True to Indian motorcycle heritage, the 2014 Indian Chief Vintage looks like a winner sitting next to its relative from the 1940’s. With its full coverage front and rear fenders, light up Indian war bonnet, white wall tires, premium chrome and luxurious leather. The Indian Chief Vintage is all about retro looks wrapped around modern innovation.
Polaris hit the nail on the head with the development of this bike. Before release the bike Polaris vowed to ensure reliability by putting the entire platform through over 1.5 million miles of both lab and road testing and over 1 billion crankshaft revolutions. Polaris then released the bikes with a 4 year limited warranty.
Smooth is the name of the game with this bike. The 111 CI motor, which was developed congruent with the cast aluminum chassis, cranks out a powerful 119 foot pounds of torque. Highway riding is as comfortable as it gets, and testers from the major motorcycle magazines reported easy turn-in at low riding speeds. The controls are ergonomically placed and the clutch engagement is buttery.
With just over 4,900 miles since new, this Springfield Blue Chief Vintage comes equipped with the following standard options:
- Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box
- Cruise Control
- Highway Bar
- Keyless Start
- Light Bar
- Premium Leather Seats
- Quick Release Lexan Windshield
- Quick Release Vintage Leather Saddle Bags
- Vintage Fender Badge
The bike also features upgraded leaf Indian on the tank and custom hand painted work on the rear fender.
For the motorcycle enthusiast after the looks of yesteryear with the performance of tomorrow, these bikes cannot be beaten.