The Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Special and SuperLow cruisers in India have been discontinued on account of poor sales and no replacement has been announced yet.

2015 Harley-Davidson SuperLow
The SuperLow was priced at Rs. 6.32 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Just a few weeks ago, Harley-Davidson India released its 2016 motorcycle lineup for India which included upgrades for almost every product on sale under its new Dark Custom theme. The company however, also used this opportunity to silently discontinue two of its less popular products including the SuperLow and Fat Boy Special in the market on account of poor sales. The cruisers are no more listed on Harley’s Indian website.

Harley-Davidson has been finding it difficult to sustain sales in the Rs. 7 to 10 lakh market since the Street 750 being the entry-level model is the most in demand. As a result, it only made sense to the automaker to remove the less popular products from the lineup. For the previous months, the American automaker could not push a single unit of the Fat Boy Special in the market while sales for the SuperLow stood at 2 units for October, 10 units in September, 33 units in August and 28 units in July this year.

In contrast, the Iron 883 does much better numbers for Harley-Davidson in the sub Rs. 10 lakh price bracket along with the entry-level Street 750. The Harley SuperLow uses the same 883cc V-twin air-cooled, Evolution engine seen on the Iron tuned for 69 Nm of torque, paired to a 5-speed gearbox. While Iron looks more sportier with minimal chrome, the SuperLow was the exact opposite induced in chrome bringing it closer to the bigger Harleys in appearance.

Talking about the Fat Boy Special, Harley-Davidson has updated the cruiser internationally with the 2016 Fat Boy Lo that sits lower than the outgoing model with a reworked suspension and enhanced custom detailing. Power comes from a 1690cc Air-Cooled, High Output Twin Cam 103B engine tuned for 133 Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed gearbox. It is not clear though if the automaker is planning to bring any replacements to the SuperLow or Fat Boy Special in the market soon. That said, we do see prices in the used premium motorcycle market taking a marginal dip for these models.

Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Special
Both models have been de-listed from the Harley India’s 2016 lineup