Harley-Davidson set for its India launch

“Given the rapid development of India’s economy and physical infrastructure, this is the right time to bring our products to one of the world’s largest motorcycling nations,” Harley-Davidson Motor Company President & COO Matthew Levatich told reporters here.
The bikes would be imported from the US facilities as completely built units (CBU). “We will bring in models representing each segment of our family. Globally we have 43 models and we are looking to bring in 12-15 models in the first set in 2010,” Harley-Davidson Motor Company India Managing Director Anoop Prakash said.
The price of the bikes start at about US$7,000 in the US market.  Harley Davidson was first granted permission to start operations in India in 2007 but it had to hold back on its plans because of a crushing import duty of over 100 per cent.
At present, up to 150 Harleys run on the Indian roads, which were imported directly by individuals, Prakash said.

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