Harley-Davidson to Partner Asian Bike Maker to Unveil New Model for India, S E Asia Nations | CORPORATE ETHOS

Harley-Davidson to Partner Asian Bike Maker to Unveil New Model for India, S E Asia Nations

By: | November 1, 2018

Nov 1: Earlier this year, the US motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson had made an announcement that the company, along with an Asian manufacturer, would develop a new 240-400 cc motorcycle. The companies had targeted India, the world’s largest motorcycle market, and other South East Asian nations to sell the bike that was to be launched in the year 2022.

Latest news in this regard says that the company is aiming to expand its reach in India with the launch of this bike. An adventure bike, a street fighter, and a custom cruiser are also in the plans of Harley-Davidson. Some of the render images of the upcoming products including its e- motorcycle were displayed during the announcement.

The render images of the upcoming small-displacement single-cylinder Harley-Davidson bikes were given out by the Japanese Young Machine website. Even though it’s a render, the design, fit and finish and various other specification are quite notable.

The bike can be termed a mix of the modern naked street with flat-track inspiration, said a report. Earlier this year, the company had released some of the drawings of its electric model. The futuristic designs resemble the drawings released by the company.

The name of the Asian manufacturer with which the American motorcycle maker will be working for the new automobile has not yet been revealed. Many of the Indian manufacturers are in partnership premium European brands. For instance, TVS has partnered BMW Motorrad. BMW’s smallest models BMW G 310 R and BMW G 310 GS are manufactured at the TVS facility in India where it manufactures TVS Apache RR 310.

In order to manufacture the small displacement model of Triumph motorcycles, it is in a non- equity partnership with Bajaj Auto, which is the largest motorcycle exporter in India. The Triumph models are manufactured for the Indian and various other emerging markets.