When you want a performance power-house and the ease of a cruiser, all-in-one
ROYAL Enfield may continue to command a certain sentimental value, but when it comes to true-blue cruiser biking, riders aren’t shy to opt for more powerful offerings like the XDiavel. We take a look at three major players that look promising.
Harley-Davidson Fat Bob
With its unique dual bullet head lamps and blacked-out finish on the handlebar clamps, head lamp trim ring, battery box cover and engine, the Fat Bob makes for a striking picture on the road. Add to it the speedometer with its multi-function LCD display. All this is complemented by the powerful sound of the 1,585cc air-cooled twin cam engine. `13.03 lakh (ex-showroom, Chennai) Details: harley-davidson.com/en_IN
Triumph Rocket III Roadster
With a 2.3-litre three-cylinder engine producing 146bhp, and 221Nm of torque powering its 367kg frame, the Rocket III is the most massive offering from the British motorcycle maker. It takes its name from the BSA Rocket 3 and lives up to it. The black silhouette stands out well against the tonne of chrome detailing on it. `22.6 lakh (ex-showroom, Bengaluru). Details: triumphmotorcycles.in
The Chieftain is the only cruiser from Indian Motorcycle that sports a full fairing. The features that stand out are the hard saddle bags, dual high-output speakers along with a Bluetooth audio system and an adjustable wind screen. All of this sits atop a 1,811cc engine, capable of an output of 100bhp. `33.96 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) Details: indianmotorcycle.com