Indian and Victory Motorcycles Asia-Pacific and Latin Americas director Ross Clifford says all new model Indians with brown leather now have a dual polyurethane treatment which has 40 times more fade resistance to UV rays than the previous “distressed” leather.
He was speaking at the launch of the new Indian Scout which comes standard with a solo brown leather seat. They also had a fully accessorised Scout on display accessorised with a pillion seat, padded sissy bar and saddlebags – all in the new fade-resistant brown leather.
“The original leather treatment was waxed for a pure leather feel,” Ross says. “But it faded in the sun from the UV rays and frankly wasn’t up to our standard.”
“All 2014 and current models have a polyurethane treatment which is not just one coat but two coats so it still looks like authentic leather.”