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Indian vs US pricing

This i find to be interesting. The North American Prices for Street 500/750 seem to be $6700/7500, but the Indian pricing of the Street 750 is only $6570. Why does India get the Street 750 for a cheaper price than we will get the Street 500...
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I think it also is just a matter of what people are willing to spend on a bike in either market. Indians have generally less money, so they price it down a bit and put production there so that they can be competitive. The Street 500/750 will be competitive in NA at the price its being sold. I don't think many people are going to fly to india to buy the bike there for less.
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I think it also is just a matter of what people are willing to spend on a bike in either market. Indians have generally less money, so they price it down a bit and put production there so that they can be competitive. The Street 500/750 will be competitive in NA at the price its being sold. I don't think many people are going to fly to india to buy the bike there for less.
Production was located in India to avoid the over 100% tariff on imported motor vehicles, including motorcycles. Harley Davidson has had a production line in Brazil since the 1990's for the same reason.

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i dont think anyone is suggesting to fly to india to purchase anyways. Perhaps the difference comes from components? I know the Indian street has worse tires so thats one place to start...
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i dont think anyone is suggesting to fly to india to purchase anyways. Perhaps the difference comes from components? I know the Indian street has worse tires so thats one place to start...
what tires are they putting on the indian market street?



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Each market has it's own supply and demand relationship and that is what sets price. True story, back when Ford built a small front drive convertible called the Capri, you could buy one for about $3000 less in California than in Melbourne Australia. The car was assembled in Geelong Australia, immediately west of Melbourne, and shipped all the way across the Pacific to the US, but sold for less money, even after doing the currency conversion from Australian to US dollars, than the exact same Australian manufactured car fetched in it's home market.

Why? Oz is a smaller market, fewer choices and thus less competition. Manufacturers price their goods accordingly. Coming from California to Australia to live for a time, the prices of goods down under took my breath away. $300 for a pair of high end running shoes I could buy in San Diego for $90. Every Japanese car sold for 40% to 60% more than the same car did in the US. The price of a pair of Levis was more than double the US price, all of these price comparisons are based on converting Australian dollars to US dollars at the going rate back then.

I am sure that cheaper labor in India allows Harley to price these bikes lower in that market and still make a nice profit on their sales.

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Local production does indeed help, even more when labor is cheap for that local market.

At least in America, although we're paying more with labor costs being higher we sort of know we might be getting a better built product.



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