This is wicked cool and about as redneck as you can get. I love it!!!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqqW6tXvXHs
New Indian Motorcycle Models Announced
July 8, 2009
Indian Motorcycle revealed two additional modelsâ€” The Dark Horse and Bomberâ€”to an excited dealer network. Fifteen Indian Motorcycle dealerships are open worldwide and representatives from each location were on hand for the first official dealership meeting June 22-24th.
Inspired by WWII aircraft, the Bomber is a limited edition Chief model and will only be available for one year. The Bomber is available in Military Green and Silver Smoke finishes. The pin-up girl tank artwork is inspired by the Bomber nose art of that era. The leather used on the seat and saddlebags are reminiscent of the feel and color of an old bomber jacket. The price of the Bomber is $30,999.
The Chief Dark Horse is a dark, sinister, mechanical looking motorcycle with a smoke â€œmatteâ€ finish and is available in Thunder Black, Indian Red and Deep Water Blue. The colored headdress on the tank is a new twist on the colored versions of the past. The dark components on the bike including the blacked out headlight, tappet blocks, suspension, engine components, exhaust system, and hand controls make the remaining chrome components stand out. The Dark Horse is priced at $27,999.
The new Classic is the entry level Chief and is the only Chief model available with short fenders. It features the Indian script tank logo and is available in standard Indian Red or Thunder Black. Optional colors are also available in Dark Water Blue or Starlight Silver. The price starts at $25,999.
All Chiefs feature a 105 cubic inch PowerPlus V-Twin powertrain with electronic closed loop sequential port fuel injection. Engine cylinders are Nikasil plated and the stainless steel exhaust system is an integrated 3-way catalytic converter with heated oxygen sensors.
A six-speed Baker transmission delivers power through the belt drive. Stopping is achieved via Brembo 4-piston calipers, with 11.5â€ dual rotors up front. Standard 5.5-gallon tank helps extend cruising range. Seats are all-leather and built to exacting specifications.
â€œWeâ€™re very excited about the new Indian models which bring a more distinct range to the Chief line,â€ said Chris Bernauer, General Manager. â€œReleasing new, superior product is a legacy that we are happy to continue.â€
Assembly takes place in Kings Mountain, NC with an incessant emphasis on quality and craftsmanship. For more information on Indian Motorcycles, dealerships, apparel, and accessories visit
Indian Motorcycle launches Factory Delivery Program
1/12/2009 – USRiderNews
Indian Motorcycle announced today its new Factory Delivery Program which allows customers to order a motorcycle through an authorized dealership and pick it up at the factory. All 2009 Indian Chiefs are eligible for the new delivery program. Factory Delivery offers a personal VIP tour of the factory and bike delivery in the customer delivery area of the plant. The factory and world headquarters is located in Kings Mountain, N.C., 37 miles west of Charlotte. The VIP tour is given by a member of the IMC staff who guides participants through each step of the bike building process. Beginning in engine assembly and ending on the vehicle build line, new owners get to observe a team of craftsmen building the next generation of Indian Chief Motorcycles.
Factory Delivery customers must contact their local Indian Motorcycle dealership to participate in the program. If there is no dealership in their area, they can contact the flagship store located right outside of Charlotte, NC. Indian Motorcycle dealership staff will assist Factory Delivery participants with choosing their bike, scheduling their trip, and getting their bike home.
In addition to touring the factory, participants are invited to visit the flagship store where they can view the entire lineup of 2009 Chief Motorcycles, Indian Motorcycle accessories, apparel and gifts. After picking up their motorcycle, riders have quick access to some of the most beautiful roads in the country. The Carolinas boasts nearly year-round riding weather and is home to world class restaurants and accommodations.
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197 HORSEPOWER!!! If I weren’t such a Harley Davidson fan, I’d have to get one of these Yamaha’s. I always loved the original V-MAX but this is just brutally AWESOME!!!
To The Max
By George Polgar You couldn’t have fit more muscle on the original Yamaha V-MAX. With its massive V4 engine crammed into the frame, the V-MAX was one of the most muscular bikes on the streets back in 1985. And with the exception of a few tweaks and cosmetic touches along the way, the model remained largely unchanged until it was pulled from the Yamaha lineup last year. Now, when the first of the 2009 versions hits showrooms this fall, the MAX will be backâ€”bigger, badder, and more boisterous than ever before
The new V-MAX doesn’t back down from the original’s supermacho looks or beefed-up horsepower. The old 1198cc engine has bulked up to 1679cc, which kicks up the power output from a hefty 145 horsepower to a nerve-rattling 197 horsepower, making the V-MAX the most powerful bike on the planet.
This kind of mega-muscle doesn’t come dainty. The new V-MAX has a dark, gothic quality. Designers were careful to look for opportunities to rein in the sheer size and bulk of this hulking street rod. Particularly slick engineering went into the hybrid chain/cam drive, which deftly saves space and weight, and the gnarly looking air intakes on the side of the gas tank; they were previously little more than Hollywood props, but they’re now fully functional and add to the efficiency of the new engine. And while the new liquid-cooled V4 is similar in appearance to the earlier editions, the use of advanced alloys and electronics ups the performance. To stop this overmuscled ride, engineers have decked out the V-MAX with big Brembo wave-type disc brakes strong enough to wrestle with the bike’s massive horsepower.
Over the 23 years since the Yamaha V-MAX was first introduced, the bike’s legend and appeal have grown disproportionately to its sales; there are always more riders who long for a bike this powerful than riders who can actually afford it. At a list price of $17,990, the Yamaha star V-MAX is definitely in the discretionary purchase category. Then again, it’s a small price to pay for a massive amount of power.
By Dirck Edge
Beautiful Sonoma, California was the staging area for our test of several 2009 Harley-Davidson models. Our focus was on the significantly redesigned touring bikes and the stunning new V-Rod Muscle.