As far as cruiser bikes in India for 2018 are concerned there ain’t many better options than Harley Davidson. It happens to be one of the first makers of motorbikes in India and is one of them is most famous as well. The company started makin’ these babies back in 1903 in the United States of America (USA). It entered the Indian market back in 2009.
At present, it’s offering 13 motorcycles across the country and has 20 main dealerships. The main models of this brand that you all can buy in India are Street 750, Iron 883, 1200 Custom, Forty-Eight, Roadster, and Street Bob. It also has some other well-known models such as Fat Bob, Fat Boy, Heritage Softail Classic, Road King, Street Glide Special, Road Glide Special, and CVO Limited.
Now, don’t you be fooled by this name! It might say Indian Motorcycles but it’s based in the USA. It also happens to be one of the most instantly recognizable brands the world over. It was in 1901 when the company made its first motorbike. The company got into the Indian market in 2013 and right now it is selling 9 models over here. They may be enumerated as below:
- Scout sixty
- Chief Dark Horse
- Chief Classic
- Chief Vintage
- Chieftain Dark Horse
It needs to be said over here that the Roadmaster is a freakin’ big bike.
Triumph can be called an all-rounder of sorts because it makes various kinds of motorbikes such as retro classics, ADVs, naked sports bikes, cruisers, and faired sports bikes. As far as its cruisers in India are concerned the most prominent names would be Thunderbird, Rocket III, and Thunderbird LT (Light Touring). It’s said that both Thunderbird and Thunderbird LT have been fitted with the largest parallel twin engines in the world. The engine measures 1699 cc. Rocket III’s said to have the largest capacity producing engine at 2294 cc. The company kicked off its operations in India in 2013. Ever since, it’s become immensely popular as well.
Royal Enfield happens to be one of the most loved brands of motorbikes in India. It has been selling in the country for a really long time. As such, it’s always had a clear idea of what the long distance riders in India might want from their bikes. As far as product portfolio is concerned the one of Royal Enfield is an enviable one indeed. In fact, now it has also started to export its products to other countries and started settin’ up showrooms over there as well. Its most popular cruiser bikes are Classic350, Classic 500 ,Thunderbird 350 and Thunderbird 500.
Ducati’s one brand that’s known more for its red-hot sexy beasts! However, Diavel happens to be a sports cruiser bike in essence. Its looks are a bit quirky and its engine is damn strong as well. In fact, it’s the perfect bike if you’d like to think that way. It’s also sure to give ya extreme comfort in riding and some quick-fire performance to boot. However, if ya can wait then ya might also be able to buy one of them XDiavel bikes as well.
As far as the cruiser game’s concerned the bike-makers from Japan shouldn’t be counted out of contention altogether, ya know. One of the best cruiser bikes of Suzuki is Intruder. It comes in two main varieties – 800 cc and 1800 cc. In both the cases the engines happen to be smooth from within – the kind that ya normally associate with bikes made in Japan. They happen to be liquid cooled too.
Yamaha is also one of the Japanese bike makers that have got a cruiser of their own – Vmax. The bike happens to be shaft driven and comes with a 1700 cc engine as well. The terms shaft driven would indicate that a shaft is used by the engine in order to get power across to the back wheel. It can be bought in all the metros of India.
Apart from all these options, you can also choose the cruiser bikes made by Hyosung and Bajaj. In fact, Hyosung has three bikes from which you can choose – Aquila Pro, ST7, and Aquila 250.