Harley-Davidson India inaugurated a new Harley-Davidson University at the Capital Harley-Davidson dealership in Gurugram, India. The HD-U will train Harley service engineers in a mix of classroom sessions and practical hands-on training to work on the latest Harley-Davidson engines. The Bar & Shield brand has three such universities in the Asia Pacific region, and the latest HD-U in Gurugram is the fourth in the region. The Harley-Davidson University will not be just limited to technical training, but will offer a range of courses for employees, ranging from management to finance and branding.
John McEnaney, Regional Lead, Technical Support Asia Pacific of Harley-Davidson, was present at the inauguration of the Harley-Davidson University in India. The new Harley-Davidson University will help address the training requirements of all technical and non-technical staff at Harley-Davidson dealerships across India. Currently, Harley-Davidson has 27 dealerships across India, in all geographical locations, including north, central, west, south, east and even north-east India.
Harley-Davidson has been present in India since 2009, and sells a range of models, from the entry-level Street 750 and Street Rod models to the top-of-the-line, fully imported Touring range. For 2018, Harley-Davidson has upgraded its entire Softail range with the new Milwaukee-Eight engine, new suspension and new design. The four-valve Milwaukee-Eight engine uses dual counterbalancers in the Softail range and is a significant leap forward in refinement and performance for these motorcycle models. The HD-U will train service managers and technical staff in all aspects of servicing and rebuilding the new Milwaukee-Eight engines, as well as other service procedures, besides providing soft skills in management and branding to employees.