Harley-Davidson opens First India Dealers

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H-D India Dealerships

Back in January at the Auto Expo, Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) India announced that it would start importing 12 different motorcycles from its 2010 bike portfolio to India.

After some issues and delays the Indian unit of Harley-Davidson said Wednesday it has now appointed five retail dealers to handle the high-end cruisers throughout the country. The H-D motorcycle dealerships are located in Bangalore, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi India.

As in other parts of the world, the Harley-Davidson retailers will exclusively handle all H-D motorcycles, genuine parts, accessories and the apparel line. The India locations will also operate a fully authorized Harley service centers.

A company spokesperson from Harley-Davidson India had this to say back in January: “For over a century, Harley-Davidson has inspired motorcyclists across the world to celebrate their passion for riding. Our experience in leading the leisure motorcycle market worldwide makes us naturally suited to help lead and define leisure riding in India.”

“We entered India with a promise to bring riders the pure Harley-Davidson experience with bikes from every family. Over the past year we have listened to riders across India at our many events, and we have produced a line-up to stir their soul”

The 2010 Harley-Davidson models introduced across Harley-Davidson’s five motorcycle families in India include:

Sportster

XL 883L SPORTSTER

XL 1200N NIGHTSTER

XL 883R ROADSTER

XR 1200X

Dyna

FXDB STREET BOB

FXDC SUPER GLIDE CUSTOM

VRSC

VRSCDX NIGHT ROD SPECIAL

Softail

FLSTF FAT BOY

FLSTC HERITAGE SOFTAIL CLASSIC

Touring

FLHR ROAD KING

FLHX STREET GLIDE

FLHTCUSE ULTRA CLASSIC ELECTRA GLIDE (CVO)

The Harley-Davidson motorcycles are being imported into India as completely built units and will be priced between Rs. 6,95,000 and Rs. 34,95,000 ex-showroom (New Delhi).

Harley-Davidson is the global leader in cruising and touring motorcycles and ranks as one of the strongest brands in the world, with motorcycle sales now in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson India’s web site at www.harley-davidson.in