2014 Indian Chief Classic, Vintage and Chieftain: MD First Ride (Part…

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2014 Indian Chief Vintage and Chieftain: MD First (Part 1)

2014 Indian Vintage

I am still in Sturgis, and tired, actually.  In to riding the new Indian Chief roughly 350 miles in the last two I have attended various briefings, and events in the heart of and several dinners with representatives.  I will be more today, and trying to some video.

 Let me get to solid first impressions, but for more details in Part 2 of report.

Polaris Industries has been I am sure, with its efforts to market share from in the heavyweight cruiser category its Victory brand.  Although, to be to Victory, it has reached the number 2 behind Harley in worldwide share for the category.  Nevertheless, for the consumer in particular, branding is important.  If  you believe me, spend a few minutes a Google search of the “importance of

 Indian is the brand to take it to in a way Victory never could, and the of the Harley faithful here in (more about that is proof positive.

2014 Indian Chief

Oh, and about the bikes.  The new models, including the Classic, and Chieftain, are extremely impressive on levels.  Polaris tasked its and engineers with building the bike platform in the category. Part 2, I will get into the process more deeply, but MD is impressed.  Not only the incredible Thunder Stroke 111 but the other elements of the entire

 The largely aluminum, frame feels stiffer anything I can remember riding the competition.  Indeed, the Victory comes closest, but the Indian feels more solid me, leading to more precise and accurate suspension movement having to deal with flexing and rebound from a stout, steel chassis).

The is every bit as special as it presents from an aesthetic standpoint. painstakingly removed as much and irritating noise emanating this mill, leaving the to enjoy some beautiful, harmony coming from the air box and exhaust.  It sounds and the engine pulses feel

The engine is also a performer. it prove to be the fastest bike in the  We can’t say for sure, but the plateau of torque allows you to on the highway in the overdrive sixth without the necessity of a downshift.

for our next article where we go into the painstaking effort by to craft and present every aesthetic aspect of the machine, close-up photography by yours  You will be impressed. I also get into much detail about my riding

I have a few small criticisms I will get into, as well, but are not particularly significant, and certainly not breakers.  Stay tuned, and the photos taken of me by Tom Riles my test so far.

2014 Indian Chieftain


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