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Polaris introduces first Indian Motorcycle line

September 2, 2011
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Polaris Industries has released details on the three 2012 Indian motorcycles it is producing.

Each bike features a 105 cubic inch Power Plus Engine. MSRPs were not announced.

The Chief Classic features a full chrome engine package, class valance long fenders, air-brushed pinstripes and signature Indian script and a solo black seat with double stitching and rich leather. It comes in Thunder Black with silver script and Indian Red with gold script.

The Chief Dark Horse comes only in Thunder Black Smoke matte paint with a colored headdress tank design. It includes Smoke Black matte rims with blackwall tires, a blacked-out engine and chassis and a solo black seat with fringe, double stitching and rich thick leather.

The Chief Vintage is based on the 1948 Chief. Its solo seat and saddlebags are created from distressed tan leather. The bike comes with 60-spoke chrome wheels with classic whitewall tires, and colors available include Thunder Black, Indian Red, Willow Green and Ivory Cream, Indian Read and Ivory Cream, and Arizona Turquoise and Winter White.

Polaris announced on the Indian Motorcycle Facebook page earlier this week that the first Polaris-built Indian rolled off the assembly line in Spirit Lake, Iowa, on Aug. 5. The post stated that the first bike will be subject to testing and evaluation to make sure it meets quality standards and consumer expectations. Production of dealer units is scheduled to begin in October.

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