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      Harley Davidson may cost just 3.3 lakh or lesser

      Harley Davidson may cost just 3.3 lakh or lesser

      Remember when Barrack Obama made his Indian visit recently, apart from talking about Mahatma Gandhi and dancing to Indian numbers he also had come with the Harley Davidson plan. The plan was to setup Harley Davidson’s new assembly plant here in India. Now the latest development is that the new plant will be a ‘Mother Plant’ manufacturing components, and not just assembling them. This looks like a tasty treat for the Harley loyalists, also it would be a good deal for both the countries. The plant is proposed to be built at Bawal located in Haryana.
      Previously Harley Davidson would merely assemble their bikes here in India. Knowing that the current duties on the CBU are 110% and CKD are 60% it’s rather a wise decision to start a base and cater to the Asian market. Currently Harley Davidson has only one assembly plant outside US which is at Manaus at Brazil. What makes us happy is that 60% of the parts will be localized which means that the cheapest Harley which is the Superlow which currently costs Rs. 5.5 Lakh may cost as low as a staggering Rs. 3.3 lakh or maybe lesser with the cost going down by 40% -45 %.
      With the sale of around 200-250 Harleys if this plant happens we are sure that those numbers will rise in no time. A vendor mentioned this to the Financial Express team that “The company has asked its global vendors in the US and Thailand to set up manufacturing units in Bawal. It has also given expressions of interest to Indian component makers for supply of vehicle parts to its Haryana unit, which would commence its operations in mid-2011”.
      Harley Davidson has not made any official disclosure about the capacity of the plant or the investments that the company has made. The Indian spokesperson being neutral just said that the development of our India CKD assembly operations is proceeding on schedule as we look to build our brand presence around the world.
      Source - http://="http://motoroids.com/news/h...r-lesser.html"


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      That link showed me some error; corrected one here - Harley Davidson may cost just 3.3 lakh or lesser

      I highly doubt on that news!!! The price of Superlow is about $8000 & on Rs 46 conversion gives to 3.6 Lakhs, then how come it could cost to Rs 3.3 Lakhs?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Aargee View Post
      That link showed me some error; corrected one here - Harley Davidson may cost just 3.3 lakh or lesser

      I highly doubt on that news!!! The price of Superlow is about $8000 & on Rs 46 conversion gives to 3.6 Lakhs, then how come it could cost to Rs 3.3 Lakhs?
      Localisation of components??? Lets see how it goes.
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      Quote Originally Posted by pulsurge View Post
      Localisation of components??? Lets see how it goes.
      Localication
      Already Quality is the only word associated with HD, but if that is also localized, then I don't know what to say!!!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Aargee View Post
      Localication
      Already Quality is the only word associated with HD, but if that is also localized, then I don't know what to say!!!
      ROTFL! Lets hope for the best. But in either ways- I think 3.3L is too good of a price for a Harley. However basic it is.
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      let it come and I will be the first one to take up the localized NightROD

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      well well now even harley wants to spoil its name by producing here.

      Lol. its better to get the imported ones..

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      ^^ I doubt if Harley would like to dilute its brand value by trying it to price it as a level for mass appeal. If this pricing is true, with the quality being as is, then fine. Fingers crossed!

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      Quote Originally Posted by pulsurge View Post
      ROTFL! Lets hope for the best. But in either ways- I think 3.3L is too good of a price for a Harley. However basic it is.
      Nah!!! 3.3L for an air cooled engine is no good, esp to ride between Chennai-Vellore during Summer!!! The newer engine's has fuel cut off mechanism when the engine is too hot & the vehicle stops. To overcome, one has to buy an additional external oil cooling system to absorb the additional heat. All said, I too would prefer V-Rod Muscle, atleast here in India.

      Adding to air-cooled point, a basic HD is totally not sufficient that has lots of vibrations; anything in the family of 96B or may be HD should reengineer to make the 53 cui motor smoother.
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      actually after recent budget announcements it might turn other way around now
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