The new Harley Davidson Motorcycle confirmed for China will reportedly be based on the Benelli TNT 300. Both companies have the same parent brand in China.
As we reported to you earlier that the Harley Davidson has confirmed a new motorcycle for the Asian market. It will be a 338cc motorcycle and will be first launched in the Chinese market.
It has tied up with Zhejiang Qianjiang Motorcycle, a Chinese two-wheeler manufacturer. The parent brand is the Geely Group, which also owns Volvo and Benelli Motorcycles.
Reports say that the new Harley Davidson motorcycle will be based on the Benelli TNT 300 naked motorcycle. It will share the same chassis and other components, but with a completely different engine.
Harley Davidson has confirmed about a 338cc engine under development. The TNT 300 gets a smaller engine 300cc engine. The suspension, brakes and some other parts will be taken directly from the TNT 300.
Talking about its India launch, HD has confirmed the news, but has not revealed a confirmed period. We expect the motorcycle to make its India debut sometime in 2021, as the Chinese market is going to get it later next year.
Reportedly, Hero Motocorp and Harley Davidson are also in talks of developing a model for the Indian market. The bike would be mostly developed by Harley, but will use local components provided by Hero.
There are chances that this motorcycle might be manufactured at their Haryana plant and then exported to the Chinese market. Since they want to take on the entry-level motorcycle segment in India, the bike has to be priced very competitively.
In the global markets, HD has Street 500 as its entry level model. Also, seeing its decent sales owing to the Street 750, it is set to take on the might of Royal Enfield in India.