Polaris Announce MY16 Line-Up for Indian & Victory Motorcycles


Exciting news for those of us interested in Indian & Victory motorcycles in the UK as today we got word of what changes/colours will be available in the 2016 range. Personally I’m liking the look of the Storm Grey and Thunder Black Roadmaster with the black leather seat. I’ve never been a huge fan of the tan leather look (except for on the Red and Ivory Vintage) so it’s good to see the Roadmaster getting the black treatment. Now how about a blacked out engine too like we have on the Dark Horse? Other good news for vegans and lovers of black is that a black vinyl seat will be available for the 2015/16 Scout!

Check out the press release for Indian & Victory Motorcycles below.

Indian MY16 Line-Up

For 2016 Indian Motorcycle is once again delivering premium finishes and new colour schemes for its range of cruisers, baggers and tourers.

Indian Motorcycle has had record sales results this financial year, helped by overwhelming demand for the Scout, Chief Dark Horse and Roadmaster.

The brand expects growing interest from bikers throughout EMEA during 2016 as they begin to see and hear more about Indian Motorcycle ownership and the experiences each model can offer.

Dario Baraggia, EMEA Motorcycle Brand Manager, says it’s easy to see the appeal of these beautiful, well-engineered motorcycles on roads throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“It seems like yesterday that Polaris re-launched Indian Motorcycle at the end of 2013,” says Dario. “And now we are launching a MY16 range with six award-winning motorcycles that have been enjoyed by a high number of customers in just two years of sales. The design, the technology, the quality and the riding capabilities of each Indian Motorcycle really do give riders a unique experience.”

Here’s a look at the MY16 line-up.

2016 Scout
There has been huge demand for this middle-weight cruiser in the EMEA region. With its compact design, low 643mm seat height and ABS as standard, the Indian Scout is the perfect multipurpose bike for any rider. Its liquid-cooled 1133cc V-twin engine has a usable 100hp of performance and a sound that will bring a smile to your face every time you ride.

For 2016 the Scout comes in five colours.

Wildfire Red – NEW
Thunder Black
Thunder Black Smoke
Silver Smoke
Indian Motorcycle Red

2016 Chief Dark Horse | Chief Classic | Chief Vintage | Chieftain
For 2016, Indian Motorcycle continues to sell its award-winning Indian Chief models, delivering the power, handling, unmatched engineering and stunning beauty of the industry’s hottest heavyweight cruisers and baggers.

The Indian Chief family has impeccable styling and sophisticated performance. The proven Thunder Stroke 111 engine powers them all (an air-cooled version is on the Chief Dark Horse, Classic and Vintage), but each model has its own character and style.

Riders can opt for the Chief Classic (cruiser) with its classic looks, much cleaner now following some re-work carried out for 2016: solo vinyl seat, black switches, single headlight and cast aluminium wheels. It now also only comes in one colour; Pearl White.

Next there’s the Chief Vintage (bagger) with its beautiful fringed leather saddlebags and seats, and quick-release windshield (all as standard) making this the option for those who plan to ride on extended road trips. Four colours are available with one of these being new for 2016.

The Chieftain (bagger) has a large fairing with a power-adjustable windscreen (to offer superb cruising comfort), genuine leather seats and hard saddlebags with remote central-locking. It’s available in four colours in 2016 with two of these new.

Finally there’s the Chief Dark Horse. This is the most striking cruiser on the market. It is matte black from end-to-end with only a few flashes of chrome (accessories are available to fully blacken it out). This bike makes a statement even before you fire it up. It looks intimidating, but its low seat height and balance makes it very easy to swing a leg over and ride, plus it’s the best entry point to ride a Thunder Stroke 111 powered Indian Motorcycle. Propelled by 139Nm of torque and the same chassis and suspension from the award-winning Chief Classic, the Chief Dark Horse rolls with ABS, a remote key fob for keyless ignition and electronic cruise control.

The colour options for all of the Chief models this year are:

Chief Classic

Pearl White – NEW

Chief Vintage

Star Silver and Thunder Black – NEW
Thunder Black
Indian Motorcycle Red
Willow Green and Ivory Cream

Chieftain

Silver Smoke – NEW
Star Silver and Thunder Black – NEW
Thunder Black
Indian Motorcycle Red

Chief Dark Horse

Thunder Black Smoke

2016 Roadmaster
The Roadmaster is the industry’s most luxurious American touring motorcycle and is the epitome of comfort for long distance cruising. With the peace-of-mind reliability of the Thunder Stroke 111 engine and 143 litres of premium storage space, the industry’s leading touring bike delivers luxury features like a power-adjustable windscreen, heated grips, dual-heated genuine leather seats, ABS, tyre pressure monitoring system, keyless ignition with remote locking storage, electronic cruise control, an advanced infotainment system and Bluetooth capability for the ultimate in connectivity.

The Roadmaster is available in five colour options with three of these new:

Storm Grey and Thunder Black – NEW
Blue Diamond – NEW
Springfield Blue and Ivory Cream – NEW
Thunder Black
Indian Motorcycle Red / Ivory Cream

Pricing and availability for all MY16 models: MSRPs and availability dates will be communicated regionally on a country-by-country basis.

All models have ABS as standard and come with a 5-year warranty.

All models can be now equipped by EU certified accessory exhausts made by Remus for an even throatier sound.

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ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE
Indian Motorcycle, a wholly owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivalled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit http://www.indianmotorcycle.com

ABOUT POLARIS
Polaris is a recognised leader in the powersports industry with annual 2014 sales of $4.5 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road consumer and military vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER and RZR side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles. Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian Motorcycle and Slingshot brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global Work and Transportation vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered Parts, Accessories and Apparel, Klim branded apparel and ORV accessories under the Kolpin, Cycle Country and Pro Armor brands. Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index. Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at http://www.polaris.com

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MEDIA CONTACT
Dan Tye
+44 7471 030606
@IndianEMEA_PR
press@indianmotorcycle.media
http://www.indianmotorcycle.media

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Victory MY16 Line-Up

Victory Motorcycles has announced which bike models will be part of the EMEA 2016 line-up.

The 2016 line-up has been fine-tuned with design updates and new colours across its cruiser, bagger and touring models.

Victory Motorcycles is now putting its focus on performance while its class-leading motorcycles already carry a reputation for reliability and handling.

The manufacturer engineers ‘Modern American Performance’ into every bike that rolls out of the factory at Spirit Lake in Iowa.

Dario Baraggia, Motorcycle Brand Manager EMEA says: “Victory Motorcycles builds bikes that crave the open road, can blast through city streets or rip off from the green light. But it also builds bikes to win NHRA races, to break land speed records, race at the Isle of Man TT and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. We have also built a bike for ‘Grizzly’ and his endurance team to circumnavigate the world in less than 100 days in 2016. And Victory’s stunt team, well, there’s no predicting what they’ll do next. And, last but not least, Victory has started the production of the first electric bike in its seventeen-year history, the Victory Empulse TT. Victory Motorcycles is now without question, all about ‘Modern American Performance.”

For 2016, Victory Motorcycle’s line-up of bikes is split into four categories. These are Cruisers, Baggers, Touring and Electric. However, the firm says that the launch in EMEA of the new electric Victory Empulse TT will be subject to demand for the bike.

Here’s a look at what’s on offer.

CRUISERS

The 2016 Cruiser line-up is the brand’s most aggressive iteration of American muscle yet.

The line-up consists of the Vegas 8-Ball (all-black) and Vegas, the Hammer 8-Ball and Hammer S performance cruisers and the Judge sport-cruiser. Let’s not forget the Gunner, which has been a huge sales success and finally, the High-Ball, which is in high demand for its bobber-style.

Three of the cruisers – the Judge, Hammer S and Gunner – have the footpegs placed mid-frame instead of forward, giving riders in EMEA a sportier riding position to what riders in the USA have.

The Gunner, High-Ball and Judge all have ABS as standard.

VEGAS

The Vegas 8-Ball (all-black) and the Vegas have had the biggest changes this year. Each has an improved round headlight and colour-matched frames. Victory has also upgraded the wheels for each model, fitting cast aluminium axe design ‘Falchion’ wheels. These are lighter and stronger. The painted frame adds a custom touch, but not a gram of weight. A new, sleeker headlight further slims the profile. The Vegas 8-Ball comes in Gloss Black and the Vegas is only on sale in Sunset Red.

  • 106 cubic inch Freedom® V-Twin (1731cc)
  • 139Nm at 2,800rpm
  • 6-speed overdrive transmission
  • 17 litre tank
  • Solo seat
  • 640mm seat height
  • 21 x 2.15” front wheel with a Dunlop D418F Elite 3 tyre
  • 18 x 5.5” rear wheel with a Dunlop D417 tyre
  • 297kg dry weight

GUNNER

The Gunner comes in two colours; grey or green, with the official paint names of Suede Titanium Metallic and Suede Sagebrush Green Metallic.

  • 106 cubic inch Freedom® V-Twin (1731cc)
  • 139Nm at 2,800rpm
  • 6-speed overdrive transmission17 litre tank
  • Solo seat
  • 635mm seat height
  • 16 x 3.5” front wheel with a Dunlop 491 E2-RWL tyre
  • 16 X 3.5” rear wheel with a Dunlop 491 E2-RWL tyre
  • 296kg dry weight
  • ABS standard

JUDGE

This is one of Victory Motorcycles’ sportiest models and one of the best-selling Victory bikes in EMEA region in 2015. The Judge is recognisable out of the other cruisers from the race number ‘106’ on the side with the 106 referring to the engine capacity in cubic inches. This year it’s on sale in a new colour – Sunset Red with Black Rally Stripes.

  • 106 cubic inch Freedom V-Twin (1731cc)
  • 139 Nm at 2,800rpm
  • 6-speed overdrive transmission
  • 17.8 litre tank
  • Two-up seating
  • 658mm seat height
  • 18 x 3.5” front wheel with a Dunlop 491 E2-RWL tyre
  • 18 x 8.5” rear wheel with a Dunlop 491 E2-RWL tyre
  • 300kg dry weight
  • ABS standard

HAMMER S and HAMMER 8-BALL

  • 106 cubic inch Freedom®V-Twin (1731cc)
  • 139 Nm at 2,800rpm
  • 6-speed overdrive transmission
  • 17 litre tank
  • Two-up seating
  • 673mm seat height (Hammer S) and 660mm (Hammer 8-Ball)
  • 18 x 3.5” front wheel with a Dunlop D418F Elite 3 tyre
  • 18 x 8.5” rear wheel with a Dunlop D418F Elite 3 tyre
  • 306kg (Hammer S) 303kg (Hammer 8-Ball) dry weight

HIGH-BALL

Finally, there’s the High-Ball, a model that is becoming ever more popular as riders start to appreciate its bad bobber style, white rimmed tyres and its ape hangers.

  • 106 cubic inch Freedom®V-Twin (1731cc)
  • 139 Nm at 2,800rpm
  • 6-speed overdrive transmission
  • 17 litre tank
  • Solo seat
  • 635mm seat height
  • 16 x 3.5” front wheel with a Dunlop D421 – WWW tyre
  • 16 x 3.5” rear wheel with a Dunlop D421 – WWW tyre
  • 306kg dry weight
  • ABS standard

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 BAGGERS

The 2016 Bagger line-up consists of the Cross Country and the Magnum.

MAGNUM

The Magnum is the boldest bagger ever put into production. For 2016 it has had the biggest makeover in the range with new paint-schemes that have stripes running from the fairing to the tail. The Magnum will come in three colour options with two of these completely new for 2016. The two new schemes are Black Crystal over Havasu Red and Suede Pearl White with Black. The third colour is Black Crystal over Super Steel Grey.

  • 106 cubic inch Freedom®V-Twin (1731cc)
  • 127Nm at 2,500rpm
  • 6-speed overdrive transmission
  • 22 litre tank
  • Two-up seating
  • 654mm seat height
  • 21 x 3.5″ front wheel with a Dunlop D418F Elite 3
  • 16 x 5.0″ with a Dunlop D418 Elite 3 tyre
  • 363kg dry weight
  • ABS standard

CROSS COUNTRY

The Cross Country was built for escaping from the average everyday. Known for its balance of handling (thanks to its revolutionary cast aluminium frame), performance and carrying capacity, the versatile Cross Country is as comfortable riding from green light to green light as it is chasing down the endless horizon. Featuring standard ABS, cruise control and a vast array of accessories, the Cross-Country unapologetically puts all other bagger in its rear-view mirrors.

In EMEA, the Cross Country will only be on sale in Havasu Red Pearl.   

  • 106 cubic inch Freedom®V-Twin (1731cc)
  • 127Nm at 2,500rpm
  • 6-speed overdrive transmission
  • 22 litre tank
  • Two-up seating
  • 667mm seat height
  • 18 x 3.5” front wheel with a Dunlop D418F Elite 3 tyre
  • 16 x 5.0” rear wheel with a Dunlop D418 Elite 3 tyre
  • 345kg dry weight
  • ABS standard

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TOURING

The Victory touring line-up is ready for the longest rides through the most diverse conditions. With ABS, cruise control, heated seats and grips, adjustable foot controls, the longest floorboards, fantastic carrying capacity and ultimate rider comfort, both 2016 models eliminate any excuse for not hitting the highway.

CROSS COUNTRY TOUR

The Cross County Tour carries a whopping 156 litres of gear atop a versatile cast-aluminium chassis. Ride two-up with fully loaded bags and the chassis is stable and confident. Strip it down for a solo ride by removing the quick-detach rear trunk. The Cross Country Tour will be on sale in two colours; Gloss Black or Gloss Pearl White over Super Steel Grey.

  • 106 Cubic Inch Freedom® V-Twin (1731cc)
  • 127Nm at 2,500rpm
  • 6-speed overdrive transmission
  • 22 litre tank
  • Two-Up seating with dual range heated seats
  • Passenger backrest
  • 667mm seat height
  • 18 x 3.5” front wheel with a Dunlop D418F Elite 3 tyre
  • 16 x 5.0” rear wheel with a Dunlop D418 Elite 3 tyre
  • 383kg dry weight
  • ABS standard

VISION

The Vision’s modern design broke the mould for American touring models immediately on its release. The bold and flowing design wraps the rider in unparalleled comfort. The aerodynamic bodywork and frame-mounted fairing featuring a power windshield gives the rider a smooth pocket no matter what speed they ride. And the cast aluminium chassis carves through corners and smoothens out highways no matter how long the trip. This year the Vision is available in Gloss Black.

  • 106 Cubic Inch Freedom® V-Twin (1731cc)
  • 137Nm at 2,500rpm
  • 6-speed overdrive transmission
  • 22.7 litre tank
  • Two-Up seating with dual-range heated seats
  • Passenger backrest
  • 673mm seat height
  • 18 x 3.5” front wheel with a Dunlop D418F Elite 3 tyre
  • 16 x 5.0” rear wheel with a Dunlop D418 Elite 3 tyre
  • 393kg dry weight
  • Linked ABS standard

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Here’s the MY16 full line-up and colours:

CRUISERS

Hammer 8-Ball                      Gloss Black
Hammer S                               Black with Red Racing Stripes
High-Ball                                 Matte Black
Gunner                                     Suede Sagebrush Green Metallic
Gunner                                     Suede Titanium Metallic
Judge                                        Sunset Red with Black Rally Stripes
Vegas 8-Ball                            Gloss Black
Vegas                                        Sunset Red

BAGGERS

Cross Country                    Havasu Red Pearl
Magnum                             Black Crystal over Super Steel Gray
Magnum                             Black Crystal over Havasu Red
Magnum                             Suede Pearl White and Black

TOURING

Cross Country Tour              Gloss Black
Cross Country Tour              Gloss Pearl White over Supersteel Gray
Vision                                  Gloss Black

Pricing and availability for all MY16 models: MSRPs and availability dates will be communicated regionally on a country-by-country basis.

All models come with a 5-year warranty.

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ABOUT VICTORY MOTORCYCLES
Victory Motorcycles designs, engineers, manufactures and markets a full line of cruisers, baggers and touring motorcycles. Every Victory model delivers industry-leading performance, comfort, style, storage and reliability. The first Victory was produced on the Fourth of July, 1998, in Spirit Lake, Iowa, where every Victory motorcycle continues to be produced today. http://www.victorymotorcycles.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/VictoryMotorcycles

ABOUT POLARIS
Polaris is a recognised leader in the powersports industry with annual 2014 sales of $4.5 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road consumer and military vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER and RZR side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles. Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian Motorcycle and Slingshot brands.  Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global Work and Transportation vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered Parts, Accessories and Apparel, Klim branded apparel and ORV accessories under the Kolpin, Cycle Country and Pro Armor brands. Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index. Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at http://www.polaris.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Dan Tye
@VictoryEMEA_PR
+44 (0)7471 030606
press@victorymotorcycles.media
www.victorymotorcycles.media

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