Last year, American motorcycle giant decided to leave Indian market due to low demand. The manufacturer later partnered with World’s largest two wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp and announced that Hero will be handling the sales and services of Harley Davison in India. This did become a topic of discussion among the Harley Davidson’s existing owners and enthusiasts. Hero also announced that both of them will jointly work on mid-capacity motorcycles and will be sold under both Harley Davidson and Hero brand. Here we have couple of render images that show what the upcoming motorcycles might look like.
The render images have been shared by IAB on their website. Before we talk about the render images, it should be made clear that both Harley Davidson and Hero have not shared any details regarding the upcoming models and the render image seen here is just imagined by the artist only. The artist has created two render images. One with a Harley Davidson badge and the other with Hero badge on it.
The render image is actually inspired by some of the models that was available on sale in India when Harley was present. The artist draws inspiration from Harley Davidson Street 750 and Harley Davidson Street Rod. The design on alloy wheels, turn indicators, rear cowl, tail tidy and brakes are all borrowed from a Street Rod while components like the fuel tank, suspension are all from a Street 750. The side cowl on this motorcycle has been redesigned and the exhaust routing has also been redone. The cover around the headlamps has been blacked out and it comes with a single pod instrument cluster. Finally, there is Harley Davidson branding on the motorcycle.
In the second render is of the same motorcycle showing how it would look like if Hero were to launch it. In artist’s imagination, Hero might made some cosmetic changes to the motorcycle before launching it in the market. In terms of pricing, there is a possibility that the Hero’s version might be less expensive than the original Harley to attract buyers towards this segment.
According the artist, Hero’s version might come with different looking alloy wheels, slightly different rear cowl, headlamps design and exhaust with chrome garnish. it also gets a split seat which was not present in the Harley version. It gets a dual tone paint job with hero branding on the fuel tank instead on Harley Davidson.
As mentioned above, the details regarding the engine that will be used on these motorcycles is not known at the moment. It is expected that the upcoming models from this partnership will be using a 500-cc, air-cooled V-Twin engine. Hero Motocorp has been a brand that is known for making affordable commuter segment motorcycles. They very recently entered the premium motorcycle segment and currently has Xtreme 200S model as their flagship model. Harley Davidson been a very popular motorcycle brand in western countries and are known for making higher capacity motorcycles. Hero recently announced revised or new prices for Harley Davidson motorcycles in India recently.