In the big picture, I think you are correct. However, given that India is one of the biggest untapped bike markets it is a great opportunity for the MoCo. Sure, start with assembly of bikes. But, their goal should be full production of small to mid size bikes for the market. These bikes could then be used as entry level bikes in the U.S.."What we are doing is made in USA, assembled in India, which will have a positive job effect back home which is why we are driving this investment as quickly as we are," Anoop Prakash managing director for Harley Davidson India told CNN.
Big line of BS and we all know it.
great ! cant be any worse quality thats coming out of the USA ! you wanna see my warranty list worst bike for faults i have ever owned !Hopefully none of these bike will end up in stateside....
Ever spend anytime in Bad Toelz or Stuttgart area? Flint Kaserne Or Panzer Kaserne? Good times in Germany! Great riding over there.I hope they sell a million of them in India! Funny, if my german car was made in Alabama, is it less of a german car? While living in Germany, most of the parts we had to fab were german parts. I doubt any Indian made Harleys will come back here. I have friends who are IIT grads, and believe me, Harley could use some of that brain power. I like to ride; I should imagine Indian folks want to, as well. If it knocks 50% off the price, great! Sell a million of them, Harley! Joe
Clearly a lack of understanding of the global economic situation. Today the US is a economy which is struggling to keep afloat. Contrary to what the average american thinks, most of your "American Companies" are either owned by Chinese or Arab companies, through their large investments in private equity or hedge funds. So nothing is truly American or Indian.My point exactly... why are we sending our jobs over there... They are going to ship parts... so why not ship entire bike assembled and feed our economy....