Harley Davidson India pavilion at 2012 Delhi Auto Expo was center of attraction for motorcycle fans from across India. Harley Davidson showcased five new custom motorcycles and cemented their commitment that no two Harley Davidson motorcycles are alike.
Harley Davidson offers buyers only one of its kind, distinctive machines suitably to reflect individual personalities and styles. Each of these bikes are developed, designed and decorated by the Harley Davidson team and were unveiled by a Delhi based Harley Davidson Motorcycle group named Born 2 Ride.
Harley Davidson entered India in August 2009 and today offers over 15 models for Indian buyers which are all available through their network of 7 authorized dealers across India.
The Harley Davidson spectator area at Delhi Auto Show drew motorcycling aficionados like bees to honey. The company showcased five new models and among these was the 1971 factory custom motorcycle Super Glider which has today been transformed into a Custom Bobber.
Its chrome accents and highly luxurious accessories had bikers and sports lovers clamoring over each other to get a glimpse of what Harley Davidson had to offer. Bullet headlights, switchblade custom wheels, chrome fork end kit and street slammer handlebars ensured that the mean machine looked vibrant and aggressive.
Bobber has also been fitted with a Harley Davidson Screaming Eagle high performance kit which has been designed along with a Willie G Davidson skull motif and include specially designed and exclusive accessories such as mirrors, derby cover, timer cover, fuel tank, handle grips and foot pegs which is sure to entice a host of Indian buyers.
Harley Davidson showcased five new bikes at the Delhi Auto Show 2012. Among the five new and innovative offering of Harley Davidson at their exhibition area was an Edge Cut Chopper. It was the 1070 model FXDB Dyna Street Bob which received a few modifications to be transformed into Edge Cut Chopper.
The bike received a makeover at the Harley paint shop where one could see orange flames run across its pitch black body with skulls on its tank and fender. The newly designed bike has LED headlights, forward foot controls, side mounted number plate, and edge cut handles. Its trademark spoke wheels are seen with Magnum custom wheels with a wider 180 section which give the upgraded version a more rugged stance, characteristic of any Harley bike. Besides these enhanced features, Harley Davidson Screaming Eagle exhaust with shield guard has also been fitted onto the bike which is bound to boost performance.
Big Twin Custom is what Harley Davidson has spruced up and painted and fitted with exciting new accessories. The bike can be seen with new brown leather seats and rich chrome handlebars, swing arms and front forms which definitely enhance its appeal. Biking enthusiasts in the country have a lot to look forward to this year as these models which were on display will be making their way to Harley Davidson dealers situated in various cities of India and will be available for all those who would give their eye teeth to own one such model.
Harley Davidson has given each of these bikes a complete makeover and with number plates, foot pegs, handle bars and stylish mirrors these bikes are sure to get bikers and sports lovers falling head over heels to possess these rugged marvels.
‘DARK CUSTOM’: Harley-Davidson® Iron883 TM
Harley Davidson’s Iron 883 TM and XL 883 N have been transformed into Dark Custom as the newly accessorized bike is now called. This was one of the five wonders on display at the Harley Davidson pavilion at Delhi Auto Show 2012. Spectators could see the bike with extensive use of black on its cover, fuel tank, shifter pegs, handle bars, foot pegs and also reinstated with a brand new number plate.
The newly renovated Dark Custom is also fitted with straight handlebars and a side mounted number plate, LED head light and Screaming Eagle exhaust. This all black bike is sure to draw the maximum attention on Indian roads and will definitely be neighbor’s envy and owner’s pride.
Among its many black features are black front forks, black belt guard and front fenders, black fork and gaiters, black 13 spoke cast aluminum wheels and 19” front and 16” rear seat. It is black all the way for foot controls, front fender and combination rear, tail and turn lights.
‘RETRO MACHINE’: Harley-Davidson® Forty-Eight TM
The fifth and final highly accessorized bike offered by Harley Davidson at the ongoing Delhi Auto Show is an XL 1200X Forty Eight TM which has been christened Retro Machine. The bike is designed to offer maximum of attitude and style. Harley Davidson keeps to its promise that no two bikes are alike and this is what appeals to buyers who are sure that there will be no such bike built.
The XL 1200X Forty-EightTM has been customized into a ‘RETRO MACHINE’ that embodies the spirit of Harley-Davidson, with minimalistic styling and tons of attitude. It may be noted here that Harley Davidson has designed this bike keeping in mind its predecessor and hence it possesses all the trappings to take you back to when this model was first brought out. Improvements and enhancements are seen in hand grip timer cover, fuel caps and brake calibers besides shift pegs and foot pegs.
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