Harley-Davidson’s affordable motorcycles become dearer.
Not too long ago, American bike maker Harley-Davidson had slashed the prices of its CBU range after the government revised its import duty structure.
As you might remember, import duties on CBUs were decreased from 75per cent/ 60 per cent to 50 per cent, but surprisingly, duties were increased on CKD models from 10 per cent to 15 per cent. A majority of Harley’s motorcycles are assembled in India, and consequently, their prices have been raised by Rs 8,000 - 70,000.
The affected models include the Harley Davidson Street 750, Street Rod, Iron 883, 1200 Custom, Forty-Eight, Roadmaster, Street Bob, Low Rider, Fat Bob, Fat Boy, Softail Deluxe and Heritage Classic. As you can see, these affected models actually make up for a majority of Harley’s monthly sales in India, as their CBU range, which starts at Rs 24.99 lakh, is out of reach of many enthusiasts.
Harley-Davidson’s CKD model wise price increase can be seen below.
|H-D CKD model||New Price||Old Price|
|Street 750||Rs 5.25 lakh||Rs 5.17 lakh|
|Street Rod||Rs 6.45 lakh||Rs 6.08 lakh|
|Iron 883||Rs 9.23 lakh||Rs 8.72 lakh|
|Forty-Eight||Rs 10.50 lakh||Rs 10.01 lakh|
|1200 Custom||Rs 10.65 lakh||Rs 9.79 lakh|
|Roadster||Rs 10.99 lakh||Rs 10.22 lakh|
|Street Bob||Rs 12.59 lakh||Rs 12.01 lakh|
|Low Rider||Rs 13.59 lakh||Rs 12.99 lakh|
|Fat Bob||Rs 14.59 lakh||Rs 14.01 lakh|
|Fat Boy||Rs 18.11 lakh||Rs 17.51 lakh|
|Deluxe||Rs 18.65 lakh||Rs 17.99 lakh|
|Heritage Classic||Rs 19.71 lakh||Rs 19.01 lakh|
*all prices ex-showroom, Delhi