2016 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse
When Polaris took over the operations of Indian Motorcycles, they literally revived the brand from the dark shallows of abyss and created a niche for the brand worldwide. Since then, Indian motorcycles seems to have found its stronghold in India and has been swiftly introducing more products to its existing lineup. For its fourth instalment, the Polaris owned manufacturer has launched the 2016 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse, a solo saddle amalgamation of the mechanicals and stature of an Indian Chieftain and the blacked out theme carried from the Indian Chief Darkhorse.
It gets updated with subtle cosmetic changes to give it a stealth outlook while blacking out just about everything apart from the exhaust. It carried around the same panache and poise of the Chieftain, a once flagship motorcycle ( Indian Roadmaster being the new flagship) that leaves no question of having a prominent place in the lineup of this historic brand.
Feature – 15 most expensive motorcycles of India
There was a time when the Indian two wheeler market was conscious about only two things – price and fuel efficiency. The purchase of a particular motorcycle or scooter was purely dependent on these two major factors, with the aspects like design, performance and riding dynamics taking a back seat.
However, with the changing times, the priorities have begun to change, and people are not minding to spend the additional dough from their pocket, provided they get additional performance, style and equipment. The results have been so dramatic that what we have got now is a range of some super exotic motorcycles with pricing equivalent to a 2BHK apartment.
In this feature list, we are going to have a look on the fifteen most expensive motorcycles available in the Indian market, which have started a new trend of trading in for luxury and exotic motorcycles. Following are those mean machines:-
2016 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse
Seldom comes a motorcycle when it is an exemplar of unprecedented luxury and sumptuousness. But in case of Indian Motorcycles, there have been several such examples. A company as old as over a century, Indian offers you bikes like no other manufacturer, with its machines successfully try to pamper you with their sybaritic appeal.
The motorcycles of Indian are certainly not cheap, and not for everyone too. There are very few motorcycles in the world which come close to the opulent persona of the Indian’s motorcycles, especially the one which are positioned at the topmost end. The Chieftain has been one such motorcycle from Indian which has raised the standards of craft and attention to detail in case of motorcycles in recent times.
The Chieftain, for a long time, had remained the flagship offering from Indian motorcycles, until the Roadmaster came and took that title from it. Yet, the Chieftain has remained as one premium and lavish bagger from every angle, and tries to justify its premium positioning in terms of price and segment. Now, Indian has gone one step ahead and has come up with the Dark Horse variant of the Chieftain, just like what the Indian Chief Classic has got. Here’s a quick look on the all new Indian Chieftain Dark Horse which is soon going to arrive in India.
When it comes to cruisers, Indian Motorcycles definitely has reached a stature which is hard to match. This American marquee makes some of the finest and most luxurious cruiser motorcycles, which will spoil you with its incredible attention to detailing and the feel of riding a mammoth on two wheels.
Indian Motorcycles made its way into the Indian market back in 2012 with three extravagant motorcycles – Chief Classic, Chief Vintage and Chieftain, which were (and still are) positioned at exorbitant price points, which made the brand out of reach for even most of the high end buyers. Though, all of it changed with the arrival of the Indian Scout, a cruiser motorcycle which was a bit smaller in size and amount of power on tap as compared to its stable mates, thus a bit more affordable, but still equally special as them.
Now, to make its reach and presence even stronger, Indian Motorcycles has now launched a new variant of the Scout, the Scout Sixty. On the first glance, the Scout Sixty looks much similar to the standard Indian Scout, but there’s more to the story. Here’s our comprehensive review of the all new Indian Scout Sixty.
"Circuit" got himself an Indian Scout
Arshad Warsi aka Circuit of Munnabhai fame is known for his passion for motor cycles. Recently he has posted a photograph of his new possession, which is the Indian Scout. We wonder where he will take it to. Arshad’s motorcycle is a black one and as we see it has got a pillion as well.
The muscular and beautiful cruiser is something on which you can take a long ride on the open highways and enjoy the scenic views around. Indian Scout motorcycle looks muscular and stylish from every angle possible. It gets a curvy fuel tank with the “Indian” badge at it. The solo seat gets desert tan genuine leather. The V twin engine is clearly visible at the centre of the motorcycle.
There is an unmatched charm which the vintage bikes from Indian motorcycles possess. The beauty and the fact that their styling still feels like the motorcycles from the bygone eras make people love them even more. Yes, all the motorcycles from the stable of Indian are super-pricey, but that’s the catch – they are not for everyone, they are exclusive!
Indian Motorcycles entered into the Indian two wheeler market soon after their much awaited global revival in early 2014. The brand was dead for many years, until the Polaris group took the initiative of taking over the brand and restoring it by launching the newest avatar of all the motorcycles.
After tasting the success with the current range of Chief motorcycles, Indian has now expanded the range by introducing the all new Springfield to the range. The Springfield has been launched under the Bagger range of bikes, which currently has Chief Classic and Chief Vintage. A heavenly motorcycle for the touring aficionados and classic motorcycle lovers, the Springfield is a supremely special motorcycle. Here’s a quick look on the latest avatar of the Indian Springfield.
Ever since the inception of Indian Motorcycles in the Indian two wheeler market has happened, the face of high end cruiser market has changed a lot. For a market which was so much obsessed with Harley Davidson as the only premium brand known in the field of cruisers and tourers, the Indian Motorcycles showed that there is a lot more to the American cruisers over Harley Davidson.
With a very rich heritage and lavish motorcycles on offer, Indian motorcycles have become one of the fastest growing players in the industry. Sure, the volumes are not much enough to give a serious threat to its competition, but the fact that Indian motorcycles have managed to maintain the exclusivity and premium feel of their motorcycles is a testimony to the fact that the American marquee is here to stay for a much longer innings.
To display and make it even more familiar with the common men among the masses of India, Indian Motorcycles took the right step of showcasing its entire range offered in India at the recently concluded Auto Expo 2016. Right from its most affordable model, the Scout, to its range topping giant on wheels, the Roadmaster, Indian Motorcycles made sure that it can steal the limelight entirely towards its stall at the show.
Here’s a comprehensive story on all the six motorcycles of Indian, which were present at the Auto Expo 2016.
Honda CBR 650F
Honda made a late entry to the party of middleweights by launching the much awaited CBR 650F. One of the very few fully faired middle weight motorcycles available in the country right now, the CBR 650F is powered by a four stroke, inline four, liquid cooled, 648.7cc engine, which squeezes out 87 PS of power and 62.9 Nm of torque. Though the CBR 650F is priced on a higher side, it does come with ABS as standard, which none of its competitors offer. Also, the CBR 650F is the (...)
Seldom comes a motorcycle when it is an exemplar of unprecedented luxury and sumptuousness. But in case of Indian Motorcycles, there have been several such examples. A company as old as over a century, the Indian Motorcycles offers you bikes like no other manufacturer with its machines which successfully try to pamper you with their sybaritic appeal.
The motorcycles of Indian are certainly not cheap, and not for everyone too. There are very few motorcycles in the world which come close to the opulent persona of the Indian’s motorcycles, especially the one which are positioned at the topmost end. The Roadmaster is one such motorcycle from Indian which has raised the standards of craft and attention to detail in case of motorcycles.
In today’s date, the Roadmaster is the flagship motorcycle from Indian, and is regarded as one of the most impeccable touring motorcycles sold around the world. Overall, the Roadmaster looks premium and lavish from every angle, and tries to justify its premium positioning in terms of price and segment. Here’s a quick look on what all things make the Indian Roadmaster this desirable.
Seldom comes a motorcycle when it is an exemplar of unprecedented luxury and sumptuousness. But in case of Indian Motorcycles, there have been several such examples. A company as old as over a century, the Indian Motorcycles offers you bikes like no other manufacturer, with its machines which successfully try to pamper you with their sybaritic appeal.
The motorcycles of Indian are certainly not cheap, and not for everyone too. There are very few motorcycles in the world which come close to the opulent persona of the Indian’s motorcycles, especially the one which are positioned at the topmost end. The Chieftain is one such motorcycle from Indian which has raised the standards of craft and attention to detail in case of motorcycles.
The Chieftain, for a long time, had remained the flagship offering from Indian motorcycles, until the Roadmaster came and took that title from it. Yet, the Chieftain looks premium and lavish from every angle, and tries to justify its premium positioning in terms of price and segment. Here’s a quick look on what all things make the Indian Chieftain this desirable.
The Indian big bike market has evolved a lot in the period of last five years, with various categories of superbikes marking their strong presence here on the Indian roads. Though all kinds of motorcycles are performing well in this cut throat competition chasing for numbers, the one segment which has managed to create a cult status for itself is that of the flagship cruisers.
The class of flagship cruisers is a very distinctive one. Apart from that of supersports, it is this category of motorcycles, which gives the opportunity to several bike manufacturers to showcase their engineering prowess on two wheels. Apart from the basic technical expertise, it is the level of attention to detailing and the amount of special design bits which mark the awesomeness of the cruisers among the breed of superbikes.
It needs three things for a motorcycle for being a fabulous flagship cruiser – huge dimensions, comfortable seating posture and attention to detail. It all started with the Americans, Harley Davidson and Indian, which started the culture of cruisers almost a century ago. But now a majority of manufacturers from Europe and Japan, which have been heavily praised for their remarkable record in making roadsters and supersports, are now showcasing their mettle in this segment of flagship cruisers as well.
Following is a list of six major flagship cruisers, which have not only managed to break the ice and develop a cult following for themselves, but also redefined the Indian motorcycling scenario, which was once limited to only a handful of superbikes to mark the presence of the big bike market in the nation. Here they are.
Indian Motorcycles launched their new dealership in the posh Jubilee Hills area of Hyderabad. Earlier the famous Motorcycle manufacturer opened dealerships in Delhi NCR, Bengaluru and Chennai. This is their fourth dealership in the country, and this new dealership located at Aruna Arcade, Road No. 1, opposite KBR Park in association with Polaris India Pvt. Ltd will cater the customers in both states of Telengana and Andhra Pradesh.
This state of the art dealership will have trained service support staffs offering global standards of after sales and service support adding to the Indian Motorcycle customers. The entire range of Indian Motorcycles, currently available in the Indian market consist models like Indian Roadmaster, Indian Chief Classic, Indian Chief Vintage, Indian Chieftain, Indian Chief Dark Horse and Indian Scout. For the Indian Motorcycle lovers, the Indian Motorcycle merchandises like apparels and accessories will also be available from this dealership.
Opening the new dealership Mr. Pankaj Dubey who is the Managing Director of Polaris India Pvt. Ltd was saying, “The immense growth of IT related and various other industries is fuelling the aspiration of people in Hyderabad, who want products which could compliment their lifestyle. There is a great deal of excitement among bike lovers here for Indian Motorcycle and we are confident that this dealership will cater to their requirements and delight them with our bespoke and popular products like the Indian Scout that is priced at Rs. 1221322 (Ex showroom, Hyderabad). Through this dealership we will also manage inquiries on other models like the Indian Chief Classic, Indian Chief Vintage and Indian Roadmaster which have generated a lot of interest. We will also be fulfilling the long-standing demand of a sales and service facility in Hyderabad through this dealership.”