2014 Indian Chieftain First Ride — Motorcycle USA

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Indian Chieftain Cruiser

2014 Indian Chieftain Ride

We ride the 2014 Chieftain around Sturgis and get the on the other 2014 Indian motorcycles as well in our 2014 Chief Motorcycle First video.

Of all the motorcycles Indian last night to a packed on Sturgis’ Main Street, the one elicited the biggest response the crowd was the 2014 Indian And for good reason. The sculpted has a bold, aggressive design, the new and exciting with familiar like the signature Indian fenders just below it.

It was the one its new Polaris owners introduced deviated the most from the Including a bagger in its initial was a savvy marketing move by Motorcycle. It continues to be one of the most segments and there’s numerous builders doing big things them in the aftermarket.

Just at Paul Yaffe’s Bagger

Indian brass stated it has one in mind with the new lineup: To the premier premium American As it moves forward to that it pays tribute to the brand’s heritage and its long history dates back to 1901. The 1901 production models out of Spirit Lake will be and the new model launch includes of firsts for the Indian brand.

The cast aluminum chassis is a on an Indian, the bike’s skeleton both the weight savings and Indian sought as it attempted to mass out of the frame. The progressive system used on the Chief and Chief Classic is another on an Indian Motorcycle. The 2014 includes the first hard-faired the company has produced, too.

The Stroke 111 engine powering the of 2014 Indian Chiefs share any parts with powerplants Polaris produces Its unit construction crankcase is of two castings. It has large fins not only help in cooling but the same finning and parallel tubes as Chiefs from the 1940s. It has a 5.5 quart oil capacity to those almost four-inch oiled up and drumming.

And do they Indian has worked hard to mechanical noise down so its note is the bike’s defining signature. And I’ll admit, the does put out a powerful, throaty when you’re on the throttle as it out the lofty claims of 119 lb-ft of at the 3000 rpm plateau.

This exceeds company expectations as initially was shooting to get power in the 115 lb-ft range.

During Indian’s technical on the bike, they said the styling cues were from Indians from the bold bikes with lines. But the new version departs the norm by being the first

The posse gets ready to out of Dodge on the new 2014 Indian

The Thunder Stroke 111 engine is the jewel of the 2014 Indian

produced with a hard and hard bags. Indian them not only with in mind, but made them detachable and with the ability to be locked via the bike’s key fob. The are big enough to stuff in my backpack, holds my 17-inch computer.

The process is all-electronic with a key fob the place of a traditional key. As as it’s within proximity of the it will start up. You can turn it on by a button on the tank or engage the system by pushing the traditional mounted start button then press it again to the bike over.

Sitting in its saddle for the first time, it compact for a bagger. The Chieftain is slim in the saddle and it’s to get both feet securely on the at stop. Its ergos are relaxed and courtesy of highway bars and

The Chieftain’s seat has a comfortable and Indian said it intends to it on the other two models as well.

The is well-balanced so it’s easy to during slow speed on overcrowded Lazelle Street. its generous size, the fork-mounted doesn’t weigh steering Between the wide fairing and the adjustable windscreen, the tandem riders well so there’s buffeting. The four-inch power is activated via button on the left

The Chieftain audio system 100 watts of audio through two mounted in the front fairing. The is clean and loud. The motorcycle has the capacity to run your smartphone it and link to music lists Bluetooth.

The gear sets on the transmission have been to quell mechanical noise, and riding the 2014 Chieftain up to and through Vanocker Canyon, have to say engineers accomplished goal. Gears engage and quietly as its big, high clutch doesn’t require a lot of force. The clutch lever is but not stiff and the throttle-by-wire system is so response to input is crisp.

It’s so non-descript, it took me a while to think about the of the transmission because it was easing gear so naturally. Considering the amount of torque the engine is out, this is no small of engineering.

The 2014 Chieftain has ground clearance thanks to positioned high which for plenty of lean. It has both the rake of the three new Indian at 25-degrees and the shortest wheelbase at inches. The combination adds up to a that is more than to lean into the turns and true once it gets

The engine is smooth yet powerful. Not but strong and consistent. We wanted to its throttle more but confess traffic in Vanocker prevented us getting the full monty. On the occasion we did get to open it up, it pulls the authority you’d expect an 1811cc engine.

Vibrations in the are almost non-existent. In addition to the area of its cooling fins, it has an built into the cast frame to help keep down.

We rolled up to Nemo Rapid City and rambled Vanocker Canyon on the 2014 Chiefs.

The first Indian models by Polaris debuted Saturday to a packed house on Sturgis’ Street.

The front brakes are thanks to twin 300mm discs up front. Four-piston put a strong squeeze without to mash the lever hard. The aren’t overly bitey but is immediate and even.

Braking get an assist from ABS that are of the factory package, assisting the 300mm disc out back.

being attractively designed, the console is placed intuitively, the dial of its analog speedo enough to read at speed, as is the tach placed opposite it. the two dials is a digital readout four different screens and of information to toggle through. its functions are a clock and outside gauge, radio, satellite a plug-in audio device, indicator, odometer, and tire PSI readout.

Cruise control standard and is operated via the right control.

The new Indian Chiefs been the buzz of Sturgis. time we stop, someone approach with a story an Indian they owned and about everybody has responded on the direction Polaris has taken.

original Indian was an everyman and these guys have that back,” said one we met called Ed Murphy, the unofficial of Suches, Georgia.”

The 2014 Indian Chief classic cues with performance and technology. It will run Bluetooth, tell you your pressure, has throttle-by-wire and ABS. It has running lights in the fairing but integrated LED turn signals Classic cues include the red hue the is known for, swooping and a lit War Bonnet emblem on the front

Its crown jewel is its engine sits like a mother of within the six-piece modular But it’s more than a pretty face. It’s a punch in the nose, which just delivered to its competitors.

Indian Chieftain Gear Bag


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