Saturday, 18 May 2013

Indian Motorcycles to launch "Chief" variant in 2014 - First teaser unveiled - VIDEO

America's first motorcycle company, Indian Motorcyles was formed in 1901 and since then it has seen many ups, downs and management changes. Finally, in 2011 the ownership came to Polaris Industries when they decided to acquire it from the predecessor, the company has decided to launch the first "Chief" variant in India in 2014 and have unveiled the first ever teaser.

Though many may know of the Indian Motorcycle brand thanks to the movie “The Fastest Indian,” the company boasts a rich history and legacy. It seems Indian Motorcyle is finally set for a resurrection with a teaser image on the company website showcasing the silhouette of the new bike. The site also makes it amply clear that the motorcycle maker will be entering our market soon.

It will be easier for the bike manufacturer to enter India, as the parent company, Polaris Industries is already present in India with manufacturing of ATV's.

The 2014 Chief, which is named after the most successful bike in the company’s portfolio, will be powered by the recently showcased Thunderstroke 1,819cc, V-twin engine pumping out an astonishing 155Nm of torque. It is speculated that the new bike would be showcased publicly at the upcoming Sturgis Rally scheduled to be held from August 5-11, 2013.

The bike is expected to come with a price tag of Rs 10 Lac, and with this, finally Harley Davidson could have a strong competitor here. Watch out the Video here.

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Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America's first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America's most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit

Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2012 sales of $3.2 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles. Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris and KLIM branded apparel and Polaris accessories and parts. Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "PII", and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index. Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at


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