It’s not just the local two-wheeler manufacturers who are fascinated by the success of Royal Enfield, but even Harley-Davidson might be interested to get a small piece of this pie. While Royal Enfield is getting set to launch the 650cc models in the coming month, Harley-Davidson is looking at the bigger picture and considering smaller capacity motorcycles.
We’ve heard rumours before that Harley-Davidson wants to partner with a local two-wheeler manufacturer in India to produce low-capacity motorcycles. This alliance will be similar to Bajaj + KTM, TVS Motors + BMW Motorrad. However, no concrete information is out yet about who the American iconic bike manufacturer will join hands with.
Meanwhile, Japanese sources have come up with a speculative render of what a low-capacity motorcycle could look like from Harley-Davidson. This bike could be Made-in-India, and sold in other emerging markets as well. This new bike is expected to be powered by a 250-500cc, single-cylinder motor and will target younger audience, and even those who are looking to join the Harley-Davidson family in a smaller budget.
While this bike looks like a flat track model, the render also seems to take some design inspiration from the electric Livewire model. All this however is mere speculation at the moment, as Harley-Davidson has not officially shared any information, concept details or launch timelines.
But won’t we all love to see an affordable Harley-Davidson hit the Indian streets?
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