A few days back, we reported that Harley-Davidson has partnered with Chinese Qianjiang Motorcycle Co. (the company which owns Benelli brand) to introduce an entry-level cruiser for Chinese and Indian markets, and that it would hit production soon.
Now, a leaked document, which reveals Benelli's plans for 2020, has surfaced online, claiming that the entry-level Harley-Davidson cruiser would be launched in June, 2020.
Here's how it will look like
To recall, Harley-Davidson had released the design sketch of the upcoming entry-level cruiser in June last year. Going by the renders, we expect the motorcycle to look similar to the other Harley-Davidson cruisers.
It would come with a naked street look featuring a dual-tone color scheme, rounded headlamp, a slightly stepped-up seat, and an all-LED lighting setup.
Power and performance
The entry-level Harley-Davidson cruiser will be powered by a 338cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine, which will reportedly be based on Benelli 302S. The latter draws power from a 300cc parallel-twin engine which is capable of producing 38bhp of maximum power and 26.5Nm of peak torque.
What about safety and suspension setup?
In the safety department, the Harley's entry-level motorcycle will come equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels, along with dual-channel ABS for better grip on the road.
Further, the motorcycle could house telescopic forks up front and a mono-shock unit on the rear to handle the suspension duties.
And, when will it arrive in India?
Though there is no word on the pricing and availability of the entry-level Harley-Davidson motorcycle in India yet, several reports suggest that it is likely to grace our shores sometime in next year. Lastly, it is likely to cost somewhere around Rs. 3-4 lakh.