first_imgThe market is led by American Harley Davidson withThe market is led by American Harley Davidson with close to 5,000 units, followed by the Italian brands Benelli (over 2,400 units) and Ducati (600 units) and Japanese Kawasaki selling over 100 units a year.Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha from Japan are also present apart from BMW Motorrad, Moto Guzzi, Aprilia Piaggio, Hyosung of Korea and Regal Raptor from China and KTM among others.On dealership expansion, Dubey said out of the six targeted for this year, two will be ready by July in Chandigarh and by September in Kochi.The remaining four will come up before December in Pune, Kolkata, Indore and Goa.Its existing showrooms are in Gurgaon, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore.The 1,000-unit per annum domestic super premium bikes market is dominated by the American Harley Davidson, the Japanese Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and also the European brand Triumph.But a few months ago, the worlds costliest bike brand MV Augusta from Italy has also entered the market through a tie-up with Firodia family of Pune.Indian Motorcycle is the oldest American brand of motorcycles originally produced from 1901 to 1953 in Massachusetts.It was founded by Oscar Hedstrom as Hendee Manufacturing Co and went belly up in 1953.In 1928, it was renamed as Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company. In 2011, the American all-terrain off-roaders and leisure vehicles maker Polaris Industries bought Indian Motorcycle and shifted operations to Spirit Lake, Iowa from North Carolina.Polaris is the leader in off-road and all-terrain vehicles (for recreational and utility purposes), snowmobiles, motorcycles and electric-powered vehicles) in the country, serving the Army, BSF, ITBP and many state police forces since the past four decades.advertisementDubey was in the city to launch the 54th Polaris Experience Zone, which aims at serving adventure and motorsports enthusiasts better by offering them the thrill of riding the power sport vehicles. PTI BEN NRB SRK ABM BASlast_img