2014 Indian Chief Classic: On the Road

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Indian Chief Classic
Indian Chief Classic

2014 Indian Motorcycles Classic Review

The Classic, on the

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The view the Classic’s expansive saddle some great stuff: a big fuel tank surrounded by of chrome including a honking nacelle, chunky, easy to use and handy features like an start button that only a tap to get the big v-twin spinning and While nitpickers may notice several bits like the housings aren’t chrome, but a convincingly finished variety of plastic, the cockpit’s overall is one of quality and heft.

Equally impressive is the engine’s thrum as it comes to life. The is deep and rich. offering enough volume to make its known without verging on obnoxious .

The Chief is easy to at a standstill, and releasing the relatively clutch while feeding the produces an easy-to-modulate tug ahead. tip-in is mild and progressive, but as you the right grip further, you get a sense of the considerable power lurking within those big cylinders; goose it, and the Chief ahead like a locomotive, 119.2 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 rpm.

Indian Chief Classic

Gear shifts are smooth and with a touch of positive as each cog engages, and the digital indicator works while the is pulled, unlike Harley-Davidson’s Neutral is easy to find area where Harley lags), and the Indian’s gears are cut for quieter operation.

The dual-disc, floating rotor front and 2-piston rear are strong, and allow a split-second of before the anti-lock kicks in, a experienced riders will appreciate. On the highway, 70 mph translates to rpm, and cruise control intuitively and smoothly via an on/off and rocker switch on the right

Riding posture is typical with floorboards, forward leg and handlebars requiring outstretched Not surprisingly there’s quite a bit of going on at highway speeds due to the of windscreen, but the ride is generally and easy to live with. One of my only ergonomic shortcomings was its which felt scooped a bit against my backside— and, to Indian, that pre-production seat has since been along with a floorboard been made less

You’ll notice the bike’s when cornering around and that’s not entirely unintentional: an rep says typical Classic prefer that substantial which is reinforced by its considerable trail figure of 6.1 inches, the bigger Chieftain has actually tuned to feel nimbler.

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