Indian Motorcycle Unveils One-of-a-Kind 'Big Chief Custom' to Highlight Customization Possibilities for 2014 Indian Chiefs

Indian Motorcycle Unveils One-of-a-Kind 'Big Chief Custom' to Highlight 
Customization Possibilities for 2014 Indian Chiefs 
Built Around the Indian Chief Classic and Designed by the Polaris
Industries Industrial Design Team, the "Big Chief Custom" Showcases
Indian Motorcycle Accessories Lineup and Advanced Paint Technology 
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 12/16/13 --   Indian Motorcycle(R),
America's first motorcycle company, today announced that it unveiled
a fully customized, one-of-a-kind Indian Chief Classic on the floor
of the International Motorcycle Show in New York City on Friday,
December 13. Conceptualized and designed by Indian Motorcycle's
Industrial Design team, the "Big Chief Custom" is the first custom
Indian Chief created around the 2014 models introduced with great
fanfare at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this past August.  
Spearheaded by the head of Polaris Industries' Industrial Design
team, Greg Brew, a small and dedicated team undertook the task of
customizing a stock 2014 Indian Chief Classic, incorporating an array
of Genuine Indian Motorcycle aftermarket accessories along with a
stylish custom paint scheme and a custom billet girder front fork
that showcases both the design and the technological innovation that
are inherent to the Industrial Design team. This Big Chief Custom was
designed and built to showcase the almost limitless possibilities for
customers to customize, enhance and personalize the 2014 Indian Chief
lineup utilizing authentic Indian Motorcycle Accessories, a custom
paint shop, or by turning to a custom fabricator. The possibilities
are endless for these powerful and awe-inspiring bikes. 
"One of the coolest things about being a manager at Polaris, is that
we get keys to the products we build," says Brew. "I didn't even get
a chance to log one mile on my bike before our motorcycle design
team, led by Michael Song, started tearing it apart to build a custom
version. The team from the Indian accessories group offered up their
entire line of 2014 gear and the design for the Big Chief Custom just
started to come together from there." 
One special highlight of the custom build is the billet aluminum
girder front end that harkens back to the Springfield Era Indian
models. Fully designed, machined and built in-house, the girder forks
feature fully machined uprights and cross members along with a custom
23-inch front wheel draped with a custom front fender that maintains
the classic valanced fender look of the Chief. A custom shock and
headlight complete the package. Custom paint designed and expertly
applied in-house by team member Steve Leszinski expands on the
multicolored theme from prior generations of Indian Motorcycles, with
the addition of modern styling and state-of-the-art paint technology. 
Another nod to the long history of Indian Motorcycle is a conversion
to a springer style seat. The seat creates the look of floating above
the rear fender, which was common before Indian Motorcycle developed
the first motorcycle rear suspension in 1939 to cope with the rugged
roads of that bygone era. Combined with the modern day single shock
hidden under the rear fender, the Big Chief Custom promises to be a
smooth, comfortable ride.  
An extensive array of accessories were added, helping to complete the
look of the bike. The "Pinnacle Series" of accessories was
highlighted with items such as the Pinnacle Cam Cover, Pinnacle
Primary Cover, chrome Pinnacle Grips on Beach Bars mated up with a
Stage 1 exhaust sporting Fish Tail Tips. Other custom accessories
include War Bonnet Floorboard Pads, a Heel Shifter, and a chrome Rear
Fender Bumper. 
The "Big Chief Custom" will be on display in the Indian Motorcycle
exhibit as part of the 2014 International Motorcycle Shows tour.
Remaining tour stops include by Novi, Michigan; Washington, DC;
Minneapolis, Minnesota; Cleveland, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; and
Seattle, Washington. For more information on tour dates and tickets
visit www.motorcycleshows.com. The Display features the 2014 line-up
of Indian Chief motorcycles including the Chief Classic, Chief
Vintage and the Chieftain -- Indians' first-ever bagger. The display
also includes the Spirit of Munro, a custom tribute to the legendary
Burt Munro, and a display of vintage Indian motorcycles dubbed
"Springfield Row" that will change from show to show. Additional
features include an accessory and apparel display, a cut-away Thunder
Stroke 111 engine and a rolling chassis that showcases the advanced
technology underpinning all Indian Motorcycle models. 
ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE(R)
 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
www.indianmotorcycle.com. 
ABOUT POLARIS(R) INDUSTRIES
 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(R) and RZR(R) 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 parts.  
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 www.polaris.com.  
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www.skyya.com
ph: (646) 661-1524
megan.kathman@skyya.com 
 
 
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