2014 Indian Chief Classic
year: 2014 Model: Chief price: 265000 INR Transmission: 6 speed Torque @ RPM: 138 @ 2600 Displacement: 1811 cc
We always have considered Harley Davidson as the original American motorcycle manufacturer brand but there is one more motorcycle manufacturer who is equally famous not only in the American Market but internationally as well. The Indian motorcycles started their journey way back in the year 1901, initially they were called Hendee Manufacturing Company but later it was changed to Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company.
Now in the recent years Indian bike enthusiast have witnessed many International 2 wheeler manufacturer launched their products in the Indian market and they have tasted success instantly. Harley Davidson too launched their own motorcycle range in India and now we have more than 3000 Harley’s on our Indian roads. The Indian motorcycle brand too launched three of their new motorcycles and they surely made their first impression on many Indian bike enthusiasts of India.
Indian motorcycle brand was purchased by Polaris who are mainly known all over the World for their off road vehicles, made their Indian debut few years ago but was not able to leave their mark but now by launching the Indian motorcycle brand they surely made their presence felt.
The specialty of all Indian motorcycles is that they quite skillfully blend the Classic styling with modern engineering marvel; the cruiser that we will be reviewing today also has the old school looks mixed with modern engineering. Many of you have already guessed the name of the motorcycle by now.
Yes! I am talking about the Chief Classic which is the entry level motorcycle offered by this iconic brand in India, its styling takes us back in the retro era but don’t be fooled by its old school looks because it has a very sophisticated engine bolted to its chassis which surely packs quite a bit of punch.
So without wasting any more time let us provide you with all the details of Chief Classic that has been launched recently from the stable of Indian motorcycles.
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The first thing that will surely strike your mind is that this cruiser is huge and if you love getting attention of everyone then perhaps this is the ultimate attention magnet. The Cruiser is seriously huge and measures about 2571mm in length and those who prefer chrome in their cruisers then perhaps this is their Chrome mine.
The Chief Classic styling has been inspired from the original Chief motorcycle that dominated the streets in the 1940’s. The retro theme is maintained throughout the motorcycle, take a look at its front and you will surely be impressed by the swooping valenced fenders which has been a standard part of the motorcycle since 1940, the huge fenders are not only meant for styling they also provides safety by blocking the gravels and other materials kicked up by the tyres, the front fender also has the iconic War Bonnet mounted on it which also has been a part of this motorcycle since 1947. Even the brake calipers are also covered to give the brakes a clean finish, the tyres has been painted in white which itself raises the standard of this cruiser quite high and adds an overall premium finish to the motorcycle.
The huge chromed headlamp cluster looks solid and gives you a sense that this is one serious cruiser which is meant for tough people. The instrument console is mounted on the tank which consists of an analog speedometer which is quite clearly visible both under the sun and even in the dark, the instrument console also has a digital display which informs the rider everything about the cruiser including the fuel data.
The saddle itself is quite comfortable and seats quite low which is a huge advantage for all the riders. The huge chromed out engine bolted to the chassis will surely attract everyone’s attention. The Indian Chief Classic is powered by a new Thunder Stroke 111 V twin engine about which we will talk about a little later, at the rear of the motorcycle the curvy fender itself with a slight hint of chrome itself is a piece of art and take this for granted that you won’t find any other motorcycle on this planet which has a such an attractive looking rear fender.
If you are a Cadillac fan then perhaps you will fall in love with this cruiser. This premium motorcycle has been built with extreme care and caution and there is absolutely nothing wrong with its styling.
The overall dimension of the motorcycle has been provided below:
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