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    Default Re: Harley-Davidson to join Gujarat Police Fleet: xBhp News

    It's not something that we are used to see in India. But, it'd be very interesting to see how they maintain a HD. Also, curious to know whether they'd escort an Amby or a Sumo. Because, if you are using a HD, the main cars of the convoy should also compliment the same(personal opinion).

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    Default Re: Harley-Davidson to join Gujarat Police Fleet: xBhp News

    Acche Din man, everywhere is Acche Din, might as well get a trademark on it.
    Won't these motorcycles be more maintenance intensive and less fuel efficient than other bikes who would serve the purpose better.
    Also, motorcycle escorts are just show-off and of no practical use.
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    Waste of money...Instead of investing in improving the living and working conditions of the police, just adding a few "showpieces"...that too only to boost the egos of some VIPs seems like a very bad idea.
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    This is a nice gesture of showing off....royal enfields would have been fine ...how can the govt spend this much for just escorting bikes that may get scrape against speed breakers...maintaining would be surely expensive.... useless expenditure by the govt..

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    Default Re: Harley-Davidson to join Gujarat Police Fleet: xBhp News

    Quote Originally Posted by raintree View Post
    Seems like the PM is all talk. They promote "Make in India" and then using Harley Davidson for government purposes!

    Would have loved to see a Bullet or anything else Indian made.
    Well actually I think using these specific Harleys kind of fulfills half the purpose of 'Make in India' campaign, since the street 750 is well...made in India and the superlow is a CKD I guess so that does not count being Indian made, The purpose 'Make in India' campaign itself is to make global products for global brands in India, similar to how china is rolling.
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    Default Re: Harley-Davidson to join Gujarat Police Fleet: xBhp News

    lol now the arguments and fights fill start on the road too. Gun totting police will be replaced by the HD escorts as wow factor

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    Quote Originally Posted by raintree View Post
    Seems like the PM is all talk. They promote "Make in India" and then using Harley Davidson for government purposes!

    Would have loved to see a Bullet or anything else Indian made.
    seems like you are full of hot-air.

    PM has nothing to do with Guj buying HD's, he left the CM post more than 7 months ago, remember ?

    a friend claims this is part of HD's promotional campaign to popularize harley's as police bikes in India, meaning they paid for part/all of the cost.
    no idea if that's true though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boom S View Post
    seems like you are full of hot-air.

    PM has nothing to do with Guj buying HD's, he left the CM post more than 7 months ago, remember ?

    a friend claims this is part of HD's promotional campaign to popularize harley's as police bikes in India, meaning they paid for part/all of the cost.
    no idea if that's true though.
    Thanks a lot for that observation sir! Yes, I did sign up on xbhp for you to judge me.


    If you are going to tell us that a person who vacated their CM post and went on to become a PM would completely forget about his/her home state, I can't help but laugh about it. If what you say is true, please explain why every single foreign dignitary visiting India on an official visit is visiting Modi's home constituency in Gujarat every single time? I don't see anything wrong with people from a state diverting investments/jobs to their home state when they become central ministers or a PM. It has happened in the past and will continue to do so.


    Coming back to our topic, I have nothing against Harley but I don't see the point when we have good homegrown brands, why use foreign ones? It is not as if a RE Bullet is cheap looking or unworthy to be used for government purposes. Both the Americans and Brits use only their respective homegrown brands for official use in their respective countries. It is not as if Harley is doing it free for life. If they gave away a couple of bikes free for now, it means that they are getting good publicity in India and expecting future government contracts with which they can make a ton of money.


    You got to walk the talk if you want real changes to happen! Make in India is of no use when you neglect homegrown brands.
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    Default Re: Harley-Davidson to join Gujarat Police Fleet: xBhp News

    Better replace those Harleys with this pure Indian beast
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satyamzma View Post
    Better replace those Harleys with this pure Indian beast
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    +1 for that!

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