Indian Motorcycle range is now available in India

The premium motorcycle segment in India is in the midst of an incredible growth phase and global brands are rushing to be a part of this growth. The latest to join the bandwagon is Indian Motorcycles, the more-than-a-century-old American manufacturer that is in no way related to India apart from its name. Now owned by Polaris Industries that is popular for its range of All Terrain Vehicles (ATV), the entry of Indian into the Indian market proves that the industry is bullish on the prospects of premium motorcycles here.

Indian’s model range in India consists of three motorcycles. Priced at INR 26.5 Lakhs ex-showroom Delhi, the Chief Classic is the most affordable of the lot, if we can say so. The Chief Vintage comes in next at INR 29.5 Lakhs, followed by the range-topping Chieftain at INR 33 Lakhs. Well, that’s a lot of money for sure, a part of which is due to the fact that these motorcycles are imported as Completely Built Units (CBU), attracting full duties and taxes.

But wait, all that money will get you what is probably the grandest thing with two wheels on earth. Oodles of chrome fittings, the flowing contours, those valenced fenders and the unique saddle bags are sure to create a lasting impression that would refuse to fade long after seeing these motorcycles. Built on the legendary history of 'Chief' motorcycles of the years gone by, the all-new Chief lineup unites true Indian style with today's most advanced bike-building technology. Powering all three models is the new Thunder Stroke 111 engine where the number denotes 111 cubic inches of displacement. Well, that's 1811 cc. Each of these motorcycles are equipped with keyless ignition, Antilock Braking System, cruise control and a classic, tank-mounted speedometer. While the Chief Vintage also has a removable windshield and leather saddle bags, the Chieftain adds a fairing, hard saddle bags and even speakers that can stream music from smart phones.

Positioned as the most premium offering in the emerging super-bike segment, Indian motorcycles are for those fortunate few who wouldn't mind spending millions for exclusivity. For the rest of us, let's keep our eyes wide open for an opportunity to relish the sight of this Indian from close quarters!


  1. Why is it called "Indian"?

    1. We aren't sure if we can answer that. But, it's just a name. Do we know why is Royal Enfield named Royal Enfield? This is similar to that..