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2014 Indian Chief Classic

August 28, 2014
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Our September 2014 cover bike is owned by Dick Carlson from Kansas City, Missouri. Dick purchased his bike at Indian Motorcycle Kansas City, and this motorcycle is the perfect example of when old school styling meets modern-day technology. Like most motorcycle enthusiasts (at least those who have been around long enough to appreciate its heritage), I have a deep respect for the Indian motorcycle brand, which dates back to 1901, before Harley-Davidson, before Orville and Wilber took to the sky, and before Henry Ford put America behind the wheel. And to make things even better, this month’s cover model Alicia did an awesome job showcasing the fine lines of this 2014 Indian Chief Classic.

Owner: Dick Carlson
City: Kansas City, Missouri


  • Year/Make/Model: 2014 Indian Chief Classic


  • Make/Size: Indian Thunder Stroke 111 cu in/1819cc V-twin
  • Bore & Stroke: 3.976" x 4.449"
  • Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
  • Torque: 119 ft-lbs at 3000 rpm
  • Cooling System: Air-cooled
  • Carburetor: Closed Loop Fuel Injection/54mm Bore
  • Exhaust: Split Dual w/Cross-Over
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.5 gallons


  • Transmission: 6-speed Constant Mesh
  • Clutch: Wet, Multi-Plate
  • Primary Drive: Gear Drive Wet Clutch
  • Final Drive: 2.2:1


  • Frame: Cast Aluminium
  • Front Suspension: Telescopic Fork
  • Rear Suspension: Single Shock
  • Front Brake: Dual Floating Rotor - 4 Piston Caliper
  • Rear Brake: Single Floating Rotor - 2 Piston Caliper
  • Front Wheel/Tire: Dunlop American Elite 130/90B16 67H/40 60 Spoke 16" X 3.5"
  • Rear Wheel/Tire: Dunlop American Elite 180/65B16 81H/40 60 Spoke 16" X 5"
  • Wheelbase: 68.1 inches
  • Rake: 29°
  • Seat Height: 26”


  • Dry: 778 lbs.
  • Curb: 812 lbs.


  • Color: Springfield Blue

Other Features:

  • ABS
  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Ignition
  • Light Bar
  • Premium Leather Seat
  • Extensive Chrome


  • MSRP: $18,999

 Photos by Dick Carlson

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