Harley Davidson remains darling of Indian rich as Modi-Trump fight

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New Delhi, June 12: Though India has been criticised by the US President Donald Trump for its high import tariff on the iconic Harley Davidson motorcycles and stated it as  "unacceptable" still there are Indians whose love for this bike is unmatchable .

Amid this tariff war, let's ponder over Harley Davidson's humble beginnings and why there's so much craze about the bike.

From its humble inception at the beginning of the 20th century, the Harley Davidson motorcycle has become the most iconic and recognised motorcycle brand to this date.  

The American motorcycle manufacturer was founded in 1903 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has survived two World Wars, the Great Depression and several ownership agreements apart from fierce competition from several other bike manufacturers.

There are dedicated owner clubs and events worldwide of Harley Davidson.

The Harleys are heavyweight bikes which has a gravity of its own. So, what distinguishes a Harley from other motorbikes? It's extremely unique sound which originates from the way its engine is designed. Surely, the rider feels like a champion which will make him stand out from other on the roads

Greater rake angles, longer wheelbases, a more comfortable saddle makes the bike more stylish.

Millennials, celebrities all have a craze for this flashy motorbike. It is a strong brand name has helped in selling the luxury bikes to the Indian bikers.

Harley Davidson motorcycles are expensive for the most Indians. But there are still some bike lovers in India who own them:

Sanjay Dutt: 

Sanjay Dutt on Harley Davidson

Actor Sanjay Dutt owns a blue Harley Davidson Fatboy.

Ranbir Kapoor:

Ranbir Kapoor owns a red Harley Davidson Fatboy, which is a gift by Sanjay Dutt.

Mahinder Singh Dhoni:

Famous Indian cricketer MS Dhoni is a huge bike connoisseur. He has a fleet of bikes among which he also has a Harley Davidson Fat Boy.

Shahid Kapoor:

Actor Shahid Kapoor rides a blue Harley Davidson Fatboy.

Over the years, Harley Davidson has become more than just a brand, it has become a style statement. Their bikes are outrageously fun and stable at the same time. The company's logo is bound to attract the eyeballs when it hits the road. 

Though this tariff war may continue between these two nations, bike connoisseurs will never miss a chance to ride this beast.

News24 Bureau

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