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CHICAGO: Harley-Davidson Inc is scouting for a partner with a manufacturing and distribution footprint to make lightweight motorcycles for use in India and other Asian markets, a top company executive said.

The Milwaukee-based company, known for its heavy touring motorcycles, said last week it would launch a 250cc to 500

Harley is hoping a foray into the lightweight segment, along with other new product launches.

Industry sales are projected to grow 25 percent a year in Asia's third-largest economy in the 250cc to 500cc segment through 2021.

 

"We realize that we as a company have been very focused on large heavyweight motorcycles and our expertise in the 250-500cc space needs to grow," Marc McAllister, vice president of product portfolio at Harley-Davidson, told Reuters in a telephone interview on Friday.

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