One of the most renowned names in the world of motorcycles is Harley Davidson, which real men love to ride. The company introduced its long list of beasts on Indian roads back in 2009 and is already making its presence felt in the high-end motorcycle market.
A Brief History
Harley-Davidson Inc is a renowned motorcycle manufacturer of the USA and is abbreviated as Harley or H-D. During early 20th Century, this company was founded in Milwaukee of Wisconsin, USA. One of the most important aspects of this brand is that it is one of the few motorcycle manufacturers that survived the Great Depression. It is listed at NYSE as HOG, which was earlier listed as HDI. Harley Davidson solely sold heavyweight motorcycles, which were more than 700cc. One of the traditional features of the Harleys was excessive customization, which in fact led to chopper style of motorcycle. Most of the motorcycles present now have styles similar to classic Harley designs, except for Street model families and VRSC. The company, in the quest for diversification in the two-wheel industry, tried to manufacture for light motorcycle market. However, it was a dud and the project was shelved in 1978. The company, however, decided to enter the middleweight market only in the year 2014 with the motorcycles in the Street Series. Harley-Davidson has been successful in maintaining a large as well as an active brand community. Some of the continuous processes of the company include clubs, museum activities, events, etc. In the year 2010, it has been reported that the logo, as well as the Harley-Davidson brand, accounted for 0.8% or $40 million of the net revenue of the company.
Harley Davidson In India
All bike models of Harley Davidson in India are priced within the price range of Rs. 5 lakhs and Rs. 30 lakhs.There are twelve models available and they are categorized among 5 families which are Touring, Rod, Softail and Sportster. Each family has its own characteristic features and therefore has appealed to a large base of customers having different fascinations about the different road beasts. One of the major achievements of the company in India has been its excellent after sales service. Each dealer is associated with an active H.O.G or Harleys Owners Group, which regularly conducts events as well as rides. Moreover, the customers will also get genuine and essential accessories as well as merchandises of Harley-Davidson such as collectables, apparel, and motor-clothes to be in sync with the H-D culture.
Harley-Davidson Bikes Price List in India
Upcoming Harley-Davidson Bikes
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Market Segment For Harley-Davidson Bikes
Harley-Davidson is a pioneer in the bike manufacturing segment. Bikes from Harley-Davidson are sold through the length and breadth of India through various dealerships. Some of its bikes have gained a lot of attention in the Indian market and this brand is bound to grow more in the coming years.
Performance & Mileage
Harley-Davidson bikes are very reliable in nature. These bikes are considered to give good fuel efficiency when they hit the road. They might not outperform everything in terms of performance in other bikes, but it gives an overall satisfaction of ownership. Harley-Davidson makes one of the best bikes in the world. A lot of focus is being laid upon efficient fuel burning and addition of technical features. Some of the best bikes in India, have fuel-saving technologies, which are the need of the hour as they pave an efficient way of developing performance bikes for emerging markets across the globe.
In terms of safety features, it gives one of the best in class features in its segment. The new bikes and scooters in this segment are giving particular consideration to rider safety hence it comes loaded with various safety features. With increasing number of accidents, safety features in a bike has become an integral part of a bike manufacturer.
The new generation of motorcycles and scooters has started gaining improved features and much nicer designs. New headlamp designs and sculpted fairing parts not only look better but also try to reduce wind blast and aid in cooling of motorcycles. World-class features, like automatic headlamps, LED head lamps, full digital meters, and ABS braking are gaining huge interest. This has improved safety and increased style quotient of new bikes across the entire portfolio.
The modern day bikes from Harley-Davidson are coming up with new design to attract the young customers. Taking inspiration from the International brands, Indian companies are also adapting a futuristic design and styling elements. With a lot of innovation around looks and design, manufacturers have made it an important factor to consider before developing any new facelift or a new product.
With growing number of accidents, Harley-Davidson spends quality time in choosing the right build quality to avoid damage to the vehicle. A strong build quality ensures a sturdy drive experience and more reliability and assurance to the rider in terms of safety.
Harley-Davidson gives special attention to the comfort and experience. Seat quality, Handling experience, Ride quality have become an internal pre requisite when building a bike/scooter. A bike should be able to give a good ride experience to the rider for all kinds of terrains and long drives. Harley-Davidson makes sure of that. Riders, need to feel that comfort factor while riding their bike may it be for daily city commute or long rides.
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