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Harley-Davidson says working with associate Hero to make sure easy transition for patrons in India

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New Delhi: American cult-bike maker Harley-Davidson on Saturday stated it’s working with its new associate Hero MotoCorp to “ensure a smooth transition” for its clients in India, together with after-sale providers and guarantee. Last month, Harley-Davidson and Hero MotoCorp introduced their partnership for the Indian market.

They have inked a distribution settlement, beneath which Hero MotoCorp will promote and repair Harley-Davidson bikes. It can even promote components and equipment and common merchandise using gear and attire by way of a community of brand-exclusive Harley-Davidson sellers and Hero’s current dealership community in India.

Harley-Davidson Managing Director (Asia Emerging Markets and India) Sajeev Rajasekharan stated in an announcement, “As we change our business model in India, we are pleased to be continuing our journey in the country together with Hero MotoCorp. We are working closely with Hero to ensure a smooth transition for our riders.”

He additional stated the corporate is offering its riders with updates as accessible.

The agency has assured them that Harley-Davidson motorbike, components and equipment and common merchandise gross sales, in addition to after-sale providers, guarantee and H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) actions will proceed from January 2021 onwards, he added.

After the corporate introduced its exit from India in September, Harley-Davidson’s sellers stated they’re taking a look at taking authorized motion towards the US bike producer over measly compensation.

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations stated the exit of the American cult-bike maker would result in a lack of as much as Rs 130 crore for the model’s vendor companions within the nation together with job lack of as much as 2,000 staff throughout the bike maker’s dealerships.

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