INDIAN MOTORCYCLE UNVEILS THE 2013 INDIAN CHIEF VINTAGE FINAL EDITION

Limited Units Available of Special Highly Collectible Model Designed to Commemorate the End of One Era in Motorcycling History, and the Beginning of Another

International Motorcycle Show, Long Beach, Calif. — December 8, 2012 — 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 December 7th through December 9th at the Long Beach Convention Center.

This 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 towww.indianmotorcycle.com for dealer and model information.

New Accessories from Harley-Davidson

Swingarm Bag, Speedo/Tach Combo, Curved License Plate Holder and Soft Grips

Softail® Swingarm Bag

(P/N 90200417 Black Smooth Leather, P/N 90200456 Brown Distressed Leather; $179.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories is shaped to accent the shape of the Harley-Davidson Softail® swingarm. Constructed of heavyweight leather, the bag features a pouch-style flap lid, secured with two quick-disconnect clips that are hidden behind traditional straps and buckles. The semi-rigid-backed bag is secured to the left side of the swingarm with easy-to-install, adjustable quick-release straps. Capacity is 400 cubic inches, enough room for essentials that might otherwise be stuffed into pockets or bungeed to a passenger pillion. Fits 2000-later Softail® models (except Rocker/C and CVO models).

 

Combination Analog Speedometer/Tachometer

(P/N 70900070, $299.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories monitors engine speed without adding a handlebar-mounted tach. The speedometer and tachometer pointers sweep clockwise over a spun-aluminum face to provide a “gauge within a gauge” look. Push-button adjustable backlighting offers more than 600 color-tone options, to adjust pointer, LCD and backlighting colors to match any paint scheme or viewing preference. The LCD information screen displays odometer/tripmeter data, miles-to-empty readings, a segmented fuel display, and a gear-position indicator. The unit mounts in the stock dash opening and is a direct plug-in installation. Kit includes a data transfer cable to upload initial mileage at time of installation.   This Combination Analog Speedometer/Tachometer fits 2009-later Dyna®, 2008-2010 Softail®, and 2008-later Road King® models equipped with a 5-inch Speedometer. Combination Analog Speedometer/Tachometer (P/N 70900171 $259.95) fits 2011 Softail models equipped with a 5-inch speedometer. See an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer for fitment details.

 

Curved License Plate Frame

($79.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories is shaped to hug the contour of the rear fender. Designed to replace the original-equipment black license plate bracket, installation requires no drilling or rewiring. The front frame cover conceals the plate’s mounting holes and raw edges, and the curved shape hides the unfinished rear side of the plate. Available in chrome or gloss-black finish, the complete kit includes all required mounting hardware. It fits many 2006-later Touring models, 2005-later Softail Deluxe and 2005-‘07 Softail Springer Classic models. See an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer for fitment details.

 

Get-A-Grip™ Hand Grips

($79.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories feature a tactified rubber surface for a superior connection to the controls in wet or dry weather. The soft-touch, cross-hatched rubber surface feels good against both gloved and bare skin. The “thicker in the middle” profile and choice of standard or magnum diameter mean these grips will fit comfortably in almost any size hand. Select the mirror-chrome or gloss-black finish to accent a personal customizing plan. The easy-to-install “glueless” design allows the grips to be removed for service without damage.

Get-A-Grip™ Hand Grips are available in standard or magnum diameter, with black or chrome trim, to fit 1996-later VRSC™, XL, XR, Dyna®, and Softail® models, and 1997- later Touring and Trike models.

 

 

Lehman introduces the CrossBow!

Lehman Trikes announced today their newest addition to the Lehman Signature Series line up of custom trikes, the 2011 Lehman CrossBow SS. The CrossBow SS features a powerful cobalt blue and white muscle-car inspired custom paint scheme, standard reverse, and John Lehman signature billet wheels. All Lehman Signature Series trikes are limited edition and feature custom paint, wheels, and reverse.

The 2011 CrossBow SS is available through authorized Lehman Trike Dealers for Victory Motorcycles and carries an MSRP of $37,495.

For more information on the new 2011 Lehman Signature Series CrossBow and to locate a Lehman Trikes dealer, visit www.lehmantrikes.com or call 888-3WHEELS.