(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Iconic motorcycle Harley Davidson is witnessing a rapid sales growth in Muscat.
According to figures, demand for the luxury bikes increased to 75 per cent in 2012-13 compared to 55 per cent in 2011-12.
Peter Grimshaw, principal dealer for Harley Davidson in Muscat said the motorbike is most popular among Omanis. ''Around 42 per cent of the customers of Harley Davidson in the sultanate are Omanis (up 100 per cent since the last two years), Indians (13 per cent), Britons (12 per cent), Canadians (five per cent), Australians (five per cent), Lebanese (five per cent), French (four per cent), Germans (three per cent), Italians (three per cent), Thai (three per cent), Danish, Dutch, Icelandic, Indonesian, Malaysian, Spanish, Jordanian and Swedish at one per cent.
''Harley Davidson sales continue to grow at substantial rates and the number of riders taking part in organised events is also increasing every month.
''We have visitors from all over the Gulf who want to ride through picturesque Oman on a Harley Davidson,'' the dealer added.
Grimshaw also said the sultanate's roads are just perfect for a ride on a Harley Davidson.
The South Batinah route is a favourite with riders.
''The 26km road to Wadi Bani Kharus to see the extraordinary rock formations is terrific. The windy road that leads you to villages like Al Hijayr and Al Alya followed by a lunch break at the Nakhl Fort is a favourite route among visitors and locals alike,'' Grimshaw added.