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
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.
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
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
Power Plus, Air-Cooled
105 Cubic Inches
Bore x Stroke
3.966" x 4.25"
9 to 1
Closed Loop Sequential Port Fuel Injection
High tensile steel
Dia. 41 mm/Travel 4.25"
Single shock/Travel 2.90"
Dual Caliper w/Floating Rotors
Single Caliper Floating Rotor
130/90-16 White Wall
150/80-16 White Wall
Two into one Stainless Stee
Analog speedometer & multi-function digital display