Fresh of the press this week was the details release of 2014 Indian Motorcycles range at the famous Sturgis rally in South Dakota US (3rd August 2013)! I’m not a diehard cruiser/custom fan but enjoy the lines – check out my Instagram page if you want to know more! The Indian Motorcycle brand rejuvenated by Polaris Industries is introducing 3 new models powered by the new Thunder Stroke 111 engine. That’s 111 cubic inches of engine capacity if you hadn’t already guessed! The first 1901 made are specially numbered to represent when the brand first appeared but there are no other special enhancements. Incidentally Polaris Industries also owns the Victory brand of which you can also see on my Instagram page.
The following extracts are based on their Press Release and their three models models are the:
2014 Indian Chief Classic cruiser (starting MSRP: $18,999)
“The new Indian Chief Classic 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 2014 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 aluminum frame with integrated air intake, and much more.”
2014 Indian Chief Vintage (starting MSRP: $20,999)
“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 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 tires, tank-mounted instrument cluster and extensive chrome finishes throughout. It is also powered by the new Thunder Stroke 111 engine.”
2014 Indian Chieftain (starting MSRP: $22,999)
“The first Indian Motorcycle of its kind, the 2014 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 tire pressure monitoring system.”