A cruiser is a popular breed of motorcycles, quite different from its conventional counterparts. With a lower seat, higher handle bars and a laidback riding stance, a cruiser is defined by its majestic looks and easy going character. Cruisers are not sportbikes and don’t belong on a race track, and their sole purpose is to let you experience the joy of riding. While a sportbike or a streetfighter might be a lot faster, the cruiser is the ideal companion for a true traveler. Here are 6 cruisers which had us truly impressed.
Harley-Davidson Street 750
As the most affordable Harley-Davidson motorcycle sold in India, Street 750 is the stepping stone into the HOG club. A part of the Dark Custom range of the American cruiser brand, the Street 750 has been based on an entirely new platform, a first for the company in the last 13 years. Powered by a new liquid-cooled ‘Revolution X’ engine, the Street 750 is the first and only motorcycle to be manufactured outside the US. Check out the first ride review of the Harley-Davidson Street 750 here.
Harley-Davidson Forty Eight
It would be unfair to call the Harley-Davidson Forty Eight a pure cruiser. A mash-up of different styling genres, the Forty Eight is a part of the company’s Sportster range of powerful and sporty cruisers. With its café racer inspired styling, 1200cc V-twin engine and the massive tyres, the Forty Eight is a brawny cruiser for those who wish to stand out in the crowd. Check out the first ride review of the Harley-Davidson Forty Eight here.
Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom
The Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom was developed as a blank canvas for those who like to heavily customise their motorcycle. But even for those who do not tinker with their motorcycle and prefer the stock look, the 1200 Custom is a very comfortable and practical option. With its minimalistic looks and acres of chrome, the 1200 Custom is the quintessential traditional American cruiser. Easily one of the best cruisers you can buy for under Rs 10 lakh. Check out the first ride review of the Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom here.
Ducati Diavel Carbon
The Ducati Diavel is a genre-shattering motorcycle, which has become the epitome for the term ‘powercruisers’. Technologically loaded, insanely fast and outlandish, the Diavel Carbon would be quite the perfect counterpart for the devil himself. Despite housing an engine which spews out over 160 horsepower, the Diavel is a fun motorcycle to ride thanks to all the electronics and the rider assists. Check out the first ride review of the Ducati Diavel carbon.
Indian Dark Horse
The Indian Chief Dark Horse is the lightest and the most affordable Chief motorcycle on sale in India. Quite unlike any of its other stable mates which don acres of chrome, the Chief Dark Horse gets dark undertones thanks to a matt black paint scheme. Check out the first ride review of the Indian Dark Horse here.
Indian Chief Vintage
One of the most expensive motorcycles that money can buy, the Indian Chief Vintage is the motorcycle equivalent of a Rolls-Royce. Classic, comfortable and technologically loaded, the Chief Vintage maintains the aura of a traditional American bagger in a modern package, offering you the charm of a vintage motorcycle without the quirks of one. Check out the first ride review of the Indian Chief Vintage.