Indian Motorcycle, the original American motorcycle company, today
announced the 2013 Indian Chief Vintage Final Edition, the final version
of the Kings Mountain era of Indian Motorcycle, which is available in
very limited quantity. The new model year 2013 Indian Chief Vintage
Final Edition was unveiled before a gathering of the motorcycle industry
press from the floor of the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach,
California, which takes place today through December 9th at
the Long Beach Convention Center.
Today's announcement marks the end of the Kings Mountain era of the
Indian Chief, and signifies an important milestone in the 111-year
storied history of the Indian Motorcycle brand. With a paint scheme
emulating the iconic Indian Chief on display at the 1939 World's Fair in
New York, the stunning new collectible 2013 Indian Chief Vintage Final
Edition is a fully accessorized motorcycle that befits its place in the
history of motorcycling. The extremely limited number of these bikes
available is sure to excite collectors and pave the way for the new era
in Indian Motorcycle under the leadership of Polaris Industries.
The 2013 Indian Chief Final Edition comes fully loaded with the World's
Fair-inspired paint scheme of Indian Red, Thunder Black, and Gold
Pinstripe; auxiliary driving lamps; black leather solo seat with
included detachable passenger seat; windshield; black leather
saddlebags; chrome grab rail; leather fringe; engine guards; and chrome
fender tips. Powered by the PowerPlus 105ci engine, this historic 2013
model will be manufactured in an extremely limited run and wears a
custom-designed, numbered emblem on the frame to commemorate the brand's
"We are working hard designing and building the new Indian Motorcycle,
but we knew it was important to honor and celebrate the long and proud
heritage of Indian Motorcycle, and the Kings Mountain era played a key
role in that continuing history," said Steve Menneto, Vice President of
Motorcycles at parent company Polaris Industries. "When we acquired the
Indian Motorcycle brand in 2011, our strategy was to retain the existing
design, quality and high level of detail for which Indian Motorcycle has
always been known, while making significant detail improvements in order
to satisfy the continued demand from Indian Motorcycle dealers. The
Final Edition is an acknowledgement of our gratitude to the team at
Kings Mountain for sustaining the Indian Motorcycle story and its
heritage as America's original motorcycle brand."
The Kings Mountain, North Carolina assembly line was transitioned to
Polaris' Spirit Lake, Iowa production facility in 2011. The line was
transported and returned to full operation in an astounding eight weeks,
and continued to produce new units for the Indian Motorcycle dealer
base. The state-of-the-art Spirit Lake plant also manufactures Polaris
Rangers and Victory Motorcycles, though each brand is built on its own
dedicated assembly line.
Pricing and Availability
2013 Indian Chief Vintage Final Edition is exclusively available for
purchase in North America with a MSRP of $37,599 and $39,599 in Canada.
Interested parties are encouraged to contact their local Indian
Motorcycle dealer as soon as possible due to limited availability. Log
on to www.indianmotorcycle.com
for dealer and model information.
ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE
Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned
division of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America's original
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 2011 sales of $2.7 billion. Polaris
designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality
motorcycles, off-road vehicles including all-terrain vehicles and
Polaris RANGER® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles and on-road
Polaris is a global sales leader 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.
The company continues to invest in the global on-road small
electric/hybrid vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM)
and Goupil Industrie SA, as well as internally developed vehicles.
Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Pure
Polaris apparel, accessories and parts, available at Polaris dealerships.
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 is available from authorized Polaris dealers or by
Skyya Communications for Indian Motorcycle