Photos: Harley Davidson Street 500, 750 to lure Indians
Tue Nov 12 2013, 14:49 hrs
Harley-Davidson is introducing two all new models with which it looks to lure prospective buyers towards its showrooms – Street 500 and Street 750. What makes these twin motorcycles more special is the fact that they will be assembled at the plant in Bawal, Haryana, India and Kansas City, Missouri, USA. This implies that India is one of the only two producer markets for these mean machines. Both these cruisers will be launched by mid-2014. These will be cheapest Harley bikes since the inception of Harley-Davidson. (BikeDekho)
Both Street 500 and Street 750 have a blacked-out theme and are decorated with a lot of striking features such as a round bikini fairing and typical cruiser front end, a masculine and flat matt metal tank, metal fenders, lots of chrome accents here and there, a small round headlamp in a beautiful casing, all-black 2-in-1 exhaust, comfy saddles for pillion and rider, black pullback handlebars, comfortable typical cruiser seating posture for rider with a large wheelbase of 1511mm, steel frame, neat, distinctive finishing of rear side with LED tail lights.
What’s interesting to see though is Harley-Davidson’s strategy to price them competitively to suite the cost-sensitive taste buds of Indian market observers. With the Indian assembly of both the beasts with higher content of localization, it’s safe to expect a sub 4-lakh price tag for the Street 500 and a sub 5-lakh for the Street 750.