American motorcycle brand Indian Motorcycle has announced its Model Year 2016 product lineup. Fresh off of record Q2 sales results and positive demand for both – the Indian Scout and the recently introduced 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse, Indian Motorcycle will rumble into the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Here is what’s new for 2016
2016 Indian Scout ABS and Indian Scout:
The new Indian Scout features a liquid-cooled 69 cubic inch V-twin engine, 100 HP of performance and starts at $10,999 (INR 7 lakh) for Gloss Black, and $11,299 (INR 7.2 lakh) for Thunder Black Smoke, Silver Smoke and the striking new Wildfire Red. The new Scout is now available with anti-lock brakes (ABS) including the Indian Motorcycle Red paint (itself a $300 [INR 19,000] premium) for $11,999 (INR 7.6 lakh). All 2016 Indian Scout models come with a genuine leather solo seat, and feature a cast aluminum chassis which is claimed to improvise handling and the overall balance.
This middle-weight cruiser weighs 558 pounds (dry) and extends its decades-long legacy of balance, handling and performance that dominated the Wall of Death and conquered the Bonneville Salt Flats. With its compact design and low 25.3-inch seat height, the Indian Scout is the bike for virtually any rider.
2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse:
The 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse features a matte black finish from end-to-end with some flash of chrome. Featuring a low seat height and the lowest price for any Thunder Stroke 111 powered Indian, the Dark Horse starts at just $16,999 (INR 10.84 lakh). Propelled by 119 ft/lbs of torque and the same chassis and suspension of the award-winning Indian Chief Classic, the Dark Horse rolls with standard ABS, a remote key fob for keyless ignition, electronic cruise control, and features a two-year unlimited mileage factory warranty.
2016 Indian Chief Classic, Indian Chief Vintage and Indian Chieftain:
For 2016, Indian Motorcycle returns with its much successful Indian Chief models – Indian Chief Classic, Indian Chief Vintage and Indian Chieftain. Powered by the Thunder Stroke 111 engine and covered in premium chrome, the Indian Chief family delivers the styling and performance of the Chief Classic; the classic looks, fringed leather saddle bags and paint schemes of the Chief Vintage, and the cruising comfort and handling of the Indian Chieftain hard bagger. The 2016 Indian Chief lineup starts at $17,699 (INR 11.29 lakh) and the new color options include:
- Indian Chief Classic: Pearl White
- Indian Chief Vintage: Star Silver & Thunder Black
- Indian Chieftain: Silver Smoke, Indian Motorcycle Red & Ivory Cream, Star Silver & Thunder Black
2016 Indian Roadmaster:
One of the most luxurious touring motorcycle out there, the Indian Roadmaster is considered to be an epitome of comfort in long distance cruising. With the Thunder Stroke 111 engine and nearly 38 gallons of storage, the Roadmaster delivers features like a power-adjustable windscreen, heated grips, dual heated seats, ABS, tire pressure monitoring system, keyless ignition with remote locking storage, electronic cruise control, advanced infotainment system and Bluetooth capability for the ultimate in connectivity. Starting MSRP $27,999 (INR 17.86 lakh).
New for 2016 the Indian Roadmaster is available with new color options that include Blue Diamond plus two-tone Storm Gray & Thunder Black and Springfield Blue and Cream.
Prices in INR are the converted values of the motorcycles. Prices in India would vary.
The entire model year 2016 lineup will participate at the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. For the diamond anniversary, starting Friday July 31st, Sturgis attendees can experience the new line-up at the Indian Motorcycle factory display on Lazelle St. through the rally, or to experience them firsthand with a factory demo ride at 2100 Whitewood Service Road (I-90 at Exit 30) from Saturday, August 1 – Saturday, August 8, starting at 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. In addition to stock motorcycles, accessorized units will be on hand to experience comfort and performance items.