Harley Davidson Sportster motorcycle Price List in India May 2018
About Harley Davidson Sportster
The Harley Davidson Sportster is among the most popular motorcycle series across brands. The basis for this is its incredible longevity and amazing range of versatility. The Sportster is still just as popular today as it ever was and continues to enthral enthusiasts with further innovations.
The Harley Davidson Sportster – 60 and Still Going Strong
Harley Davidson is the biggest and most popular bike manufacturer in the world. Founded in 1903 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the bike manufacturers have spread their brand and left an imprint all across the world.
Noted for their particular sense of style and provision for customisation, Harley Davidson bikes are an absolute dream for most biking enthusiasts. Among their most popular series' is the Harley Davidson Sportster - a series that has been in continuous production since 1957.
A brief history of the Sportster
After the second world war, Harley Davidson remained as the only bike manufacturer in the whole of US. However, a lack of local manufacturers didn't necessarily translate to a total lack of competitors.
Securing of German motorcycle designs by the US among as part of war reparations led to a sudden manufacture and demand for more sporty bikes. The traditional heavy Harley Davidsons were starting to lose out.
In 1957, as an attempt to recoup some of the lost market share, the company put out the XL Sportster. The sportster got excellent reviews and sold much better than Harley Davidson's previous models. In a years' time, two new models saw introduction into the Harley Davidson Sportster line – a line that grew to be the company's most popular and highest selling series.
Versatility of the Sportster
No other bike in Harley Davidson's line-up has ever been as versatile and as popular as the Sportster. A wide range of adjectives get thrown around when talking about the Harley Davidson Sportster. From 'stud machine' to 'two-wheeled street rod' to a 'basic entry level bike' – the models part of this series find usage in all kind of intents and purposes.
It is this very versatility of the Sportster that makes it a fan-favourite and Harley Davidson's best-selling series.
The Sportster's ever-growing popularity
There are very few series' in the biking world across companies both national and global that compare to the popularity of the Harley Davidson Sportster.
Harley Davidson entered the Indian scene in 2009 and began production in 2010. The company has several dealerships in place spread across the major metro cities.
In India, the Harley Davidson Roadster is among the most popular models of the Sportster series. The Roadster is assembled locally and available across all showrooms of Harley Davidson in the country.
Latest offering in the Sportster Line
The Iron 883 is the latest model to hit Indian stores in the Harley Davidson Sportster line. Designed by veteran Harley Davidson designer Dais Lagao, the Iron 883 is a raw, stripped-down piece of metal. It comes with tuck and roll seat, fine-tuned suspension and black cast aluminium wheels.
Dais Lagao is a pioneer of the custom style and the 883 reeks of unabashed custom-ness.