2012 Indian Chief Vintage

The 2012 Indian Chief Vintage carries the same elements of the 1840 Chief, the bike it is based on. From the the two-tone paint schemes based on the 1948 Chief, to the chrome Indian tank badge, and the fender light that will bring you back to the era where the Indian Chief ruled the highway, the new Chief Vintage is the perfect antidote to your nostalgia.

The design of the bike is straight out of a time machine. Great tan leather with fringe wraps the solo seat and saddlebags to create a distinctive nostalgic look in the Chief Vintage. It’s then complemented by b60-spoke chrome wheels with classic whitewall tires, resulting in a more complete vintage appearance. Suffice to say, the Indian Chief Vintage is a minimalist’s retro bagger.

Other styling touches done on the new Chief Vintage include fully fringed bags and deeply valanced fenders. This is the Indian bagger for the rugged individualist. Braving the elements, which are protected only by a windshield, will bring you a Power Plus 105 cubic inch powerplant that stretches its legs through a six-speed transmission.

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

About Indian Chief Vintage

Indian Chief Vintage

Based on the 1940 Chief, the 2012 Indian Chief Vintage picks up right where its predecessor left off. All the way from its PowerPlus 105ci engine to its distressed tan leather with fringe seat and saddlebags, chrome Indian tank badge, classic whitewall tires and, of course, its distinctive Indian fender light.


Indian Chief Vintage

Chromed spoke wheels

  • Black and polished engine with chrome covers
  • Chromed tear drop halogen headlamp
  • Two into one stainless steel exhaust system with three way catalytic converter and chromed shields
  • Available long skirt fenders and dual tone paint
  • Metal tank badge
  • Chrome fender tips
  • Engine guards

Distressed Leather Saddlebags

  • Seat: Solo seat with passenger pillion available in distressed tan leather
  • Quick Release Saddlebags

PowerPlus 105ci Engine

  • Six speed transmission
  • Closed loop, sequential, port injection with heated oxygen sensors
  • 5.5 gallon fuel tank

Tanks Mounted Speedometer and Controls

  • Charging system 42 Amps
  • Lamps: Tear drop head lamp, glass front fender light, auxilliary spot lights
  • Auxillary driving lamps


Indian Chief Vintage
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 White Wall
Tires/Rear150/80-16 White Wall
WheelsWire spoked
Exhaust SystemTwo into one Stainless Stee
Seat Height27.25"
Dry Weight753 lbs
GVWR1220 lbs
InstrumentsAnalog speedometer & multi-function digital display
Charging System42 Amps
LampsTear drop head lamp, spot lights, fender light
Standard EquipmentLong Fenders; Windshield; Leather Fringe; Engine Guards; Solo Seat w/ Passenger Pillion; Vintage Leather Saddlebags; Chrome Grab Rail; Chrome Fender Tips
ColorThunder Black; Indian Red; Willow Green & Ivory Cream; Indian Red & Ivory Cream; Arizona Turquoise & Winter White


Indian Chief Vintage

Totalmotorcycle ---- "Distressed tan leather with fringe covers the solo seat and saddlebags to give the Chief Vintage a distinctive nostalgic look"

Motorcycle-usa ---- "The first production 2012 Indian Chief Vintage made by Polaris is headed to the Indian Motorcycle Charlotte dealership"

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