Fast Motorcycle Industry News

cyril-Huze-fast-newsPolaris Plans To Assemble Indian Motorcycles in India. You all know that India is a key emerging market for motorcycle brands. Indian Motorcycle is planning to set up an assembly plant by 2018. “We are looking at a time horizon of about three to five years to set up an assembling plant in India,” Pankaj Dubey, Marketing Director of Polaris India said after opening its 4th dealership in Hyderabad after Delhi NCR, Bengaluru and Chennai. The manufacturer plans to open 8 more across India by the end of 2016. Currently, Indian sells six different models in India.

Mission Electric Motorcycles Assets And Technology For Sale. Which Company Can Be Interested? Polaris already bought the electric motorcycle company Brammo. Would it make sense to buy Mission expertise to build an electric Superbike alongside the Victory Empulse? Harley-Davidson has already said it has no interest in buying any existing electric motorcycle company and instead wants to develop electric bikes entirely on its own.

Harley-Davidson’s Springettsbury Manufacturing Plant Will Host Its Annual Open House This Weekend. This year’s event will feature Harley’s first electric motorcycle, a simulated riding experience offered by Project Livewire, and motorcycles from the films “Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will be on display. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday Sept. 24 through Saturday, Sept. 26 at the plant, 1425 Eden Rd., and will boast a variety of free activities. Other activities include self-guided tours and demo rides on the 2016 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, which will each run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as live musical entertainment, a Moto Sphere motorcycle stunt show and refreshments.

Harley-Davidson Inc. To Report Third Quarter Earnings October 20. Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG) will release its third-quarter financial results before market hours Oct. 20, 2015. The public is invited to attend an audio webcast from 8-9 a.m. CDT with Matt Levatich, President and Chief Executive Officer, and John Olin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. A downloadable slide presentation will also be available, 30 minutes before the call, at .as support to the webcast. Webcast participants should log on and register at least ten minutes prior to the start time. A replay of the audio webcast will be available approximately two hours after the call concludes.

Harley Davidson Appoints Vikram Pawah as Marketing Director of India Operations. He is replacing Anoop Prakash who has moved on as the Managing Director of Harley Davidson Canada. In his new role, Mr. Pawah will manage Harley Davidson India’s leadership team responsible for in-country sales, dealer network management, marketing, service and operations activities to expand the company’s presence in the country, Harley Davidson said in a statement. Mr. Pawah brings more than 24 years of experience, of which 21 were with Honda in India and Australia.

3 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”

  1. 1 Blackmax Sep 24th, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Everybody is doing something in India
    I understand the business sense of it
    But that does not mean I have to like it or ride one that is built there
    if I’m plunking down American $$$ for an American marquee name bike
    I at least would want it assembled here ….

    (I wonder what this quarter’s H-D report will show ???)

  2. 2 rcupp Sep 24th, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    They are building India’s Indians there, not the US ones…They have a demand as well!

  3. 3 BobS Sep 25th, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    You can still like it, they’re still made here. It’s called CKD assemy. They take a fully assembled bike right off the assembly line in the U.S. Then they hire more workers to Complete Knock Down the bike, it’s dis-assembled and shipped to India where they hire more workers to put them back together. All this extra labor is cheaper than the import tariffs on bikes not “assembled” in India. It’s not new manufacturing, it’s a work around India’s taxes.

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