Polaris is planning to launch a big V-Type engine which is already famous for ATV’s in India keeping the classic Indian engine look starting next-year. Initially started as the Hendee Manufacturing Company back in 1901, was later renamed to Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company in 1928. Stephen Julius and Steve Heese owner of the Chris-Craft and Reva luxury boat brands bought the Indian Motorcycles in 2004 which then began selling their range of Motorcycles from 2008.
Harley Davidson one of the premium motorcycles over the globe was initially launched in India in 2010. Although Harley Davidson was priced more than 5 lakhs INR, it saw an overall growth of 178 percent due to the demand for large capacitor cruisers. An impact of this growth led Polaris to also introduce their range of Motorcycles in India.
The Polaris introduction would be featured with a all-new 2014 Indian Chief motorcycle, as seen in the teaser above. It will be first unveiled at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (world’s largest motorcycle rally), between August 3 till August 11, 2013. The motorcycle will be powered by 1819 cc engine, the same engine that powers the Thunder Stroke 111 motorcycle.
The 2014 Indian Chief motorcycle will be the first launch by the iconic American brand in India, as they pledged to launch their motorcycles into new markets including China and New Zealand. The Indian Chief will be retailing at $ 18,999 (Rs 10.4 lakh) in US. So we can expect the motorcycle to be priced a little over Rs 20 lakh with all the duties to directly compete with the Harley Davidson Road King. The other bikes in the current (2013) range of Indian motorcycles start at about Rs. 15 lakh.
Check out the teaser video below the jump.
Source – Indian Motorcycle