Indian Motorcycle Announces the All-New Line of 2014 Indian Chief Motorcycles – Choice in American Motorcycles is Here

  Indian Motorcycle Announces the All-New Line of 2014 Indian Chief
  Motorcycles – Choice in American Motorcycles is Here

  Indian Chief Classic cruiser, Indian Chief Vintage soft bagger, and Indian
 Chieftain hard bagger models make powerful debut and light up Sturgis, South

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STURGIS, S.D. -- August 5, 2013

Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced the
highly anticipated details for the all-new 2014 Indian® Chief® family of
motorcycles. Before thousands of motorcycling fans at the site of the Sturgis
Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame in downtown Sturgis at 9 p.m. on Saturday,
August 3, Indian Motorcycle unveiled the three models that comprise the Indian
Chief line up. The reveal ceremony and party signaled an inflection point in
motorcycling history with the renewal of America’s oldest and most legendary

2014 Indian Chief Classic made its historic debut at Sturgis on August 3
(starting at $18,999) (Phot ...

2014 Indian Chief Classic made its historic debut at Sturgis on August 3
(starting at $18,999) (Photo: Indian Motorcycle)

2014 Indian Chief Classic (starting MSRP: $18,999)
The new Indian Chief Classic is a pure, powerful cruiser forged from key
heritage design elements yet wrapped in advanced design, engineering and
technology. It features iconic styling like valanced fenders, rich genuine
leather saddle, classic tank-mounted instrumentation, tear-drop fuel tank
design, and sculpted and lighted front fender war bonnet. The 2014 Indian
Chief Classic comes standard with a host of premium features including endless
chrome, keyless ignition, ABS, cruise control, throttle-by-wire, true dual
exhaust, high quality chrome laced spoke wheels, brake caliper covers, cast
aluminum frame with integrated air intake, and much more.

The Indian Chief Classic, like all 2014 Indian Chief models, is powered by the
all-new, clean sheet design Thunder Stroke™ 111 engine. Offering 111 cubic
inches of pavement pounding power and 119 ft-lbs of torque, this class-leading
power plant draws powerful design cues from heritage Indian Motorcycle engines
merged with brilliant engineering and advanced technologies. The Thunder
Stroke 111 is a 49-degree, air-cooled V-twin with 6-speed overdrive
transmission, and features unmatched premium exterior finishes and touches. It
offers owners the peace-of-mind that comes from over two million miles of
on-road and test-lab verification and Polaris Industries’ 60 years of
engineering prowess.

2014 Indian Chief Vintage (starting MSRP: $20,999)
The new Indian Chief Vintage is a soft bagger that takes iconic Indian
Motorcycle styling to a whole new level with handcrafted detail and a
signature heritage aesthetic. The Indian Chief Vintage 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 includes 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.

2014 Indian Chieftain (starting MSRP: $22,999)
The first Indian Motorcycle of its kind, the 2014 Indian Chieftain maintains
the legendary Indian Chief styling, while taking this progressive machine to
new heights with advanced features and premium comfort. Unlike any Indian
Motorcycle ever made, the Chieftain features a fairing with integrated driving
lights, and its power windshield is an industry-first for a fork-mounted
fairing. Standard features include hard saddlebags featuring remote locks and
quick-release anchors, a high-output audio system featuring integrated
Bluetooth® smartphone connectivity, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

“When we acquired Indian Motorcycle two and a half years ago we set out to
capture the heart, soul and legendary heritage of this iconic American brand
and then infuse it with unparalleled design, engineering and state-of-the-art
technology,” said Scott Wine, CEO of Indian Motorcycle parent company Polaris
Industries Inc. “On Saturday night we revealed three stunning new Indian Chief
models that represent the results of our journey and the future of this brand.
It was a triumphant day for all of us, and I know motorcycling fans around the
world proudly join us in celebrating Indian Motorcycle and the realization
that choice in American motorcycles is here to stay.”

The First 1901
To pay tribute to Indian Motorcycle’s past, the first 1901 Indian Chiefs to
roll off of Indian’s assembly line in Spirit Lake, IA will be identified with
a limited-edition badge. Numbered between one and 1901, these rare bikes will
reflect the year of Indian’s inception by Oscar Hedstrom and George Hendee in
Springfield, MA. “We have been very conscientious about honoring Indian
Motorcycle’s storied history while establishing a foundation for what’s yet to
come,” said Polaris Vice President of Motorcycles, Steve Menneto. “The lucky
few who purchase these limited number bikes will truly own a piece of history,
concurrently representing Indian’s rich past and its limitless future.” More
information is available at Indian Motorcycle dealers across the country.

Indian Motorcycle is adding dealerships across the US and globally, and is on
plan to have 125-140 North American and 70 international dealers by year end.
The full line of 2014 Indian Chief models are available for order now and will
arrive in dealerships in September, along with an extensive array of apparel,
parts and accessories. Indian Motorcycle demo rides will be available at
dealer events across the country starting later in August. Visit to check out the Demo Tour schedule or to locate an
Indian Motorcycle dealer near you, and to see the full line of apparel, parts
and accessories.

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Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:
PII), is America’s first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian
Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned
distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through
unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and
industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand
stewardship. To learn more, please visit

Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2012
sales of $3.2 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets
innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles
(ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER^® and RZR^® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles,
motorcycles and small vehicles.

Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road
vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring
motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian Motorcycle brands. Additionally,
Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small vehicle industry with
Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and
internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a
complete line of Polaris and KLIM branded apparel and Polaris accessories and

Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol
“PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.

Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle
accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at

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