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Harley Davidson rides on a fast lane with Indiabuilt bike

There are 80 comments on the Hindustan Times story from May 11, 2014, titled Harley Davidson rides on a fast lane with Indiabuilt bike. In it, Hindustan Times reports that:

Iconic cult bike maker Harley-Davidson has hit the sweet spot with its model 'Street 750', that is built in India, accounting for nearly 60% of its April sales in the country within the first month of starting deliveries.

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Tallahassee, FL

#1 May 11, 2014
Hey Harley why don't you just shoot yourself in the foot. Built in America by Americans??????????

San Jose, CA

#2 May 11, 2014
I don't know who they think will buy this thing. Very boring performance, styling. Yes it is "not TOO expensive", but so are a lot of other bikes that are a lot more attractive.

Wentzville, MO

#3 May 11, 2014
As it is built in India it should not have the Harley-Davidson name on it. Hope none are sold in America.

United States

#4 May 11, 2014
H/D owners are not going to like this at all and what a DUMB MOVE on Harley's part.

Really..........this is maximum STUPIDITY.

Ingleside, TX

#5 May 11, 2014
So Harley found it's soul selling price, I could never afford a nice Harley because it WAS built in the USA, and that I guess did mean but not to much it seems so why don't yaw just move all the factories over there and enjoy your profits;;; oh you say you wouldn't ever do that ok that WAS like saying I ride a HONDA just like a Harley not any more, I guess we really do all have our soul selling price,,; just sayen

Wellsville, KS

#6 May 11, 2014
What about the 500's and 750's built in Kansas City?

Ingleside, TX

#7 May 11, 2014
Is the INDIAN still built in the USA?? Just sayen

Marion, IL

#8 May 11, 2014
I have a 1992 1000cc Sportster (my second harley). All of these years I have supported Harley in their hour of need. Once Harley demanded all Dealerships be by a freeway and build a new building the price of a new bike has been out of my reach. My first Harley was only $1500 for a 1975 Super Glide. All of a sudden the price went up to the same price of an automobile. What the f**k, how is a 2 wheel vehicle cost the same as an auto. The powers that may be have lost their sight for the consumer. If you want a larger market share bring the cost down to a price for us poor people. The owners now can only buy so many bikes. I see so many new bikes on the show room floor that a limited few are able to affort.

Ingleside, TX

#9 May 11, 2014
Coming to a Harley dealer near you, the new India built Harley, the new China Harley anywhere we can get cheap labor, and that chrome dressing from wherever go for it all bets are of right Harley, I'm not bitter just sad and hurt and your right who cares anymore..a old man with as it seems a very stupid little dream of one day having my new Harley thinking it stood or something, sorry about the ranting I'll go quietly now as old men seem to do now days...just sayen

Aurora, CO

#10 May 11, 2014
Get your facts before you bash Harley. These are mainly built to satisfy a need for Harley's Rider Academy (formerly Riders Edge), which is rider training for new riders. After Harley got rid of Buell they needed a 500cc or lower bike to satisfy MSF, so they have made these. Yes they are making a 750cc to encourage young riders to come to Harley instead of one of the imports. And why not sell in a country that has sales in the millions of units, it's just good business. Only the bikes sold in India are produced there, the bikes that will be sold in the states are made in Kansas. These bikes aren't meant for seasoned riders, and Harley isn't planning on changing our classics, to much :) As far as Indian goes, I hope they do well, but they won't replace Harley as the best built American Motorcycle.

Pompano Beach, FL

#11 May 11, 2014
my Honda has more American parts on it that any Harley

Los Angeles, CA

#12 May 11, 2014
Tom wrote:
As it is built in India it should not have the Harley-Davidson name on it. Hope none are sold in America.
the bikes built in India are for world markets, those that are built in the USA where they make
sportsters are for US consumption.
roger snell

Sumrall, MS

#13 May 11, 2014
Harley Davison is way overrated. Go to a Harley shop and you will see everything in the store is made I china. Parts accessories and clothing. made in America myass.

Ridgecrest, CA

#14 May 11, 2014
I'll keep my 2 Triumphs. BOTH built in England. Harley has not been all American content for many years. It's just the ignorant American fat guy who believes that. NOTHING is made here without at least SOME imported parts. And what does it matter any way ?
Buy American

Alexandria, VA

#15 May 11, 2014
I believe it was Honda that was once sued by Harley over a "sound" infringement who then filed their own lawsuit against Harley and forced them to remove the "made in America" and change to "assembled in America."
Harleys Engines and about 80% of components are manufactured in China with the exception of the front forks which are Japanese.
Victory, who also owns Indian, builds and assembles their motors right here in the good old USA. Some wire harnesses are imports and their front forks are Italian, but Victory/Indian are way more american than Harley in that catagory
Vince Bert

Cottonwood, CA

#16 May 11, 2014
Had a Triumph Tiger, a Kawasaki 900, a Honda 350 and a Harley Softail Custom. The Harley was overpriced and gave me more trouble than the other three combined. I went to Sturgis and Daytona for ten straight years on the Harley. Harley drivers are a cult and full of themselves. A Kawi 1500 is a far superior bike in every way.
Harley Madeware

Racine, WI

#17 May 11, 2014
Built by Americans for Americans. Built by Indians for the world. Wonder if they will have a metal tag (like a shirt) that reads: Sound imported from America. The world can't say H-D's are American made anymore. What a sham (ooppps!) I meant shame. Peace out.

Orange, TX

#18 May 11, 2014
Been riding hogs for years. Have a glide and a shovel now. HATE Harley shops. T-shirts made in Taiwan that they pay 2 bucks for and sale for 30 bucks. Parts made in China, and over priced. I do most of my own work and when I buy, I buy from Mom and Pop shops. I'd rather they get the profit than the big boys. I'm a little stupid I guess... but still love my Hods.

Wellsville, KS

#19 May 11, 2014
If you want a rush jump on a VRSCMS ....

Katy, TX

#20 May 11, 2014
It will be interesting. Can Harley of India overtake the Royal Enfield?

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