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2012 INDIAN Chief Classic
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2012 INDIAN Chief Classic

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2012 Indian Chief Classic Review
• The 105" Power Plus Engine is the heart of the Indian Motorcycle, and comes with a full chrome engine package.
• Classic valance long fenders.• Air-brushed pinstripes and signature Indian script complete the custom quality paint on each and every Indian Motorcycle.
• Solo black seat features double stitching and rich thick leather.
• Colors: Thunder Black w/Silver Script; Indian Red w/Gold Script.• 2012 Indian Chief Classic Features and Benefits

• Chromed teardrop halogen headlamp
• Long fenders
• Die-cast console - color matched
• Black and polished engine with chrome covers
• Chromed spoke wheels
• Traditional black wall tires
• Two-into-one stainless steel exhaust system
• Indian script tank design

• Air cooled pushrod Power Plus 105ci engine
• Closed loop, sequential, port injection with heated oxygen sensors
• Six speed transmission Chassis
• Solo seat, available in black leather
• 5.5 gallon fuel tank
• Brembo brake system with dual floating rotors and 4 piston calipers in the front, and single floating rotor and two piston caliper in the rear
• Two accessory 12V outlets

• Tank-mounted analog speedometer and multi-function digital display
• Charging system: 42 amps
• Lamps: teardrop headlamp, glass front fender light
• No electrical relays

MSRP Price: $26,499 USD

Length 100.5"
Width 40.5"
Height 50.5"
Seat Height 27.25"
Wheelbase 68.4"
Dry Weight 728 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 1220 lbs
Rake Steering head/Trail 34°/5.92"

Engine Type Power Plus 105, Air-Cooled
Displacement 105 Cubic Inches
Bore x Stroke 3.966" x 4.25"
Compression Ratio 9 to 1
Engine Torque 100 ft-lbs
Fuel System Closed Loop Sequential Port Fuel Injection

Primary Drive Chain
Gearbox Six Speed
Gear Ratio (overall)
1st 3.77:1
2nd 2.56:1
3rd 1.87:1
4th 1.44:1
5th 1.15:1
6th 1:1
Final Drive Belt

Frame High tensile steel, monoshock
Suspension/Front Diameter 41 mm/Travel 4.25"
Suspension/Rear Single shock/travel 2.90"
Brakes/Front Dual Caliper with Floating Rotors
Brakes/Rear Single Caliper with Floating Rotor
Tires/Front 130/90-16 Black
Tires/Rear 150/80-16 Black
Wheels Wire-spoked
Exhaust System Two-into-one stainless steel
Electrical Instruments Analog speedometer and muti-function digital display
Charging System 42 Amps
Lamps Teardrop headlamp, glass front fender light

Warranty 2 Years
Pricing $26,499*

Thunder Black with Silver Script
Indian Red with Gold Script

Standard Equipment
Long Fenders
Solo Seat

Note: All specifications subject to change. *Does not include delivery, set up and local taxes

2012 Indian Chief Classic - Press Release

Polaris Acquires Indian® Motorcycle

Polaris brings world-class engineering, manufacturing and distribution to Indian’s rich
American heritage and historic brand

MINNEAPOLIS (April 19, 2011) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the acquisition of Indian Motorcycle. The business was acquired from Indian Motorcycle Limited (“IML”), a company advised by Stellican Limited and Novator Partners LLP, U.K. Private Equity firms. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“We are excited to be part of the revitalization of a quintessentially American brand,” said Scott Wine, CEO of Polaris Industries Inc. “Indian built America’s first motorcycle. With our technology and vision, we are confident we will deliver the classic Indian motorcycle, enhanced by the quality and performance for which Polaris and Victory are known.”

With this acquisition, Polaris adds one of motorcycling’s legendary brands to its strong stable of Victory cruiser and touring bikes. Indian will operate as an autonomous business unit, building upon the potent combination of Polaris’ engineering acumen and innovative technology with Indian’s premium brand, iconic design and rich American heritage.

“We are delighted to have reached an agreement with Polaris. Polaris will utilize its well-known strengths in engineering, manufacturing, and distribution to complete the mission we undertook upon re-launching the brand in 2006: harness the enormous potential of the Indian brand,” said Stephen Julius, chairman of Indian and managing director of Stellican. “Polaris is the most logical owner of Indian Motorcycle. Indian’s heritage brand will allow Polaris to aggressively compete across an expanded spectrum of the motorcycle market.”

Novator Partners LLP is a London based alternative investment firm founded and led by the investor Mr. Thor Bjorgolfsson. An avid motorcycle enthusiast, Mr. Bjorgolfsson said “After a troubled past, our goal was to bring the legendary Indian bikes back on the roads. The initial phase of that project is done and now our great partners at Polaris will carry on the work to realize the full potential of this classic American brand.”

About Polaris
With annual 2010 sales of $1.991 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® Side X Side vehicles, snowmobiles and Victory motorcycles for recreational and utility use and has recently introduced a new on-road electric powered neighborhood vehicle.

Polaris is a recognized leader in the snowmobile industry; and one of the largest manufacturers of ORVs in the world. Victory motorcycles, established in 1998 and representing the first all-new American-made motorcycle from a major company in nearly 60 years, are making in-roads into the cruiser and touring motorcycle marketplace. Polaris also enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Pure Polaris apparel, accessories and parts, available at Polaris dealerships.

Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P MidCap 400 stock price index.

Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime from the Polaris homepage at

About Indian Motorcycle
Founded in 1901, Indian was America’s first motorcycle company, producing some of the industry’s most iconic models and becoming the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer. In recent years, Indian has continued to produce these legendary motorcycles on a smaller scale. The company’s instantly recognizable badge is still associated with premium products and strong American heritage by casual consumers and motorcycle enthusiasts alike.

About Stellican
Stellican is a U.K. Private Equity firm specializing in the purchase, turnaround and re-launch of iconic, heritage brands which have gone bankrupt. In the last ten years, Stellican has been particularly active in the power sport industry. It currently advises funds which own Chris-Craft Corporation, a premium boat and yacht builder based in Sarasota, Florida, which it acquired in 2001. Previously, Stellican advised funds which owned Riva boats in Italy

About Novator
Novator is an alternative investment firm founded and led by the international investor and entrepreneur Björgólfur Thor Björgólfsson. Novator's investment portfolio is focused around following sectors: Telecommunications, Pharmaceuticals, IT and Renewable Energy. In addition, Novator operates a Private Equity Fund and a Credit Opportunities Fund

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