Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Actor Jesse Metcalfe driving a Harley Davidson Harley-Davidson is pulling out of India, the world’s greatest bike market.The iconic US bike maker is stopping gross sales and manufacturing operations, it stated.Harley’s determination comes weeks after Toyota stated it would not increase additional in India as a result of nation’s excessive tax regime.The exit is a blow for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to lure or retain international producers.The move includes $75m (£59m) in restructuring prices, round 70 redundancies and the closure of its Bawal plant in northern India. The plant was opened in 2011 however Harley-Davidson has struggled to compete with native model Hero in addition to Japan’s Honda. About 17 million bikes and scooters are offered annually in India. More setbacksWhile it’s cheaper than many different growing economies, India has confirmed a troublesome market to crack for international automakers.General Motors pulled overseas in 2017 whereas Ford agreed final yr to move most of its property right into a three way partnership with Indian automobile big Mahindra & Mahindra. US President Donald Trump has beforehand complained about India’s excessive taxes, particularly mentioning the levies positioned on Harley-Davidson bikes. India’s 100% import tariffs have been slashed by 50% however the model nonetheless struggled within the aggressive market.But Harley has been struggling its personal issues and recorded its first quarterly loss in additional than a decade between April and June this yr.It has been slicing a whole bunch of jobs underneath its new chief government Jochen Zeitz and specializing in core markets and fashions.Harley has been seeking to develop the model past child boomers within the US, with smaller fashions and all-electric variations. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda trip Harley Davidsons in a scene from the movie Easy Rider. Harley HistoryThe iconic US bike model was based in 1903 and has constructed a really loyal buyer base. It has house owners’ golf equipment all around the world.It hit the worldwide stage in 1969 due to the traditional street film Easy Rider starring Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson.Its bikes, nicknamed “hogs”, are made in factories within the US, Brazil and Thailand, together with India.