2009 Indian Chief - Native Pride

The Newest Version Of America's Oldest Motorcycle

By Alan Cathcart, Photography by Tom Riles

Tech Spec
Indian Chief Standard

An updated version of the Gilroy Indians from eight years ago, with improved build quality and subtle mechanical refinements.

Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe, Victory Kingpin.

Price $25,999
Engine type a-c 45-deg. V-twin
Valve train OHV, 4v
Displacement 1720cc
Bore x stroke 100.7 x 108.0mm
Compression 9.0:1
Fuel system Magnetti Marelli EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower na
Claimed torque 100 lb-ft.
Frame Tubular-steel cradle
Front suspension 41mm Paioli telescopic fork
Rear suspension Single Fox shock
Front brake Brembo four-piston caliper, 292mm disc
Rear brake Brembo two-piston caliper, 292mm disc
Front tire 130/90-16 Michelin Commander
Rear tire 150/90-16 Michelin Commander
Rake/trail 34.0 deg./5.9 in.
Seat height 27.9 in.
Wheelbase 68.4 in.
Fuel capacity 5.0 gal.
Claimed dry weight 738 lbs.
Colors Indian Red, Thunder Black
Available Now
Warranty 24 mo., unlimited mi.

Indian Motorcycle Company
116 Battleground Rd.
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Verdict 3.5 stars out of 5
Inimitable American style, iconic heritage and superb fit and finish-but the Powerplus engine could be more refined and powerful.

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