2012 Indian Chief Classic

All three words in the name of this bike exemplify the kind of machine this is. The Indian Chief Classic is as iconic a line to ever come out of the Indian Motorcycle brand.

Its design is simple in order to take advantage of its no-frills characteristics. Air-brushed pinstripes, a tear drop head lamp, a glass front fender light, a black and polished engine with chrome covers, a solo seat available in black leather, chrome-spoked wheels, traditional black wall tires, and the signature Indian script complete the custom quality paint on each and every Indian Motorcycle, including the Chief Classic.

The classic looks are a sight to behold and although the design is relatively light on details, the Indian Chief Classic more than makes up for in its performance. Thanks to a modern 105 cc Power Plus engine that comes with a full chrome package and a 2-into-1 stainless steel exhaust system, the Chef Classic is the kind of classic cruiser that holds more purpose and function than people think.

Find out more about the Indian Chief Classic after the jump.

About Indian Chief Classic

Indian Chief Classic

Built of the bare essentials, like a a 105ci PowerPlus engine and a two-into-one stainless steel exhaust system, the Chief Classic is anything but stripped down, providing all you need to cruise the roadways in style and comfort.


Indian Chief Classic

Indian Script Tank Design

  • Die cast console - color matched
  • Two into one stainless steel exhaust system

PowerPlus 105ci Engine

  • Closed loop, sequential, port injection with heated oxygen sensors
  • Six speed transmission
  • Black and polished engine with chrome covers
  • 5.5 gallon fuel tank

Long Valenced Fenders

  • Seat: solo seat available in black leather
  • Chrome Spoked Wheels
  • Traditional black wall tires

Tank Mounted Speedometer and Controls

  • Charging system 42 Amps
  • Lamps: Tear drop head lamp, glass front fender light


Indian Chief Classic
Engine TypePower Plus, Air-Cooled
Displacement105 Cubic Inches
Bore x Stroke3.966" x 4.25"
Compression Ratio9 to 1
Fuel SystemClosed Loop Sequential Port Fuel Injection
Primary DriveChain
GearboxSix Speed
FrameHigh tensile steel
Suspension/FrontDia. 41 mm/Travel 4.25"
Suspension/RearSingle shock/Travel 2.90"
Brakes/FrontDual Caliper w/Floating Rotors
Brakes/RearSingle Caliper Floating Rotor
Tires/Front130/90-16 Black
Tires/Rear150/80-16 Black
WheelsWire spoked
Exhaust SystemTwo into one Stainless Steel
Seat Height27.25"
Dry Weight728 lbs
GVWR1220 lbs
InstrumentsAnalog speedometer & multi-function digital display
Charging System42 Amps
LampsTear drop head lamp, fender light
Standard EquipmentLong Fenders; Solo Seat w/ Passenger Pillion
ColorThunder Black w/silver script; Indian Red w/gold script


Indian Chief Classic

Totalmotorcycle ---- "Air-brushed pinstripes and signature Indian script complete the custom quality paint on each and every Indian Motorcycle."

Cycleworld ---- "Polaris Industries bought Indian last April, which hasn’t given the company much time to launch a completely reengineered, all-new line of 2012 Indian motorcycles"

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