International Motorcycle Show, Long Beach, Calif.
- Indian Motorcycle, the original American motorcycle company, today announced the 2013 Indian Chief Vintage Final Edition, the final version of the Kings Mountain era of Indian Motorcycle, which is available in very limited quantity. The new model year 2013 Indian Chief Vintage Final Edition was unveiled before the motorcycle industry press at the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, California.
This announcement marks the end of the Kings Mountain era of the Indian Chief, and signifies an important milestone in the 111-year storied history of the Indian Motorcycle brand. With a paint scheme emulating the iconic Indian Chief on display at the 1939 World's Fair in New York, the stunning new collectible 2013 Indian Chief Vintage Final Edition is a fully accessorized motorcycle that befits its place in the history of motorcycling. The extremely limited number of these bikes available is sure to excite collectors and pave the way for the new era in Indian Motorcycle under the leadership of Polaris Industries.
The 2013 Indian Chief Final Edition comes fully loaded with the World's Fair-inspired paint scheme of Indian Red, Thunder Black, and Gold Pinstripe; auxiliary driving lamps; black leather solo seat with included detachable passenger seat; windshield; black leather saddlebags; chrome grab rail; leather fringe; engine guards; and chrome fender tips. Powered by the PowerPlus 105ci engine, this historic 2013 model will be manufactured in an extremely limited run and wears a custom-designed, numbered emblem on the frame to commemorate the brand's historic achievements.
"We are working hard designing and building the new Indian Motorcycle, but we knew it was important to honor and celebrate the long and proud heritage of Indian Motorcycle, and the Kings Mountain era played a key role in that continuing history," said Steve Menneto, Vice President of Motorcycles at parent company Polaris Industries. "When we acquired the Indian Motorcycle brand in 2011, our strategy was to retain the existing design, quality and high level of detail for which Indian Motorcycle has always been known, while making significant improvements in order to satisfy the continued demand from Indian Motorcycle dealers. The Final Edition is an acknowledgement of our gratitude to the team at Kings Mountain for sustaining the Indian Motorcycle story and its heritage as America's original motorcycle brand."
The Kings Mountain, North Carolina assembly line was transitioned to Polaris' Spirit Lake, Iowa production facility in 2011. The line was transported and returned to operation in an astounding eight weeks, and continued to produce new units for the Indian Motorcycle dealer base. The state-of-the-art Spirit Lake plant also manufactures Polaris Rangers and Victory Motorcycles (though each is built on its own dedicated line).
The 2013 Indian Chief Vintage Final Edition is exclusively available for purchase in North America with a MSRP of $37,599 and $39,599 in Canada
(a lower price than the previously announced Chief Vintage Limited Edition).
Interested parties are encouraged to contact their local Indian dealer as soon as possible due to limited availability.
Log on to www.indianmotorcycle.com for dealer and model information.
2013 Indian Chief Final Edition
Warranty: Two years
Engine type - POWERPLUS, air-Cooled 45o v-twin
Displacement; bore x stroke - 105 cu. in. (1720cc); 3.966 in. x 4.25 in.
Valve train - OHV w/pushrods
Compression Ratio: 9.0: 1
Fuel System - Closed Loop Sequential Port Fuel Injection
Transmission - Baker 6 speed
Final drive - belt
Frame - High Tensile Steel
Front suspension - 41 mm fork; 4.25 in. travel
Rear suspension - Single shock; 2.90 in. travel
Front brake - Dual caliper, floating rotors
Rear brakes - Single caliper, floating rotor
Front tire - 130/90-16 whitewall
Rear tire - 150/80B16 whitewall
Wheels - Wire spoke
Exhaust system - Two-into-One stainless steel
Fuel tank capacity - 5.5 gal.
Dry weight - 743 lbs.
Length - 100.5 in.
Width - 40.5 in.
Height - 50.5 in.
Seat Height - 27.25 in.
Wheelbase - 68.4 in.
Rake/Trail - 34o/5.92 in.
Auxiliary driving lamps
Solo seat w/ detachable passenger seat
Vintage leather saddlebags
Chrome grab rail
Chrome fender tips