Small, India-made Harley coming

Famous American cruiser bike-maker Harley Davidson to manufacture new motorcycle in India.

Harley-Davidson came to India in August 2009, since when they have risen to become the largest big-bike seller in our market. The brand today offers a wide range of bikes for Indian bikers, Harley assembling several bikes here as CKD units, keeping pricing competitive. It’s a formula that has allowed more riders access to these heavy motorcycles, along with the Harley-Davidson lifestyle statement that comes as bonus with every motorcycle.
Harley-Davidson is now working to take their India story to the next level. The bike pictured here is an upcoming, completely new Harley-Davidson cruiser that will be manufactured in India, to Harley quality standards, using a majority of Indian made parts. A proper Harley, the new bike looks the piece, seen here in pre-production guise testing on Indian roads without properly finished surfaces.
It’s a low, lengthy motorcycle with powerful presence, and a distinct, edgy looking tail section. Expect this important new Harley-Davidson to deploy a four-stroke, approximately 60 degree, V-twin powerplant, displacing 750cc, with liquid-cooling and fuel-injection as standard. The new Harley shall deploy a single overhead camshaft configuration. You can expect a healthy sounding, Harley trademark exhaust growl when the bike finally breaks cover to enter Indian showrooms, in months to come.
Cycle parts shall include alloy rims, telescopic fork suspension in front and a pair of rear shock absorbers. The new bike shall use a single disc brake set-up front and rear, with a plush looking riding saddle to support its rider and pillions. Harley isn’t known to make compact motorcycles, and likewise the upcoming new Indian Harley will seat riders in cruiser motorcycle typical armchair comfort, a back upright riding position supported by feet-set-forward rider footrests.
The big plus to having a Harley manufactured in India is certain to be its price tag, which we are confident, shall be attractive, within the Rs 5 lakh mark, on-road in India. 
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