Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, yesterday announced the highly anticipated details for the all-new Indian Chief family of motorcycles.
Before 300 customers, press and VIPs at the new Indian Motorcycle Dealership in Sydney and via live satellite feed direct from the global Sturgis launch, three all-new Indian Chief Motorcycles were unveiled. The reveal ceremony and party signaled an inflection point in motorcycling history with the renewal of America’s oldest and most legendary brand.
The all-new Indian Chief Classic ($28,995 ride away) is a pure, powerful cruiser forged from key heritage design elements yet wrapped in advanced design, engineering and technology. It features iconic styling like valanced fenders, rich genuine leather saddle, classic tank-mounted instrumentation, tear-drop fuel tank design, and sculpted and lighted front fender war bonnet. The Indian Chief Classic comes standard with a host of premium features including endless chrome, keyless ignition, ABS, cruise control, throttle-by-wire, true dual exhaust, high quality chrome laced spoke wheels, brake caliper covers, cast aluminium frame with integrated air intake, and much more.
The Indian Chief Classic, like all 2014 Indian Chief models, is powered by the all-new, clean sheet design Thunder Stroke™ 111 engine. Offering 111 cubic inches of pavement pounding power and 119 ft-lbs of torque, in a powerplant that draws powerful design cues from heritage Indian Motorcycle engines merged with brilliant engineering and advanced technologies. The Thunder Stroke 111 is a 49-degree, air-cooled V-twin with 6-speed overdrive transmission, and features unmatched premium exterior finishes and touches. It offers owners the peace-of-mind that comes from over three million kilometres of on-road and test-lab verification and Polaris Industries’ sixty years of engineering prowess.
The new Indian Chief Vintage is a soft bagger that takes iconic Indian Motorcycle styling to a whole new level with handcrafted detail and a signature heritage aesthetic. The Indian Chief Vintage ($31,495 ride away) offers top-quality quick release soft-sided leather bags, leather fringe, chrome fender tips, vintage chrome badging on the front fender and a quick-release windshield for easy installation or removal. It includes the same premium standard features as the Indian Chief Classic, and sports the same iconic design elements like valanced fenders, laced wheels, whitewall tyres, tank-mounted instrument cluster and extensive chrome finishes throughout. It is also powered by the new Thunder Stroke 111 engine. The first Indian Motorcycle of its kind, the Indian Chieftain maintains the legendary Indian Chief styling, while taking this progressive machine to new heights with advanced features and premium comfort. Unlike any Indian Motorcycle ever made, the Chieftain features a fairing with integrated driving lights, and its power windshield is an industry-first for a fork-mounted fairing. Standard features include hard saddlebags featuring remote locks and quick-release anchors, a high-output audio system featuring integrated Bluetooth smartphone connectivity, and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
“When we acquired Indian Motorcycle two and a half years ago we set out to capture the heart, soul and legendary heritage of this iconic American motorcycle brand and then infuse it with unparalleled design, engineering and state-of-the-art technology,” said Scott Wine, CEO of Indian Motorcycle parent company Polaris Industries Inc.
“Yesterday we revealed three stunning new Indian Chief models that represent the results of our journey and the future of this brand. It was a triumphant day for all of us, and I know motorcycling fans around the world proudly join us in celebrating Indian Motorcycle and the realization that choice in American motorcycles is here to stay.
”Indian Motorcycle is adding dealerships across Australia, and is on plan to have dealer representation in most capital cities by year end. The full line of Indian Chief Models are available for order now and will begin arriving in the fourth quarter, along with an extensive array of apparel, parts and accessories. Bikes will be on display at Indian Motorcycle Sydney from Tuesday. August 6 and after Indian Motorcycle Melbourne’s grand opening on Friday, August 16.
Visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.au to locate an Indian Motorcycle dealer near you, and to see the full line of apparel, parts and accessories. Indian Motorcycle joins Victory Motorcycles (founded in 1998), as a wholly-owned division of Polaris Industries Inc. Indian is America’s first motorcycle company founded in 1901, winning the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earning distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. Polaris Industries, Inc. is proud to own and manufacture the oldest and newest American motorcycle brands.