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wolfdancer
05-22-2006, 10:17 AM
News story on CNBC today, says that the Harley-Davidson Co. will open a plant in India.
No connection but a few years back they tried to revive the old Indian Motorcycle Co...opened a plant in Gilroy Ca.....which is now closed.
American "Indians" replaced by Indian Harleys.
As a protest against this selling out of an Americon Icon Company.....Deeman will set his Harley on fire outside the local Republican recruiting center (and tanning salon)

catscradle
05-22-2006, 10:45 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote wolfdancer:</font><hr> News story on CNBC today, says that the Harley-Davidson Co. will open a plant in India.
No connection but a few years back they tried to revive the old Indian Motorcycle Co...opened a plant in Gilroy Ca.....which is now closed.
American "Indians" replaced by Indian Harleys.
As a protest against this selling out of an Americon Icon Company.....Deeman will set his Harley on fire outside the local Republican recruiting center (and tanning salon) <hr /></blockquote>
Sounds more to me like they want to sell in India, maybe build for India in India.
Of course as our manafacturing base continues to erode, the day will come...

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Harley Davidson coming to India
Motorcycles will be sourced from the American plant.
BY A CORRESPONDENT
May 19, 2006

Harley Davidson, the iconic American bike-maker is planning an India entry. For the second time in less than a year, Harley Davidson officials from its US headquarters visited India to check out the possibilities of an Indian foray.

Harley Davidson does not have any presence in the Indian market so far. The company is planning to enter India through the CBU (completely built up) route. Since such imported bikes attract a 60% import duty, the price of Harley Davidson bikes in India would be in the range of Rs 4 lakh to Rs 14 lakh. Harley Davidson has no plans to start production in India. The company wants to keep its production in the US, since Harley Davidson is essentially an American nostalgia bike brand.

According to Harley Davidson vice-president Timothy Hoelter who visited India in September 2005, "India is among the few motorcycle markets in the world that's growing at a fast pace and we are surely looking at a presence here. Whenever we enter the Indian market, it will be through the sourcing route. Harley Davidson buyers identify our bikes to be an all-American brand and they want to buy the bikes that are produced in US."

Hoelter had a second visit to India early this month, when he met officials from the commerce ministry to find ways of entering the market.

Acording to reports, there is lack of clarity on emission norms for high-end bikes like Harley Davidson. Though Harley Davidson conforms to emission norms in the US and Europe, there are no clear guidelines for such bikes in India.

Harley Davidson is yet to work out a list of products it would like to introduce in India. The company is betting on the increasing attraction for high-end bikes, as seen in the interest in Suzuki Hayabusa and Kawazaki Ninja. Harley Davidson hopes that increasing disposable incomes in India powered by a booming economy will help it make the cult bike do well in India.
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Deeman3
05-22-2006, 02:26 PM
The souls of thousands of bikers interred around this great country are now spinning out of control in their graves.

Hey, the forks now come from Japan.

How will they get the Indians to mutilate the cattle for the leather seats?

It won't be a rice burner, will it be a Sampa Burner?

How will they get 25 passengers on the things? Ever seen a truck, bus or train in India?

Will there be a Biker Burka? DOT Approved?

What will the people in York, PA. do? They are not all Amish!

Will the sound "Po-ta-to, Potato, Potato" be replaced with the serene, OOOOOOOM.

At least the towels on the heads will now come in handy.....


Demman
Beset by grief...Outsourcing of American Iron....

wolfdancer
05-22-2006, 03:18 PM
Who's got an extra Rs 14 lakh to spend, anyway?
I just can't picture someone in Indian Garb, sitting atop a Harley....
I don't think it'll be too long before they amke em over there.

wolfdancer
05-22-2006, 03:26 PM
Dee, funny stuff....
Can you picture anybody wearing these traditional outfits, and riding a Harley?
Wish I could get in contact with an old co-worker who co-founded a chapter of the Hell's Angels, and get an opinion
web page (http://www.kiltmen.com/world.htm)

Vagabond
05-22-2006, 08:09 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote wolfdancer:</font><hr> Dee, funny stuff....
Can you picture anybody wearing these traditional outfits, and riding a Harley? <hr /></blockquote>

you will be amused to see that they can do Masse`shots on snooker tables wearing the traditional cloths besides riding Harleys.Most popular motor bikes in India are RoyalEnfield a British company. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

catscradle
05-23-2006, 03:55 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote wolfdancer:</font><hr> Dee, funny stuff....
Can you picture anybody wearing these traditional outfits, and riding a Harley?
Wish I could get in contact with an old co-worker who co-founded a chapter of the Hell's Angels, and get an opinion
web page (http://www.kiltmen.com/world.htm) <hr /></blockquote>

What is the Hindu equivalent of "Hell" and "Angel"?

Deeman3
05-23-2006, 07:53 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote catscradle:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote wolfdancer:</font><hr> Dee, funny stuff....
Can you picture anybody wearing these traditional outfits, and riding a Harley?
Wish I could get in contact with an old co-worker who co-founded a chapter of the Hell's Angels, and get an opinion
web page (http://www.kiltmen.com/world.htm) <hr /></blockquote>

What is the Hindu equivalent of "Hell" and "Angel"?
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Since there is no "Hell" for the Hindi, I guess Yama Rakshasi will have to do. Yama (as opposed to Yamaha) is the demon and Rakshasi is an equilivant to an angel.


Deeman
Yama Rakshasi, Luverne Alabama Chapter