- Indian Motorcycle trademarks Guardian and Pursuit names
- Likely to be upcoming variants of the new Challenger
The American two-wheeler manufacturer, Indian Motorcycle, has filed trademark applications for two new names which are reportedly associated with the brand’s upcoming offerings. The company has recently filed patents for the names Guardian and Pursuit with USPTO (US Patent and Trademark Office) and Australian Intellectual Property Office.
The Guardian and Pursuit are unlikely to be all-new models built from ground up. Instead, they could be new variants of Indian’s newest offering, the Challenger, which was globally revealed in October last year. The Indian Challenger is based on an all-new ‘PowerPlus’ engine and the company would certainly want to utilise it for more than one motorcycle. While the Challenger is a bagger-styled offering, the Pursuit and Guardian and might turn out to be a stripped-down cruiser and a full-size tourer with all the touring equipment.
The 1769cc, liquid-cooled, 60-degree, V-twin motor churns out 121.8bhp and 172Nm of torque. The batwing fairing of the motorcycle integrates a bunch of LED lights behind which sits a Bluetooth-enabled 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The free-flowing design of the motorcycle is accentuated by the curvy saddle bags and long exhausts. The Challenger also gets a host of modern features such as three riding modes, traction control and keyless ignition.
Now, whether the Guardian and Pursuit are variants of the Indian Challenger or the manufacturer has a surprise in store for us, we will know that only after more details emerge.