Hero MotoCorp has sold 601 units of Harley Davidson motorcycles in India in FY2022 which is nearly triple the volume recorded in FY2021New Harley Davidson NightsterAmerican motorcycle giant Harley Davidson has regained leadership in the premium motorcycle segment in India which has been propelled by its partnership with Hero MotoCorp. This comes as a truly remarkable feat considering the iconic brand quit independent operation in India back in September 2020.According to data shared by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Hero MotoCorp managed to sell 601 motorcycles from the Harley Davidson brand in FY2022. The American manufacturer has nearly tripled its sales as compared to FY2021 when it managed to retail only 206 units.Harley Davidson Takes Top Spot – 1000cc+ Motorcycle SegmentOut of the 601 units sold last financial year, 531 units were above the 1,000cc mark, making Harley Davidson an overwhelming market leader in the 1,000cc and above segment. The iconic brand took control of 37 percent of market share in the last financial year for motorcycles in the 1000cc and above space. In comparison, Harley recorded a market share of 27 percent in FY21.The company’s sales were mostly driven by its latest flagship models Pan America 1250 Special and Sportster S. In process of gaining back the throne, Harley Davidson went past other premium motorcycle brands like Triumph and Kawasaki with respective yearly volumes of 336 units and 283 units recorded in FY2022.1000cc+ Motorcycle Sales FY22Other prominent Japanese brands like Suzuki and Kawasaki registered a volume of 233 units and 71 units respectively. Most of the company’s current success has been attributed to Hero MotoCorp which took over retail operations from Harley Davidson in October 2020, after the latter quit independent operations in the country. The Milwaukee brand’s Indian operation seemed to be in a state of disarray even after 11 years of existence in the market.Possible Reasons for Sales GrowthSince Hero MotoCorp took charge of operations for Harley Davidson in India, the latter has benefitted from the former’s wide distribution network across the country. Since then, Hero has also expanded Harley’s in India network to comprise 13 showrooms and 10 service centres. Further, Hero also restarted customer interaction events like HOG rallies across the nation.The last such HOG event was conducted in Mahabaleshwar between April 9-10 this year, after a two-year hiatus that saw participation from more than 540 Harley-Davidson owners across the country. The next H.O.G Rally has been scheduled to take place in Hyderabad between August 26-27. Harley Davidson has now set up a separate vertical to drive its new business of products and merchandise distribution in the country.Previously, some Harley Davidson models were locally assembled at its rented facility in Bawal, Haryana. The American brand currently retails fully imported models brought to the country via the CBU route which includes models like Sportster S, Iron 883, Forty-Eight, Fat Bob and Pan America 1250. More
New electric motorcycle from Harley Davidson under the LiveWire brand is based on a modular EV platformNew Harley Davidson Electric Motorcycle – S2 Del Mar will be their most affordable yetHarley Davidson ventured into the electric mobility space back in 2019 with the launch of its electric motorcycle named LiveWire. Since then LiveWire has gone to become a separate vertical within the American motorcycle giant specifically dedicated to the company’s upcoming lineup of EVs.The first model under this spinoff brand was LiveWire One which made its debut in July last year. The iconic motorcycle brand has now revealed its next offering in the EV space – called S2 Del Mar Launch Edition. This new electric Harley Davidson is the second EV offering under the LiveWire brand.Harley Davidson LiveWire Electric S2 Del MarSince LiveWire One is a very costly affair at USD 22k (about INR 17 lakh), the brand needs an affordable EV offering to create a space among mass-market buyers. S2 Del Mar will be priced in the USD 15k region upon launch. This will be about Rs 8.9 lakh as per today’s currency conversion rates.The battery-powered motorcycle is based on a new modular Arrow EV architecture. This new platform will serve as a base for upcoming LiveWire electric bikes like S3 and S4. S2 Del Mar has been built on a monocoque frame that employs the battery pack with aluminium casing as the stressed member. Hence, the steering head, as well as the swingarm pivot, are linked to the battery pack.[embedded content][embedded content]Expected Motor & Battery DetailsThe company is still tight-lipped about exact details of the motor. That said, images reveal the motor sits just behind the pack, near the swingarm pivot. S2 Del Mar is expected to use an air-cooled setup for the battery considering it’s a relatively low-end offering compared to LiveWire One. The motor used in this bike is expected to return a performance equivalent to that of a 700cc IC engine-powered motorcycle. 0-100 kmph acceleration is achieved in about 3.5 seconds.Harley Davidson will be using “21700” type cells for the battery pack that should offer at least a 100 miles (160 kms) range on a single charge. Since the platform is a modular one, the brand can use batteries and motors of different sizes and specifications on future models. This architecture should also host multiple design styles for upcoming motorcycles.Design & Other DetailsSpeaking of design, S2 Del Mar has carried most of the styling attributes from its concept e-bike which follows a flat track theme. New images reveal the bike’s rear end that features the rear wheel, a stubby tail section and a tyre-hugger with an integrated number plate holder. Harley is also expected to equip this electric motorcycle with plenty of gizmos that will be updated OTA.Bookings for S2 Del Mar Launch Edition had opened earlier today. But had to be closed, as the entire first lot of 100 units got sold out in under 18 minutes. India launch of this new Harley Davidson electric motorcycle is not yet confirmed. Debut of the production bike is in 2023. More
New Harley Davidson Nightster has been offered in three colour options including Vivid Black, Gunship Grey, and Redline RedNew Harley Davidson NightsterHarley Davidson has officially unveiled the 2022 iteration of Nightster globally. It is the second model in Harley’s Sport range after the recently launched 2022 Sportster S. However, Nightster is more of a roadster than a full-fledged cruiser like Sportster S and there is a good reason for it.Offered at a starting price of USD 13,499 (approx. INR 10.29 lakh), the latest iteration Nightster reaches showrooms across US from April onwards. It is also expected to go on sale in India soon. Nightster has been listed on the Harley India website.2022 Harley Davidson Nightster -DesignVisually, Nightster hits all the right notes that a traditional sportster should with its chopped front and rear fenders, a round headlamp, a solo bobber’s seat, a peanut-shaped fuel tank and a round air intake cover. That said, the iconic American bike maker has incorporated some modern touches to the motorcycle like seven-spoke black alloy wheels and a single-sided exhaust canister that looks beefy.Dig deeper and one notices some intricate details like the visible fuel tank which is actually an airbox cover while the actual fuel tank is located under the seat behind the side covers. Placing this 12-litre fuel tank this way has allowed a lower centre of gravity for the bike while also allowing Harley Davidson to maximise size of the airbox. One needs to lift the hinged locking seat while refuelling.New Harley Davidson NightsterHardware SetupNightster is based on the same steel trellis frame as Sportster S thus showing its versatility. However, the former’s aluminium tail section and welded rectangular steel swingarm are different in comparison to the latter. The chassis is mounted on 41mm Showa dual bending valve telescopic forks at front and dual twin emulsion shock absorbers at rear which are directly attached to the swingarm.New Harley Davidson NightsterThe low-slung roadster rides on 19-inch front and 16-inch rear cast aluminium alloy wheels. Anchorage is handled by a 320mm disc in front with an axially mounted 4-piston calliper and a 260mm disc at rear with a floating single-piston calliper. An accessible seat height of 706mm accompanied by centre-set footpegs and a wide handlebar pulled towards the rider should provide comfortable riding ergonomics.Powertrain Specs & FeaturesPowering the new Harley Davidson Nightster is a new Revolution Max 975cc liquid-cooled 60-degree V-twin engine that produces 90 bhp at 7,500rpm and 95 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm. This engine is linked to a six-speed transmission via an assist and slip mechanical wet clutch. This 975T is basically a downsized version of the 1252cc powering Sportster S.Harley Davidson Nightster SpecsUnlike Sportster S which comes with an LCD display, Nightster is equipped with a 4-inch analog gauge with a multifunction LCD display. It offers three ride modes including Rain, Road and Sport each increasing in performance and response. Other notable features on offer in Nightster are all-LED illumination, ABS and a traction control system. More
New 500cc roadster is one of the many upcoming entry-level models from Harley Davidson developed specifically for developing marketsNew Harley Davidson 500cc MotorcycleIn recent times, Harley Davidson has been working on developing a wide range of new entry-level models for its lineup. The iconic American brand joined hands with Chinese automaker Qianjiang, parent company of Benelli, a few years back for developing affordable small- and mid-capacity engines and platforms.Recently, some concrete details of the upcoming Harley Davidson 338R were revealed online. Although no spy images of this model have been published yet, this upcoming bike is expected to be the first model to come out of this Sino-US alliance. The next bike to be developed as part of this joint venture has also been caught on camera recently.2023 Harley Davidson 500cc Motorcycle SpiedAs per a media report, this unnamed motorcycle has been caught undergoing a dyno test at a closed testing facility. These latest spy shots have been grabbed from a video uploaded by QJ Motor, a subsidiary of Qianjiang Group, and uploaded on a Chinese website. In all probability, this is a new 500cc bike that has been spotted for the first time.From looks of it, the motorcycle shares an uncanny resemblance with a typical Harley Davidson roadster. For starters, it gets a familiar retro design with signature styling highlights like a round headlamp with a silver-colored bezel, a teardrop-shaped fuel tank and a single-pod instrument console. Other visual highlights include circular rearview mirrors, a single-piece seat and a broad bobber-style fender at rear.New Harley Davidson 500cc MotorcycleFurther solidifying its significance is the fact that ‘HD 500′ has been scribbled on the rear registration plate mountings placed on the rear tyre hugger. While the prototype doesn’t boast of a Harley Davidson branding anywhere, it does flaunt its new orange logo on the fuel tank which has been seen in recent models like Pan America and Sportster S.Internals borrowed from Leoncino 500However, underneath its retro design, the bike shares a lot in common with Benelli. For instance, the exposed steel trellis frame has probably been borrowed from Leoncino 500. Same is the case with other hardware components like a suspension setup comprising upside-down forks up front and a mono-shock at rear, radially-mounted brake callipers, alloy wheels and swingarm.In all probability, this upcoming Harley Davidson motorcycle will be powered by a 500cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine that has also been lifted from Leoncino 500. This unit belts out 47 bhp at 8500rpm and a peak torque of 46 Nm at 6000rpm. The 8-valve motor is paired with a six-speed gearbox.New Harley Davidson 500cc MotorcycleExpected LaunchAs seen from the latest spy shots, the prototype appears to be nearing its final production stage, courtesy of a number plate mount and turn indicators. There could be minute changes at the time of its launch like some more chrome touches which make it look more like a Harley Davidson.While the bike’s market launch is expected sometime in 2023, we can expect Harley to show a glimpse of this model at EICMA later this year. It is likely to rival Royal Enfield 650cc motorcycles.Source More
Recent VIN documents filed in USA indicate Harley Davidson 338R to be powered by a 353cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engineUpcoming Harley Davidson 353cc MotorcycleHarley Davidson is one of the most well-known motorcycle brands across the globe. Most of their products cater to the large displacement category. The company doesn’t have any significant presence at the lower end of the spectrum.The company tried their hands in the mid-engine segment with Street 500 and Street 750. Unfortunately, that plan did not work as per expectation. The American motorcycling giant is now getting ready to enter an even lower segment of motorcycles – the 350cc segment. A segment where Royal Enfield is the leader with over 90% market share in the Indian motorcycle industry.Harley Davidson shook hands with Chinese manufacturer Qianjiang Motors, parent company of Benelli, for developing an entry-level bike around the 350cc mark. This motorcycle has now inched a step closer to production as Harley Davidson recently filed documentation for the same in the USA.Harley Davidson 353cc Motorcycle – VIN DocumentsThe document in question is in the form of vehicle identification number (VIN) decoder submitted to U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Automakers usually file such a document to explain the VIN format for an upcoming model. In this particular case, Qianjiang has filed a VIN decoder that mentions some details about the upcoming bike.Harley Davidson 353cc Motorcycle – Design PatentEach individual manufacturer has its set pattern VIN decoder. The one in discussion doesn’t match the pattern used by Qinajiang but corresponds with Harley Davidson. First three characters of a VIN are always reserved for the World Manufacturer Identifier, a globally standardised ID code assigned for each manufacturer. In this case, the first three characters of the VIN are “1HD” which is WMI for Harley-Davidson.Harley Davidson 353cc Motorcycle – Details LeakHarley Davidson 353cc Motorcycle SpecsRest of the characters in the VIN decoder reveal some crucial information about the upcoming motorcycle like engine type, engine displacement, year of manufacture and more. Based on this information, we can deduce that the upcoming Harley Davidson 338R is expected to be powered by a 353cc, parallel-twin, fuel-injected liquid-cooled engine. This unit is expected to dish out around 40 horses of power.Expected DesignThese documents also reveal that there will be two derivatives of this motorcycle W3 and W4 with respective VIN codes LWZX350 and LWZX350RA. Patent images of 338R were earlier leaked on the internet around eighteen months back which revealed design of the bike. By looks of its, these patents suggest that Harley Davidson has adopted a neo-retro design on a modern scrambler-like naked roadster.Harley Davidson 353cc Motorcycle – Design PatentProminent styling highlights of Harley Davidson 353cc Motorcycle include a round headlamp with an integrated LED DRL, a chiselled fuel tank, short front and rear fenders, a flat tail section, a single-piece step-up saddle and an offset single-pod instrument console. Patent images also reveal an exposed trellis frame suspended on telescopic forks at front and mono-shock at rear.Harley Davidson would be looking to target developing markets like India and other South Asian countries which have a thing for 350cc modern classic roasters. In India, retail operation for Harley Davidson is currently carried out by Hero MotoCorp. An exact date for its global premiere isn’t known yet but we expect 338R to make its maiden appearance sometime this year.SOURCE More
Harley Davidson 2021 Sportster SThe 1250cc V-Twin motor in Sportster S has been tuned to produce more torque and offer more low-end and mid-range grunt
The Sportster brand has been an iconic range of cruisers under Harley Davidson’s portfolio which has been in continuous production since 1957. Harley Davidson unveiled its latest sport custom motorcycle named Sportster S earlier this year.
Now it is getting ready for India launch. Today, Harley Davidson India revealed that the motorcycle will be launched at the 2021 India Bike Week, which is scheduled to take place near Lonavala in Maharashtra on 4-5 Dec 2021.
Harley Davidson 2021 Sportster S – Custom-like Design
The final production model of Sportster S made its first appearance as a Custom concept almost four years back and still stays very much similar. The silhouette of production-spec Sportster S is retained with beefy twin-can exhausts, chunky tyres and a single-piece seat.
The bike gets a large skid plate underneath and a nice flat line from tank to seat whereas the massive front tyre and a short fender lends it a classic bobber look. Upfront, Sportster S flaunts a capsule-shaped headlight which looks a little quirky. Other styling highlights such as the flat tail section, with a cowl, single-piece saddle and upswept golden-coloured exhaust mufflers draw inspiration from Harley Davidson XR750 flat tracker.
Harley Davidson 2021 Sportster S
The powertrain is highlighted by the use of a Chocolate Satin finish on the magnesium engine covers. The cruiser will be offered in three colour options namely Stone Washed White Pearl, Midnight Crimson and Vivid Black. Overall, the cruiser has been crafted in a manner to make it look like a custom-built bike.
Harley Davidson has also updated the chassis of the new Sportster S where the engine now acts as the stress member. This is done to reduce the weight of the bike. Further, the use of lightweight materials has helped achieve an optimum power-to-weight ratio. The company also claims that a stiffer chassis has improved the handling of the motorcycle. The tubular steel frame is suspended on Showa 43mm inverted forks at front and a SHOWA Piggyback mono-shock at rear.
While the front suspension unit is fully adjustable, the rear unit features hydraulic preload adjustment. The motorcycle rides on 17-inch front and 16-inch rear lightweight cast-aluminum wheels with a staggered, five-spoke design. Braking duties are handled by a 320mm disc chewed down by a four-piston, radial monoblock Brembo caliper at front and a 260mm disc held by a twin-piston Brembo caliper at rear.
Harley Davidson 2021 Sportster S
RE-Tuned V-Twin Motor
The powertrain features a 1250cc Revolution Max 1250T engine at its mechanical heart. This unit is the American bikemaker’s latest iteration of a liquid-cooled 60-degree V-Twin engine which has been derived from Pan America 1250. However, in Sportster S, it makes 121 bhp and 125 Nm of torque which is 30 horses less than what is offered in its hardcore adventure bike sibling. The engine is married to a six-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch.
While the output is on the lower side, Harley says the engine has been tuned to offer more grunt at low-end and mid-range. The engine also offers 10 percent more torque between 3,000 and 6,000 rpm. The 1,250cc unit also features other modern technologies such as VVT (Variable Valve Timing) and DOHC (Dual Overhead Camshafts).
Features on offer
Speaking of technologies, Sportster S is laced with modern electronic amenities including a 4.0-inch-diameter TFT digital console with smartphone connectivity, a six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU), cornering ABS, traction control, tyre pressure monitoring system, cruise control and many more. It also offers four riding modes- Road, Sport, Rain and Custom.
Sportster S has been offered at a starting price of USD 14,999 (approx. INR 11.18 lakh). India launch price is expected to be in the range of Rs 15-20 lakh. More
Upcoming 300cc Harley DavidsonHarley Davidson and Hero MotoCorp entered into a partnership in October last year after the former exited the Indian market
India’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer- Hero MotoCorp will soon tap into the premium segment of motorcycles by launching a retro-style bike with Harley Davidson branding. Around the same time last year, the latter quit sales and assembly operations in India after a decade-long unfruitful business in the country.
The iconic American brand forged an alliance with the Indian two-wheeler giant in October last year. As per this alliance, the local firm will handle exclusive sales and distribution of Harley Davidson motorcycles, parts and merchandise in the country in the foreseeable future. However, there is more to this partnership than just distribution and retail.
New Retro Motorcycle Under H-D Brand
In an interaction with PTI, Hero MotoCorp CFO Niranjan Gupta revealed that there are two legs to the Harley tie-up strategy. The first one being the sales distributors for Harley motorcycles in India which currently includes 14 dealers in around 30 touchpoints. The second part of the strategy is to develop motorcycles indigenously which will carry the Harley Davidson nameplate. This will start with a new retro-style motorcycle, most probably in the mid-displacement segment.
Gupta highlighted that the retro segment is almost one-third of the overall premium segment out of the profit pool. He further revealed that development of the upcoming motorcycle under the Harley Davidson brand is in full swing. As of now, there are no details available regarding the upcoming motorcycle but hopefully, in the near future some light is thrown on its development.
Hero expects tie-up with Harley-Davidson would help it accelerate its presence in the premium motorcycle segment where it aims to establish a complete portfolio cutting across segments and engine capacities. Gupta further confirmed that Hero’s first electric two-wheeler will be launched next year.
Harley Davidson Pan America 1250
Earlier this year, Hero MotoCorp started accepting bookings for 13 Harley Davidson models in India with prices commencing at Rs 10 lakh and going up to Rs 35 lakh (both prices ex-showroom). Around 100 Harley-Davidson motorcycles, constituting the first batch assigned to the Indian market this year, have been completely pre-booked.
Last month the American bikemaker launched Pan America 1250 in India which is the company’s first proper adventure motorcycle in its portfolio. The new Pan America has been priced at Rs 16.90 lakh for the base Standard variant and at Rs 19.19 lakh for the Special (both prices ex-showroom).
Both variants come in with a range of colour options that include Gauntlet Gray Metallic, Vivid Black, River Rock Gray, Two-Tone Baja Orange / Stone Washed White Pearl. It directly competes against premium adventure motorcycles such as BMW R 1250 GS and Ducati Multistrada V4. More
Harley Davidson Pan America 1250 First Owner in India. Source – Harley Davidson.The first owner of this new adventure tourer is none other than Anushriya Gulati, Assistant Director, Ladies of Harley
Harley-Davidson’s first ADV, Pan America 1250 was launched earlier this year in the US. In India, it was unveiled on Sunday, 8th August 2021. The first examples have started making their way to authorized showrooms across the country.
It may be recalled that Hero MotoCorp had taken over distribution rights for all Harley Davidson bikes, parts and merchandise after Harley announced its exit from the country. Following this announcement, Hero MotoCorp has set up 12 exclusive Harley dealerships and increased its touch points from where the first batch of 100 Harley bikes as well as the new Pan America 1250 adventurer tourer will be on sale.
First owner of Pan America in India
The new Harley Pan America is priced at Rs 16.90 lakh for the base Standard variant and at Rs 19.19 lakh for the Special. Both variants come in with a range of colour options that include Gauntlet Gray Metallic, Vivid Black, River Rock Gray, Two-Tone Baja Orange / Stone Washed White Pearl.
First owner of the motorcycle in India, has taken the deliver. Biking enthusiast, Anushriya Gulati, Assistant Director, Ladies of Harley is the first owner of the first adventure tourer Pan America 1250.
Harley Davidson Pan America at dealership in Chandigarh
The new Harley is loaded with features while dimensions stand at 2,265mm length, 789mm saddle height and 175mm ground clearance. It gets a 1,580mm long wheelbase with dry weight at 228 kgs and 21.2 liter fuel tank capacity. Pan America rides on 19/17 inch wheel setup fitted with Michelin Scorcher dual-purpose tyres with Michelin Anakee off-road tyres offered as an option.
Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 – Features
Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 adventure tourer gets a high strength low alloy steel trellis frame. It sports an LED headlamp and tall front visor while the Special variant gets an adaptive unit above the headlamp that adjusts intensity and angle based on the lean angle of the bike. The windscreen can be manually adjusted in 3 settings.
Split seats, distinctive Harley-Davidson graphics, 6.8 inch TFT display compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, heated grips, USB charger, steering damper, electronically adjustable semi active suspension and a tyre pressure monitoring system are among its on board features.
2021 Harley Davidson Pan America
Though the Standard variant misses out on crash protection, the Special trim gets tubular crash protectors, hand guards and aluminum bash plate. At the rear, an LED tail lamp along with a small plate for luggage is seen. Safety is via customized riding modes, traction control, cruise control, turn by turn navigation and cornering ABS.
Engine, Suspension and Braking
Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 gets its power via a new Euro-5 compliant Revolution Max V-Twin 1250 engine that offers 150 hp power at 9,000 rpm and 127 Nm torque at 6,750 rpm. The engine gets fitted with Variable Valve Timing (VVT), inter balancers and slipper clutch. The engine is mated to a 6 speed gearbox.
Suspension is via electronically adjusted semi active 47mm Showa USD fork in the front and Showa monoshock at the rear both offering 191mm travel. Braking is carried out through twin 320mm disc in the front with monoblocks from Brembo while at the rear it is 280 mm disc with single pot caliper.
Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 competes with the Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin. It also takes on Ducati Multistrada V4 and 2021 BMW R 1250 GS, both of which are priced higher by Rs 2.1 lakh and Rs 4.3 lakh respectively. More
First Harley Davidson Pan America 1250 In India. Image – Himalayan Harley Davidson, Chandigarh.Harley Davidson Pan America 1250 adventurer tourer will rival the BMW R 1250 GS and Ducati Multistrada V4 series in India
Harley Davidson unveiled their all new motorcycle, the Pan America 1250 a few weeks ago in the USA. Now, the company is getting ready to unveil the motorcycle in India this Sunday, on 8th August 2021. That is also the day when Harley Davidson India’s Virtual Hog 2021 2.0 is scheduled.
Ahead of that, the new Pan America 1250 has started arriving at select dealerships across India. One of the first units is now on display at the Himalayan Harley Davidson dealership located in Chandigarh. The dealership has now shared an unboxing video of the new Pan America 1250, which can be seen below.
Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 – Features
The new Harley tourer receives several adventure centric styling cues with a tall windscreen, split seating, side slung exhaust, semi fairing design elements and a 21 liter fuel tank. It will ride on alloy wheels as standard and receive tubeless tyres with cross spoke wheels as an option.
On board features will also include LED lighting, a 6.8 inch colour TFT touchscreen display unit with Bluetooth, heated grips, steering damper, electronically adjustable semi active suspension and a tyre pressure monitoring system. An industry first feature will also include Adaptive Ride Height system which will be offered as an option. The bikes ride on 19 inch front and 17 inch rear alloy wheels.
The new Pan America is powered by a 1,252cc, Revolution Max V-Twin engine that offers 150 hp power at 9,000 rpm and 127 Nm torque at 6,750 rpm. These higher RPM figures are achieved due to a short stroke design in place of a long stroke one that offers a two fold increase in rev limit over that seen on Harley’s other V Twins.
The engine also gets liquid cooling with variable valve timing, double overhead camshafts and 4 valve cylinder head. It gets mated to a 6 speed transmission with slipper clutch. Being built on a front frame, mid frame and sub frame bolt on, this results in lower overall weight standing at 242 kgs and 254 kgs on Standard and Special variant respectively.
Suspension and braking is via fully-adjustable SHOWA USD fork and monoshock and radial mono-block four piston calipers with 320mm dual front brake and 280mm single brake at the rear.
Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 is being presented in two variants of Standard and Special. These priced between Rs 16.90 lakh to 20.26 lakh (ex-showroom, India). It may be recalled that in October last year, Hero MotoCorp and Harley-Davidson announced a partnership for the Indian market. As per the agreement, even as Harley had announced its exit front the country, Hero MotoCorp has taken over distribution rights for all Harley Davidson bikes, parts and merchandise.
Hero MotoCorp has set up 12 exclusive Harley dealerships and increased its touch points. Around 100 Harley bikes constitute the first batch and also include the new Pan America 1250 adventurer tourer. The other models include Softail, Fat Bob, and Street Bob. The booking process has commenced for all models, which are priced from Rs 10-35 lakh and have been completely pre-booked, showing the outstanding demand that Harley bikes still command in the country. More