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Indian Motorcycle unveils the ‘Big Chief Custom’ cruiser

The Big Chief Custom is fitted with an array of genuine Indian Motorcycle aftermarket accessories



NEW YORK—Indian Motorcycle has unveiled a fully customized, one-of-a-kind Indian Chief Classic.

Conceptualized and designed by Indian Motorcycle’s Industrial Design team, the “Big Chief Custom” is the first custom Indian Chief created around its 2014 models.

The Big Chief Custom is fitted with an array of genuine Indian Motorcycle aftermarket accessories, custom paint and a custom billet girder front fork.

The billet aluminum girder front end references its Springfield Era Indian models. Fully machined uprights and cross members along with a custom 23-inch front wheel draped with a custom front fender maintains the classic valanced fender look of the Chief.

A custom shock and headlight complete the package.

Its springer style 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. The springer seat is combined with a single shock hidden under the rear fender.

The designers fit the bike with Indian’s Pinnacle Series of accessories, including a cam cover, primary cover, chrome grips on beach bars mated with Stage 1 exhaust sporting fish tail tips. Other custom accessories include War Bonnet floorboard pads, a heel shifter and a chrome rear bumper.

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