About the 2014 Indian Chief Vintage Motorcycle

Since I first saw an Indian Chief carving turns through on I-17 in Arizona, headed past Black Canyon city, back in 2009, this trip has been a dream of mine.  Thanks to Polaris, the American company whose brilliant engineers rebuilt the bike from the ground up, re-creating a classic while introducing amazing reliability and power, with a more reasonable price tag, I was able to realize this vision.  This is the kind of motorcycle that makes you want to get out there and take on these distances.  She just “wants” to go, and it even seems like she gets more powerful by the mile.  Somewhere around South Dakota, I started to feel guilty putting the bike cover on at night, because it just seemed like this bike wanted to eat more miles, regardless of how far we’d gone.  She’s quite the machine.  I’ll include some specs below.

Indian Chief Vintage, 2014 Overview

The 2014 Indian Chief Vintage is a soft bagger with iconic Indian Motorcycle styling and handcrafted detail. It offers top-quality quick-release soft-sided leather bags, leather fringe, chrome fender tips, vintage chrome badging on the front fender and a quick-release windshield for easy installation or removal. It has the same premium standard features as the Indian Chief Classic, and sports the same iconic design elements like valanced fenders, laced wheels, whitewall tires, tank-mounted instrument cluster and extensive chrome finishes throughout. It is also powered by the new Thunder Stroke 111 engine.*
*Excerpted from here.


2014 Indian Chief Vintage
Engine Type: Thunder Stroke 111
Engine Displacement:  1818 cc
Torque: 161 Nm (119.2 Ft Lbs) @ 3000 RPM
0-60 MPH: 4.5 seconds*
Quarter Mile: 13 seconds*
Bore Stroke:  101 mm x 113 mm
Cooling: Air-Cooled
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Fuel System: Closed Loop fuel injection
Transmission: Six-Speed
Fuel Capacity: 5.5 gal.
Weight: 835 lbs.

*Specs available here for Chief Classic (same engine / specs – different appearance options)