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Indian Chief Classic

Test Indian Chief : The South Counter-Attacks!

Harley is not the only American manufacturer of Indian marks quite as and established her in the south-east of the USA, alternatives which do not have to of the comparison. Such this lately imported Indian on our premises. In saddle!

Classical Chief: 1st Test

Born in in the United States . Indian is one of the brands of motorcycles in the world . all the firms with the so rich Indian knew its hours of industrial with supplies for the sporting, with speed (see on this subject the “Burt Munro”, with Hopkins and Indian in guest

The other American famous thus is also re-elected for the ones impassioned like the of Indian club of France, dedicate worship without with the ancestors made in The Indian brand, first of the lowered the curtain definitively in For, the such phoenix us leave the eagle to another to reappear of its ashes under the of the industrialist shouting Craft, in other vessels, deep-sea time, with the whole of this century.

After always difficult Indian reconsidered the front of the in 2008 with a much motorcycle, Indian Chief. with the Power engine 105 cubic inches and declined in versions, this alternative to the ogre proves completely

“Power Plus” but not full!

By in addition to the chromium profusion and the rather “vintage”, Indian resembles many customs, points out certain productions of which had copied the style there is little with the (we do not make however any amalgam). Of Indian appears completely original and, in a word,

Quality is indeed with go in of some details which like the apparent sons the broad headlight. However, the remains magnetized with the true heart of the motorcycle, its splendid aillettage. This door of chromium, would with wonder my living

But Indian is before a a whole gross 1,720 Cm3), (more than 2.50 m), (330 kg dry), but, at very low of saddle (708 which facilitates the task of the gauges at the time as of operations. a size of 1.70 m, one poses the on the two sides, almost flat, in saddle. Side ergonomics, the remains classical enough for the

The width of the handlebar and the establishment a far away from the footboards allure the higher gauges

“One” then “Start” and V with 45° barns oneself, More than 1,720 Cm3 from the start by his strength. our model of loan is the pastille on the of the exhaust and released side air, that is to say a configuration in roll more than 80% of the However, the level of decibels not have what to awake the district.

It is sound, but not noisy, and a voice! Obviously, this has already a beautiful generosity, up in the turns without trailing in of its long configuration “chases”, its batch of vibrations (in the handlebar,

Like a standard recently

While going up on board Chief, one cannot prevent from raising the differences the Harley-Davidson models. Directing although Dyna, Indian also claims to play of the (hydraulically-operated a firm hair with the softness of the models cables H-D) to take off or to the corner of a street.

That because of a sensitive of flexibility compared to Twin of Milwaukee. On the other hand, the engine is much faster to take its turns/min and more in its way of delivering the power, in particular low mode.

On Indian Chief, one a standard recently domesticated, most Harley-Davidson seems up for a long time (in “attached” certainly). Even if it would be to compare with equal to be definitively affirmative, Power is not less one frank success and a daily use for it, while remaining alive in this released almost “street legal”. the limit, it would be liked the selection is softer.

However, approval between 50 and 140 km/h completely satisfactory to us. One understands quickly why mechanics Indian era, so “young”, if is already by raising the CV of certain technicians of the Indeed, most engineers from Harley-Davidson or Polaris for Indian thus profiting a team experienced to start her brand.

It is neither calf slackness nor a

Out of engine as in part-cycle, let us recognize Indian was frankly not flunked for rebirth. At ease downtown and on road, Indian benefits a rather low centre of gravity thanks to its “small” broad tire of only 150 mm, does not a truck in the corners. If it directs although Harley-Davidson, it is much handy than the Japanese of the kind.

Indian Chief Classic

On road, Indian reveals even a remarkable thanks to a generous footing and is by certain rigidity in the curves.

well on its wheels of sixteen it changes course without or very seldom (in large with more than 140 meter). The reactivity being one of the values of Indian, one finds it as in the behavior of the engine as of the part-cycle. Chief appears indeed more rigid and precise in the of management that a good of customs.

Moreover, the ground is adapted to our sinuous European

This Indian new generation sufficient angle without with all-goes and one can roll up on his without trailing itself, a Kawasaki 1700 Classic awakes you by the metal squealing of its Side braking, Brembo appears sufficiently powerful. the back blocks too easily, can prove to be awkward on a custom it is necessary “to sit” during the decelerations.

For the blow, Harley-Davidson proposes sometimes more, with its but effective ABS. Side the back shock absorber of type absorbs the inequalities But stripped of rods, it arrives into obstinate on the potholes with 73 mm of clearance…) and progressiveness

The vibrations, sensitive to the handlebar do not stick ants in the fingers to the modes.

But all that passes to the plan because approval is very satisfactory. Indian is atypical and very quickly the desire for rolling, proposing a mixes character, of approval and zest of brutality which certain rules on its handlebar.

An alternative which costs…

While making Indian Classical with the concession, a is essential: Indian made a of its return. The mission, on the technical and dynamics is accomplished. Moreover, the engine more offers one mixture of character, singular for a custom, and of approval (aesthetic practice).

Remain a high price: €, is 10,000 € of less than its launching in France a few months ago of but still 10,000 of too vis-a-vis the made in Milwaukee. The rhythm of of the factory (between 3 and 17 motorcycles per explains this elitist partly (even in the United where it is sold 26,000 $), confines Indian with the row of of dreamed or cult object. a choice of the Indian team, which we are obliged to draw our hat for work.

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