By: news (offline)  Sunday, 29 September 2013 @ 04:07 PM ICT (Read 10471 times)  

The 500cc entry-level Harley-Davidson will be called the Harley-Davidson Street. It's equipped with a newly developed 500cc V-twin engine.

This 500cc Harley-Davidson Street will be officially launched in 2014.

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By: Anonymous: Anonymous ()  Sunday, 29 September 2013 @ 04:10 PM ICT  

Excellent news.
Any educated guessed at the price?

By: news (offline)  Sunday, 29 September 2013 @ 04:18 PM ICT  

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Excellent news.
Any educated guessed at the price?



In India, where the 500cc Harley-Davidson Street will be manufactured, the talk is that the 500cc Harley will be a entry-level motorcycle for riders who want something more after a motorcycle like a Royal Enfield bike.

The Royal Enfield's are in India not considered expensive, therefore if the Harley-Davidson 500 is the next step for Royal Enfield riders it cannot be that high in price.

   

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By: Anonymous: MosKito ()  Tuesday, 01 October 2013 @ 02:05 PM ICT  

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Excellent news.
Any educated guessed at the price?



In India, where the 500cc Harley-Davidson will be manufactured, the talk is that the 500cc Harley will be a entry-level motorcycle for riders who want something more after a motorcycle like a Royal Enfield bike.

The Royal Enfield's are in India not considered expensive, therefore if the Harley-Davidson 500 is the next step for Royal Enfield riders it cannot be that high in price.



Sorry mate but what is NOT A HIGH PRICE? depends on you are a worker in a factory or a millionaire I guess Wink

Is it sure that the Harley will be manufactured in India? Its Import then, so the normal price plus around 300% in Thailand where ALL farangs are rich and can afford to pay everything the government wants us to pay.... I would understand this kind of Politics IF they are able to build something like a Harley.....but they dont even produce anything in Thailand what is not a copy...and a bad one too.

Sorry to say so but they wanted me to charge 180.000.-Baht for my Yamaha XT 500 which was in bad condition and not worth more then 500.-EURO (20.000.-Baht) when I arrived with it...

If the government makes civil prices we will not see so many motorbikes driving around with faked framenumbers, faked books and faked numbers Smile

By: news (offline)  Tuesday, 01 October 2013 @ 05:17 PM ICT  

It's 100% sure that they going to produce the Harley-Davidson Street 500cc in India.

Officially the import duty for a motorcycle from India is 60%, the excise tax is 30%, plus 10% for interior tax and 7% VAT. Companies with an government import permit will pay much less excise tax and probably import duty.

The high prices for imported motorcycles is not only for foreigners (farang's) Thai nationals also pay the same prices.

And not all imported motorcycles are expensive, the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom costs in the UK £7199 (which is about 359,000 THB ), the same model costs in Thailand 497,000 THB which is only 38.6% higher then in the UK.

   

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By: Anonymous: MosKito ()  Tuesday, 01 October 2013 @ 06:24 PM ICT  

I did a little bit research on the price.... Found a link to a page http://post.jagran.com/harley-davidson-to-launch-low-cost-500cc-bike-in-india-1378723019

I found out that a Indian Rupees RS Lakh means about 100.000 divided by around 45 make around 2200.-USD
So the price for the 500cc Harley is something between 3-4 Rs Lakh, means 7500 and 10.000 USD what I dont think is really cheap Smile

By: news (offline)  Tuesday, 01 October 2013 @ 07:12 PM ICT  

INR 4Lakhs = 400,000 / 50.54 = US$ 7914,51 which is 245,350 THB

Of course the price of the 500cc Harley-Davidson Street is purely speculation as the price is not yet announced... But if the retail price in India is correct the 4Lakh would be in Thailand around 690,000 THB (which is pretty cheap for a Harley-Davidson).

   

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By: news (offline)  Tuesday, 05 November 2013 @ 07:49 AM ICT  

The specs for the new 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 500 are out...

The Harley-Davidson Street 500 - 494 CC Liquid Cooled Revolution X™ Engine, 6 Speed Transmission, Belt Drive, 2 into 1 Exhaust, Mid Mount Controls, Easy Lock to Lock Sweep, Single Caliper Disc Brakes, Specially Tuned Suspension, 2 Up Seat with Passenger Pegs, Metal Tank and Fenders, LED Tail Lights and Bullet Signals, Locking Gas Cap, Forks, and Ignition, V Twin 60° 4-Valves per Head, Wheel Size: 17” Front, 15” Rear, Wheelbase: 59.5” / 1511.3mm and a Weight: 480 LBS / 217.5 KG (WET).

The Harley-Davidson Street 750 - 749 CC Liquid Cooled Revolution X™ Engine, 6 Speed Transmission, Belt Drive, 2 into 1 Exhaust, Mid Mount Controls, Easy Lock to Lock Sweep, Single Caliper Disc Brakes, Specially Tuned Suspension, 2 Up Seat with Passenger Pegs, Metal Tank and Fenders, LED Tail Lights and Bullet Signals, Locking Gas Cap, Forks, and Ignition, V Twin 60° 4-Valves per Head, Wheel Size: 17” Front, 15” Rear, Wheelbase: 59.5” / 1511.3mm and a Weight: 480 LBS / 217.5 KG (WET).

The price indication is starting at US$6,700 - US$7,500 ~ It is currently unclear what the prices for the H-D Street 500 or 750 will be for Thailand.

   

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By: Anonymous: David ()  Tuesday, 05 November 2013 @ 12:03 PM ICT  

So we're getting both the 500 and 750 in Thailand?

By: news (offline)  Tuesday, 05 November 2013 @ 01:22 PM ICT  

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So we're getting both the 500 and 750 in Thailand?



That's not decided, the official Harley-Davidson distributor for Thailand is thinking about one model at the moment. But like everything that can change in Thailand as quickly as a traffic light...

I have the feeling that we will get the Harley-Davidson Street 500 in Thailand, as it's the cheapest and 500cc is for most people in Thailand more than enough... It's possible that other people have other ideas about that...

   

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By: Anonymous: David ()  Tuesday, 05 November 2013 @ 03:21 PM ICT  

Thank you.

Which begs the question;

"How do they decide what we'll get?
Do they actually survey the riding public?
Do they monitor websites such as this one?
Do they just make an educated guess?"

Not only Harley but other manufactures as well.

By: news (offline)  Tuesday, 05 November 2013 @ 07:46 PM ICT  

They probably think that the Harley-Davidson Street 750 is to close to the Harley-Davidson Iron 883. The problem is that the Thai market for Harley-Davidson and other cruiser style motorcycles is not that big, so they have to make decisions.

Logic would be 500, 883, 1200, etc engine size available. But don't worry I'm often wrong if I try to predict Thai logic thinking... It's also possible that they would replace the Iron 883 for the Street 750... or do something else completely unpredictable...

Anyway here also the first official picture of the new Harley-Davidson Street 500

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By: Anonymous: David ()  Wednesday, 06 November 2013 @ 10:54 AM ICT  

Can you find the seat height measurements for these two?
I can't.

By: Anonymous: David ()  Wednesday, 06 November 2013 @ 12:05 PM ICT  

Got it!
"25 inches" according to LA Times.

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