A piece of the sellers of the long-lasting US bike maker Harley Davidson in India after it selected to sew up an alliance with Hero Motors ,complained that they had been provided compensation far beneath expectations.
The assist package deal given by Harley is just not equal to the loss suffered by us since August this 12 months and until Hero comes on board which might be atleast one other 6 months, mentioned an affected HD vendor.
The Harley-Davidson administration provided a compensation of Rs. 1,500 per sq. ft. with a 10% annual value-depreciated price and a 6-month reimbursement of the margins of sale.
This compensation, sellers preserve is method beneath in comparison with the Rs 300 crore the sellers invested over the past decade.
And on on common every vendor has been incurring a lack of Rs 30-40 lakh per thirty days , mentioned one other HD vendor.
“From September 23 this year, when Harley-Davidson decided to wind up operations in India, we are uncertain about the fate of our investments and future business outlook. The brand had been in a growth mode since January this year that would include introduction of a new smaller segment of bikes and several methods to improve sales. We expected Harley-Davidson to appropriately compensate us,” one of many affected sellers mentioned.
The Harley-Davidson Dealers Association, that represents the 33 shops in India, facilitated the expansion of the model in India for 11 years.
Dealers, nonetheless awaiting readability from Harley-Davidson or Hero MotoCorp on the subsequent steps, estimate the community might be scaled down by greater than half to 13-15 dealerships from the present 33.
Dealers level to the mid-sized bike Street, which accounted for 70-90% of gross sales in upcountry and metro markets and has been out of manufacturing for greater than a month.
A piece of Harley-Davidson sellers mentioned persevering with with many not too long ago opened showrooms will not be viable, particularly in smaller cities and in metros together with the National Capital Region and Bengaluru, which have a number of such shops. With its mid-sized in style bike, the ‘Street’ out of manufacturing for greater than a month and which accounted for 70-90% of gross sales in upcountry and metro markets, a bit of Harley dealerships really feel it was not viable to proceed with not too long ago opened showrooms, particularly in smaller cities.
Harley-Davidson introduced its tie-up with Hero MotoCorp final month.