Indian Spirit Custom Motorcycle Featured Reviews Hot Bike

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Motorcycling is a personal much like ice cream. you want the five-scoop monster with flavor names make Ben Jerry’s seem Other times you just a nice refreshing bowl of When searching for a new American you will come across with tires bigger some cars, motors enough to break most speed limits before the end of gear, and radical styling rivals machines on the show

You can also find some clean, simply styled that don’t want to 100-foot patches of rubber on the and would rather spend time cruising down the in comfort and traditional style such as the Indian Spirit.

a Spirit in your driveway put a swagger in your walk or you searching for a new wardrobe with a lot of leather accessories. It will you why you started riding V-Twins in the place: to cruise around and fun. The Spirit is a middle-of-the-road that sits right in the of the Indian lineup.

A little and more stylish than its brother the Scout, and a bit smaller in and mass than its big brother the the Spirit is a riding machine. For our we chose the Spirit Deluxe with whitewalls and two-tone instead of the Standard ($17,995).

Based on the single downtube frame, the Spirit has 32 degrees of in the neck and wears a set of billet Indian trees to hold its fork legs in place. A reinforced swing arm adds rigidity and connects to a pair of shocks with adjustable in the rear. A pair of 16×3.5-inch wheels rides fore and wrapped up in Maxxis wide tires (the standard has blackwalls).

Both wheels are with Indian rotors and billet calipers.

The Spirit the common powerplant that all use — until the 100ci motor is released this — an 88ci Evolution-style built by SS.; The 3.625×4.25-inch produces plenty of useable in stock configuration, but we know that an ignition, cam, and swap can add as much as 20 hp and 25 lb-ft of It is a worthwhile change once you get the break-in mileage.

The motor and five-speed transmission are in a gloss-black treatment that rich and luxurious against the covers and trim pieces. A design Indian outer covers a wet chain and clutch

Dressing up the Spirit are Indian-themed that are a little more than the Scout’s, but significantly than the Chief. A set of new 5.8-gallon with a full-length dash high above the frame. the dash you’ll find a VDO with a trip meter and lights.

The seat on the Spirit is in-house at Indian and features a passenger pad and a lot of fringe. The bars are — almost too wide and let you sit in a relaxed position when you your feet out on the forward-positioned While the Spirit feels than the Chief, it is still not a bike, so those of longer leg and arm find it most comfortable.

we said earlier, the Spirit is at its when cruising. You can run the 88 into rpm and beat most cars from a traffic light, but The Spirit takes you back in to a more relaxed period just being on a bike was all mattered.

The chassis is responsive enough to quick in-traffic maneuvers as but it prefers just moving at the posted pace. Stopping the can be accomplished with just the brake. But with its 626 pounds of dry it’s better to use both.

The is not a hot rod, it’s not a technological and it’s not flashy. But it is a good, bike that is easy to and puts you in the mood to enjoy a cruise around the city or a day on a two-lane highway. Hey, sounds like fun. go. ‘

After many of saying, we are working on it, Indian Company is ready to unveil its new motor. We were invited to its California, facility to sample a of prototype machines on what was the day of the winter in Northern California. The air did nothing to dull the excitement of riding a bike equipped Indian’s new proprietary motor.

The new has bore and … numbers of that give it 100 ci of displacement and a compression ratio. It has pushrod-operated sized 1.94-inch on the intake and for the exhaust, helping the 100-incher quite a bit of low-end grunt.

A 42mm Mikuni carb fuel and air from the left of the motor, which is probably the noticeable difference in the look of the from most traditional motors.

A close look at the cam shows a gerotor-style oil pump forward of the cam and the oil filter mounted it. Just above the cam cavity you see cylinders, round heads, and rocker boxes, giving a nostalgic look to the powerplant. a lot of this design sounds we think it is different enough to alone, yet any technician comfortable 45-degree V-Twins is able to minor or major servicing.

with a new motor comes a new and rear suspension design. The chassis is now a common item in the family, but this new model a 34-degree neck rake 2-degree trees to bring a trail figure into That helps make the big a little more maneuverable at low In the rear, a new swingarm is mated to a rate mono-shock suspension

In the chassis upgrade area, you also notice the inclusion of Brembo calipers on both — a big help on a bike a dry weight just 10 pounds than 700.

The prototype we rode were set up two ways: one was stock while the other had a air cleaner and a free-flowing exhaust. The bike had a large airbox on the side that is still in its stages of production design, but the barely got in the way of our left knee the first part of the ride. the very first twist of the you could feel a lot of low-end

Not arm-stretching or tire-shredding, but nice, power right where you it. Higher rpm brings a a lot of buzzing and but the motor design is set more to low rpm

A switch to the unrestricted bike us that the 100-incher likes easily and rewards you with power. Acceleration was noticeably and the bike was a little more out of the corners. Speaking of corners, we the bikes on a series of twisty and found the chassis to be extremely and not hesitant to get into a corner.

At no time do you forget this is a big though.

After a few hours of we were left with a positive impression of the Chief. The new and suspension seem to work together, and the motor is just for a bike this size. to say, we will give you a report when we take one our editorial stable for a full of HOT BIKE testing.



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