Here the time has alarmed for another iconic legend to foray in to the Indian premium motorcycle industry. The most famous custom cruiser bike brand in the world, Victory Motorcycles is rumoured to land in India any time soon. The United States company is a whole subsidiary group of Polaris Industries, which is a world renowned manufacturer of snowmobiles, ATV, and neighbourhood electric vehicles. It was at the 2012 New Delhi Auto Show, Polaris unveiled the Victory Motorcycles brand to the Indian riders. Meantime, the consortium officials confirmed to debut the brand in India by late 2012. However, there were no other notifications since then regarding the official entry of the American ultra premium cruiser brand.
At the event, the cruiser giant disclosed two motorcycles - Victory Vision Tour and Vegas 8-Ball. The Vision Tour is a mass tourer motorcycle, equipped with almost all features a bi-wheeler can hold on its minimalist body. Delivering a luxurious drive rather than having a typical motorcycle trip, the monster outmatches its rivals. Mated with a mammoth 1731 cc, 4-stroke 50° V-Twin engine, the machine exhausts one of the finest power by a cruiser. The beast is priced $20,999 (approximately Rs.11,23,000) in the US market. Whereas, the best selling and the entry level product of Victory, the Vegas 8-Ball comes with the same 1731 cc, 4-stroke 50° V-Twin engine used in the Vision. But having only some conservative body work, the bike tags a value for money price of $12,499 (approximately Rs.6,70,000).
The sources claim that Victory is supposed to open its account in India either by the first quarter or by the second quarter of the financial year 2012-13. The news regarding the arrival of Victory has become a nightmare for the current market leader of the Indian ultra premium cruiser industry, Harley Davidson. Since the Victory machines are proposed to be tagged almost in the same range of the Harley cruisers, all the HD officials can have a strong and a rigid opponent. Additionally, the Victory Motorcycles may share dealership stores with its parent firm, Polaris, which already has 80 franchise stores across the country.
As of now, Victory motorcycles are available only in United States, Great Britain, Canada and Germany. Its bikes are ramped in four major categories such as Cruisers, Baggers, touring, and Customize and they count a tally of 15 motorcycles. Well, for India, we can hopefully expect the Vegas and the Vision to hit first in the market.
The most preferred premium cruiser brand after HD.
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