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10% increase in ex-showroom from april

As per team-bhp (very credible source) , kochi dealer confirmed all Harley davidson bikes will face a 10% rate hike from the month of april. The person didnt specifically ask about street but but all existing models are affected. 10% equates to about 41k in case of street , at the same time it is barely 10 days old so a price hike so soon should not happen. Still prospective buyers , better be safe than sorry and follow up with your regional dealers. I will update this thread tomorrow after calling 2-3 dealers to be on safe side.
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Wow! Already? If this is true I guess the guys over there should start make up their minds soon with the price increase it might turn some potential buyers off.

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Any idea if the harley line-up at the states is also facing a hike ? 10% is no joke to be honest. I don't expect street to be affected but it will be a bitch move if they raise price before they can offer test ride. And I think it will most definitely turn me off. Fingers crossed.
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Any idea if the harley line-up at the states is also facing a hike ? 10% is no joke to be honest. I don't expect street to be affected but it will be a bitch move if they raise price before they can offer test ride. And I think it will most definitely turn me off. Fingers crossed.
could this have anything to do with the changes to Indian tariffs? I do remember reading a couple weeks back that several imported models, or models using imported parts were going to see a 10% reduction, but the article also mentioned that it was at the whim of the current government and things could be subject to change and fast.

Keep in mind I'm not on the ground in India, nor at all familiar with their tariffs, Just something I remember reading through not to long ago...
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As per team-bhp (very credible source) , kochi dealer confirmed all Harley davidson bikes will face a 10% rate hike from the month of april. The person didnt specifically ask about street but but all existing models are affected. 10% equates to about 41k in case of street
Hmmm if they hike up on street ,am gonna drop plans of buying it ,will see prizes of other bikes how the fare and upgrade my ride...
Firstly ,we are kept in dark ,when it comes to performance of the bike ,not offering test rides...
Now we are getting slapped with ? 10% hike in ex showroom prices ???
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could this have anything to do with the changes to Indian tariffs? I do remember reading a couple weeks back that several imported models, or models using imported parts were going to see a 10% reduction, but the article also mentioned that it was at the whim of the current government and things could be subject to change and fast.

Keep in mind I'm not on the ground in India, nor at all familiar with their tariffs, Just something I remember reading through not to long ago...
yes some tax revisition a month back resulted in a price cut but the outcome was around 7k for example in iron 883's case. The 10% hike means iron will cost now 70k more !!! As far as I know this is not tax/gvt. related but harley themselves increasing price. Surprising really as they are already overpriced here.

I will update thread tomorrow if street is affected.
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what other option are you considering ? for me there exists none other than this. Below 2 lakhs one has many options but they dont appeal to me(this being a luxury purchase) , over 6 lakhs one again has many options with boneville being my fav but I cant afford that. My budget allows me street , ninja 300 and some hysoung models. I dont like sportsbike so that leaves me with street or bust. :/ Stupid market really - more options in 20lakhs range than 3-5 lakhs lol.
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There are no price increases coming from Harley so the cost increase has to be driven by tariffs. Perhaps the best way to tell is if there is an across the board increase because that would never come from a manufacturer. Additionally Harley Davidson is making lots of profits and a 10% increase even in a single model would be a very high increase that is basically unprecedented.




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If it is not just rumors, do you suppose it could be supply and demand? While I am sure that corporate HD is not raising the price, that doesn't mean your local dealers aren't. I can remember several years ago hearing that you couldn't buy a new Harley bike at MSRP. It was always MSRP plus whatever the dealer (stealer) added, and a waiting period of a year or so to get a bike.
I remember in 2005, Ford came out with the new 2 seat "retro" Thunderbird car. They MSRP'd at $42k, but were marked up to $52k on the showroom floor.
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This is pure politics, First attract customers with 4.1 lacs and then impose on them 10% hike. Highly disappointing
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This is pure politics, First attract customers with 4.1 lacs and then impose on them 10% hike. Highly disappointing
Smart move on their end, they know people want these and charging more for it is something some people wouldn't mind, they just want.



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