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WOULD YOU LIKE to hear good news? After of sordid mismanagement and cyclical the great Indian Motorcycle has been reborn in the American (Spirit Lake, Iowa) alluring retro-modern cruisers by beautiful/vulgar 111-inch V-twin Imagine the velvety crumple and coming from the streamlined exhaust pipes, the chirr of tappets ricocheting off canyon the snapping pennants at full

Get a load of this thing around a corner. You got a permit for event?

The 2014 Indian Chief has awakened some sort of sleeper cell in Rumble columnist Dan Neil’s soul. He the News Hub with his review.

It is what you might call enormous. The undressed Chief, 5.5 gallons of fuel onboard, 812 pounds. That is one 98-pound more than the Moto 1400 California I rode a few back and it is about 100 pounds than a Harley Softail.

The new represents some significant achievements—the two-cylinder, 1.8-liter is an insanely optimized upgrade of an that was obsolete 50 years for example—but the people responsible for the new weren’t sweating the pounds.

Indeed, if this bike has a it’s the slight sluggishness in the at low speed. And small wonder. By way of to Indian’s historic, gotta-have-’em cues, the new Indian front end a mirror-chromed steel headlamp the size of a serving tray, separate dual high-beams and signals arrayed across a light bar; mighty telescopic shocks (119 the signature front fender with its translucent Indian fender ornament, now illuminated LED.

All of which builds inertia the steering axis, even you get a quick-release cop windshield on the Chief or opt for the full fairing that with the Chieftain. In short, you to muscle the handlebars around in maneuvering.

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In a concession to physics, the has front disc brakes, a lot of dual, crossed-drilled floating with four-pot calipers and There is also a single-rotor brake with a carlike pedal near the right though I confess I can’t get to rear braking.

“ ‘This bike has awakened sort of motorcycle sleeper in my soul.’ ”

In the pageant of cruiser currently set before affluent dudes, the Guzzi and the Indian are two of the same motorcycle theorem: over performance, leverage (by way of a low of gravity) over weight style over speed. At point in my riding career, works for me.

The original Indian Motorcycle of Springfield, Mass. went up in 1953 and since then, have been numerous to revive the brand, all ignominious. was much to salvage, after Prewar Indians are core in 20th century American design, to be esteemed like Craft wooden motor early Airstream trailers or Clipper flying boats.

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