Indian Motorcycles launched in India for Rs 26.5 lakh

January 22, 2014 01:31 PM by BikeWale Team
Indian Motorcycles launched in India for Rs 26.5 lakh

Indian Chief Classic

Polaris India has launched the iconic Indian Motorcycles brand in India today, at an event in Delhi. The Indian Chief Classic is the entry-model in their three-product range with a starting price of Rs 26.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

The two other motorcycles in their range are the Indian Chief Vintage (Rs 29.5 lakh) and the Indian Chieftain (Rs 33 lakh). All three motorcycles are powered by the Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin engine with a displacement of 1,811cc and 139Nm (at 2,600) of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed constant mesh helical gearbox.


Polaris will import all the models from the US as CBU (completely built units) and is soon setting up a dealership in Delhi and Bangalore. The deliveries of all three models will commence in March.

The Indian Motorcycles are known for their vintage looks and the company has taken a lot of effort to maintain that image. The supplier of seats and leather hasn’t changed since 1930 and neither has the styling been altered from 1940. There are a few technology updates though, it is the first motorcycle to have keyless ignition. Polaris claims that all Indian motorcycles are a blend of 40 per cent ‘past’ and 60 per cent ‘latest’.

Indian Chief Vintage

The Indian Motorcycles compete with Harley-Davidson models in India.

Prices of the Indian Motorcycles (ex-showroom Delhi).

Indian Chief Classic – Rs 26.5 lakh

Indian Chief Vintage – Rs 29.5 lakh

Indian Chieftain – Rs 33 lakh




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