Harley Davidson India has added one more bike-series to its Completely Knocked Down (CKD) operations in India with the inclusion of three models (Fat Boy, Heritage Softail Classic and Fat Boy Special) from the iconic Softail family. Previously offered as Completely Built-Up (CBU) imports, these models will now be assembled at the Harley-Davidson facility in Bawal, Haryana.
Speaking on this development, Mr. Anoop Prakash, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson India said “After the incredible participation and enthusiasm at our National HOG Rally and India Bike Week events, we are excited to accelerate our plans to expand our CKD line-up and are proud to lead the development of leisure motorcycling in India. The Fat Boy®, Heritage Softail® Classic and Fat Boy® Special have been embraced by our customers due to their outstanding riding performance, classic cruiser styling, and now we can offer them at even greater value. At Harley-Davidson India, we continue to adopt and invest in strategies that make our products and ownership experience accessible to more enthusiasts and customers across the country.”
Commenting on the recent budget, Prakash added “While the duties appear to have increased on CBU imports, the impact on our pricing will be minimal thanks to our steady focus on developing our completely knocked down (CKD) operations in India since early 2011. Our CKD operation allows us to contribute to local investment while also reducing the tariff burden for customers across India. With our announcement today, nine of the 12 models in our India line up are now being assembled in our India CKD facility, which will give our customers reason to celebrate.”
The iconic Harley-Davidson Fat Boy have now been priced at Rs 14.9 Lakh (ex- showroom Delhi) as against the previous CBU price of Rs. 19.45 Lakh. Powering the bike is a 1690CC twin cam 103 engine
The Harley-Davidson Fat Boy® Special will be offered at Rs 15.6 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) as against the previous CBU pricing of 19.70 Lakh. The bike is equipped with a 1690CC twin cam 103 engine.
The Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail® Classic is a retro masterpiece with all the touring essentials one could wish for. It will be offered at Rs.16.25 Lakh (ex- showroom Delhi) as against the previous CBU pricing of Rs. 20.45 Lac. The bike comes with a 1690CC Twin Cam 103 engine, this bike is built for long-distance cruising along the open roads.
The addition of the Fat Boy, Heritage Softail Classic and Fat Boy Special expands Harley-Davidson India’s portfolio of CKD (Complete Knockdown) models to nine out of the 12 models offered in India. The other CKD models are from the Sportster model family (SuperLow, Iron 883, Forty-Eight) and Dyna model family (Street Bob, Super Glide Custom, and Fat Bob). Harley-Davidson’s price range in India starts at 5.6 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi) for the Harley-Davidson SuperLow®.