Harley Davidson will debut its smallest bike till date, strapped with a 250-500cc engine, in little over a year’s time, a top company executive said during its Q1 CY19 earnings call To be launched with an undisclosed local player as part of a strategic alliance, Harley said there has been progress made towards it. The small capacity bike plan is included in the company’s ‘More Roads’ initiative, a strategic long-term plan.
Harley’s smallest bike in its India line-up has an engine of 750cc and costs Rs 5.25 lakh (ex-showroom). In comparison, bikes manufactured by its rivals such as BMW and KTM have engines starting with 300-400cc, and both were developed tapping the expertise of TVS Motor Company and Bajaj Auto. All such bikes of BMW and KTM carry a price tag of under Rs 3.5 lakh.
Besides the small engine bike, Harley will also be launching new bikes under the mid-weight category next year. A streetfighter and an adventure touring model will be launched in 2020. These new models will have an engine of less than 600cc. Both these new models are expected to come to India.
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