We have a very good news for all Harley Davidson lovers that the American ultra premium motorcycle manufacturer is on the go to launch its cheapest motorcycle in India. Earlier, there had been rumours on HD's plan on a 500cc motorcycle. However, the spied bike, which is yet to be officially named by the firm, doesn't look that smaller. It might be another 800cc machine of HD. Still, the bike is sourced to be priced below the current cheapest bike of Harley, the Superlow. The Superlow does have a price tag of Rs. 5,71,000 (ex-showroom Delhi).
Seeing the spied pictures, rumour mongers are in no mood to stay away from the machine. They say that the spied machine will be equipped with the same 883cc, Air-cooled Evolution engine used in the Superlow. The ergonomics and seating of the bike resembles the Super Glide Custom, while its wheels make us to think on both the Superlow and the Iron 883. The headlight, handlebar and the rear view mirrors also seem like borrowed from these two machines. All I can sum up it's a crossover of the Super Glide Custom, Superlow, and the Iron 883. While the front half is taken from the Superlow and the Iron 883, the back portion is stolen from the Super Glide Custom. Nevertheless, its exhaust is a new stuff, which hasn't ever seen in a Harley machine till date.
This move was essential from Harley Davison, because a huge army from British bike makers, Triumph Motorcycles, and Japanese premium motorcycle firm, Star Motorcycles are launching soon to settle down in the largest two-wheeler firm in the world. Above all, it will make HD an affordable brand. Now, it is really hard and unaffordable for mass. So lowering the price tag down will only add more customers to HD stores.
Meanwhile, this will be a great challenge to the South Korean motorcycle manufacturer, Hyosung. The company sells the ST7, and the Aquila Pro priced at Rs. 5,79,329, and Rs. 4,99,000 (all are ex-showroom Delhi prices) respectively. Presently, the ST7 is attacked by the Superlow. The coming of a new machine from HD will likely be targeting the Aquila Pro.
Courtesy: Team BHP