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2014-03-10 14:18

CLASSIC: The Indian Chief Classic is one of three models available to order in the Indian Motorcycle range, here in SA. Image: Indian Motorcycles

Indian Motorcycles has made a comeback, America's first motorcycle company which built bikes from 1901 to 1953 - when it went bankrupt, is now in South Africa.

Three models are available to order in the form of the Indian Chief Classic cruiser, Indian Chief Vintage and Indian Chieftain.

2014 Indian Chief Classic

Indian Motorcycles says the new Indian Chief Classic is apowerful cruiser forged from key heritage design elements yet wrapped in advanced design, engineering and technology.

Image gallery: Indian Motorcycles range

The bikemaker said: "It features iconic styling like valanced fenders, genuine leather saddle, classic tank-mounted instruments, tear-drop fuel tank design and a sculpted front fender war bonnet.

Standard items include a host of premium features like chrome bits, keyless ignition, anti-lock brake system, cruise control, throttle-by-wire, dual exhaust,chrome-laced spoke wheels, brake caliper covers and a cast aluminum frame with integrated air intake.

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 161Nm.

The Thunder Stroke 111 is a 49-degree, air-cooled V-twin with six-speed overdrive transmission.

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