Harley-Davidson India Assembles First Units
SuperLow and Iron 883 built from kits
The first two units, a 2011 SuperLow and an Iron 883, were assembled at Harley-Davidsons plant in Haryana, India, from complete knock-down kits with components produced at the companys American facilities in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Missouri, as well as various suppliers.
Harley-Davidson India will begin accepting orders for the new sportsters Jan. 1, 2011. The 2011 SuperLow is priced at 550,000 rupees (US$12,100) and the Iron 883 at 650,000 rupees (US$14,320). By comparison, American pricing for both sportsters is $7,999, but the Indian prices would have been higher if they were shipped whole from the U.S. instead of in kits.
Indian Harley-Davidson dealers will still offer 2010 stock which were imported as completely built units and subject to higher tariffs.