Indian Chief Roadmaster and Dark Horse Launched: Priced INR 34.95 and 21.99 lakh respectively

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Mr Scott Wine Indian Roadmaster

Indian Motorcycle have launched their Indian Chief Roadmaster and Chief Dark Horse in India. The company also inaugurated its second dealership in India in Bangalore alongside the launch. The occasion also witnessed the handing over of the keys of the Indian Chief Dark Horse to its first customer. The keys of the Indian Scout were also handed over to the customers at the event.

Read our review of the Indian Chief Vintage 

Read our review of the Indian Chieftain

The ex-showroom prices (Delhi) of the Roadmster and Dark Horse are as follows:

  • 2015 Indian Roadmaster: INR 34.95 lakhs
  • Indian Chief Dark Horse: INR 21.99 lakhs

Here’s what you need to know about the two motorcycles

Indian Roadmaster

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The 2015 Indian Roadmaster is the epitome of an American Luxury Cruiser. Building upon the iconic Roadmaster name used by Indian in the 1940s, the new Roadmaster focuses on comfort, styling and performance out on the open road, for the long haul.

The rider and passenger seat is extremely well padded and features new desert tan leather, designed to withstand the elements. This sealed, high-quality leather is strong and durable, and complements the traditional styling ethos of the brand.

The Roadmaster is powered by the Thunder Stroke 111 engine with 139 Nm of torque has styling that pays tribute to Indian Motorcycle engines of the past. It comes fitted with Horizon Power Windshield with push-button adjustability to customize airflow, provide weather protection, and reduce glare. The motorcycle also comes fitted with keyless ignition and a host of other features.

Tech specs

Engine: THUNDER STROKE 111, CU IN / 1811 CC

Torque:    139 Nm of torque at 2600 rpm

Compression Ratio: 9.5:1

Drive/Driven Clutch:     Wet, Multi-Plate

Exhaust:             Split Dual Exhaust W/ Cross-Over

Fuel System:              Closed Loop Fuel Injection / 54MM Bore

Transmission/Final Drive:    2.2: 1

Transmission/Primary Drive: Gear Drive Wet Clutch

Bore X Stroke (MM):              3.976 X 4.449 (101MM X 113MM)”

Indian Chief Dark Horse

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Radiating a dark, sinister character the 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse is blacked-out from end to end, including the wheels, forks, handlebars, engine, and bodywork – even the war-bonnet up front. The first Indian Motorcycle of its kind, 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse maintains the trademark Indian Chief styling, while taking an unpolished and raw approach to its finish with blacked-out styling. Striking graphics on the fuel tank featuring monochrome war-bonnet graphics is a distinct feature of the Indian Chief Dark Horse.

The Dark Horse is powered by the same Thunder Stroke 111 engine as the Roadmaster. Features like ABS & cruise control provide advanced, automotive-quality braking allow riding with confidence and helps in stopping under control. Like its cousin Indian Roadmaster, the 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse also comes fitted with keyless ignition for a secure and convenient ride.

Tech Specs

Engine: THUNDER STROKE 111, CU IN / 1811 CC

Torque:    139 Nm of torque at 2600 rpm

Compression Ratio:       9.5:1

Drive/Driven Clutch:            Wet, Multi-Plate

Exhaust:                                  Split Dual Exhaust W/ Cross-Over

Fuel System:                           Closed Loop Fuel Injection / 54MM Bore

Transmission/Final Drive:    2.2: 1

Transmission/Primary Drive:     Gear drive wet clutch

Bore X Stroke (MM):                           3.976″ X 4.449″ / 101MM X 113MM

The new Bangalore showroom, located at Exquisite Moto LLP, Prestige Nugget, No. 126, Infantry Road, Bengaluru – 560001 will display the entire range of the Indian Motorcycle: Indian Roadmaster, Indian Chief Classic, Indian Chief Vintage, Indian Chieftain, Indian Chief Dark Horse and Indian Scout. The team at the dealership will comprise of trained professionals offering after-sales and service support to match the brand’s premium positioning. The dealership also boasts of attractive merchandise to enthuse the visitors and customers.

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The showroom inauguration and the unveiling of the bikes were 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.

“The launch of Indian Chief Dark Horse and Indian Roadmaster coincides with the opening up of our second Indian dealership here in Bengaluru. We are quite upbeat about the market here and have further plans for bringing these iconic machines close to your doorstep through more dealerships going ahead.’’ said Mr. Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India Pvt. Ltd.

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