I apparently missed this but the iconic bike-maker Harley-Davidson is looking beyond India’s metros for growth and is eyeing smaller towns. The company’s Indian arm, Harley-Davidson India, which currently has seven dealerships, is now looking to open new ones in Kolkata, Jaipur and Kochi (Cochin). When did this happen?
This was announced in January of this year. In the first quarter of 2012, the company will open a showroom in Kolkata. This will be followed by new showrooms at Jaipur and Kochi by the fourth quarter of the calendar year. Currently, the company sells 15 models in India, out of which five are assembled at its facility at Bawal, in Haryana, which is the bike-maker’s second plant outside the US after Brazil. The bikes available in India are all in the 7 to 13 lakhs rupee range.