Ride an Indian Chief Vintage in Style, Choose a Champion Sidecar

Champion sidecar for the Indian Chief Vintage 6 photos
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When Indian was revived and the first three models broke cover, the Chief Vintage was the one to bring tears to the eyes of those who longed for the classic looks Indian was renowned for. It's now time to show them another cool piece of bike technology that adds to both the looks and the functionality of the Chief Vintage, in the shape of a Champion Vintage sidecar.
If you ask us, every rider in the world should hop on a sidecar motorcycle at least once in a lifetime. Combining the trike stability and extended space available with the great retro looks, the Champion Vintage sidecar opens amazing possibilities for riding in or around the town, and especially for that vacation you've always dreamed about.

A sidecar shaped to perfection and with matching colors and leather accents

The Champion Vintage sidecar is inspired by the Indian Princess sidecar, but it was crafted using the latest technologies available. The swingarm and suspension also incorporate the (optional) Tracking Increment Leanout Technology (TILT) electric lean control system that compensates for the changes in geometry that occur when a passenger sits in the sidecar or when it is loaded with a hefty cargo.

Made from fiberglass, the sidecar provides ample legroom even for tall passengers. The cushions are covered in desert tan leather upholstery that matches the colors of the Chief Vintage, and the cream/teal color scheme make everything look somehow more luxurious.

This sidecar comes standard with a motorcycle style wheel, traditional body and fender styling matching that of the Indian Chief Vintage, and a spacious trunk behind the passenger seat. Optional features can also be ordered, such as a cigarette lighter, tinted windscreen, a tonneau cover, a lap belt, or even an intercom plug.

Champion supplies this sidecar with all the necessary mounting hardware and claims that connecting or disconnecting it from the standard Chief Vintage can be done in only 15 minutes. If this is true for the average rider, then the whole deal is even better, as switching between two-wheeled and three-wheeled fun is now possible without too much of a hassle.

The base price for the Champion Vintage sidecar for the Indian Chief Vintage is just under 6,000 (€5,340), as bikernet informs us. And it looks like sidecars such as these will take part in the epic Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis.
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