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Old 22nd August 2009, 22:32   #1
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A bit about myself. I'm still in USA. I own a 103 Cu.In (1700cc) Dyna FXDC. I'm planning to bring this bike by the year end as I'm moving to India permanently from USA. I will be settling down either in Chennai/Bangalore. Chennai my first choice as I was born and bred there but wife is from Bangalore (so gotta think about that also)

Coming to my question Is there any mechanic (i'll be happy to find a certified harley mech) if not then some really trustworthy mech who can work on my harley like flushing brake oil, changing air filter, changing oil filter, changing primary gasket stuff like that, changing brake pads, so on and so forth...

Pls someone reply me on this. I did see a screming eagle VRod pic in this forum and would like to get in touch with that person if possible to find out harley mechs in India especially any southern state
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No Harley specialists maybe, but yup, there are a couple seasoned, experienced mechs down south. You mostly should not have a problem getting the usual service work done, and having the consumables changed.

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A bit about myself. I'm still in USA. I own a 103 Cu.In Dyna FXDC. I'm planning to bring this bike by the year end as I'm moving to India permanently from USA. I will be settling down either in Chennai/Bangalore. Chennai my first choice as I was born and bred there but wife is from Bangalore (so gotta think about that also)

Coming to my question Is there any mechanic (i'll be happy to find a certified harly mech) if not then some really trustworthy mech who can work on my harley like flushing brake oil, changing air filter, changing oil filter, changing primary gasket stuff like that...

Pls someone reply me on this. I did see a screming eagle VRod pic in this forum and would like to get in touch with that person if possible to find out harley mechs in India
i will help you, get in touch,my friend owns the screaming eagle
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i will help you, get in touch,my friend owns the screaming eagle
Thanks in advance dood...really lookin forward 2 it.
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If you're lucky, you may be able to service your bike at an authorised H-D dealer in your city soon ...

Source : Harley-Davidson superbikes set to finally ride into India - Corporate News - livemint.com

Harley-Davidson superbikes set to finally ride into India


The entry of the iconic brand may happen as early as next week
Samar Srivastava



New Delhi: In 2007, after some mangoes-for-bikes diplomacy, it looked like iconic bike maker Harley-Davidson Motor Co. was ready to ride into India, but that wasn’t to be.
That entry, however, may happen as early as next week when Matt Levatich, president and chief operating officer of the company visits India, said a person familiar with the matter who did not want to be identified. Levatich has been invited as one of the speakers at the annual convention of industry body, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, on 28 August.

Duty hurdles: Harley-Davidson motorcycles outside a showroom in Utah, US. The company sees India as a key market. George Frey / Bloomberg


“Harley-Davidson continues to lay the groundwork for our market entry into India. We are making good progress on our overall plan to enter the market, and will have more details to share at the appropriate time,” wrote a company spokesperson in response to an email questionnaire seeking details on when the company planned to enter India.Accompanying Levatich is Anoop Prakash, who has been appointed the India managing director at Harley-Davidson. Prakash, who graduated from Harvard Business School, previously worked at the US department of housing and urban development and workflow solutions firm Lexis-Nexis.


Specific details on which models the company plans to launch were not available. Harley-Davidson was first granted permission to start operations in India by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board in April 2007. In exchange, the US government allowed the import of mangoes from India after a gap of 18 years.


But Harley was forced to abandon plans to enter the Indian bike market as the duty structure made importing unviable. Import of completely built up, or CBU, units of automobiles are taxed at the rate of 104% in India. The company had then said that this would put its products out of reach for Indian consumers.


“We are looking for some concessions from the government... We want to enter India as it is a key market but we don’t know when will it be,” Tim Hoelter, vice-president of government affairs at Harley-Davidson, had told PTI in May 2007.


Before 2007, the country’s ministry of shipping, road transport and highways had blocked the entry of Harley-Davidson’s bikes saying that the country lacked emission norms for bikes with an engine capacity exceeding 500cc. The government then agreed to recognize Euro III emission norms for bikes with an engine capacity of 800cc and above.


Duty rates at present would likely result in Harley-Davidson pricing its bikes at between Rs4 lakh and Rs14 lakh. But that is unlikely to deter prospective customers as the market for superbikes has been doing well in India. Superbikes, which have a large engine displacement of around 1,000cc, are priced anywhere between Rs9 lakh and Rs12 lakh in India.


Manufacturers such as India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd and Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd, which at present import these bikes, say they had underestimated the potential size of the market. While manufacturers had initially estimated there was a market for 300 such bikes every year, sales have shown the number is closer to 450-475, according to Debsena Banerjee of Segment Y Automotive Intelligence Pvt. Ltd, a Goa-based consultancy.
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A couple of Harley riders in B'lore. You should get in touch with those guys to know more about getting your HD serviced. I know a bunch of guys from IL who were thinking of moving their HDs to India, with literally 'tonnes' of supplies for the bike.They went through some amount of training at community colleges to be able to fix the bikes themselves, if something were to happen.
(none of them have had their plans to move to India materialize! The info did come in handy, though)
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Shrini,

See this link.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...ng-3-days.html

Harley s are rolling out in India on 27th August 2009. So you can be sure that you will have some service capabilities some where in India.

With brake van services of Indian Railways, servicing of your Harley should be with in a 24hr journey from anywhere in India - specially Chennai and B.lore.

Best Regards and Ride Safe

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A bit about myself. I'm still in USA. I own a 103 Cu.In (1700cc) Dyna FXDC. I'm planning to bring this bike by the year end as I'm moving to India permanently from USA. I will be settling down either in Chennai/Bangalore. Chennai my first choice as I was born and bred there but wife is from Bangalore (so gotta think about that also)

Coming to my question Is there any mechanic (i'll be happy to find a certified harley mech) if not then some really trustworthy mech who can work on my harley like flushing brake oil, changing air filter, changing oil filter, changing primary gasket stuff like that, changing brake pads, so on and so forth...

Pls someone reply me on this. I did see a screming eagle VRod pic in this forum and would like to get in touch with that person if possible to find out harley mechs in India especially any southern state
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Not the safest at the moment mate, i did own one myself in London, UK. Where you have a much more extensive network of HD, with Warrs & Blade Group. They themselves have occasional difficulties.

Hence, please do remember the logistical difficulties and think twice before you plan to bring it along
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