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Indian Motorcycle Unveils The Big Chief Custom

121313-2014-indian-big-chief-custom-01-633x389At the Indian Motorcycle display inside the International Motorcycle Show (IMS) at the Javits Center in New York City, Indian Motorcycle®,  revealed a fully customized, Indian Chief Classic conceptualized and designed by Indian Motorcycle’s Industrial Design team. The “Big Chief Custom” is the first custom Indian Chief created around the 2014 models introduced with great fanfare at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this past August.

Spearheaded by the head of Polaris Industries’ Industrial Design team Greg Brew, a small and dedicated team undertook the task of customizing a stock 2014 Indian Chief Classic.  It features an array of Genuine Indian Motorcycle aftermarket accessories along with a custom paint scheme and billet girder front fork. This Big Chief Custom was designed to spark owners imagination on how to customize, enhance and personalize the 2014 Indian Chiefs.

One special highlight of the custom build is the billet aluminum girder front end that recalls the early Indian models. Designed, machined and built in-house, the girder fork features fully machined uprights and sand-blasted billet cross members with a custom 23-inch front wheel. The custom front valance fender maintains the classic look of the Indian Chief. A custom shock and headlight complete the front end package. Custom paint was applied in-house by team member Steve Leszinski with a multicolored theme from prior generations of Indian Motorcycles. Another nod to the long history of Indian Motorcycle is the springer style seat, though updated through a cantilevered design. Combined with the standard  single rear shock, the Big Chief Custom promises to be a smooth ride.

121313-2014-indian-big-chief-custom-05-seat-detail-583x389 121313-2014-indian-big-chief-custom-06-583x389 121313-2014-indian-big-chief-custom-07-girder-fork-259x389 121313-2014-indian-big-chief-custom-14-new-york-city-518x389 121313-2014-indian-big-chief-custom-15-new-york-city-291x389The “Pinnacle Series” of Indian Motorcycle accessories on the Big Chief Custom includes the Cam Cover, Primary Cover, Chrome Grips and Beach Bars.  The robust sounding Stage 1 exhaust sports Fish Tail Tips. Other custom accessories include War Bonnet Floorboard Pads, a Heel Shifter and chrome Rear Fender Bumper.

The “Big Chief Custom” will be on display in the Indian Motorcycle exhibit as part of the 2014 International Motorcycle Shows tour. Remaining tour stops include Novi, Michigan; Washington, DC; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Cleveland, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; and Seattle, Washington.

The Display features the 2014 line of Indian Chief motorcycles including the Chief Classic, Chief Vintage and the Chieftain — Indians’ first-ever bagger. The display also includes the Spirit of Munro, a custom tribute to the legendary Burt Munro, and a display of vintage Indian motorcycles dubbed “Springfield Row” that will change from show to show. Additional features include an accessory and apparel display, a cut-away Thunder Stroke 111 engine and a rolling chassis that showcases the advanced technology underpinning all Indian Motorcycle models.

 

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    • George, your freakin blind to think that the Indian is just another Victory, well, it is a Victory! LOL Sorry dude, Victory is here and so is Indian to stay! Why would you want to not have another American Motorcycle ? Are you Anti-American, It's great for the economy and for the Competition, You just don't like that the Indian is the FIRST Motorcycle in America!! I hope you rest in peace, because dominance is DEAD!


  11. I have a 1999 Kawasaki 1500 Drifter as I loved the Copy styling of this scoot. Some day I may own a real one. Keep up the great quality and Future look. She is beautiful.
    Steve Beleck / Michigan and 14 yr Experience of being an T-1 Certified Amsoil Dealer. What would it take to have INDIAN co install the best Full Synthetics in the business? Hmmm??


  12. Indian is dead. let it go… nothing more than a name on an already existing product. Yes it's pretty but still, Indian Motocycle (no r in the original name) went out of business in 1953. R.I.P.


    • Your full of crap and jealous! Harley is going to lose market share, I guarantee it!


  13. mi indian mas nueva es año 1936,estoy feliz de ver ese nuevo modelo,que precio tiene?,gracias a todos.!


  14. Love it! Want to see more of it and in the dealer showrooms! Indian Motorcycle is here to stay this time!

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