A report by ET Auto means that Harley-Davidson is seeking to type an alliance with Indian two-wheeler firms in a bid to keep up its presence within the nation amidst rumours of an exit.
Few US-based have discovered success in India. GM had a mean run within the nation earlier than winding up fully, Ford needed to type an alliance with Mahindra to maintain its India enterprise going and now a report by ET Auto means that iconic American motorbike producer, Harley-Davidson, is seeking to have an alliance with Indian two-wheeler producers in an effort to proceed having a presence within the nation. The report means that Hero MotoCorp and Traditional Legends are front-runners for this tie-up. To provide you a perspective, TVS already has an alliance with BMW whereas Bajaj has a tie-up with KTM and subsequently, Husqvarna together with Triumph Bikes as effectively.
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The thought behind this alliance might be to assist Harley-Davidson to promote bikes within the mid-size phase, with the upcoming Harley-Davidson HD 350 and perhaps new fashions sooner or later. Being a global firm, Harley is more likely to be comfy partnering with an Indian firm on this case. Plus, Hero MotoCorp gives good manufacturing functionality together with broad attain throughout the size and breadth of the nation. At current, Hero caters to motorbike segments until 200 cc. Partnering with Harley-Davidson might open up alternative for Hero to maneuver up the displacement scale, into premium mid-size motorbike phase. It may show to be match for each firms.
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Additionally, Mahindra-owned Traditional Legends, makes for possibility too as its paln of catering to a distinct segment modern-classic phase with the Jawa bikes might be a match for Harley’s target market in an analogous phase, with its mid-sized bikes.
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In truth, earlier this 12 months, in February 2020, Pawan Munjal, MD and CEO, Hero MotoCorp was quoted saying that Hero is open to a partnership with Harley-Davidson and stated that ‘The earlier it occurs, the higher will probably be for everybody.”
In case, Harley does exit India as a result of falling gross sales, the choice might be according to “The Rewire” technique outlined by Harley-Davidson’s Chairman, President and Chief Government Officer, Jochen Zeitz. The brand new technique will concentrate on about 50 markets, primarily in North America, Europe, and components of Asia Pacific that characterize the “majority of the corporate’s quantity and progress potential.”
Supply: ET Auto