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    Hero MotoCorp To Launch Retro-Style Harley Davidson Motorcycle In India

    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.
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    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

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    Harley Davidson Pan America 1250 First Owner In India – Takes Delivery

    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

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    Harley Davidson Pan America 1250 Now In India – Unboxing By Himalayan Harley Dealer

    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.
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    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

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    New Harley Davidson Electric Motorcycle Called LiveWire ONE Debuts

    Harley Davidson LiveWire OneLiveWire One is Harley Davidson’s second attempt at the electric motorcycle market
    A few days after Harley Davidson introduced its first electric motorcycle named LiveWire, the iconic American bikemaker had announced that future electric bikes will be sold under a separate brand entity with the same name. The company has now officially introduced its first offering named LiveWire One under its spinoff brand.
    The new sub-brand from Harley will exclusively be dedicated to its electric-powered motorcycles. Interestingly, the iconic American bikemaker’s second outing with a battery-powered two-wheeler comes at a lot lesser price than its previous offering. LiveWire One has been priced at USD 21,999 (approx. INR 16.41 lakh). In comparison, the original LiveWire is currently priced at USD 29,799 (approx. INR 22,10,000).
    LiveWire One More Details
    Further, LiveWire One electric motorcycle will go by the model code LW1 while it has been internally codenamed as ‘XB’. To stay clear of any confusion, the current LiveWire will henceforth be referred to as ‘ELW’ going by its model code while its internal codename is ‘XA’, therefore providing a distinction between the two models.
    While specs haven’t been revealed, earlier VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) documents have specified that the upcoming motorcycle will have a peak power output of 101 bhp. This is a slight drop in power when compared to the current LiveWire bike which kicks out 105 bhp. However, the same electric motor and battery offered in Livewire One are expected to be the same as LiveWire ELW.
    Harley Davidson LiveWire ONE Electric Motorcycle
    Although continuous power output of LiveWire LW1 is expected to remain the same as LiveWire ELW around 70 bhp. The VIN information further confirms the LiveWire One will be demarcated as a 2021 model with its launch slated for later this year. Harley Davidson claims a range of 146 miles (235km) on a single charge for LiveWire One.
    Battery Charging & Features
    Using a DC charger, battery of LiveWire One could be juiced up 0-100 percent in 60 minutes and 0-80 percent in 40 minutes. Under realistic conditions, 0-80 percent of the battery could be rejuvenated within 30 minutes. There is not too much of a difference in styling between a new electric motorcycle and LiveWire ELW barring different colour schemes and body graphics.
    In terms of features as well, the upcoming electric bike is expected to carry forward all the bells and whistles from ELW and probably add some more. These include a digital instrument console, a six-axis IMU and more. Harley-Davidson had earlier revealed in May that the new LiveWire electric motorcycle will be showcased at the International Motorcycle Show (IMS) in the USA the very next day after its debut.
    Harley Davidson LiveWire ONE Electric Motorcycle
    Current LiveWire Specs
    However, the venue has pulled out of the event and decided to host only musical concerts through 2021. It is powered by an electric motor which is paired with a 15.5kWh battery pack and returns a claimed range of 235km on a single charge and a real-world range of up to 153km. This powertrain delivers a peak torque output of 105 bhp and 117 Nm torque. More

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    Hero Harley 500cc Motorcycles Launch Planned – To Rival Royal Enfield

    Upcoming 300cc cruiser from Harley DavidsonHarley connection can provide Hero the right thrust to enter the middleweight segment
    When Hero-Harley partnership for announced last year, there were quite a few questions and ambiguities about its scope and objectives. Things are starting to get clearer now, as Hero MotoCorp is said to be planning twin model bikes for middleweight segment. This arrangement would be something similar to BMW-TVS venture that’s led to the production of bikes like Apache RR 310 and BMW G 310 R.
    As part of Hero-Harley partnership, Hero is currently managing distribution, sales and service for Harley Davidson. As per the agreement, Hero will be developing mid-capacity bikes for Harley as well.
    Rebadged versions of these will be developed under the Hero brand also. These are expected to be positioned as relatively affordable options, as compared to Harley bikes of same capacity. The twin models are expected to share much of their hardware such as engine, chassis, etc.
    Challenger to Royal Enfield
    Globally, the middleweight motorcycle segment comprises products with engine capacity of 500cc to 900cc. In the Indian market, the preferences are skewed heavily in favour of 350cc-400cc motorcycles.
    Harley Davidson 300cc Roadster. Image – Cycle World.
    This segment is dominated by Royal Enfield, which commands around 90% market share. This is where Hero will be positioning its middleweight motorcycles. According to the company’s CFO, Niranjan Gupta, the development of these motorcycles is already underway. However, there’s no exact timeline about when these bikes will be unveiled.
    With Harley’s support, Hero could get a good start in the middleweight motorcycle segment. It can also seek encouragement from the fact that Honda CB350 has been registering consistent sales month after month. New products in this space may not influence hard-core Royal Enfield fans. However, folks with a neutral outlook can definitely think about trying something new.
    Portfolio expansion
    For years, Hero has remained the undisputed leader of commuter motorcycles. However, its dream of creating a bestseller in premium motorcycle segment is yet to be achieved. A number of attempts were made in the past such as 225cc Karizma ZMR. This had to be withdrawn in 2019 due to lack of desired sales numbers.
    Hero’s current portfolio maxes out at 200cc with products like Xpulse 200, Xpulse 200T and Xtreme 200S. These have been generating decent sales numbers, but there’s need to expand portfolio. The profit margin is much higher with premium motorcycles. For example, the profit margin on Pulsar is around double that of Hero’s bestseller Splendor.
    It will be interesting to see how the market responds to middleweight Hero motorcycles. As of now, the brand is synonymous with affordable commuter motorcycles. Breaking into the cult-like following of Royal Enfield has been a challenge for all manufacturers. It will continue to be so for Hero as well.
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    Hero Reveals Harley Davidson India Lineup – New Price List April 2021

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    Harley Davidson currently has only twelve dealerships across India – Hero MotoCorp today announced the latest price
    There has been a lot of conjecture regarding Harley Davidson’s future in India after the iconic motorcycle brand quit independent operations in the country in September last year. As we know, the bikemaker entered into a partnership with Hero MotoCorp which will perform sales and service functions for the American company in India.
    Hero MotoCorp has now announced the updated India lineup of Harley Davidson motorcycles for MY2021 along with the revised prices. The motorcycles will be retailed through Harley’s dealerships. As many as thirteen models have been launched by H-D and Hero which also includes the new Pan America 1250.
    2021 Updated Lineup
    The range starts with the most popular model in India- Iron 883 which will be offered at a base price of Rs 10.11 lakh. This is followed by Forty-Eight which has been pegged at a price of Rs 11.75 lakh.
    Softail Standard will now be available for purchase at Rs 15.25 lakh. Another popular roadster Street Bob has been priced at 15.99 lakh. Add another Rs 76,000 and one might be able to avail its larger sibling Fat Bob at Rs 16.75 lakh. The latest addition to the lineup, Pan America 1250 will be offered in two trims- standard and Special.

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    IRON 883




    FAT BOB 114

    PAN AMERICA 1250

    PAN AMERICA 1250 Special

    FAT BOY 114






    The base standard variant has been priced at Rs 16.90 lakh while the Special variant would cost a premium of Rs 3.09 lakh. Fat Boy 114 comes next which has been pegged at a price of Rs 20.90 lakh. Heritage Classic will be offered at a price of Rs 21.49 lakh while price of Electra Glide standard has been fixed at Rs 24.99 lakh.
    Road King is now available at a price of Rs 26.99 lakh whereas Street Glide Special has been priced at Rs 32.99 lakh. The range will be wrapped up by a top-of-the-line Road Glide Special at a price of Rs 34.99 lakh. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom.
    Expansion of Dealership Network
    Bookings for the above-mentioned models are now open on the company’s official India website. Adding to this development, Ravi Avalur – Head – Premium Segment Business Unit, Hero MotoCorp, said, “The line-up is now strengthened with the introduction of the Pan America Adventure Tourer. The 2021 model range appeals to a broader consumer segment and will ensure Harley-Davidson’s leadership in the leisure motorcycling segment.”
    The media release also stated that Hero MotoCorp is looking to expand the service, parts and accessories business beyond the current 12 cities covered by Harley dealerships. The largest two-wheeler manufacturer is looking to launch a parallel chain of dealerships that will not only retail Harley models but its own premium models. Something like this has already been carried out successfully by Honda. More

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    Harley Davidson 300cc Cruiser Detailed In Real World Images

    Harley Davidson 300cc CruiserIf launched in India, it will have a long list of rivals from Royal Enfield in addition to retro-styled classic motorcycles from Jawa and Honda
    About a month ago, we got a sneak peek of the upcoming SRV 300 roadster manufactured by Chinese bikemaker Qianjiang Motor. With Harley Davidson joining hands with Qianjiang in 2019, we suspect this bike to be rebadged wearing the logo of the iconic American brand.
    Another set of spy shots of what appears to be the final production-spec SRV 300 has surfaced on the internet. Qianjiang, the parent company of Italian brand Benelli, is planning to launch the motorcycle in its home market in a few weeks. The approval documents attached to the image that was leaked last month shared a few details about the upcoming cruiser.
    Mechanical Specs
    The SRV 300 will be propelled by an all-new 296cc V-Twin motor which has been tuned to produce around 30 bhp. This unit will be linked to a six-speed gearbox. The cruiser can clock a top speed of 128 kmph and would be rich on bottom-end torque thanks to its V-Twin configuration.
    A low kerb weight of 163 kg would translate to high power to weight ratio, thus ensuring a spirited performance. Also, it makes for a very efficient motorcycle for daily commutes.
    Harley Davidson 300cc Cruiser
    The cruiser borrows certain inspiration from Harley Davidson’s most popular bobber Iron 883. For instance, it features the same suspension setup comprising USD front forks and rear mono-shock apart from a water-cooled, overhead-cam V-Twin engine neatly fitted with a radiator.
    Other specifications known as of now are a wheelbase of 1400mm and 16-inch wheels with disc brakes on both ends. Not just mechanically, SRV 300 adopts the design philosophy of its American cousin.
    Harley-inspired Design
    It sports a traditional low-slung cruiser stance with a tapered handlebar, a low saddle and slightly forward-set footpegs. Other design highlights inspired by Harley models are a teardrop-shaped fuel tank, a round headlight and metal bodywork.
    Harley Davidson 300cc Cruiser
    The single-piece seat looks comfy enough for the rider but seems a little too short to accommodate a pillion. The motorcycle receives a blacked-out theme with a dark treatment given to the engine-gearbox assembly, suspension setup, swingarm, alloy wheels, handlebar and rearview mirrors.
    As far as features go, SRV 300 will be equipped with a full LED lighting setup and a digital instrument cluster. Safety will be taken care of by a dual-channel ABS as standard. It is yet to be confirmed if SRV 300 will indeed be rebadged into a Harley Davidson model but there are strong indications that it will. Launch in India could be on the cards under the new Hero MotoCorp – Harley Davidson partnership. More

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    Pan America ADV Features On Harley India Website – Launch June 2021

    Harley Davidson Pan AmericaWith Pan America, Harley will be targeting the country’s younger audience base
    Looking to start its new innings in the Indian market, Harley-Davidson will be launching Pan America 1250 and Pan America 1250 Special in June. As may be recalled, Pan America was launched globally earlier this year in February. In the Indian market, Harley will be selling these motorcycles as part of its distribution and sales agreement with Hero MotoCorp.
    Pan America 1250 key features
    One of the USPs for Pan America is its unique design that looks rugged and powerful. Some of the key features include 6.8 inch touchscreen TFT display with Bluetooth and navigation, LED turn signals, tall windscreen, sleek dual seat, upswept exhaust and short tail section.
    The motorcycle comes with 5V USB-C port that can be used for charging as well as updating the instrument console. Pan America offers a comfortable, upright riding stance, which would be suitable for both on-road and off-road environments. Colour options for Pan America include Vivid Black and River Rock Gray.
    Pan America 1250 Special is a premium version, which offers a range of exclusive features. Special variant has additional colour options of Gauntlet Gray Metallic, Deadwood Green and Baja Orange with Stone Washed White Pearl (dual-tone).
    Harley Davidson India website adds Pan America
    Some of these include LED headlamp with adaptive lighting, brush guard, heated hand grips, tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), multi-position rear brake pedal, aluminium skid plate, hand wind deflectors, adaptive ride height and tubeless laced wheels.
    Pan America 1250 powertrain
    Pan America is equipped with a 1,252 cc motor that is capable of generating 152 PS of max power at 8750 rpm and 128 Nm of peak torque at 6750 rpm. Users can choose from five pre-programmed ride modes of Sport, Road, Rain, Off-Road and Off-Road Plus. Advanced users can create their own customized ride mode, wherein they can adjust various settings such as power delivery, engine braking, cornering ABS, and cornering traction control.
    Talking about suspension, Pan America has 47mm inverted front forks and hydraulic monoshock rear suspension. Both front and rear suspension offer compression, rebound and spring preload adjustability. Braking duties are performed by radially mounted, monoblock, 4-piston calliper at the front and floating, single piston calliper at the rear. The motorcycle utilizes 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels.
    Pan America measures 2,265 mm in length and has a wheelbase of 1,580 mm. It has dry weight of 242 kg and offers 175 mm ground clearance. Pan America 1250 base variant is expected to be priced at around Rs 20 lakh. The Special model will be pricier by around Rs 2-3 lakh. Prices will be revealed at the time of launch. More