We reported in detail when the official word emerged that Harley Davidson intends to soon come up with a 500cc bike that would cater to emerging bike markets like that of India. This 500cc Harley would be produced at the American bike maker’s manufacturing facility at Bawal, Haryana. It may be noted that this facility is the second mother plant from Harley, the first being at Milwaukee, USA. Currently, the Haryana based plant is being used for assembly of CKD Harley models that are being sold in India.
Recently, a cruiser was spotted testing by the good folks at TBHP in Haryana. While the exact identity of this bike remains to be a mystery, there are good chances that the bike that has been spotted is nothing but the upcoming 500cc Harley. This 500cc made-in-India Harley will not just be sold in India but would also be exported to many markets across the world.
It is being expected that the Harley Davidson 500cc motorcycle would be priced between INR 3 lakhs to 4 lakh and would make life a lot more easier for those wishing to upgrade from their trusted Royal Enfields. As can be seen on closer observation of these images, powering this bike would be a 500cc V-Twin that is likely to feature high-end technologies and best-in-class power output.
We won’t be too surprised to see this bike being showcased at the upcoming 2014 Indian Auto Expo, which would provide the bike maker with enough exposure and help it with brand building.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the soon-to-be-unveiled Harley Davidson 500cc cruiser
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