Originally Posted by Snipe
Once the stockholders see how much the cost difference is between a US built bike versus an overseas built bike using dirt cheap labor you can kiss the jobs here goodbye and all production will move overseas just like so many other companies manufacturing facilities have.
The bikes will actually be more expensive than the US models and will be assembled in India. The bike will be built in the US.
The first model, SuperLow, will be priced at 550,000 rupees ($12,168) while the second, called Iron 883, will be available for 650,000 rupees, the company said. Both models will be assembled at its factory in the northern state of Haryana and will be open for bookings from Jan. 1, it added.
The India factory will assemble motorcycles from kits comprising parts produced by the company's factories in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Missouri, as well as its component suppliers. Harley currently imports fully-built units, which cost more due to higher taxes than importing knocked-down kits.
US SuperLow is $8,000
India SuperLow is $12,000
Looks like good math to me! I just wish I had the extra cash to invest in HD right now.