Despite the hike and import duty for CKD bikes, Harleys will maintain their current prices.
US based cult bike maker, Harley Davidson, has announced that they will not be raising the prices of their two models, which are assembled in India even as the government has increased the import duty for completely knock down bikes (CKD).
In the recent budget proposal the government had changed the definition of CKD’s where automobile imported might end up paying 30% import duty instead of the regular 10%.
The company has been evaluating different options, in wake of the new rules imposed for the import duties for CKD. The Superlow and the 883 Iron will be the first two bikes to roll out the CKD facility unit is Bawal, Haryana. Harley Davidson MD Anoop Prakash told the media that the company is committed to their customers, dealers and enthusiasts.
As mangoes were allowed to be sold in the US market, India relaxed the emission norms on bikes above 800cc allowing the Harleys to start assembling and selling their bikes in India.
Words: Raymond Raj