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    Default Indian Motorcycles gets bigger!

    The Indian Chief Vintage Final Edition was launched at the Progressive International Motor Show held at Long Beach, California.

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    New owners Polaris have launched the 2013 models of the Indian Chief keeping to the many traditions of the century old brand. Polaris had purchased the brand in April 2011.

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    Polaris in showing its serious intent towards the motorcycle market has a 144,000 sq. ft. R&D facility in Minnesota. It has launched four models in the 2013 line up.

    The prices for the four models are

    2013 Chief Classic: $26,499
    2013 Chief Dark Horse: $27,999
    2013 Chief Vintage: $36,899
    2013 Chief Vintage LE: $37,899

    The motorcycles will continue to be a premium product and therefore the pricing is kept as such.

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    We will lead by staying true to Americas first and greatest motorcycle company. Purposeful engineering. Unparalleled craftsmanship. And superior American quality.
    Specs for the Vintage Final Edition

    Engine: PowerPlus 105, Air-Cooled 45
    Displacement: 105 cubic Inches
    Bore x Stroke: 3.966 in. x 4.25 in.
    Compression: 9:1
    Fuel System: Closed Loop Sequential Port
    Fuel Injection with Heated Oxygen Sensors
    Drivetrain:
    Primary: Chain
    Final Drive: Belt
    Gearbox: Six-speed
    Electrical:
    Instruments: Analog Speedometer &
    Multifunction Digital Display
    Charging System: 42 amps
    Lamps: Teardrop Head Lamp, Fender Light
    Chassis:
    Frame: High Tensile Steel
    Suspension/Front: Dia. 41 mm/Travel 4.25 in.
    Suspension/Rear: Single Shock/Travel 2.90
    Brakes/Front: Dual Caliper Floating Rotors
    Brakes/Rear: Single Caliper Floating Rotor
    Tires/Front: 130/90-16 White Wall
    Tires/Rear: 150/80B16 White Wall
    Wheels: Wire Spoked
    Exhaust system: Two-into-One Stainless Steel
    Fuel tank capacity: 5.5 gallons
    Dimensions:
    Length: 100.5
    Width: 40.5
    Height: 50.5
    Seat Height: 27.25
    Wheelbase: 68.4
    Rake Steering Head/Trail: 34/5.92
    Weight:
    Dry Weight: 753 lbs.
    Gross Vehicle Weight: 1220 lbs.
    Standard Equipment:
    Auxiliary Driving Lamps, Solo Seat with Detachable Passenger Seat, Windshield, Vintage Leather Saddlebags, Leather Fringe, Chrome Grab Rail, Engine Guards, Chrome Fender Tips
    Harley Davidson in India is seen as a premium product, but in its birthplace its also known as an Apparel Manufacturer which also sells bikes! by its critics. A brand like the Indian Chief is super premium in comparison. Will this Indian ever come to India???


    Sources -

    Indian Motorcycles : Official Website

    Indian Motorcycle Moving Forward With Polaris - Motorcycle USA

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    News approved.
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    the title of this thread is so misleading, for some time i though a bigger P220 is launched or what...??

    nice motorcycle, and charging system of 42 amps...that is 500 watts of pure electricity, i love it man.

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    Agreed even I thought this to be a bigger Pulsar launch after reading the title. Any way that's a hell of a bike and money needed to ride it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by princesirohi View Post
    the title of this thread is so misleading, for some time i though a bigger P220 is launched or what...??

    nice motorcycle, and charging system of 42 amps...that is 500 watts of pure electricity, i love it man.
    I too thought it was about a pulsar. But these rides are gorgeous. They surely deserve 'super' premium for their looks.
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    thank you mods, for correcting the thread title.

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    The thread name is still misleading. "Motorcyle brand "Indian" got bigger" would be better.

    @MODS - We see so many thread names which never tell us about its content. Please make a policy of naming thread appropriately without putting sensational titles with no insight on whats its about.

    PS: the visual and technical changes in the forum are getting better as more inputs are flowing in and the technical team is implying them. good work.
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    The huge front fender,white lining on the rims and that swooped tank.Typical Indian Chief trademark.That said,the vintage is really classic and beautiful.So much so their scale replicas also look stunning!

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