American iconic motorcycle brand, Indian Motorcycle has launched its first dealership in India at Gurgaon. This dealership is situated in the commercial hub of Gurgaon at Info City, Sector 34 and will sell bikes via CBU (completely Built Units) route.
Indian Motorcycle was acquired by Polaris Industries, global leader in making off road and All Terrain Vehicles in 2011 and the new range of bikes was unveiled for the first time in USA last year. Indian Motorcycle has brought down its entire range of motorcycles including Indian Chieftain in India which comes with a whooping price tag of INR 33 lakhs. This will be the first time ever that American Motorcycle will be selling their bikes in India.
The dealership was inaugurated by Mr. Bennett J. Morgan, Global Chief Operating Office of Polaris Industries along with Mr. Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India Pvt. Ltd and Mr. Sandeep Bansil, Dealer Principal, Indian Motorcycle.
On the occasion, Mr. Bennett J. Morgan said-” With a showroom Design inspired by the original home of the Indian Motorcycle in Springfield Massachusetts dealers and consumers will experience the brand as never before. Motorcycles, apparel, and accessories will be displayed in a retail environment that is both premium and approachable. It will become a destination for riders and they will want to spend time interacting with the brand as well as the store.”
Company will offer three bikes namely, Indian Chief Classic, Indian Chief Vintage and Chieftain in India with their first dealership promising global standards of after sales and service support to glorify the experience of owing an Indian Motorcycle. This dealership can display up to 9 motorcyles at one time with maintaining the premium aura inside.
Mr. Pankaj Dubey also confirmed that company intends to open two more dealerships in India so that they can reach out to even more Indian Motorcycle fans across the country.
The Indian Chief Classic and Vintage are priced at INR 26.5 and INR 29.5 lakhs respectively (All prices, ex-showroom, Delhi). All three Indian Motorcycles are powered by the new age Thunderstroke, 1800cc, V-twin engine which has a power and torque output of 100bhp and 140Nm respectively and is mated with a six-speed overdrive gearbox. The bikes are stuffed with numerous premium features out of which few will be seen for the first time in India in any bike.