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Harley eyes Royal Enfield turf in India, plans bikes in 250-500cc segment

In FY18, the brand's sales in India fell seven per cent to 3,413 units

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On Tuesday, the company posted a quarterly update with a 17 per cent drop in revenue from general merchandise, which outpaced declines derived from bikes, parts, and financing | Photo: Bloomberg

Ajay Modi New Delhi
A year after its British counterpart Triumph inked a partnership with Indian motorcycle major Bajaj to make affordable motorcycles locally, America’s iconic motorcycle maker Harley appears to be weighing a similar option. Harley-Davidson plans to develop a 250-500cc motorcycle through a strategic alliance in Asia that will be used to primarily fuel its growth in India, the world’s biggest two-wheeler market. It is not yet clear if its alliance partner will be an Indian company.

In an investor communication, Harley-Davidson said, "We intend to enter into a strategic alliance in Asia to launch a 250-500cc motorcycle within two years in India,

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First Published: Jul 30 2018 | 8:54 PM IST

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