Harley-Davidson looks to open dealerships in more cities

Harley-Davidson looks to open dealerships in more cities

New Delhi: Buoyed by good response to its roll-out plans in India, US bike maker Harley-Davidson today said it is now looking to open dealerships in some more cities, in addition to those originally planned.

The company said it is exploring options to consider applications for dealerships from any location in India based on “business sense".

“While Punjab, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi are our priorities for opening dealerships in 2010, we are more than happy to consider applications from other locations that make business sense for both the dealer and Harley- Davidson," Harley-Davidson India managing director Anoop Prakash said in a statement.

He said the company is aiming to create a strong dealership network across the country, but did not specify details like the planned number of outlets.

Harley-Davidson has extended the date for application for dealerships to 2 November. It would be organising dealership camps in the Delhi NCR region on 1-2 November and in Mumbai on 19-20 October.

In August, the iconic US bike maker had announced plans to enter the Indian market by 2010 with at least 15 of its models. All its bikes in India would be imported from the US facilities as completely built units.