For the four Harley Davidson CBU bikes imported from US and sold in India, the company has revised prices following reduced customs duty on fully imported motorcycles as announced by the government.
CKD bikes are still available at the same prices despite 5 per cent hike in the customs duty. Customs duty now stands reduced to 50 percent on imported motorcycles, down from 75 percent for the 800+ cc segment. Custom duty for bikes below 800 cc stands reduced at 60 percent from 75 percent. Customs duty on engine, gearbox and transmission imports (not pre-assembled) for CKD bikes stands increased to 15 percent from 10 percent.
Harley-Davidson CBU Motorcycle Price list:
Model Ex Showroom price
Harley-Davidson Road King 24.99 lakh
Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special 29.99 lakh
Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special 32.99 lakh
Harley-Davidson CVO Limited 49.99 lakh
Price reduction is as follows for Harley Davidson CBU bikes: Road Glide Special lower by 2.6 lakh. Road King lower by 3.36 lakh. Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special and CVO Limited lower by 3.50 lakhs each.
Following yesterday’s Low Rider and Deluxe Softail launch, Harley Davidson retails 16 motorcycles in India. For the remainder CKD range (10 motorcycles), the company has not yet passed on the price burden of increased customs duty to customers. Harley Davidson locally assembles bikes in India at its manufacturing facility in Bawal, Haryana. Street 750 and Street Rod are manufactured here and exported.
Fat Boy Anniversary edition is available at a price of Rs 19.79 lakh. While customs duty reduction for high powered motorcycles is being viewed favourably as manufacturers will be able to pass on benefits to customers, Donald Trump didn’t see any reason to rejoice. Last month he stated, “When Harley Davidson sends a motorcycle to India, as an example, they have to pay 100 percent tax,” Trump said, adding, “Now, the Prime Minister, who I think is a fantastic man, called me the other day and he said we are lowering it to 50 percent. I said okay, but so far we’re getting nothing. So we get nothing, he gets 50 [percent], and they think like they’re doing us a favour. That’s not a favour. You know what our tax is? Nothing. So I say we should have reciprocal taxes for a case like that.”