Indian Motorcycles has now officially reached Bangalore. The Indian Motorcycles Bangalore showroom / dealer is only the second such facility in India of the brand that is owned by Polaris industries. Featuring iconic and classic motorcycles that have evolved through the years, Indian Motorcycle’s for sure will strike a chord with many purists who love owning a piece of history. The inauguration was done by Mr. Scott Wine, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Bennett J. Morgan, President & Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Michael Dougherty, Vice President – Asia Pacific & Latin America from Polaris Industries Inc. and Mr. Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India Pvt. Ltd. This was followed by unveiling the recently internationally launched Indian Chief Dark Horse and the Indian Roadmaster for India. While the showroom/dealership starts operating today, bookings had begun earlier and today saw the key handover ceremony and deliveries of the Indian Chief Dark Horse and the Indian Scout in Bangalore.
The 2015 Indian Roadmaster has a price of INR 34.95 lakhs and the Indian Chief Dark Horse is at INR 21.99 lakhs, both prices ex-showroom Bangalore. Among the two, the Indian Chief Dark Horse is more on the lines a basic cruiser with minimal chrome and bling. An all black machine with a very serious mood to it. The Indian Roadmaster is all about luxury. Keyless ignition, push button windshield adjustment, security systems, high quality leathers, heated grips, heated seats and a multitude of additional accessories to choose from. Both motorcycles feature the 1811 cc Thunderstroke 111 engine that produces 139 Nm of torque at a very low 2600 RPM. With most of most of the Indian Motorcycle range priced well above the 20 lakh these motorcycles are surely for a different league of people. The reason for the high prices is obvious, the motorcycles are CBU and are built and brought in from the US. Depending on the response and demand, Polaris Industries will look to start CKD operations eventually and only then will we see some reasonable pricing for these mammoth machines.