Harley-Davidson's North American sales may be in the toilet, but the silver lining of foreign markets is motivating the Motor Company to strengthening their efforts abroad. Announcing today that they're entering the Indian market in 2010, Harley mentions in a press release that India is the second-largest motorcycle market in the world, though sales are dominated by small, inexpensive bikes. "However," the statement continues, "India’s rapidly growing economy, rising middle class and significant investment in construction of new highways have opened the door to leisure motorcycle riding."
There's still uncertainty as to when the U.S. motorcycle market will recover, but with today's announcement from Harley and Kawasaki's recent production move to Thailand, at least there's the more immediate promise of sales salvation abroad.
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