Polaris Industries reported a 110% increase in sales from its On-Road division over the second quarter of 2012. The On-Road division consists primarily of Victory Motorcycles but also includes Indian Motorcycles, electric vehicle brands Global Electric Motorcars and Goupil. The acquisitions of the latter three brands contributed to nearly a third of the overall growth. […]
Listen to the New Polaris-Era Indian Motorcycle Engine – Video
Polaris Industries offered the first preview of the next generation of Indian Motorcycle, releasing an audio clip of the new engine that will power an all-new model.
Indian is offering a a line of 2013 Chief models but all of them are continuations of models offered by Indian’s owners. The new Polaris-era Indians are still a year away, but Polaris decided to start promoting the brand and teasing the new models ahead of a 2014 re-launch.
Unsurprisingly, the engine has a throaty V-Twin rumble; V-Twins have been powering Indian motorcycles since 1905, and the brand’s new owners Polaris have extensive experience with V-Twins as well, with Victory Motorcycles.
The video was one of five clips released to coincide with the Long Beach stop of the International Motorcycle Shows. All five videos feature Mike Wolfe of the History show “American Pickers”. That they used host of a show about antiques and collectables is an indication Polaris will focus on the Indian brand’s heritage.
As Wolfe says in the video, we’ll see more of the next generation Indian motorcycles at Daytona Bike Week in March 2013.
Get the Flash Player to see this player.
[Source: Indian Motorcycles (YouTube)]