Indian Motorcycle Celebrates 100 Years of Chief With Completely Reimagined 2022 Indian Chief Lineup

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2021 Indian Chief Bobber Dark Horse

MINNEAPOLIS – February 10, 2021: In 1921 Indian Motorcycle unveiled the iconic Indian Chief, one of the most historic and influential motorcycles of all time. Now, in celebration of 100 years, America’s
First Motorcycle Company is unleashing three new, totally reimagined Indian Chief models for its 2022 lineup. Combining iconic, American V-twin style with modern performance and technology, Indian Motorcycle
designed the new Chief with a simplistic and mechanical aesthetic that pays homage to the glory days of American motorcycling.

All based on a timeless, simplistic steel-tube frame and powered by Indian Motorcycle’s powerful Thunderstroke motor, the new Indian Chief, Indian Chief Bobber and Indian Super Chief offer three unique
takes on the classic American V-twin, each appealing to a slightly different rider.

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2021 Indian Chief

The new Chief provides a stripped-down riding experience where power, minimalism and attitude lead the way. It reaches

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Indian Motorcycles Is Developing Lean-Sensitive Adaptive Radar Headlights To Make Night Riding Safer

Indian Motorcycles filed an extremely detailed patent application for an adaptive headlamp design way back in May of last year, and it was officially published in October. Our friends over at RideApart recently dug it up, and it’s absolutely fascinating. The system uses sensors from all over your motorcycle to provide a speed and lean-angle sensitive pattern of light emission. Having ridden several thousand miles myself in the pitch black of night, I am definitely behind and in support of anything that makes night visibility better.

The patent filing depicts the system functioning on an Indian Roadmaster, but mentions that the technology could be adapted for any other kind of two-wheeled machine, or even jet skis, potentially opening up the tech to other products in the Polaris lineup. It makes sense to start with a Roadmaster, however, as it’s a big bike, and you wouldn’t notice an extra 5 kg

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2022 Indian FTR1200 Line Up First Look

Rennie Scaysbrook | January 26, 2021

The Indian FTR1200 line up will get a workover and be released as an early 2022 model. Released in early 2019, the FTR1200 was the production fruit of Indian Motorcycle’s American Flat Track labor, where they have dominated every championship since entering the competition in 2017.

2022 Indian FTR1200 Line Up First Look
New 17-inch wheels are a hallmark of the 2022 Indian Motorcycle FTR1200 range.

The Indian FTR1200 will start to deviate from the flat track racer even more for 2022, with aims to make it more street-focused. These include new 17-inch wheels for the FTR, FTR S, and FTR R Carbon laced with Metzeler Sportec rubber, a lower seat height, narrower ProTaper handlebars and the motor now possesses cylinder deactivation to help keep the rider and machine cool in traffic and at idle (Ducati pioneered this technology many years ago).

Below is a wrap on the new FTR1200 range

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Indian Motorcycle Stage 2 PowerPlus Performance Cams

Press Release | January 14, 2021

According to Indian Motorcycle, adding the Stage 2 PowerPlus Performance cam upgrade kit to the Indian Challenger can increase its horsepower by up to 10%.

King of the Baggers Indian Challenger

The following is a press release from Indian Motorcycle…

Minneapolis, MN (January 12, 2021) – In 2019 Indian Motorcycle re-imagined what an American bagger could be with the introduction of the Indian Challenger. In 2020 the Challenger’s superior performance capabilities were dramatically validated with its victory at MotoAmerica’s inaugural King of the Baggers race at the historic Laguna Seca Raceway. Now the ultimate American bagger gets an extra dose of muscle with the introduction of Indian Motorcycle’s all-new Stage 2 PowerPlus Performance Cams—the same cams that helped power S&S’ Indian Challenger to victory at Laguna Seca.

Indian Motorcycle Stage 2 PowerPlus Performance Cams for Indian Challenger

Featuring best-in-class stock performance, the Indian Challenger gains 10% more horsepower with the Stage 2 upgrade kit, providing a new level of unmatched

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