The Indian Chief has an extended historical past in our group. From her very first manufacturing yr in 1922 to her resurrection in 1999 (and subsequent refresh with new coronary heart in 2014), the Chief holds a particular place within the coronary heart of many a cruise-loving hooner – which might be why Indian Bikes has chosen her to be souped-up right into a ‘Sport’ variant for 2023 (credit score to Wikipedia).
The all-new 2023 Indian Sport Chief shall be competing towards the likes of Honda’s Insurgent 1100 and Ducati’s all-new Diavel V4 whereas flaunting 1,890 comfortable cc’s and a drool-worthy 113.4 ft-lbs of torque, because of the blacked-out Thunderstroke 116 coronary heart (through protection from Enrico Punsalang on RideApart).
43mm KYB upside-downs (with a 28-degree angle and 4.4” path) and twin Fox shocks with 4” journey present floating duties, whereas an upgraded set of Brembo brakes showcase “twin discs with four-piston, semi-floating calipers up entrance and a single 300mm disc within the rear.”
Add Pirelli Evening Dragon tires and that snazzy, cinched-in quarter fairing, and also you’ve obtained a trendy scoot that enhances the following tick on Indian’s docket: electrical componentry.
As anticipated, the 2023 Sport Chief’s 101mm touchscreen + RideCommand combo give riders versatility and luxurious, permitting pairing (and administration of music) by way of Bluetooth or USB through a wi-fi helmet.
This mix additionally gives two distinct gauge configurations, in addition to “bike and trip info, and turn-by-turn navigation, utilizing handlebar controls or the digital touchscreen show.”
“With the introduction of Sport Chief, the 2023 Indian Chief line-up is extra numerous than ever – providing a variety of efficiency and styling choices to fulfill every rider’s distinctive persona and driving preferences,” states Mike Dougherty, Indian’s President.
Count on the 2023 Sport Chief to debut in US / CAD markets in March of this yr at an MSRP of $18,999 USD / (a slight low cost all the way down to 22,999 for Canadians), with Black Smoke, Ruby Smoke, Stealth Grey, and Spirit Blue Smoke for coloration schemes.
For those who’re from the EU, cling tight – everyone’s saying the 2023 Sport Chief shall be out there for y’all later this yr.
Fingers crossed; meantime, is Indian’s 2023 Sport Chief the cruiser for you?