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2009 Indian Chief Now in US Dealerships

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The 2009 Indian Chief motorcycle lineup has finally arrived in US dealerships, representing one of the main restructuring moves prepared by the American manufacturer. With motorcycle sales continuously decreasing, Indian Motorcycle rolled out four different flavors of the 2009 Indian Chief, available at prices between $30,999 and $35,499. Each of the four flavors (Standard, Deluxe, Road Master and Vintage) is powered by a 1720cc air-cooled unit that produces 100 lb-ft of torque.

Since the North America is currently described as a very unstable market, Indian Motorcycle will sell the newly-released motorcycle lineup through a range of 6 dealerships, with 6 more to open their doors in the next few months, according to motoflash.ro. More importantly, the manufacturer plans a production of nearly 1000 units per year, with more enthusiastic plans prepared for the next years in case the new bike sells well.

“The motorcycle itself was the inspiration for the entire design of our dealerships, and it isn't for a Chief. Colors, contours, textures and finishes throughout, from leather to chrome studs, are all part of the world of Indian Motorcycle,” the manufacturer proudly said in brochure, praising the equipment installed on the 2009 Indian Chief lineup.

As mentioned, each of the aforementioned version comes with unique elements. The Standard flavor for example features a chromed tear drop halogen headlamp, auxiliary driving lamps, chromed spoke wheels, six speed transmission, tank mounted analog speedometer and multi function digital display.

The Vintage variant on the other hand adds polished brake calipers, metal tank badge, chrome fender tips, engine guards, tinted quick release windshield and vintage saddle bags in black, tan or red leather.

 
 
 
 
 

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