Harley-Davidson announces two new independent dealerships in Surat and Bengaluru

Harley-Davidson India announced the opening of two new independent dealerships, with the first of the two dealerships in the Diamond City, Surat, Gujarat www.motoroids.com reported. The second dealership is the Tusker Harley-Davidson in Bengaluru, Karnataka and the move brings the number of authorised Harley-Davidson dealerships across India to 17.

The company plans to continue to grow its dealer network and partnerships across the country in the coming year with a focus on the expansion of its presence in Tier I cities and foraying into newer Tier II cities.

Speaking about the new dealerships, Anoop Prakash, managing director, Harley-Davidson India said, ''Our dealer network in India has grown rapidly over the past five years, and has welcomed thousands of owners and enthusiasts across the country who seek to experience the Harley-Davidson lifestyle and culture. This year alone we've opened additional locations in Mumbai, Delhi-NCR and now Bengaluru along with the first dealership in Surat, our second facility in Gujarat. We wish to congratulate our dedicated dealer partners on their new, world-class facilities.''

Pranav Nanda, dealer principal, Diamond City Harley-Davidson, added, ''We are excited to bring Harley-Davidson to Surat, a city with a great leisure riding culture. The brand is renowned world-over for providing its customers with a premium lifestyle experience through a unique product offering and we wish to deliver the same level of excellence in Surat as well. The new dealership promises to provide greater accessibility to our customers in Gujarat as we grow and welcome more customers to the Harley-Davidson family.''

The new Surat dealership is Harley Davidson's second in the state of Gujarat, with the first being Nine Bridges Harley-Davidson in Ahmedabad which opened in 2012. indiablooms.com http://indiablooms.com/ reported.

The launch of the dealerships bears testimony to the strategic expansion plans underway at Harley-Davidson in India as the company completes five years in India. The company would continue expansion of its dealer network and partnerships across the country in the coming year with a focus on enhancing its footprint in Tier I cities and foraying into newer Tier II cities.

''Tusker Harley-Davidson was among the first 5 dealerships to be opened in the country. We are excited to further expand our presence in Bengaluru. The additional dealership promises to provide greater accessibility to our customers as we grow and welcome them into the Harley-Davidson family'', added Srinivas Reddy, dealer principal, Tusker Harley-Davidson.

The newest dealerships would offer the entire Harley-Davidson India line-up of 13 motorcycle models, starting from Rs4.3 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Harley owners would also be able to choose from a wide range of Harley-Davidson parts and accessories to customise their bikes as also motorclothes merchandise.