The Harley-Davidson Street 500 and 750 have launched in India and the indications are that the prices will be very cheap when it arrives here in early 2015.
The Street 750 starts at 4.1 lakh rupees which is $US6570. The current cheapest Harley is the Sportster Iron which sells for $8399 in the US and $14,995 (plus on-road costs) in Australia.
However, Australia will only get the learner-approved Harley-Davidson Street 500, so we should expect it to be very close to $10,000. But what’s the bet Harley-Davidson Australia moves heaven and earth to come in at under $10,000 in a bid to buy new riders? The learner segment is a lucrative part of our market and it’s a playground Harley has never played in before. They will be keen to make their mark and introduce new riders to their brand from an early age with the Street 500.
I spoke with Harley-Davidson Australia marketing manager Adam Wright at the Melbourne reveal of the bike last year and he said he was determined to get the Street 500 here as early as possible and as cheap as possible. We wish him the very best of luck.