Indian Motorcycle was founded in 1901, and Harley-Davidson two years later. Both companies built groundbreaking bikes, delivering motorcycles to police forces, racing them on the dirt track, providing a simple alternative to the automobile, and serving in both world wars.
Is Indian made by Harley?
In 2014, Harley-Davidson began manufacturing the Street 750 and 500 motorcycles in India – at Bawal, Haryana India, its only manufacturing facility outside of the US. The Street platform is jointly manufactured at Harley-Davidson’s US and India plants.
Why did Harley leave India?
Harley-Davidson is not the first American bike brand to see the end of the road in India. In 2019, the failure of Miami-based UM Motorcycles here led to a loss of over ₹150 crore to its dealers. The maker of the Renegade cruiser, too, cited poor sales and low demand as the reason for its exit.
Why did Polaris buy Indian?
“We thought Indian was a great opportunity to create a high-quality bike with classic styling, true heritage and modern technology,” said Steve Menneto, Polaris’ vice president of motorcycles. “We wanted a great cruiser with real value, but it had to be a quintessential Indian.”
Does Kawasaki own Harley-Davidson?
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