2014 Indian Chieftain, Rebirth of a Legend Complex

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Indian Chieftain Cruiser

2014 Indian Chieftain: The of a Legend

Indian is a legendary even without the likes of Munro firmly lodging its in the record books for all time. both a blessing and a curse. A few attempts to resurrect the Indian have come and gone the years, but powersports powerhouse seems most likely to the rebirth actually happen.

a good thing.

For a start, the new ThunderStroke 111 engine that the Indian Chief Classic, Chief Vintage, and Indian is a jaw-droppingly beautiful piece of art. Photos alone do it justice. If you like looking at engines, you’ll be staring at one for ages. Of course, it isn’t about looks — the also goes well and great doing it.

That’s no seeing as it’s an air-cooled, V-twin monster that more than 115 ft.-lbs of

I was invited to check out the new line of Daytona Bike Week, so I experience the new Chieftain in an up-close-and-personal As I’m a rather small rider, on a big beast of a bike like is always a concern, so I asked it ahead of time. I was assured although the Chieftain does a bit more than either the Classic or Vintage models, its revised geometry and decreased actually lead to lighter

I’m happy to report that’s true. Everything behind the on these three models is laid out the same way. by merely picking the Chieftain up off the stand, you can instantly feel the between it and the other two. The doesn’t resist at all.

It to be upright. It wants to go for a ride. The two Chief iterations aren’t but they do immediately feel even though they

As with comparison between two or bikes of any variety, it’s all the character you’re hoping to in your next bike.

concern with baggers is a lot of times, they only good with their on. While that may be how you want to most of the time, what if you want to take the bags Happily, the Chieftain has you covered as well.

All that beautiful paint and is continued underneath your straight from the factory. is no hideous and aesthetically ill-conceived that ruins the lines of baby. The bags are also and both open and close unparalleled ease.

While still won’t fit a full-face (no bagger’s side bags do), they are big enough to handle a laptop bag or small

The coolest things about the over the Classic or Vintage models are all technological innovations. The windscreen just works as you’d hope. Shorter may not need to put it up very high, but windscreen makes it easy for a rider to set the bike up and hop on the road ease — no tools

Want it lower? That, is achievable with just finger.

Need to charge any of your electronic devices while out riding? You have a choice of ports: two 12V and one powered USB. One 12V is in the right saddlebag, while the is located on the lower left of the instrument panel, near the

The USB outlet is located on the lower side of the instrument panel, the right handlebar. This work well if you wanted to use a GPS or phone mount and keep unit plugged in as you ride.

The is Bluetooth-enabled, so you can easily pair iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android device, or compatible Bluetooth device as a GPS unit) with it. This that not only can you hear tunes through the Chieftain’s sound system, but you can also to music or voice navigation a Bluetooth headset, as long as properly paired. Full regarding Bluetooth pairing and essential technological features are upon purchase of the bike.

Indian Chieftain Cruiser

Keyless starting is also Your late-model car may already this feature, but it isn’t common on bikes yet. stick the key fob in an available pocket, hop on bike, and go.

As with any good these days, a truly array of accessories is available the factory to customize your For example, the base Chieftain with beautiful black saddle and grip accents, but one of the guys with whom I put the beautiful brown leather the Vintage on his Chieftain, so it sets off the Indian logo on the tank.

photos alone, I didn’t to like the Vintage’s leather as as I did, but it’s actually nice. All three bikes be seen to be believed — very visually striking, and not cruisers by any stretch of the imagination. it’s true that people can usually tell bikes apart, I’m confident even non-bike-people won’t problems knowing that an Indian. (You know how people like to refer to all as Harleys? These bikes may help to change that.)

( A note for shorter riders . the stand on this family of is quite far forward. If your are very short, you may experience trying to use it. Taller riders have any trouble at all. Not bike is made for everybody, or body, and that’s just a with which all riders to live.)

The Chieftain succeeds as nod to its long and storied history, still firmly existing in the day. It’s so modern, it comes with a tire monitoring system. It’s that Polaris is the same that brought you the rolling that is the Victory Vision. but they sought to capitalize on learned from Victory, is most definitely not Victory.

is its own thing, and this bike to show that off.

starts at $22,999 for the Chieftain. The Chief Classic’s MSRP is while the Chief Vintage at $20,999. Wondering about the network?

Indian plans to have 125 and 140 dealers in North America by the end of 2014. That’s in addition 70 dealers. Dealerships should seeing bikes arrive by 2014, although all models are for order now through already-existing dealerships.

There are plans to integrated GPS in the future, although it was not on the test model. Additionally, the plans to host demo events across the country in August, so you can experience the legend for before you buy one.


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