BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: If you happen to be a member of the armed forces (active or retired) with a keen interest in motorcycles, especially Harley-Davidson, then there’s some interesting developments in this regard.
Select Harley-Davidson motorcycles are available via CSD (Canteen Store Departments) at lower than retail market prices. The models available are the BS VI complaint Street 750 and Street Rod. As per government directive, the American brand’s imported models cannot be purchased via CSD.
Harley-Davidson retails the Street 750 and Street Rod BS6 at Rs 5.34L and Rs 6.55L respectively in the open market and via CSD route, they are available for Rs 4.60L and Rs 5.65L respectively. This translates in to savings of up to Rs 90K for Indian Armed Forces personnel, ex-servicemen and their dependents.
Harley-Davidson is the first premium motorcycle brand in India to sell its products via CSDs.
The Street 750 uses Harley-Davidson’s modern oil-cooled Porsche-designed 749 cc Revolution X V-Twin engine. The engine generates 47 bhp and 60 Nm of peak torque at 3,750 rpm when mated to six-speed transmission. Both variants get identical powertrains.Thanks to a low-seat height of 720 mm and relaxed rider ergonomics, the Street 750 is suitable for most Indian riders.
The Street Rod is the sportier version of the road-going Street 750 cruiser. It gets a different front visor, drag-style handlebar with bar-end mirrors, more aggressive riding stance, different exhaust, and raised tail section.
The Street Rod is a sportier version of the Street 750. It features a different front visor, drag-style handlebar with bar-end mirrors, slightly aggressive riding stance, differently-styled exhaust and raised tail section.