Indian Chief Classic cruiser, Indian Chief Vintage soft bagger, and
Indian Chieftain hard bagger models make powerful debut and light
up Sturgis, South Dakota
Motorcycle®, America's first motorcycle company, today announced the
highly anticipated details for the all-new 2014 Indian® Chief® family of
motorcycles. Before thousands of motorcycling fans at the site of the
Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame in downtown Sturgis at 9 p.m.
on Saturday, August 3, Indian Motorcycle unveiled the three models that
comprise the Indian Chief line up. The reveal ceremony and party
signaled an inflection point in motorcycling history with the renewal of
America's oldest and most legendary brand.
2014 Indian Chief Classic made its historic debut at Sturgis on August 3 (starting at $18,999) (Photo: Indian Motorcycle)
2014 Indian Chief Classic (starting MSRP:
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.
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,
this class-leading power plant 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 two million miles of on-road and test-lab verification
and Polaris Industries' 60 years of engineering prowess.
2014 Indian Chief Vintage (starting MSRP:
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)
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.
"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 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. "On Saturday night 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."
The First 1901
To pay tribute
to Indian Motorcycle's past, the first 1901 Indian Chiefs to roll off of
Indian's assembly line in Spirit Lake, IA will be identified with a
limited-edition badge. Numbered between one and 1901, these rare bikes
will reflect the year of Indian's inception by Oscar Hedstrom and George
Hendee in Springfield, MA. "We have been very conscientious about
honoring Indian Motorcycle's storied history while establishing a
foundation for what's yet to come," said Polaris Vice President of
Motorcycles, Steve Menneto. "The lucky few who purchase these limited
number bikes will truly own a piece of history, concurrently
representing Indian's rich past and its limitless future." More
information is available at Indian Motorcycle dealers across the country.
is adding dealerships across the US and globally, and is on plan to have
125-140 North American and 70 international dealers by year end. The
full line of 2014 Indian Chief models are available for order now and
will arrive in dealerships in September, along with an extensive array
of apparel, parts and accessories. Indian Motorcycle demo rides will be
available at dealer events across the country starting later in August.
to check out the Demo Tour schedule or to locate an Indian Motorcycle
dealer near you, and to see the full line of apparel, parts and
For more information please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com,
follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/indianmotocycle,
and Like Us at www.facebook.com/indianmotorcycle.
ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®
Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America's first
motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the
hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned 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. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.
ABOUT POLARIS® INDUSTRIES
Polaris is a recognized leader in
the powersports industry with annual 2012 sales of $3.2 billion. Polaris
designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality
off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER®
and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles,
motorcycles and small vehicles.
Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and
off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight
cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian
Motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the
global on-road small vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars
(GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed
vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of
Polaris and KLIM branded apparel and Polaris accessories and parts.
Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the
symbol "PII", and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock
Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and
vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or
anytime at www.polaris.com.
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Communications for Indian Motorcycle
Susan Donahue, 646-454-9378