Indian Motorcycle Unveils Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain

Limited Edition Jack Daniel's Indian Chieftain

Second-Year Partnership Between Iconic American Brands Delivers Another Show-Stopping, Custom-Inspired Bagger, Designed by Brian Klock

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, and the Jack Daniel Distillery, America’s first registered distillery, today announced the availability of a Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain. The new custom-inspired Chieftain marks the second year the two iconic American trailblazers have joined forces to build a unique V-twin-powered celebration of American craftsmanship. The motorcycle brings together two brands that share a mutual commitment to independence, originality, and ingenuity.

Designed in conjunction with Klock Werks Kustom Cycles of Mitchell, S.D., the Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain conveys an intimidating presence while maintaining an ultra-premium look. Designed with a sleek, aggressive style, this extremely limited edition motorcycle is sure to turn heads.

The individually numbered motorcycles offer a wide array of custom details, highlighted by a one-of-a-kind white and black crystal paint job with charcoal colored accents inspired by Jack Daniel’s unique charcoal-mellowing process. A host of Jack Daniel’s “Old No. 7” logos and custom badging are interspersed throughout the bike, including logoed billet driver and passenger floorboards, leather tank pouch, aluminum tank console with motorcycle number, and unique cam, primary and air intake covers. The crowning detail is a handmade, pure silver Jack Daniel’s horn cover badge, hand-crafted by the team at Montana Silversmith, exclusively developed and produced only for this motorcycle. The bike also carries an inscription of Jack Daniel’s “Bottles and Throttles Don’t Mix” mantra to remind riders that drinking and riding are meant to be enjoyed separately.

In addition to the bike’s unique custom-branded accents, the Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain also features a 19-inch, contrast cut front wheel with an open fender and a host of premium touring amenities including LED headlight and driving lights, power adjustable flare windshield, gloss black front and rear highway bar, 200-watt premium audio system with fairing and saddlebag speakers, and Indian Motorcycle’s proprietary Ride Command infotainment system.

Only 100 of these show-stopping Limited Edition Chieftain’s are available globally, and each comes with a commemorative American flag handmade from Jack Daniel’s barrel wood. Each flag will be customized to include the owner’s name, motorcycle number and VIN. The individually numbered bikes carry an MSRP of $34,999 (California models add $250 for California emissions) and a Canada MSRP of $42,499. Each comes with a two-year unlimited mileage factory warranty and free membership in the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group™ for one year.

To order one of these highly sought after limited edition motorcycles, please visit or call your local Indian Motorcycle dealership starting at Noon Eastern on March 14th. Only 100 motorcycles will be produced and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Specific motorcycle numbers may not be reserved. Each of these motorcycles will be hand-painted and built, with delivery occurring no later than August 2017.

“You won’t find two brands that better represent the American dream and the power of American ingenuity more than Indian Motorcycle and Jack Daniel’s,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “Once again, Brian Klock and his team at Klock Werks Kustoms exceeded our expectations with a totally unique Indian Chieftain that combines a sense of exclusivity with a tough, aggressive edge. We couldn’t be happier with it.”

The collaboration began in 2016 when the two iconic brands came together to create the Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Springfield and Indian Chief Vintage in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Jack Daniel Distillery. All 150 available motorcycles sold out in only eight hours.

“The response to last year’s collaboration was nothing short of spectacular, and we’re extremely proud to carry this partnership forward in 2017 to further reinforce our ‘Bottles and Throttles Don’t Mix’ campaign,” said Dave Stang, Director of Events and Sponsorships for Jack Daniel’s. “Both Jack Daniel’s and Indian Motorcycle were born from a singular vision, powered by a relentless sense of ambition to bring a dream to life, and that’s ultimately what this Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain represents.”

Indian Motorcycle Ready to Storm Daytona Beach Bike Week

Indian Motorcycle logo

Indian’s 2017 Model Lineup & Carey Hart’s Custom Chieftain Headline the Iconic Brand’s Presence in Daytona During Bike Week

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced a comprehensive Daytona Bike Week experience that includes a custom bagger showcase, demo rides for all new 2017 models, and a 2017 Chieftain sweepstakes. From Carey Hart’s custom Chieftain bagger on Main Street to the all-new Roadmaster Classic at the Speedway, Indian Motorcycle will have a presence throughout Daytona for all Bike Week-goers to enjoy.

In addition, Indian’s new “Wrecking Crew,” backed by Allstate Motorcycle Insurance and featuring one of the most stacked lineups in flat track racing history, will make its debut at the American Flat Track season opener at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 16. The team includes 2016 Champion Bryan Smith, along with two of the sports most decorated riders, Brad Baker and Jared Mees. The team will be armed with Indian’s Scout FTR750 for what is certain to be an unforgettable season.

“This year, Bike Week is extra special for us, in large part to the season opening race at Daytona Speedway where Indian makes its return to the American Flat Track series with our incredible new ‘Wrecking Crew,’” said Reid Wilson. “In addition, we’re thrilled to give fans in Daytona a chance to experience a lineup of one-of-a-kind custom Chieftains, and test ride some of our new models, including the new Roadmaster Classic.”

Below are highlights of the Daytona Bike Week action Indian Motorcycle has planned.

Display at Main Street (Main St. & N. Wild Olive Ave.)
See what’s new from Indian Motorcycle at the Main Street display and enter to win a 2017 Chieftain. The two Indian dealers who recorded the most votes for their custom Chieftain bagger during a two-week ‘Project Chieftain’ voting period will be proudly displayed on Main Street during Bike Week alongside Carey Hart’s custom Chieftain build.

Displays and Demo Rides at Daytona International Speedway (International Speedway Blvd.)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily Saturday 3/11 – Saturday 3/18; Last Ride Leaves at 4:30 p.m.
Among the various activations taking place throughout Daytona Bike Week, Indian Motorcycle will have a significant presence at Daytona International Speedway where attendees can view a variety of displays, including:

• Entire 2017 Indian Motorcycle lineup, accessories and apparel
• Custom Chieftain baggers from Indian dealers who participated in the ‘Project Chieftain’ contest
• Carey Hart’s Scout Hooligan race bike
• Indian Motorcycle’s premier flat track race bike, the Scout FTR750 – which will offer a flat track display for photo opportunities for fans

Additionally, Bike Week attendees will have the chance to ride the entire 2017 line-up of Indian motorcycles, including the Indian Scout, Indian Chieftain, Indian Roadmaster Classic, among others. Ride multiple bikes, compare, and decide which Indian Motorcycle models best suit your riding style. Demo rides are free and available to those with a valid motorcycle endorsement and proper attire.

Indian Motorcycle Racing returns to the flat track.

Flat Track Opening Ceremony (Main St. & N. Wild Olive Ave.)
Flat Track Opening Ceremony festivities commence at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, celebrating Indian Motorcycle’s return to Flat Track for the 2017 AMA Season.

Daytona TT AMA Flat Track Race (Daytona International Speedway)
Celebrate Indian Motorcycle’s return to AMA Flat Track at the inaugural race of the 2017 season and root for the all-new Indian Wrecking Crew race team, comprised of three of the most successful and decorated flat track riders in the sport, including 2016 Grand National Champion Bryan Smith, 2013 Grand National Champion Brad Baker, and three-time Grand National Champion Jared Mees. The inaugural race of the season takes place Saturday, March 16 at 6 p.m.

Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach (290 North Beach Street)
Open daily, visit the dealership in the heart of Daytona Beach to check out Indian’s full 2017 line-up. At this exclusive location, Indian owners can retrieve a limited edition Indian Motorcycle race-inspired patch to commemorate their 2017 Bike Week experience.

Mobile Demos (Daytona Beach)
Indian wrapped trailers will be traveling to highly populated locations throughout Daytona and offering demo rides for select models from the 2017 lineup throughout the duration of Bike Week.

Daytona Taproom Takeover (310 Seabreeze Blvd)
In partnership with Daytona Taproom, Indian Motorcycle will be “taking over” and serving-up cold beer and three Indian Motorcycle-inspired specialty burgers.

Destination Daytona at Klock Werkz Kustom Cycles
Alongside Brian Klock and Klock Werkz Kustom Cycles, Indian Motorcycle will display various Chieftain models throughout the duration of Bike Week.

Indian Motorcycle Owners Event (Daytona International Speedway)
Join us Thursday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Daytona International Speedway including the track, pits and paddock. After that, you’ll have a private meet and greet with the 2017 Indian Wrecking Crew Race Team – “Flyin” Bryan Smith, Brad “The Bullet” Baker and Jared “Jammer” Mees. Then, you’ll get a close look at the all-new Indian FTR750 race bike the Wrecking Crew will compete on. Visit the Events section on www.IndianMotorcycle.com for registration details.

Indian Motorcycle Announces Scout FTR750 Flat Tracker Available for Purchase

Indian announced its FTR750 is available for purchase.

Indian’s Premier 750cc V-Twin Flat Track Race Bike Available for $50,000

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its premier flat track race bike, the Scout FTR750, is available for purchase for $50,000. This is the same bike currently being run by Indian’s new “Wrecking Crew” in the American Flat Track series.

A purpose-built, high-performance 750cc V-Twin engine powers the Scout FTR750. It features a unique, ultra-light steel frame, large centrally located airbox and sleek lightweight carbon fiber body. Indian’s design and engineering teams approached the bike as the ultimate combination of advanced performance technology and design elements from Indian’s legendary racing models of the past.

“Since its debut, feedback on the Scout FTR750 has been overwhelmingly positive, with unbelievable interest and demand for the bike,” said Gary Gray, Product Director for Indian Motorcycle. “The bike’s availability to all race teams will help further establish Indian Motorcycle’s presence in American flat track racing.”

The Scout FTR750 made its official debut during the 2016 season finale, when AMA flat track racing legend Joe Kopp raced it at the Santa Rosa Mile. For 2017, Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate, comprises three of the most successful and decorated flat track riders in the sport, including 2016 Grand National Champion Bryan Smith, 2013 Grand National Champion Brad Baker, and three-time Grand National Champion Jared Mees. All three will be running the Scout FTR750 this season.

For purchasing information on the Scout FTR750 race bike, stop by an Indian Motorcycle dealer. To find the nearest location, visit IndianMotorcycle.com.

2017 Indian Roadmaster Classic First Look, Specs & Pricing

Introducing the 2017 Indian Roadmaster Classic

Introducing the 2017 Indian Roadmaster Classic

Welcome Back Americana

Indian Motorcycle’s newly crafted Roadmaster Classic brings the glory back to the ride. It reimagines what a heritage-inspired American touring motorcycle can be by blending classic styling such as genuine leather saddlebags and a new leather trunk with all the technology and comforts you’d expect from the luxurious Roadmaster, like the Ride Command infotainment system, Pathfinder LED headlights, and individually heated seats.

The Roadmaster Classic brings back the splendor of touring across the open road with nothing but time and no destination in mind. It features loads of high quality genuine leather and is available in stunning two-tone paint options such as Willow Green over Ivory Cream and Indian Motorcycle Red over Ivory Cream. Chrome details like the new teardrop tank badge, valanced fenders, and leather fringe pay homage to the iconic styling cues of past Indian motorcycles. Rest assured, this bike will turn heads whether you’re riding down Main Street or Route 66.

The Roadmaster Classic reinvents modern Americana by pairing cutting-edge technology and comfort with eye-catching vintage style. It features the industry-leading Ride Command infotainment system along with ABS brakes, cruise control, TPMS, heated seats and grips, power adjustable windshield, adjustable passenger floorboards, and keyless ignition. An easily removable leather trunk gives riders the option of a more streamlined look — perfect for shorter trips.

There’s still history to be made on Route 66 and beyond. For riders who choose the Roadmaster Classic, it’s guaranteed to make those stories legendary.

The 2017 Indian Roadmaster Classic has 33 gallons of storage

There’s 33 gallons of cargo space available via full-grain Desert Tan leather saddlebags and a matching leather trunk that’s easily removable.

Iconic Styling & Modern Touring Amenities

The Roadmaster Classic offers iconic styling with the ultimate in modern touring amenities.

Up front, the bike is adorned with Indian Motorcycle’s illuminated headdress atop a valanced fender, a Pathfinder LED headlight and driving lights, and a Horizon touring windscreen that can quickly rise or lower up to four inches with the push of a button.

The fuel tank retains its distinctive dual-look filler caps but now includes a brand new chrome teardrop tank badge and chrome center console. The cockpit is defined by a fairing with a color matched inner dash, a 100-watt premium audio system with chrome speaker grill bezels, and a glare-reducing textured black upper dash panel. This high-profile area also features all-chrome hand controls, complete with heated grips, and wiring routed inside the handlebars for a clean, premium-quality look.

Down below, front and rear highway bars, spacious adjustable floorboards and chrome lower controls provide plenty of room to insure all-day comfort on even the longest rides.

Touring luxury is further enhanced with a plush full-grain genuine Desert Tan leather two-up seat that delivers long-riding comfort and is equipped with independent, dual-mode heat controls for driver and passenger. The saddle is designed for plenty of space for both riders, and is exceptionally comfortable for the passenger with a large backrest and adjustable passenger floorboards.

Out back, there’s 33 gallons of convenient cargo space available via full-grain Desert Tan leather saddlebags and a matching leather trunk that’s easily removable to aid in versatility. Large enough to hold two full-faced helmets and constructed with a built-in passenger backrest, the trunk can be kept on for a full touring experience or quickly detached to create a more streamlined look. Finished with classic heritage styling featuring genuine leather, conchos and fringe, the seat, saddlebags and trunk are designed to withstand the elements and retain their natural beauty.

The 2017 Indian Chief Roadmaster Classic features a new chrome teardrop tank badge.

The 2017 Indian Chief Roadmaster Classic features a new chrome teardrop tank badge.

Power to Spare

The Roadmaster Classic comes with power to spare. Sculpted with multi-directional finned valve covers featuring asymmetric styling, large parallel pushrod tubes, a sculpted cam cover and downward firing exhaust, the Thunder Stroke 111 – inspired by the legendary Power Plus motor of the 1940s – produces 119 ft-lbs of torque with extraordinary output at low RPM so you can accelerate effortlessly in every gear. A chromed split dual exhaust with crossover completes the powerplant package.

Superior Suspension

Noted for its smooth ride, Indian Motorcycle’s telescopic fork front and single shock rear suspension soak up the bumps with nearly 5 inches of travel while offering superior feedback. The easy to access rear shock is air-adjustable with an included pump, and air pressure can be easily fine-tuned to deliver the ride you want whether riding solo or two-up. Cast 16″ x 3.5″ front and 16″ x 5″ rear wheels with tire pressure monitoring are shod in Dunlop Elite 3 tires to further compliment the smooth ride.

Balanced Braking

Confident control demands balanced braking, and that’s exactly what you’ll find on the Roadmaster Classic. It utilizes dual 300mm semi-floating rotors with four-piston calipers up front and a single 300mm semi-floating rotor with two-piston caliper in the rear. Activated via multi-position-adjustable front and well-tuned rear brake levers acting through stainless steel reinforced lines, both front and rear brakes feature a high-resolution anti-lock brake system (ABS).

2017 Indian Roadmaster Classic Desert Tan Leather Seat

Touring luxury on the Roadmaster Classic includes a plush full-grain genuine Desert Tan leather two-up seat that delivers long-riding comfort and is equipped with independent, dual-mode heat controls for driver and passenger.

Advanced Rider Assistance

Advanced Rider Assistance Systems standard on the Roadmaster Classic include keyless ignition with a proximity fob used to start the bike, ABS braking to help retain control in any situation, a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), automotive-quality throttle by wire cruise control for relaxed highway journeys, heated grips and seats, and Indian Motorcycle’s much-lauded Ride Command infotainment system that can be customized to show loads of ride and vehicle data.

Ride Command

Pinch. Swipe. Tap. All without removing your gloves. Offering the industry’s largest, fastest, and most customizable infotainment system, the seven-inch Ride Command system allows you to get turn-by-turn directions, quickly navigate to points of interest, play Bluetooth audio, check vehicle information and status, plus a whole lot more via its easy to use interface. And thanks to split-screen technology, you can easily customize three rider screens to display the information that matters to you most.

A Wealth of Accessories

Customize the Roadmaster Classic to your specific tastes with a wealth of additional leather and chrome accessories including Passenger Armrests and Trunk Mat specifically designed for the Roadmaster Classic. Enhance the riding experience with a Touring or Flare Windshield, Lower Fairings, Genuine Leather Extended Reach Seat and Infinite Highway Pegs. Upgrade the bike with an Integrated Garage Door Opener or Premium Touring Console. Complementing the Roadmaster Classic Genuine Leather Trunk and Saddlebags are our Genuine Leather Accessories including: Grip, Lever, Highway Bar and Floorboard Wraps, Tank Pouch, Rear Highway Bar Bag, Mud Flaps and Saddlebag Fringe.

2017 Indian Roadmaster Classic (left) & 2017 Indian Roadmaster (right)

2017 Indian Roadmaster Classic (left) & 2017 Indian Roadmaster (right)

2017 INDIAN ROADMASTER CLASSIC SPECS

INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM
7” touch screen (glove compatible with pinch to zoom & swipe functionality)
Customizable information displays
Simple, easy to use software

ENGINE – THUNDER STROKE 111
Engine Type 49˚ V-Twin
Transmission 6-speed/constant mesh/foot shift
Battery 12 volts / 18 amp/hour, 310 CCA
Bore x Stroke 3.976” x 4.449” (101 mm x 113 mm)
Charging System 42 amp max output
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Compression Ratio 9.5 : 1
Cooling System Air / Oil
Displacement 111 cu in / 1811cc
Exhaust Split dual exhaust with crossover
Final Drive Belt drive, 152 tooth
Fuel Capacity 5.5 gal / 20.8 ltr
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection, closed loop/54 mm bore
Oil Capacity 5.5 qts / 5.20 ltr with oil cooler
Primary Drive Gear drive wet clutch
Torque 119.2 ft-lbs at 3000 rpm / 138.9 Nm at 2600rpm

2017 Indian Roadmaster Classic

There’s plenty of top-shelf touring amenities on the 2017 Roadmaster Classic including Indian’s Ride Command infotainment system, ABS brakes, cruise control, TPMS, heated seats and grips, power adjustable windshield, adjustable passenger floorboards, and keyless ignition.

SUSPENSION
Front Suspension Telescopic fork, 46 mm diameter, 4.7 in / 119 mm travel
Rear Suspension Single shock 4.5 in / 114 mm travel, air adjustable

CHASSIS
Dry Weight 864 lbs / 392 kg
Ground Clearance 5.5 in / 140 mm
GVWR 1,385 lbs / 630 kg
Length 104.6 in / 2656 mm
Rake/Trail 25° / 5.9 in / 150 mm
Seat Height 26.5 in / 673 mm
Wheelbase 65.7 in / 1668 mm

BRAKES
Brake System Type Individual front and rear control with ABS
Front Braking System Dual 300 mm floating rotors with 4-piston calipers
Rear Braking System Single 300 mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper

WHEELS & TIRES
Front Tire Dunlop Elite 3, 130/90B16 73H
Front Wheel Cast 16” x 3.5” with tire pressure monitoring
Rear Tire Dunlop Elite 3, 180/60R16 80H
Rear Wheel Cast 16” x 5.0” with tire pressure monitoring

TECHNOLOGY
Ride Command customizable infotainment system featuring: Map/Navigation with pinch-to-zoom and swipe, Bluetooth compatible audio, Vehicle Status, Vehicle Info, Trip 1, Trip 2, and Ride Data. Keyless ignition, electronically adjustable windscreen, heated grips, dual-stage heated seats, cruise control, ABS and TPMS.

COLORS & MSRP*
Thunder Black $26,999 US
Willow Green over Ivory Cream $27,999 US
Indian Motorcycle Red over Ivory Cream $27,999 US

The 2017 Indian Chief Roadmaster Classic has been decked out in plenty of premium leather.

The 2017 Indian Chief Roadmaster Classic has been decked out in plenty of premium leather.

2017 American Iron Buyer’s Guide: Tourers & Baggers

In the echelons of motorcycling, tourers sit atop the food chain. These bikes are built for the long haul, doing so in style and comfort. Modern touring motorcycles are loaded with the latest techno gadgetry, sophisticated navigation systems and keyless ignitions, windscreens that adjust at the push of a button and tire pressures displayed on multi-function monitors. Anti-lock brakes, cruise control, and pre-load adjustable suspension are standard fare.

Baggers continue to be a hot commodity as well. Gotta love a bike you can show off at your local bike night, then load up and hit the road to Sturgis. Prized for their versatility, baggers are also a palette for customization, big wheels, boomin’ stereos and bold paint. Seeing how baggers and tourers are on the upper end of the price scale places them in a very competitive segment.
While Harley-Davidson has been a dominant force in the segment, motorcycles produced by its rivals like the Victory Cross Country and Indian Roadmaster have encroached on that domination. Harley though has not rested on its laurels, stealing the American touring and bagger segment headlines for 2017 with the launch of a new engine and suspension package.

2017 Harley Milwaukee-Eight Engine

Harley-Davidson’s big bikes are now powered by the new Milwaukee-Eight engine, standard models receiving the 107 version and its top-shelf CVO models equipped with the 114. The engine’s valvetrain design features four valves per cylinder, dual plugs, and a single camshaft. More efficient and more powerful, American Iron Editor Steve Lita said “I think of this engine as a well-sorted-out Big Twin – it’s better than you ever thought the Big Twin family could perform,” after his first ride on Harley’s new tourers. (Read the full review in American Iron Magazine Issue #342!) Harley also updated suspension on its tourers with dual bending valve technology anchoring the front and hand adjustable emulsion shocks on the rear.

The list of 2017 Harleys receiving the new Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine includes the 2017 Road King, Street Glide, Street Glide Special, Road Glide, Road Glide Special, Electra Glide Ultra Classic, Road Glide Ultra, Ultra Limited, Ultra Limited Low, and both H-D trikes, the Freewheeler and Tri Glide Ultra. The CVO Street Glide and CVO Limited both get the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine, an 1870cc monster.

2017 Harley Tri Glide Ultra

2017 Harley Tri Glide Ultra

With its new Milwaukee-Eight engine and suspension package, Harley’s 2017 Street Glide should continue to be a favorite with Harley loyalists. Other features that make H-D’s bagger with the fork-mounted Batwing fairing an attractive package is its Reflex dual disc linked Brembo brakes, Enforcer wheels, and a Boom! Box 4.3 Radio with 25 watts per channel. The 2017 Street Glide Special gets the upgraded infotainment center, a 6.5-inch touchscreen with integrated GPS and the BOOM! Box 6.5 GT audio system, ABS is standard (a $795 option on the standard Street Glide), a gloss black inner fairing and color-matched fairing skirt.

2017 Harley Street Glide

2017 Harley Street Glide

The other bagger in Harley’s stable, the 2017 Road Glide with its frame-mounted Shark Nose fairing, is offered in three varieties. The base package of the Road Glide is the same as the Street Glide, from the Milwaukee-Eight 107 to the Reflex brakes to the Boom!Box 4.3 Radio. One difference is the Road Glide’s Dual Daymaker Reflector LED Headlamps. The 2017 Road Glide Special includes Harley’s premium 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system and BOOM! Box 6.5 GT audio system, an AM/FM/WB antenna, CVO-style low-profile rear suspension, a gloss black inner fairing, and a black powder coated Milwaukee-Eight 107. The 2017 Road Glide Ultra is set up for long distance road trips thanks to the addition of a Tour-Pak and luggage rack, a two-up touring saddle with passenger back and arm rests, and fairing lowers. Prices for 2017 Road Glides range from $21,299 to $26,299.

2017 Harley Road Glide

2017 Harley Road Glide

Harley’s apex tourer is the 2017 CVO Limited, an Ultra Classic Electra Glide taken to the nth degree in-house. The CVO Limited runs the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine teamed to a Ventilator Elite Air Cleaner and chrome dual exhaust. A dual control heated seat comes standard. It’s decked out in a long list of goodies from H-D’s Airflow Collection (rider and passenger footboard inserts, shifter pegs, brake pedal and cover, highway pegs, heated handgrips with knurled inserts, and shift lever arms), Chrome Slicer wheels, hand-laid graphics and custom-quality paint. The CVO Limited also runs Harley’s top electronic package, from its security system to digital tire pressure monitoring to speed tuning that automatically adjusts the volume, bass and treble of the radio.

2017 Harley CVO Limited

2017 Harley CVO Limited

The big news from Indian Motorcycle Co. for 2017 is the launch of its new infotainment center called the Ride Command System. Indian aimed to make its system bigger, faster, and more customizable than its competitors. The Ride Command System features a 7-inch touchscreen that can be expanded and contracted like a cell phone, a fast processor, and a new navigation system. One of its standout features is the ability to split the large display into two screens and the ability to pick what you want displayed on those screens. The display has also been moved closer to the rider than ever before making it easier to use. The system comes standard on the 2017 Chieftain and Roadmaster.

2017 Indian Ride Command System

2017 Indian Ride Command System

The 2017 Chief Vintage joins Indian’s touring options thanks to a removable windscreen and soft leather saddlebags. The Chief Vintage has heritage styling, from its valanced fenders to the script on the tank to the fringes on its tan leather seat. Dressing the Chief Vintage up in one of the two-tone paint options makes it look even more classic.

2017 Indian Chieftain

2017 Indian Chieftain

Indian’s first hard bagger, the Chieftain, has been a big hit for the company since its 2014 debut. The 2017 Chieftain and its blacked-out version, the 2017 Chieftain Dark Horse, should easily maintain that trend. The Chieftain’s streamliner locomotive-inspired front fairing is distinct, its Thunder Stroke 111 engine is rich in torque, and its suspension is dialed in solidly. In addition to the new Ride Command System and 100 watt audio system, the Chieftains come with power windshields, remote-locking hard saddlebags, and keyless ignition. The 2017 Indian Chieftain lists for $23,999 while the Chieftain Dark Horse is a couple grand cheaper at $21,999.

2017 Indian Roadmaster

2017 Indian Roadmaster

Completing the lineup is Indian’s top-shelf tourer, the 2017 Roadmaster. It’s a regal-looking bike, from its chrome powerplant to its leather seat to its topcase. Between its saddlebags, trunk, and pockets in the fairing and lowers, the Roadmaster offers 37 gallons of storage. Passengers are perched in the same supple leather as riders, they’ve got their own controls for the heated seat, and the rider floorboards are adjustable.

2017 Victory Cross Country

2017 Victory Cross Country

The strength of Victory’s 2017 models is its Cross Country. With a rigid two-piece cast aluminum frame and inverted fork, the Cross Country is one of the best handling baggers out there, a primary contributor to its popularity. The motorcycle has an aggressive, modern look thanks to its frame-mounted fairing whose lines are matched by its saddlebags and a distinctive tank with a spine running its length. The 2017 Cross Country comes with ABS, cruise control, and Bluetooth connectivity as standard features. With 21.3 gallon saddlebags, Victory claims the bike has “more storage capacity than any other bagger.” A competitive price point of $19,499 also works in its favor.

2017 Victory Magnum X-1

2017 Victory Magnum X-1

There’s three other versions of the Cross Country in addition to the base model, the 2017 Magnum, Magnum X-1 and Cross Country Tour. With a 21-inch front hoop, slammed rear, 100 watt, six speaker sound system and stylish paint/graphic combos, the Magnum leans more to the production custom side. The Magnum X-1 takes it a step further with a 200 watt, 10 speaker system, 21-inch Black Billet aluminum wheels, LED headlights and White-Pearl paint with hand-laid electric-red pinstripes. The 2017 Cross Country Tour is road trip ready thanks to a huge topcase, Victory’s collection of vents and deflectors that comprise its Comfort Control System, and a comfortable passenger perch.

2017 Victory Vision

2017 Victory Vision

The final bike in Victory’s stable is the 2017 Vision. Hard to believe, but the big luxury-tourer is celebrating its 10th anniversary in production. Like the Cross Country, the Vision handles surprisingly well for a bike its size. With upright ergonomics, big floorboards, well-placed handlebars and a big, cushy seat, the Vision is ultra-comfy on long hauls. Heated handgrips and seats, a power adjustable windscreen, linked brakes with ABS, and a huge 29 gallon topcase add to its touring resume.

Find our 2017 Harley, Indian and Victory Bagger & Tourers Buyer’s Guide and other great features like the Perewitz Built Bagger in American Iron Magazine Issue # 345 ! To order a back issue of this or any other issue of American Iron Magazine, visit Greaserag.com.
 
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Indian Motorcycle Launches Dealer Battle in Project Chieftain – Build a Legend

Indian Motorcycle has announced its latest in dealer customization contests, Project Chieftain. Over the past four months, Indian Motorcycle dealers from across North America have been meticulously working to build the world’s most legendary custom Chieftain yet.

The winner will be chosen by popular vote – that means you! Every voter will be entered to win a 2017 Chieftain. Each daily vote is equal to an entry in the sweepstakes. Voters can vote daily to increase sweepstakes entries and chances to win. The top three bikes will be unveiled at an Indian VIP party in Daytona Beach during Daytona Bike Week in March.

Voting for Project Chieftain is now open! Scope out a few of the entries below, then be sure to check out all of the competitors at IndianMotorcycleCo/Project Chieftain to cast your vote and for a chance to win a 2017 Chieftain. #projectchieftain

Classic Elegance – Head Indian Motorcycle

Classic Elegance – Head Indian Motorcycle
This beautiful bike evokes the feelings of days gone by, living up to its name “Classic Elegance”. The mystic and golden brown paint scheme along with cream accents and rich leather creates a striking visual and almost tactile image. We didn’t forget the legendary chrome. With 17 factory accessories, 22 Indian engravings and emblems it’s impossible to confuse this bike’s classic lineage. Custom bags, tank and the striking 26″ billet spoke wheel complete the transformation of this legendary bike.

Arizona Sunset - Indian Motorcycle Peoria

Arizona Sunset – Indian Motorcycle Peoria
26″ custom front wheel matching rear. The air ride system allows the rider style and looks. Duel exhaust, Stage 2 Indian Pipes, custom tips, with the Indian cam system for the performance needed. Blended with the stretched bags, side body panels, and custom front fairing, this bike has been designed around the Ride Command system. Enjoy this Chieftain as much as we enjoyed building it. Help from our friends at: AZZKIKR Len, Hoagie, and Darwin.

Barnstorm Chieftain – Indian Motorcycle of Central Massachusetts

Barnstorm Chieftain – Indian Motorcycle of Central Massachusetts
Our goal was to elevate the aspects of the Chieftain performance platform. Because this particular model was already well known for its handling and ergonomics, the challenge was exciting and interesting. Increasing power output with the Indian Motorcycle performance cams, intake and a handmade stainless exhaust was a key step. This, paired with aggressive styling, stunt-inspired bars and controls, bring the bike to an unprecedented level of comfort, ability & aesthetics.

American Proud - Coastal Indian Motorcycle

American Proud – Coastal Indian Motorcycle
Our Custom Chieftain will mesh history with the present. First, we want to honor the American men and women that created Indian back in 1901 while recognizing the awesome team that brought it back to us. Another Special Thanks to all the Service men and women that make what we do possible. This bike is designed to honor or our past and our future….AMERICA PROUD.

Tequila Sunset – Indian Motorcycle of Hollister

Tequila Sunset – Indian Motorcycle of Hollister
This bike features a 23″ custom front wheel, stretched front fender, raked triple trees, custom gold metallic paint, custom made side covers, custom made air cleaner, and frenched in turn signals in the saddlebags.

2017 American Iron Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide: Cruisers

There’s nothing like having an American V-Twin thundering beneath you, from the bolts of torque it unleashes from the first crack of the throttle to the raw vibrations in the bars and saddle. It’s a sensation that’s often imitated but never duplicated. This style of cruiser motorcycle is at the crux of the Harley, Indian and Victory brands, bikes with big power and big style, everyday riders and bar hoppers. With that in mind, let’s take a peek at the 2017 American cruiser motorcycle market.

Between its Softail and Dyna models, Harley-Davidson easily leads the segment in terms of having the most horses in the stable. Last year Harley threw its High Output Twin Cam 103 in all Softails and Dynas except the Street Bob, along with introducing the Softail Slim S and Fat Boy S with the Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110. While the return of both “S” models in 2017 is good news from the Harley camp, overall it’s a quieter year for The Motor Company. This rings true across the board as there’s only returning models from all three American manufacturers as no all-new cruiser motorcycles hit the market.

2017 Harley Street Bob

2017 Harley Street Bob

Harley Dynas are a hot commodity, the FX chassis a favorite for those who ride hard. With its mini-apes, bobbed back fender and solo seat, the 2017 Street Bob sports a chopper-like vibe. The front is tall and skinny, its rear is slammed, and the fork lowers, triple clamps and engine covers have all received the blacked-out treatment. At $13, 849 it’s the most affordable Dyna in the bunch and a great bike to get your “Easy Rider” on with.

2017 Harley Low Rider

2017 Harley Low Rider

Harley introduced its Low Rider in 1977 and the model continues to find a soft spot in Harley enthusiasts’ hearts. The 2017 Low Rider keeps the rider’s triangle compact with mid-mount controls and an adjustable seat and handlebars. The handlebar riser can be moved forward or backward 2.4 inches and the seat design allows for 1.5 inches of adjustability. Traditional styling and plenty of chrome trim help the latest Low Rider maintain its longstanding status as a fan favorite.

2017 Harley Low Rider S

2017 Harley Low Rider S

With club-styling straight from the factory, the 2017 Low Rider S ups the attitude ante with a host of performance upgrades including the Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 engine, forward-facing heavy breather intake, and upgraded suspension thanks to a cartridge fork and emulsion-type rear shocks. American Iron Garage Editor Tyler Greenblatt said “There’s fast, then there’s 110” Screamin’ Eagle Dyna fast” in his first ride review of the Low Rider S. With a bikini fairing, slotted heat shields, burly pipes, and denim gold rims against a primarily black bike, the Low Rider S has the rugged good looks to match its boosted performance.

The 2017 Fat Bob is no slouch in the attitude department either thanks to meaty tires front and back, dual bullet headlamps, and Tommy Gun exhaust. The Fat Bob rolls on disc wheels from machined aluminum and benefits from dual front discs. A custom LED tail light, drag bars, and coil-over shock housings give the Fat Bob its own signature look amongst Dynas.

2017 Harley Wide Glide

2017 Harley Wide Glide

The 2017 Wide Glide also has its own unique identity thanks to its wide, raked-out fork, 21-inch laced wheel and wire sissy bar. The Wide Glide runs a single rotor on the front and has the fists in the wind riding position courtesy of drag-style bars and forward controls. Internal wiring keeps the bars nice and tidy. Chrome bits and top-notch paint, especially with the nostalgic flame job on the tank, provide the Wide Glide flair.

Harley’s Softail motorcycles are prized for having an old school, hardtail look without the rigid ride thanks to its hidden rear shocks. Last year, cruise control and ABS became standard on all Softails.

2017 Harley Softail Slim

2017 Harley Softail Slim

For 2017, the Softail Slim comes in two versions, the base model equipped with the High Output Twin Cam 103B engine and the “S” version running the Screamin’ Eagle Air-Cooled Twin Cam 110B V-twin. The 2017 Softail Slim is distinguished by vintage Hollywood bars perched atop a stout fork. With the signature Softail horseshoe oil tank and cat eye console, the Softail Slim has textbook American cruiser styling. The 2017 Softail Slim S punches a little harder thanks to its Twin Cam 110B and Stage 1 High Flow intake. It looks the part of brawler thanks to a black triple clamp and riser, gloss black headlamp ring, black fork slider covers, fork lowers, mirrors, and over/under shotgun exhaust with slash cut mufflers. The added punch comes at an added price. At $18,999, the 2017 Softail Slim S costs $3900 more than the $15,099 Softail Slim.

Similar to the Softail Slim, the 2017 Fat Boy also comes in two versions, the first with the High Output Twin Cam 103B engine and the second with the Screamin’ Eagle Air-Cooled Twin Cam 110B. Solid disc wheels and thick forks are standard fare on both, as are wide handlebars and a 200mm rear. The 2017 Fat Boy S gets the bigger engine and performance intake along with the blacked-out treatment. The list includes frame, wheels, fenders, a gloss black front console, brake levers, hydraulic clutch assemblies, handlebar, handlebar riser, triple clamp, headlamp trim ring- even the axle nut covers are black. For paint, there’s two choices: Vivid black and Denim black. At $20,199, the 2017 Fat Boy S is the spendiest of the 2017 Softails.

2017 Harley Breakout

2017 Harley Breakout

2017 CVO Pro Street Breakout

2017 CVO Pro Street Breakout

The 2017 Breakout sits low and stretched. Add drag bars, 21-spoke Turbine wheels, and staggered, straight cut pipes to the equation and you’ve got the raciest-looking Softail of the bunch. The Breakout rolls 21 inches tall up front and 240mm wide out back with a High Output Twin Cam 103B slung in between. The Harley Breakout has a more custom look than other standard Softails.

Meanwhile, the 2017 CVO Pro Street Breakout does look like a custom bike direct from the factory floor. This thing will straight up boogie thanks to its Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110B engine and heavy breather intake. A hydraulic “Assist & Slip” clutch facilitates smooth launches. The CVO Pro Street Breakout’s performance is further boosted by an inverted fork and dual discs on the front. With Aggressor wheels, a club fairing, chin spoiler, top-shelf paint and a gold race stripe, it’s one mean-looking machine.

2017 Indian Chief Classic

2017 Indian Chief Classic

Indian powers into the cruiser segment with a twin bill of Indian Chiefs, the classy 2017 Chief Classic and its alter ego, the 2017 Indian Chief Dark Horse. Powering both is a pearl of an engine, Indian’s 1811cc Thunder Stroke 111 that easily pumps out in excess of 100 ft-lbs. of torque. The 2017 Indian Chiefs are an attractive combination of classic and contemporary. Plenty of the company’s heritage is evident, from the motorcycle’s big valanced fenders to the illuminated headdress on the front fender to the graphics on the tank. Make no mistake, though, these are modern machines with ABS, cruise control, and keyless ignitions. The stout frame is made of cast aluminum with an airbox integrated into the design. A big powerful bike like this needs big brakes so Indian equipped them with dual 300mm floating rotors on the front. The 2017 Chief Classic exudes class thanks to a bounty of shiny chrome, from the engine and exhaust to the fork and bars. Premium paint is icing on the cake, the Chief Classic striking in either its Pearl White or Burgundy Metallic over Thunder Black colorways. For the 2017 Indian Chief Dark Horse, it’s all about the black. There’s a hint of silver in the machined cylinder heads, fender trim and pipes, but beyond that everything on the bike has been blacked-out. At $17,499, the Chief Dark Horse is a grand cheaper than its dolled-up sibling.

2017 Indian Chief Dark Horse

2017 Indian Chief Dark Horse

Victory takes a four-pronged approach to the 2017 American cruiser market, all powered by the tried-and-true Freedom 106 V-twin. In the same manner as its competitors, Victory offers its 2017 Vegas in a traditional and blacked-out form. The standard Vegas sports a striking wheel up front in the form of the industrial 21 inch Falchion. The frame is color-matched to the Sunset Red paint job, the vibrant color offset by a powertrain, bars and fork clamps all in black. The spined tank continues to be one of its strong style points while its headlight has a new, more streamlined design. With a low 25 inch seat height, the 2017 Vegas is suitable for a wide variety of riders. On the flip side, the 2017 Vegas 8-Ball is dark as night, the contrast cut of the Falchion wheels, fork legs, and speedo housing the only shiny bits on the bike. At 25.2 inches, its seat height is a tad higher than the 2017 Vegas. With an MSRP of $12,999, the Vegas 8-Ball is the most affordable of the Victory cruisers.

2017 Victory Vegas 8-Ball

2017 Victory Vegas 8-Ball

The 2017 High-Ball exudes more attitude thanks to a 12 inch mini-apehanger handlebar and chunky tires on 16 inch spoke wheels. Matte paint replaces the gloss of the Vegas. A grunty 1731cc engine with plenty of low end torque suits this motorcycle perfectly. The High-Ball with the Suede Nuclear Sunset Orange paint is matched to whitewall tires while the Suede Black version is mated to straight black rubber. Even with the high bars, the High-Ball will surprise you with its willingness in turns.

2017 Victory High-Ball

2017 Victory High-Ball

2017 Victory Gunner

2017 Victory Gunner

The final offering in the Victory stable is the 2017 Gunner. The fact that Victory competes in the NHRA with a Gunner drag bike is a good clue as to the company’s intentions with this bike. With bobbed fenders, 24-spoke cast aluminum wheels, 16 inch wheels all the way around, and pullback handlebars, the Gunner is a real runner. Muscular Dunlop 491 Elite tires are ready to be roasted on this bike. Price point is definitely one of Victory cruisers’ strong point, the 2017 Gunner starting at $13,499 with the Suede Titanium Metallic paint.

Be sure to check out our 2017 Harley, Indian and Victory Bagger & Tourers Buyer’s Guide in American Iron Magazine issue # 345 on news stands now! To order a back issue of this or any other issue of American Iron Magazine, visit Greaserag.com.
 
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American Iron News: Polaris To Drop Victory Motorcycles

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) today announced it will immediately begin winding down its Victory Motorcycles brand and related operations. Polaris will assist dealers in liquidating existing inventories while continuing to supply parts for a period of 10 years, along with providing service and warranty coverage to Victory dealers and owners.

“This was an incredibly difficult decision for me, my team and the Polaris Board of Directors,” said Polaris Industries Chairman and CEO Scott Wine. “Over the past 18 years, we have invested not only resources, but our hearts and souls, into forging the Victory Motorcycles brand, and we are exceptionally proud of what our team has accomplished. Since inception, our teams have designed and produced nearly 60 Victory models that have been honored with 25 of the industry’s top awards. The experience, knowledge, infrastructure and capability we’ve built in those 18 years gave us the confidence to acquire and develop the Indian Motorcycle brand, so I would like to express my gratitude to everyone associated with Victory Motorcycles and celebrate your many contributions.”

Several factors influenced today’s announcement. Victory has struggled to establish the market share needed to succeed and be profitable. The competitive pressures of a challenging motorcycle market have increased the headwinds for the brand.

“This decision will improve the profitability of Polaris and our global motorcycle business, and will materially improve our competitive stance in the industry,” said Scott Wine. “Our focus is on profitable growth, and in an environment of finite resources, this move allows us to optimize and align our resources behind both our premium, high performing Indian Motorcycle brand and our innovative Slingshot brand. Ultimately this decision will propel the industry-leading product innovation that is core to our strategy while fostering long-term growth and increased shareholder value.”

Polaris will reduce the appropriate operating cost based on this decision, while continuing to support the future growth of the ongoing motorcycle business. Polaris remains committed to maintaining its presence in the Spirit Lake, Iowa community with Indian Motorcycle production and in the Huntsville, Alabama community with its Slingshot production.

2017 American Iron Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide: Performance Cruisers

Victory Stunters Joe Vertical and Tony Carbajal

Joe Vertical and Tony Carbajal demonstrate the prowess of the 2017 Victory Octane.

Since OEM’s have been busy unveiling the latest crop of 2017 motorcycles, we’ve put together a series of “Buyer’s Guides” to bring you up to date on the latest and greatest offerings from American manufacturers. With the performance bar being raised higher and higher, it’s an exciting time in the industry. Victory unveiled its 2017 Octane by inviting a bunch of journalists to the track for some runs down the dragstrip and a little Stunt Riding 101 taught by Joe Dryden and Tony Carbajal. Dryden further demonstrated the Octane’s prowess by setting a Guinness World Record for the “World’s Longest Burnout.” Harley countered by bringing back its racy Roadster model for 2017 with stronger brakes, beefier suspension, mid controls and lowered bars. These days, “cruisers” don’t necessarily mean simply “sit back and enjoy the ride.” With that in mind, we take a look at the 2017 segment of American-made motorcycles that lean more toward the performance side of the equation than typical cruisers do.

2017 Night Rod Special

2017 Night Rod Special

2017 V-Rod Muscle

2017 V-Rod Muscle

One of the first to break down those stereotypes is Harley-Davidson’s V-Rod. Launched in 2001, the V-Rod was a big departure from the norm for The Motor Company. Powered by a liquid-cooled, 60 degree Revolution V-twin developed with the help of Porsche, the motorcycle came straight from the factory ready to rip up the quarter-mile. With its low rise bars, streamlined tank, fastback tail section and meaty 240mm rear, the V-Rod sure looks the part. Thanks to a powerplant with arm-stretching torque, Brembo brakes, ABS, and a “slipper” clutch, the V-Rod has the “go” to support its “show.” Joining the 2017 Night Rod Special is the 2017 Muscle with its faux air-rams on the sides of the tank, straight shot dual exhausts, rear turn signals integrated into the fender and more chiseled lines. If you’ve ever thought about plunking down the money for a V-Rod, the time is nigh because we’ve heard rumors this is the last year it will be in production.

2017 Sportster Forty-Eight

2017 Sportster Forty-Eight

One motorcycle that isn’t going anywhere is Harley’s Sportster. The iconic motorcycle is heading into its 60th year of continuous production in 2017. Offering the Sportster in both 883cc and 1200cc versions in a variety of configurations contributes to its longevity. This rings true once again in 2017. Harley got ahead of the game by releasing the 2017 Roadster a few months before the rest of its lineup. Positive reviews rolled in thanks to its 43mm inverted fork, adjustable rear suspension, dual front discs and a sporty riding position. The popular Forty-Eight returns in 2017, another 1200cc powered Sportster that runs a 49mm fork along with 16-inch cast aluminum wheels front and back and chunkier tires. While the Forty-Eight and Roadster both sport the heritage Peanut tank, the Sportster 1200 Custom has the 4.5 gallon tank and a lot more chrome than its 1200cc siblings. The Iron 883, a member of Harley’s Dark Custom line, is back in 2017 as well, the 883cc equipped Sporty with its blacked-out styling and solo seat a great gateway bike for just under $9K. Speaking of gateway motorcycles, the Street 750 and Street 500 featuring Harley’s liquid-cooled Revolution X engine both made the cut for 2017. While Harley improved the braking package on the Street models last year, in 2017 both are offered with a couple new options, including ABS for $750 or the H-D Smart Security System for $395.

2017 Harley Sportster Iron 883

2017 Harley Sportster Iron 883

Similar to Harley and its Roadster, Victory got the jump on its 2017 offerings by releasing its Octane back in March. The motorcycle represents Victory’s first foray into liquid-cooling, its 1179cc 60-degree V-twin said to be good for over 100 horsepower. Compact and quick, American Iron’s Editor-in-Chief Steve Lita said “I don’t ever recall riding any V-Rod that offered the agility or the pared-down muscle car feeling of the Octane or left as much spending money in my wallet,” in his first ride review. With a cast aluminum frame and wheels, Victory’s Octane rockets up to 60 mph in under four seconds. A sticker price of $10,499 leaves a little of that pocket change Lita mentioned.

2017 Victory Octane

2017 Victory Octane

Joining the Octane in Victory’s performance cruiser stable is the 2017 Hammer S. With a pro-street style stance, rear cowl, and 250mm rear, the Hammer S is a long-running staple in the Victory lineup. Powered by the tried and true Freedom 106 engine, the Hammer S sports an inverted fork, dual front discs and 18-inch tires front and back. Offered in a blacked-out Hammer S Eight Ball version last year, in 2017 the Hammer S comes in Gloss Black with White Racing Stripes only.

2017 Victory Hammer S

2017 Victory Hammer S

For 2017, Indian Motorcycle Co. enters the niche with two models, the 1133cc 2017 Scout and the 999cc 2017 Scout Sixty. With its revvy engine, cast aluminum frame, slick gearbox and low center of gravity, the Scout has been a tremendous sales success for the company. Last year, Indian offered the Scout with ABS as a $1000 option, which is a carry over to 2017. The two-tone paint schemes for the 2017 Scout are new, though, the contrast helping define the bike’s lines even more so than the monochromatic ones.

2017 Indian Scout

2017 Indian Scout

The 2017 Scout Sixty is also offered with ABS, but only on the Indian Motorcycle Red version. Though the engine is smaller, the Scout Sixty displays much of the same character as its stable mate, from the revviness of its engine to its sure-footedness in turns. Primary differences between the two include one less cog on the transmission of the Scout Sixty, smaller cylinder sleeves and a remapped ECU. The other differences are mostly cost-saving cosmetics, from less machining to less chrome to seat materials. But at a buck under $9K, the Scout Sixty is priced competitively enough to leave a little change for customization. Roland Sands Design used the Scout Sixty as a base platform for its SuperHooligan flat trackers it has been racing over the last year at events across the country.

2017 Indian Scout Sixty

2017 Indian Scout Sixty

Be sure to check out the 2017 Harley, Indian and Victory Cruiser Buyer’s Guide in American Iron Magazine issue # 344! To order a back issue of this or any other issue of American Iron Magazine, visit Greaserag.com.
 
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Indian Issues Recall for 23,746 Motorcycles for Potential Fuel Leaks

Indian Motorcycle War Bonnet logo

Indian Motorcycle Co. has filed a recall notice with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for 23,746 motorcycles from 2017-2017 for a potential fuel leak caused by fuel rails coming in contact with other components and becoming damaged. Leaking fuel could catch fire “in the presence of an ignition source” states the report. The recall extends to Indian Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Vintage, Chieftain, Chieftain Dark Horse, Springfield and Roadmaster models. Indian Motorcycle dealers have been instructed to remedy the problem by installing a bracket that limits the movement of the fuel rail.

Here’s more info courtesy of the NHTSA.

Recall Subject: Fuel Rail may Chafe and Leak

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V877000

Manufacturer: Indian Motorcycle Company

SUMMARY:
Indian Motorcycle Company (Indian) is recalling certain model year 2014-2017 Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Vintage, Chieftan, Chieftan Dark Horse, Springfield and Roadmaster motorcycles manufactured April 15, 2013, to July 15, 2016. In the affected motorcycles, the fuel rail may contact other components and result in a fuel leak.

Makes/Models/Model Years:
INDIAN/CHIEF CLASSIC/2014-2017
INDIAN/CHIEF DARK HORSE/2014-2017
INDIAN/CHIEFTAN/2014-2017
INDIAN/CHIEFTAN DARK HORSE/2014-2017
INDIAN/ROADMASTER/2014-2017
INDIAN/SPRINGFIELD/2014-2017
INDIAN/VINTAGE/2014-2017

CONSEQUENCE:
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

REMEDY:
Indian will notify owners, and dealers will install a bracket that will limit movement of the fuel rail, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2016. Owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697. Indian’s number for this recall is I-16-03.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.