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Indian Chieftain Cruiser

RoadRUNNER’s Motorcycle of the Year: The Chieftain

During this year, we tested a wide of motorcycles. Our editors have run on a 700cc scooter, cruised on an V-twin, traversed states on a adventure bike, and crossed the on a three-wheeled machine. All of the motorcycles to be leaders in their category, and even excel far beyond we call fun and adventure.

But to win our MOTY we look for a game changer—this it was a clear choice.

We’re pleased to announce the Indian Chieftain has been Motorcycle of the Year by the RoadRUNNER

The entire industry has been since April 2011 Polaris bought Indian for the reincarnation of America’s first motorcycle brand. Arguably the fabled brand on our continent, it has its share of mismanagement and bad luck its inception in 1901. With the of a $3.5 billion company, can, and should, be excited what’s to come.

Three models were during the Sturgis Rally: the Classic, the Chief Vintage, and the We chose the latter for its retro-modern that resembles a streamliner from the 1950s, the Thunder 111 engine, the incorporation of current and its outstanding ride quality. ad slogan is “Choice is here in Motorcycles,” and the domestic motorcycle is about to undergo a transformation.

machines are designed and built in the USA and in Spirit Lake, IA. Although the same facility that Motorcycles uses, they do not any components.

The 111-cubic-inch Thunder Stroke was designed to resemble the look of Indians with a flat multi-directional finned valve downward firing exhausts, and push-rod tubes. Whereas a new product launch takes 40 Indian’s engineers made it in just 27 months. It’s to imagine that they from scratch and tried to a modern engine into the of an old one.

Indian Chieftain Cruiser
Indian Chieftain Cruiser

The result is 119.2 lb-ft of The powerful, yet smooth, engine is a joy to and produces just the right of rumble when rolling on the

Instead of a traditional key, the (along with the other has an electronic key fob. In case lost, the owner can press a of pre-programmed control buttons to the motorcycle. The Chieftain also a power-retractable windshield that into the fairing. A seat of premium leather and lockable saddlebags make it tour-worthy.

Features such as full connectivity, a 100-watt audio and an onboard computer that more than the basic bring this brand the digital age.

Trying to a chunk out of Harley-Davidson’s market isn’t easy, but the Indian have the best chance. played, Polaris.

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