Harley-Davidson Opens Big Time in India

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November 3, 2010 | By: Patrick Garvin

Harley-Davidson announced this week that it is setting up an assembly facility in Haryana, India, just months after opening its first dealership in the country. There are now four HD dealerships in India, including locations in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh and Hyderabad.

The Haryana plant will assemble motorcycles for the Indian market with parts produced in Harley-Davidson plants in the United States and Brazil. By providing an assembly facility in India, Harley will receive relief from a 60 percent tariff for completely assembled bikes that are shipped to India. If the separate parts are sent to India and then assembled there, the tariff is considerably less.

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Our J&P Cycles Custom Bike Builder Has Created a Ride Just for You!

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November 1, 2010 | By: Patrick Garvin

When you’re as big an outfit as J&P Cycles, it’s pretty nice to have your very own in-house bike builder, and we’ve got that in spades with our own Kody Wisner. And as cool as that is, a lot of our customers have no idea that we’ve been creating new bikes on a regular basis in our shop for years now.

In addition to the stock bikes that are customized at the shop, we’re on pace to roll out five from-the-ground-up builds this year, the latest being an X-Wedge-based FXR and a 1947 Knucklehead replica for the National Motorcycle Museum.

The X-Wedge bike houses a 117-cubic-inch powerplant that will … Continue Reading

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