Maruti, Hyundai slash prices after excise duty cut
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The excise duty cut is expected to provide a small boost to the industry at a time when slowing economic growth has stunted sales. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint

Mumbai: Most automakers, including market leaders Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai, have slashed prices of cars, sports utility vehicles (SUVs), motorcycles and scooters after finance minister P. Chidambaram offered excise duty cuts across passenger vehicle segments in his interim budget announced on Monday ahead of general elections.
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Is Harley-Davidson the Worst Motorcycle Money Can Buy?
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Is Harley-Davidson the worst motorcycle money can buy? Let’s get this out of the way right now. No.

It’s actually the second worst.

At least, according to Consumer Reports.

Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Sportster. Photo: Harley-Davidson.

Long a recognized authority on automotive quality and value for your money in cars, Consumer Reports began branching out to reviewing motorcycles last year, publishing its first-ever report on the most reliable motorcycles from five of the biggest brands — Harley, BMW , Honda , Kawasaki, and Yamaha. (Polaris‘ Victory and Indian brands had apparently not made enough of a dent in the market to attract CR‘s attention by the time of the survey.) What CR discovered from its research is that quality varies “significantly” among brands — and the best brand, Yamaha, is about six times more…………… continues on DailyFinance

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