson would give Indian consumers, an expanded range of options to purchase premium motorcycle from. Moreover, the growing inclination of citizens of the country towards Harley-Davidson motorcycles, is likely to influence the sales of the company in coming years, consequently, impacting the overall premium motorcycle industry of India.

According to a recent report published by TechSci Research, “India Premium Motorcycles Market By Segment (500 to 800cc, 800 to 1600cc and >1600cc), Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2011-2021”, premium motorcycle market in India is projected to exhibit a CAGR of ~30% during 2016-2021, on account of growing trend of CKD and SKD assembly, launch of new model, coupled with declining average selling price and rising number of high net worth individual. India premium motorcycle market was dominated by southern and northern regions in 2015, and they are further expected to continue to dominate the market during forecast period as well, owing to growing demand for premium motorcycles, coupled with increasing number of motorcycle clubs and groups in cities like Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Chandigarh, etc.

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