Harley Davidson said that it is discontinuing sales and manufacturing operations in the world’s second most populous country as part of its company-wide restructuring, or the “Rewire” plan, a five-year strategy to reset its business, focus on high-priority markets and tighten up by streamlining models.
Harley had been in India for about 10 years but only sold a few thousand motorcycles each year. It was a real money loser.
Harley's biggest competitor in India was Royal Enfield, a motorcycle selling for about 1/10th of a HD.
Harley is in talks with India's HERO Motorcycle Co. to import and sell American made Harleys.
That is where Harley made their small bike. It is still too expensive to compete with the Royal Enfield.
I owned a Harley, but will admit I like the Royal Enfield. A lot of history and a good looking standard bike. A great basic commuter bike.