Polaris India, which sells the luxury American bike brand Indian Motorcycle, recently launched all-new ‘Indian Springfield‘ cruiser bike, priced at Rs 31.07 lakh (ex-showroom Gurugram).
Named after the birthplace of Indian Motorcycle in 1901, the Springfield currently slots in between the Chief Vintage and the Chieftain on Indian Motorcycle’s list of baggers. One look at the bike will justify its positioning on that list because it is a blend of both motorcycles. The Springfield sports the same chromed embellished face of the Vintage, with that large quick-release Plexiglas windscreen and the hard twin panniers of the Chieftain.
Powering the bike is the same 1,811 cc ThunderStroke 111 engine found in the Chief range. While the torque output remains the same 138.9 Nm at 2,600 rpm, Indian has for the first time revealed the power output for the V-twin air-cooled mill – a healthy 74.1 PS at 5,075 rpm.
Pankaj Dubey, CEO & Director of EPPL & Polaris India said in a statement, “The Indian Springfield is one of the best bikes in our product portfolio as it offers the best mix of touring comfort and urban versatility through its blend of classic styling and comprehensive modern technology.”
Indian Motorcycle launches Springfield at Rs 31.07 lakhs
The launch of the motorcycle is part of the company’s strategy to introduce products which would take the growth story of Indian Motorcycle to the next level in India, he added.
Dubey also mentioned, “The new Indian Springfield was not designed to fill a space in our line-up; it was built to fill a space in the hearts of riders who value the rich heritage and fine craftsmanship of Indian Motorcycle, and who want both a pure touring bike and a sleek urban cruiser.”
The bike comes with various features including a chassis which can handle a wide load range, ABS, cast aluminium frame with integrated air-box, cruise control, keyless start among others. It also comes with tyre pressure monitoring, adjustable passenger floorboards, tank mounted electronic fuel gauge, time clock and average fuel economy display.
Dubey also mentioned that the sales during the current year have grown by 20-25 % as compared to the previous year. He said, “We also plan to launch dealerships at Jaipur and Cochin in the next few months. Already, we have established five new showrooms this year.”
Last year, the company had only three dealerships across the country. On new launches, Dubey said the company would introduce Chieftain Dark Horse bike in the coming months.
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