Iconic American cruiser manufacturer Indian Motorcycles has finally landed in India. A part of all-terrain vehicle giants Polaris Industries, Indian Motorcycles is only of America’s oldest motorcycle companies, and are best known for manufacturing exquisitely-detailed high-capacity cruisers.
The company has launched its entire 2014 range for sale in India. The line-up includes the entry-level Chief Classic, the Chief Vintage, and the range-topping Chieftain. All three bikes are powered by a 1818cc V-configuration twin-cylinder engine dubbed the Thunder Stroke 111, which produces a massive 139 Nm of torque at a low 2100 rpm.
The Indian Chief Classic is a bare-basics cruiser, and retails at Rs 26.5 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi), whereas the Chief Vintage, which comes factory-fitted with retro-design soft luggage carriers and a removable windscreen, is priced at Rs 29.5 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The top-of-the-line Chieftain is loaded with a multitude of features, such as a front fairing, an electrically-adjustable windscreen, hard saddle bags, and even a two-speaker audio system replete with Bluetooth connectivity! The Indian Chieftain will set you back by Rs 33 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). All Indian motorcycles come equipped with keyless start and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) as standard. The motorcycles will compete against the Fat Boy and Touring series bikes from Harley-Davidson, and the Suzuki Intruder M1800.
Indian Chief Classic:
Indian Chief Vintage: