Harley Davidson will stop making and selling its motorcycles in India. Closing operations in India is a part of its global re-structuring plan.
American motorcycle manufacturers Harley Davidson will stop making and selling their motorcycles in India. Closing operations in India is a part of its global re-structuring plan. US President Donald Trump has given the example of this motorcycle many times in complaints about high tariffs in India. He said that India-American products levy a lot of tax. However, after his complaint, India reduced the tax on Harley Davidson bikes.
Can tie up with local brand in India
Harley Davidson may also try another option. In a separate statement for India, Harley Davidson has said that it will make a radical change in its operating model and market structure, according to a report in Economic Times, in partnership with Hero MotoCorp from India. Going to do Under this, she is going to shut down her manufacturing facility in Haryana. With this, 70 of its employees can also be removed. However, the Harley Davidson dealer network will continue to service its old customers under the contract.
Harley Davidson sales were down in India
Harley Davidson is the market leader in the 750 cc and above category. Its market share is 60 percent. The American motorcycle company is quite bullish about the Indian market. But during the last financial year, it has been able to sell only 2,470 units. Five years ago it was selling double its motorcycle. 2,142 units were exported from India.