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Harley Davidson India has just cut prices of the 2017 versions of the FatBoy and the Heritage SoftTail Classic cruiser motorcycles, both belonging to the SoftTail range. While the FatBoy sees its price dropping by 2.01 lakh rupees, the Heritage SoftTail gets a full 2.5 lakh rupee price cut. After the price drop, the FatBoy is priced at 15 lakh rupees, the Heritage SoftTail costs 16 lakh rupees.

2017 Harley Davidson FatBoy

But why?

Harley Davidson has just introduced the 2018 versions of its cruiser motorcycles in India. The new range of bikes feature styling, performance and feature changes. They’re touted to be the biggest change that Harley has made to its range in the last few years. Needless to say, Harley has a lot riding on the 2018 range.

The discounts on the 2017 range is meant to clear stock by making the older motorcycles more attractive to prospective buyers. Another stock-clearance measure adopted by Harley Davidson India is the ‘Bullet EMI’ scheme, which allows buyers to pay lump sum amounts at certain times of the loan tenure, allowing them to keep monthly EMIs low.

Coming to the motorcycles themselves, the iconic FatBoy is powered by a mammoth, 1,690 cc V-Twin air cooled engine that makes a tree-stump pulling 125 Nm of torque at just 3,500 rpm. The motor is fuel injected, and is mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox. The motorcycle weighs a hefty 333 kilograms. The bike uses disc brakes on both wheels for stopping duties, and ABS comes standard.

2017 Harley Davidson Heritage SoftTail

The Heritage SoftTail has the same engine, but with a slightly lower torque output of 124 Nm. This bike also gets ABS and cruise control as standard fare, and weighs slightly more than the FatBoy, at 347 Kgs. Both motorcycles are imported to India as completely built units (CBU), which explains why they’re so pricey. These bikes are also extremely customizable, with a wide range of accessories both from Harley Davidson as well as from aftermarket sources.

 

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