Indian Motorcycle Comes to Chennai

Published: 18th July 2015 01:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2015 01:49 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI:  After over a 100 years of existence, one of the world’s most iconic motorcycle brands has finally come to Chennai. Indian Motorcycle, founded in 1901 and one of the earliest rivals of Harley Davidson, opened its third showroom in the country at Chetpet in the city on Friday.

The brand, however, is a bit out of reach for everyday budgets, with the cheapest version — Indian Scout, retailing at just under `12 lakh. But for those motorcycle enthusiasts with the moolah, the arrival is set to make some deeply buried but dearly held wishes come true.

Indian Motorcycle.jpgIndian Motorcycle traces its history back to 1901 when motorcycles were new, and riding one was the mark of an adventurer. The brand was the first in America to begin producing motorcycles for mass consumer use in 1902. A year later, it began its checkered journey through early automotive history, even setting the world speed record for motorcycles in 1903.

The brand went on to set several other records and clock up several competitive racing successes — a fact that Polaris Industries, which bought the brand in 2011, has made sure to emphasise. “Chennai’s motorcycle enthusiasts have a treat on their hands,” said Pankaj Dubey, managing director of Polaris India, during the launch of the dealership. He might well be right, with the dealership showcasing the entire range of the brand’s current products — from The Indian Scout, whose history goes back all the way to 1920, to the newest addition to the line, The Indian Dark Horse, which was launched a mere five months earlier. 

MOTOR.JPG“The showroom will showcase the entire range of products available on the Indian market, along with exclusive Indian merchandise,” said Dubey.  The Chennai dealership, located in Chetpet, comes after the launch of dealerships in Delhi and Bengaluru with three other dealerships planned in the next few months - in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Mumbai.

Stay up to date on all the latest Chennai news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp