Harley Davidson is a dream bike for all the cruisers out there. This 115-year old American brand offers premium cruiser motorcycles above 750-cc engine capacity. Due to issues like low affordability, high maintenance, low practicality, lack of proper management for the Indian business, the company is experiencing a decline of sales in one of the most two-wheeler friendly market in the world.
Currently the company has 17 models on the show for the Indian market, all of them have a price tag of more than 5.5 lakhs
This is the most affordable H-D in India. It makes 47.6 PS at 8000 RPM and 59 Nm at 3750 RPM. The top speed of the bike is 200 kmph. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Bothe the wheels are equipped with disc brakes. On an average it has a fuel efficiency of 25 kmpl. The front wheel gets a better-quality telescopic fork suspension while the rear has a twin shock suspension. The bike sits on 17inch front and 15inch rear tires.
These tires offer a perfect grip for urban road conditions. However, they lack high speed stability. This bike was updated with new colors. Unlike the other models from the same brand, this one has a very less usage pf chrome.
The bike weighs about 233 kilograms. The seating position is a bit lower which makes driving more comfortable, however, there are no grab rails at the rear for the pillion. The braking power of the street 750 is not really impressive but it is adequate, and the bike feels confident round the corners. This is one of the most affordable cruiser bikes which is more than 500-cc. ABS and color schemes are the latest additions to the street 750.
This Harley Davidson gets an 883-cc engine. Which generates 50.6 PS of power at 5500 RPM and 70 Nm of torque at 3500 RPM. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Both the wheels are equipped with disc brakes. And ABS is offered as a part of safety kit. The ARAI claimed fuel efficiency for the bike is 17 kmpl and the top speed is more than 200 kmpl.
The 256 kg cruiser sits on 19 inches front and 16 inches rear tubeless tires. The company claims a 2 years warranty on this motorbike. The bike is available in 5 color options. The fuel tank capacity of the bike is 12.5 liters and the reserve tank capacity of 2.7 liters. The average fuel efficiency of the bike is 20 kmpl. This makes the overall riding range of the bike up to 250 km. It comes with a halogen headlight and LED tail light. After the street 750 this is one of the affordable cruiser bikes round the globe.
The built quality of this model is better than the 750 and it definitely shines up in the crowd. The engine feels most comfortable in a comfortable driving mode. Revving hard is not really the purpose of this bike. The decreased need of clutch in the slow speed cruising makes the city drives a breeze. Seating position of the Iron 883 is not very comfortable especially on the long rides. The vibrations are easily noticed beyond 70 kmph.
This is a 750-cc “designed in India” cruiser bike. The prices start at 6.84 lakh INR. The engine makes 622 Nm at 4000 RPM. The fuel tank capacity of the bike is 13 liters and the average fuel efficiency is 18 kmpl. This extends the maximum range to 235-kilometers. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox from the street 750. Both the wheels come with disc brakes as standard assembly.
The bike sits on 17-inch alloy wheels. Internationally, the bike is also available in 500-cc version but for Indian markets, only the 7500cc engine is on sale. The design of the motorcycle is sleek. The overall fit and finish is better than the street 750. It looks sharper. Harley hasn’t exposed the power figures but its more powerful than the street 750. The power delivery is smooth. The acceleration is refined. However, push it harder and it does get arrogant. Best performance is experienced in between 2500-4000 RPM. It feels light even after weighing more than 200 kilos.
The seating position of this bike feels sporty because of the straight handle bars. The ride quality of the street rod is very good it does filter the bumps and pot holes. The ride height and ground clearance of this cruiser are changed to offer a better ride quality, however the only issue with that is during start stop traffic, your legs may touch the cylinders which are hot.
This is a 1202cc engine cruiser bike. It makes 96 nm of torque at 4000 RPM. The reserve fuel tank capacity is 12.5 liters. It offers a mileage of 20 kmpl. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Both the tires are equipped with disc brakes as standard. This is the sportiest looking Harley.
The partial digital display of the superbike looks good however, it’s difficult to read the digital symbols in bright light. The 5 spoke cast wheels are specific to this model and they look beautiful. The positioning of the foot rest is odd, and they come in between when you have to rest your foot on the ground. The roadster offers a wonderful confidence while cornering. The clutch is a bit heavy and on top of that vibrations are experienced at lower speeds all of which decrease the drivability.
Unlike the street 750, the stopping power is simply phenomenal. It just gets to a halt in no time, thanks to the large wheel disc brakes. The rider seat is comfortable for long drives, but the pillion seat may not be very comfortable. The 43mm forks smooth out the bad roads. The ground clearance of this vehicle is a talking point.
This is a 1745-cc cruiser bike. It makes 144 Nm of torque at 3000 RPM. It feels punchy and the exhaust note makes you fall in love with the brand. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Both the wheels are equipped with disc brakes. The ARAI claimed mileage is of 14 kmpl.
The top speed of this fat boy is 175 kmph. It has Telescopic front suspensions and Monoshock rear suspensions. It goes to 60 kmph in just 3.36 seconds. The 322-kilogram bike sits on 18-inch front and rear tires. The fuel tank capacity is of 19.1 liters. The crash guards are huge. It has got LED headlamps and tail lamps. The bike comes with a 2-year standard warranty. The new 2018 fatboy looks more modern and the finish levels of the bike have increased. LED treatment on the headlamps look aggressive.
The seat height is of 670mm and the seating position is adequately comfortable. The fatboy is a good handler and goes around the corners with confidence. The braking power of this vehicle is absolutely phenomenal. It comes to a halt from 100 kmph in just 3 seconds. The ground clearance is very low, and it needs to be driven really cautiously through a bump or a pothole. Pillion seating position is very uncomfortable, and it feels best only for a solo ride. This bikes costs 18.19 lakhs ex-showroom.
The Harley fat bob is a 1745cc modern and aggressive bike. It makes 145 Nm at 3250 RPM. The engine is smooth, and the power delivery is refined. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Both the front and rear wheels are equipped with disc brakes. 180 kmph is the top speed of this beast.
The ARAI claimed fuel efficiency is of 15 kmpl. It has cartridge fork suspension at the front and mono shock at the rear. The 300-kilogram bike sits on 16-inch front and rear tubeless tires. The fuel tank capacity of the motorbike is 14 liters. Ground clearance is 120mm and the wheelbase is of 1615mm. The seat height of the fat bob is 720mm.
It comes with LED headlamps and tail lamps. Company offers a standard 2-yers warranty. The dyna lights look smart and powerful. Its only when you rev the bike very hard, that you notice some kind of vibrations. It feels a bit heavy to steer because of the weight and dimensions.
The H-D forty-eight is a 1200cc motorcycle. It makes 60.83 PS of power at 5500 RPM and 97 Nm of torque at 4250 RPM. The top speed of this Harley goes beyond 200 kmph. The engine feels punchier and power delivery is smooth.
The engine sound adds up to the fun factor. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The gearshifts are very precise. The clutch however feels a bit tight and that can be a concern in heavy traffic conditions. Both the wheels are attached with disc brakes. The fuel economy of this bike is 16.47 kmpl. It comes with 49-mm front fork with cartridge damping and n emulsion rear shock with a screw pre-load adjuster.
The 250-kilogram bike sits on 16-inch front and rear tubeless tires. The company offers a 2 years warranty on the product. The peanut fuel tank looks good and the handle bars add to the charm. It’s a single seat motorcycle. The taller riders may feel the height of the bike short. The cushioning however could have improved. The pricing of this vehicle starts from 10.58 lakhs ex-showroom.
The H-D low rider is a 1745-cc bike which produces 144 Nm of torque at 3000 RPM. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Both the tires come with disc brakes. It comes with a dual cradle chassis. Telescopic fork at the front and Monoshock suspensions at the rear. The 300-kilogram low rider sits on 19-inch front and 16-inch rear tubeless tires. The ground clearance of this Harley is 130mm, the seat height is 680 mm and the fuel tank capacity is 19 liters. The driving position doesn’t offer the best comfort. It comes with LED headlamps and tail-lamps. The decent color pattern of the low rider suits it very well. The design of the motorbike is retro-looking.
The semi-digital instrument cluster looks premium. The analog tachometer is great addition; however, you have to take your eyes off the road to see it. It can comfortably cruise at 120 kmph in 6th gear. This low rider goes to 100 kmph in less than 5 seconds. It feels comfortable when given relaxed throttle inputs. This bike cannot be maneuvered comfortably through the traffics because of its dimensions. Moreover, turning radius of the bike is huge.
This bike can also be heavily customized according to personal choices like the color and pattern. The ride quality of the low rider is what surprises the most. It feels confident around the corners. Minor speed breakers, bumps and potholes are filtered completely. The bike also gets keyless ignition and a buzzer switch, which would sound when someone tries to pull the bike without a key.
Its priced at 50.00 lakhs ex-showroom. This is one of the most exclusive bikes that the brand has built. It’s designed by the custom vehicle operation department of the company. It has a 1923-cc engine which makes 165 Nm at 3500 RPM. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual. Both the wheels are equipped with disc brakes.
The ARAI claimed fuel economy is 17.43 kmpl while the top speed reaches 200 kmph. The 430 kilo CVO sits on 17-inch front and 16-inch rear tires. The fuel tank capacity is 22.7 liters. The wheelbase of the vehicle is 1625mm. The seat height is 760mm. and the ground clearance is 125mm. This is the most expensive cruiser that your money can buy in India. The feature list on this vehicle is exhaustive and includes everything right from the infotainment system to an extremely comfortable seating position.
This was all about the most famous Harley Davidson Motorcycles in India. These cruisers are made for the people enjoying premium taste’s in life. These models give a wonderful ride experience. However, they are meant to be driven solo and the pillion would always feel uncomfortable. The range of this vehicle start from 5.5 lakhs for the street 750 which is considered to be a very good value for money to the extreme CVO Limited which costs half a crore.
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