Indian Chieftain: RoadRUNNER’s Motorcycle of the Year 2013

Mar 25, 2014 View Comments by

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Harley-Davidson Has Sites Set on India

Mar 24, 2014 View Comments by

India, the world’s second most populous nation with over 1.2 billion people, is one of Harley-Davidson’s primary target markets. Since first entering the Indian market in 2009, Harley-Davidson has already become the biggest seller of 800cc plus motorcycles in the country (though admittedly that’s not yet a large segment in India) with 4,000 bikes sold […]

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MotoQuest Offering Indian Chief Rentals

Mar 14, 2014 View Comments by

If you’re thinking about buying a new bike, but the dealer won’t let you test ride it, renting one is always a good option. If the bike you’ve been considering happens to be one of the new Indians, and you’re on the West Coast, MotoQuest has you covered. They’ve got all three models to choose […]

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Interview with Gary Gray: Spirit Lake Revolution

Feb 28, 2014 View Comments by

Gary Gray is the product director of motorcycles for Polaris, the company that founded Victory Motorcycles and now owns Indian as well. With the rollout of the 2014 Indian Chief lineup at Sturgis last August, Polaris has put Indian back on the motorcycle map and continues to whittle away at Harley-Davidson’s domination of the domestic […]

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Dottie Mattern’s Cannonball Run for Colon Cancer

Jan 10, 2014 View Comments by

Ever since her college days at the University of Maryland, Dottie Mattern has been riding motorcycles. Now, with her 70th birthday approaching, Dottie aims to become the oldest woman to complete the Cannonball Run, which stretches 4,100 miles from coast to coast. The endurance race features only antique motorcycles model year 1937 and older, and […]

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Signed Indian Chieftain Tank to be Auctioned for Charity

Jan 03, 2014 View Comments by

If you’re a collector of artifacts from motorcycling history, feel like supporting a worthy cause, or both, you’re in luck. The designers, engineers, and developers responsible for creating the new Indian lineup for Polaris (along with Polaris’ CEO, Scott Wine) have all autographed an Indian Chieftain fuel tank, which is up for auction to benefit […]

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Indian Donates Chief Vintage to Operation Ride Home

Dec 20, 2013 View Comments by

Operation Ride Home is a joint effort between Jack Daniels and the Armed Services YMCA. The non-profit is dedicated to helping service men and women return home to their families for the holidays. The program offers vouchers and pre-paid debit cards for gas, food, and lodging to help members of the Armed Forces with financial […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Motorcycle of the Year: The Indian Chieftain

Oct 30, 2013 View Comments by

During this past year, we tested a wide range of motorcycles. Our editors have run around on a 700cc scooter, cruised on an Italian V-twin, traversed states on a liquid-cooled adventure bike, and crossed the country on a three-wheeled machine. All of the motorcycles seem to be leaders in their category, and some even excel […]

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An Open Letter to Indian

Oct 18, 2013 View Comments by

Editor’s Note: Mel Cearly is a grizzled veteran of the road, and as such is entitled to his opinions. The following is his idea of the perfect Indian, and you better believe Polaris knows it. Attention riders! If this catches your fancy, pick up your pen or phone and respond. Polaris does listen. You are […]

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Project Rushmore: Harley-Davidson Embraces Liquid Cooling

Aug 20, 2013 View Comments by

Okay, that might be a bit of an overstatement, yet not even two weeks after Indian finally unveiled its new Chief line up, Harley-Davidson has come out with a major announcement of its own (coincidence?). Code-named Project Rushmore, Harley-Davidson has announced sweeping updates to its 2014 touring lineup. Headlining these improvements is the new “Twin-Cooled” […]

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The 2014 Indian Chief

Aug 06, 2013 View Comments by

Well it’s finally here. And, if you’re lucky enough to be at Sturgis, you’ve probably already seen it (as has RoadRUNNER’s Florian Neuhauser). But for the rest of us the cover is now off the 2014 Indian Chiefs. Though there’s nothing terribly surprising about the final product, it is certainly one of the most beautiful […]

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2014 Victory Lineup

Jul 31, 2013 View Comments by

Things must be busy over at Polaris headquarters, at least in the motorcycle department. With the unveiling of the new Indian at Sturgis coming up very soon and the recent announcement of the updated 2014 Victory lineup, they certainly haven’t been slacking off up in Medina, MN. The new lineup, which also aims to celebrate […]

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The 2014 Indian Chief’s Sturgis Debut

Jul 06, 2013 View Comments by

As Indian Motorcycle continues to keep the energy and anticipation high during the run up to the new Indian Chief’s unveiling at this year’s Sturgis rally, the company has announced that the reveal party will take place Saturday, August 3rd at 8 p.m. in the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame. The celebration (which […]

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Indian Announces 2014 Indian Chief Debut and Pricing

May 13, 2013 View Comments by

Well we’ve seen its engine, and now we know what model it will be and how much it’ll set us back. But that’s all we know about the forthcoming 2014 Indian. Now under the Polaris Industries umbrella, Indian Motorcycle continues to tease us with dangling carrots of information as they announced today that the first […]

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Indian’s New Engine Unveiled in Daytona

Mar 11, 2013 View Comments by

After weeks of hints and teases, including hearing it start, Indian finally broke cover on the engine that will power the brand’s next generation at Bike Week in Daytona, FL. Dubbed the Thunder Stroke 111, the new engine displaces, you guessed it, 111 cubic inches (1,811cc). The motor, rather unsurprisingly, is an air/oil cooled V-twin, […]

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