KC plant will build 2 new Harley-Davidson cycles

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Harley-Davidson says it will build two new lightweight motorcycles at its Kansas City plant, beginning next year.

The new Street 500 and Street 750 models are the company’s first lightweight models since the 1970s. The Kansas City plant will build them for U.S. buyers. The bikes for international customers will be built in India.
The Kansas City Star reports the bikes are designed to be agile for driving in urban areas and are aimed at younger customers. They will cost between $6,700 and $7,500.
The company says production at the Kansas City plant will start late this year or early in 2014.
The extra work at the Kansas City plant will be handled by seasonal employees.