Indian® Chief® Vintage

Indian® Chief® Vintage
The Indian Chief Vintage is where modern technology and comfort meets history and nostalgia. This bike is like a rolling work of classic art, with flared fenders and leather saddlebags that are reminiscent of the Indian motorcycles of the 1940's. The large, wide seats ensure a comfortable ride at any distance for rider and passenger / Pillion. The wide, reclined handlebars, lower saddle position and standard cruise control, make this an extremely easy bike to handle around the city or a cross country ride.
Rider Comfort
Passenger Comfort
Luggage Capacity
Technical Details
Passenger Yes
Backrest Yes
Luggage Rack No
Saddlebags Yes
Topcase Storage No
Wind Shield Yes
Fuel Capacity 5.5 gal.
Miles per Gallon 42 mpg
Radio/CD Player No
Seat Height 27.25 in.
DC Powerport No
Engine Thunder Stroke™ 111
Displacement 111 cu. in.
Bore x Stroke 3.976 x 4.449 in.
Fuel System Closed loop fuel injection / 54mm bore
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Suspension (Front) Telescopic fork / 4.7 in.
Suspension (Rear) Single shock / 3.7 in.
Brakes (Front) Dual / floating rotor / 4 piston caliper
Brakes (Rear) Single / floating rotor / 2 piston caliper
Tires (Front) Dunlop® American Elite 130/90B16 67H
Tires (Rear) Dunlop® American Elite 180/65B16 81H
Exhaust Split dual exhaust with cross-over
Length 103.7 in.
Ground Clearance 5.5 in.
Width 40.4 in.
Wheel base 68.1 in.
Rake (at Steering Head) 29°
Luggage Rack Included
Backrest Included
Backrest Pad Included
Saddlebags Included
Windshield Included
Bag Mounting Kit Included
4 User Reviews (VIEW ALL) ADD REVIEW
Steve Tavernier March 20, 2016 05:44 pm

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Rider Comfort

SO Comfortable and powerful.

I got so many looks and comments today riding around Santa Monica and PCH. The bike is a great ride!! Until today, I had always taken out the Scout. So this was a big upgrade. If you're a Club Eaglerider member, give it a try, you can't be disappointed.

Andrew Humm May 21, 2015 05:41 pm

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Passenger Comfort

Rider Comfort

Refined and Unique

Normally I rent a Harley Davidson Heritage. This time, I rented an Indian Vintage for 5 days and was impressed.

The Vintage has the Harley Heritage feel, but is more refined. The forks on the Indian seem to be more stable. I did not notice the clunk when going over railroad tracks as I previously observed on the Heritage.

The stock seat is very comfortable. The stock exhaust sounds great. You experience a nice V twin sound from the factory which is not too loud, but not too quiet either. It is much more pleasing then the "sewing machine" sound from the stock Heritage exhaust.

The bags are nice and firm. The odometer is placed nicely. I did not get blinded by sunshine reflecting off the chrome on the tank, as I have in the past while riding the Heritage. I also liked the digital display window which easily indicates RPM, mileage, the gear you are in, etc.

The torque of the engine is fantastic. I was distracted and took off in 3rd gear once without problem due to the torque (I should have looked at the gear display). I also like the gear ratio of the transmission. Overdrive drops the RPMs down nicely to conserve gas and wear and tear on the engine.

The cruise control worked nicely, but was a bit of a reach for me to set. I also thought the handlebars seemed wide, but maybe one would get used to them with ownership. I think Indian has some handlebar options if desired.

The best thing is it is unique looking. There aren't billions and billions on the road .. yet ...