Harley Davidson has revealed that they would be building 250cc to 500cc range of bikes in India. These would be sold in India and South East Asian markets. The company will be investing in infrastructure along with a partner to manufacture these motorcycles in India.
The fast-growing segment of 250-500cc bikes will be addressed by a strategic alliance with a some manufacturer in India. This will be similar to the arrangement of TVS and BMW or the one between Bajaj Auto and Triumph Motorcycles. It is yet unknown who the company will partner with. Harley Davidson will be targeting Royal Enfield and it will offer a good upgrade to existing customer of RE. The 250cc Harley will be quite interesting to know about. What all will it pack in? We estimate some facts about this bike.
Harley Davidson 250 Launch Date
|Harley-Davidson 250||October 2022|
The new 250cc bike from Harley will be launched by 2022. As of now it is only on the drawing board. A new platform will underpin this bike. This will mark Harley’s entry into the affordable segment.
Harley Davidson 250 Price
|Model||Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Harley-Davidson 250||₹ 2.5 lakhs|
The new Harley Davidson 250cc bike will be priced around Rs. 2.5 lakhs.It will compete with the Royal Enfield 350cc bikes and also the other 250cc bikes in the segment. This price will help HD in capturing a larger market and also those aspirational Harley buyers. At present there is only UM motorcyles which fall in this segment, being cruiser bikes. It will be interesting to see how harley prices the bike.
Harley Davidson 250 Specifications
|Harley Davidson 250||Specifications|
|Engine||250cc, single, liquid-cooled|
|Brake||Front and Rear disc|
Not much is known as of now, but the Harley Davidson 250cc bike will get a single cylinder 250cc liquid cooled engine. This would be manufactured locally. This engine would likely produce a torque of about 25Nm. There would be a 6-speed gearbox mated to this engine. It would sport front and rear disc brakes. There would be a twin channel ABS also available and it would be an advantage in the segment. The front tyre would be a 19-inch one while the rear tyre would have a 16-inch wheel. This engine will be tunes for cruising.
Harley Davidson 250 Mileage
While this will not be a selling proposition, the mileage of this Harley will be better. It should return around 35km/l of mileage overall.
Harley Davidson 250 Design
The new Harley Davidson 250 is expected to be a cruiser. This is what Harley is popular for. The design will be similar to the Street 750. The cruiser category also is growing and many new bikes are planned in the future, based on the this styling. A new platform will be developed for this bike, jointly between the Harley and an Indian manufacturer. It is yet unknown who this partner will be. Could be a company similar to Hero MotoCorp, who has a large network and presence in India. The new Harley 250cc will get a low stance of a cruiser.
It will have a wide handlebar. Despite have slightly classic looks, it will sport modern equipment like LED lamps an analogue-digital combination instrument. It will also bluetooth pairing too. The design of the bike will focus on its road presence that will live up to the Harley tradition. This mini-Harley will be the first of its kind in the world. The seat will be a typical cruiser styled one with a wide base.
Harley Davidson 250 Top Speed
The top speed of the Harley Davidson 250cc would be around 140km/h. This would a good speed to cruise. The bike would not focus on top speed much, but about the riding experience at that speed.