We present you the Indian Chief Vintage Final Edition which marks the end of an era for Indian Motorcycles. The company says that the Final Edition represents “a tribute to all that was and all that will be” so they’ve struggled to make it as exciting as possible. The company added that the model will be manufactured in an extremely limited run and comes with a unique numbered emblem mounted on the frame.
In terms of style, the Indian Chief Vintage Fe features the 1939 World’s Fair paint scheme of Thunder Black and Indian Red with gold pinstripes, auxiliary driving lamps, black leather solo seat with included detachable passenger seat, black leather saddlebags and lots of chrome.
The 2013 Indian Chief Vintage FE is powered by the PowerPlus 105ci engine which is married with a six speed gearbox.
Hit the jump for more information on the Indian Chief Vintage FE.
With an extremely limited number of 2013 Indian Chief Final Edition (Kings Mountain era design) bikes being built, the biggest question is whether to ride it or just proudly display it in your garage. Marking the end of one chapter in our history and setting forth on the beginning of the most exciting one yet, the Final Edition is a tribute to all that was and all that will be. A stunning yet powerful bike, it features the 1939 World’s Fair paint scheme of Thunder Black and Indian Red with gold pinstripes, along with a refined 105ci PowerPlus engine. To make it even more distinctive, each Final Edition features a numbered frame badge so you know your exact place in the Indian legacy.
Limited Units Available of Special Highly Collectible Model Designed to Commemorate the End of One Era in Motorcycling History, and the Beginning of Another
Indian Motorcycle, the original American motorcycle company, today announced the 2013 Indian Chief Vintage Final Edition, the final version of the Kings Mountain era of Indian Motorcycle, which is available in very limited quantity. The new model year 2013 Indian Chief Vintage Final Edition was unveiled before a gathering of the motorcycle industry press from the floor of the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, California, which takes place today through December 9th at the Long Beach Convention Center.
Today’s announcement marks the end of the Kings Mountain era of the Indian Chief, and signifies an important milestone in the 111-year storied history of the Indian Motorcycle brand. With a paint scheme emulating the iconic Indian Chief on display at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York, the stunning new collectible 2013 Indian Chief Vintage Final Edition is a fully accessorized motorcycle that befits its place in the history of motorcycling. The extremely limited number of these bikes available is sure to excite collectors and pave the way for the new era in Indian Motorcycle under the leadership of Polaris Industries.
The 2013 Indian Chief Final Edition comes fully loaded with the World’s Fair-inspired paint scheme of Indian Red, Thunder Black, and Gold Pinstripe; auxiliary driving lamps; black leather solo seat with included detachable passenger seat; windshield; black leather saddlebags; chrome grab rail; leather fringe; engine guards; and chrome fender tips. Powered by the PowerPlus 105ci engine, this historic 2013 model will be manufactured in an extremely limited run and wears a custom-designed, numbered emblem on the frame to commemorate the brand’s historic achievements.
“We are working hard designing and building the new Indian Motorcycle, but we knew it was important to honor and celebrate the long and proud heritage of Indian Motorcycle, and the Kings Mountain era played a key role in that continuing history,” said Steve Menneto, Vice President of Motorcycles at parent company Polaris Industries. “When we acquired the Indian Motorcycle brand in 2011, our strategy was to retain the existing design, quality and high level of detail for which Indian Motorcycle has always been known, while making significant detail improvements in order to satisfy the continued demand from Indian Motorcycle dealers. The Final Edition is an acknowledgement of our gratitude to the team at Kings Mountain for sustaining the Indian Motorcycle story and its heritage as America’s original motorcycle brand.”
The Kings Mountain, North Carolina assembly line was transitioned to Polaris’ Spirit Lake, Iowa production facility in 2011. The line was transported and returned to full operation in an astounding eight weeks, and continued to produce new units for the Indian Motorcycle dealer base. The state-of-the-art Spirit Lake plant also manufactures Polaris Rangers and Victory Motorcycles, though each brand is built on its own dedicated assembly line.
Pricing and Availability
The 2013 Indian Chief Vintage Final Edition is exclusively available for purchase in North America with a MSRP of $37,599 and $39,599 in Canada. Interested parties are encouraged to contact their local Indian Motorcycle dealer as soon as possible due to limited availability. Log on to www.indianmotorcycle.com for dealer and model information.
- Chromed spoke wheels
- Chrome highway bars
- Leather Saddlebags
- Genuine leather passenger seat for when you want to share the road.
- PowerPlus 105ci Engine
- Chrome Arrow Style Shift Rod
- Tank Mounted Speedometer and Controls
- Two-tone 1939 World’s Fair paint scheme
|Engine Type||Power Plus, Air-Cooled|
|Displacement||105 Cubic Inches|
|Bore x Stroke||3.966" x 4.25"|
|Compression Ratio||9 to 1|
|Fuel System||Closed Loop Sequential Port Fuel Injection|
|Frame||High tensile steel|
|Suspension/Front||Dia. 41 mm/Travel 4.25"|
|Suspension/Rear||Single shock/Travel 2.90"|
|Brakes/Front||Dual Caliper w/Floating Rotors|
|Brakes/Rear||Single Caliper Floating Rotor|
|Tires/Front||130/90-16 White Wall|
|Tires/Rear||150/80-16 White Wall|
|Exhaust System||Two into one Stainless Steel|
|Dry Weight||753 lbs|
|Instruments||Analog speedometer & multi-function digital display|
|Charging System||42 Amps|
|Lamps||Tear drop head lamp, spot lights, fender light|
|Color||Indian Red & Thunder Black|