Here are industry’s magnificient machines saying something:
Let’s leave the custom builds out of this because, honestly speaking, they wouldn’t have existed if they failed to give a motorcycle a deserving face. But then again, why do any manufacturer for that matter exist if they too fail to give a motorcycle a well-looking face?
This is what happens when profanity takes the high road.
“Evil” is a complex thing. Sometimes evil is justified, and this is one of those times where Evil is all you want to be riding on a personified saga on a veil.
Indian Motorcycles is lifting itself to the pinnacle for 2018 and for its second instalment (the first being the Roadmaster Elite), the Polaris owned manufacturer has launched the 2018 Indian Springfield Dark Horse. It a solo saddle amalgamation of the mechanicals and stature of an Indian Springfield and the blacked out theme carried from the Indian Chief Darkhorse. This will be the third model in the American line-up to get the Dark Horse treatment.
It gets updated with subtle yet dark 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 epoch Springfield, a motorcycle that leaves no question of having a prominent place in the lineup of this historic brand that knows retro indulgence.
It’s Nostalgia. It’s sumptuous. It’s self-indulgence.
It is basically all possible "adjectives" that describes exactly those things. This right here is the cream of the crop of Indian motorcycles and is heading to raise the bar for comfort, convenience, power, style, infotainment, craftsmanship and most important of all - confidence. It is everything the Roadmaster stood for, and this time, this Elite rises higher with the industry-leading Ride Command system, a 300-watt premium audio system, chrome front and rear bumpers, passenger armrests and stylish pinnacle mirrors.
For the year 2018, this American oldest brand will give the world a brand new lineage of motorcycles that are sophisticated and technologically packed while keeping the core values of its predecessors intact of being the vintage charmers. One of them will be this Indian Roadmaster Elite which is the most ultra-premium of all Indians and the only one to get real 23K gold leaf badging on the tank. Real Gold.
In a glorious tribute to the legend Burt Munro, Indian Motorcycle built a Scout prodigy.
There is no apprehension about the fact that Indian Motorcycle doesn’t just make luxury yachts on two wheels. This American dream production house also makes racers, trackers and land-speed record breakers.
Home to Land Speed Racing (LSR) for more than half a century, it was race week at the El Mirage dry lake bed. Having speed trials there was one of the oldest American motorcycles manufacturer, Indian Motorcycle. With three of their thoroughbred machines, a 2015 Chief Classic, a 2015Indian Scout and the 2017 Spirit of Munro Scout, the folks at Indian set out to go on trial runs and made not one but three land speed records instead.
The highlight of this event is the Spirit of Munro 50th anniversary 2017 Indian Scout. A motorcycle that is celebrating the Golden Jubilee of Burt Munro’s 1000cc class record of 296.19 kph on his Indian Scout Streamliner at the Bonneville Salt Flats. And the jaw-opening part of this story is that the chaps that worked on this Spirit of Munro volunteered to be a part of this historic attempt, working on the project “after hours.”
This time, the vintage charmer is high on a vile.
When Polaris took over the operations ofIndian Motorcycles, they literally revived the brand from the dark shallows of the 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 new instalment on the Scout platform, the Polaris owned manufacturer has launched the 2018 Indian Scout Bobber. A black-out minimalistic approach of the Scout platform ready to tear apart the asphalt.
The reason it is in existence is credited to the purists and enthusiasts who started building one from their Scouts. So the folks at Indian decided to capture the American way of the ‘30s and built this brutally beautiful factory custom bobber. It carries around the same panache and poise of the Scout and leaves no question of having a prominent place in the lineup of this historic brand. This could just as well be the bike you’ve been waiting for, and I cannot wait to decipher the logic behind this.
Marking the second anniversary of the joining forces of two American stalwarts
In 2016, Indian Motorcycles and Jack Daniels, two legendary American brands joined forces to commemorate JD’s 150th anniversary of the Jack Daniel Distillery, which was registered in 1866. This occasion led to Indian Motorcycles building a very limited number (150 units) of the Jack Daniel’s Indian Springfield and Indian Chief Vintage motorcycle models, all of which were sold barely under 8 hours within the launch.
For 2017, the same stalwarts came together again to produce yet another iconic spin-off of the sumptuousness Indian Chieftain and christened it as the Jack Daniel’s Chieftain. This time the limited number is only a 100 units which are all designed in conjunction with Klock Werks Kustom Cycles.
The black stallion bagger
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.
Lsit of most expensive motorcycle can leave you speechless
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:-
The ultimate Cruiser
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.
Arshad Warsi posted his new Indian Scout’s picture on Instagram
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 (...)