Indian Motorcycle Charlotte Price Reductions

indianstandardchiefThe most recent news I got from Indian Motorcycle is that the objective of 700 bikes for 2009 will be reached (750 are being produced). Today, the flagship Indian Motorcycle Dealership in Charlotte, NC announced a major price reduction on only one model: the Indian Chief Standard Long fender Chief Standard reduced by $2,499. Short fender Chief Standard reduced by $5,000. They are available for immediate delivery. Does it mean, as the opposite of what many of you were thinking that the most expensive models ( Deluze, Roadmaster & Vintage) are easier to sell that the Standard one? That buyers prefer the Classic skirted fender than the new short one? Probably. If you are in North Carolina and wish a free demo ride call 888-600-INDIAN (4634). Indian Motorcycle Charlotte

12 Responses to “Indian Motorcycle Charlotte Price Reductions”

  1. 1 Grayhawk Jun 2nd, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Anybody know how many of those 750 units have been sold to date and when does the 2010 model year begin. Dealer Locator Site shows 14 US dealers, did not search for international dealers but that would be roughly only 53 each this model year if equally split among the 14 not a lot of front end sales money at those limited numbers if total dealer number correct.

    Also looks like only 9 or so of that dealer count in US are open as of today so I assuming equal would not balance unless they were each guarranted up front “x” bikes min. of the first year production to base their business model on ??

    Flag ship dealer site shows 16, I believe new units, in inventory and their already discounting (??) a good percentage of their floor stock and having blowouts on boots, clothing, leathers, etc.?
    Times are tough all over.

    Guess my real point is if you Indian brand, (modern indians) lovers want these boys to make it you better buy some of these (NC Indian) first year units. Tough timing, tough industry but don’t want to see them struggle right out of the chute.

    Just would not recommend anyone taken advantage of the 96 months terms of finance offering as, imho, in if you have to buy it twice you might ought to consider something else. Of course they should offer lesser timeline terms but you get the point on lenghtly extended terms.

    Hope it picks up. Support the products you like if you can as its easier then you think to have a door close then to keep it open.

    Of course I do not know all their numbers and factors just, imho, a quick read on what I picked up from this posting and site references displayed.


  2. 2 jatinder pal Jun 3rd, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Seems like good bargains this season…

  3. 3 Rodent Jun 3rd, 2009 at 8:08 am

    They”re selling like hot cakes, Cold ones!

  4. 4 bigalyts Jun 3rd, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Greyhawk, sounds like you are a “Analizer” ! The Indian looks like a fairly well made Bike. I dont know if anybody out there has any experience either Owning or Riding a Indian! Whats their Engine Like ? Are there a lot of HP Building Parts out there for making the Bike produce a lot of HP? Does anybody know what the Bike Feel’s like at 100 mph going down the Road? Are there any Rental Companies out there Renting Indians? THESE ARE THE WAYS TO ANALIZE A DEAL, WHEN YOU HAVE THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS!!!

  5. 5 Grayhawk Jun 3rd, 2009 at 9:55 am


    Thanks for straightening me out. You must have anal on the mind. My comments were merely economic nothing too do with mechanical attributes. Analyzer or analizer, we are for sure on different pages there, not my thing..


  6. 6 GThompson Jun 3rd, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    I think I read somewhere on here that they have dealers open in Europe and Australia also.

  7. 7 Sheridan Jun 4th, 2009 at 7:04 am

    ^ Not Australia

  8. 8 Keith Jun 8th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    It’s a beautiful bike and a smart marketing move to lower the price…admittedly, the pricing is high in this horrific socialist economy. I am rooting for Indian and hope they do well!

  9. 9 Keith Jun 8th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Oh, they have a dealer in Sweden.

  10. 10 KC Cheef Jun 10th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Wel–I now hve 7500 miles on the 09 Road Master I ride.

    Anyone interested in the luck I’m having?

  11. 11 A Real Indian Jun 21st, 2009 at 8:22 am

    These new Indians are awesome! I am particularly taken by the Vintage. I’d love to hear from KC Cheef about his experiences to date!

  12. 12 Piper Cub Sep 28th, 2009 at 9:50 am

    I think most people who have researched the new Indians know the about the “luck” you are having, KC Cheef. As you didn’t seem to like the company or the bikes, even before you saw one, I am not surprised at the knack you have had with them. Maybe some other people who are actual “owners” have had better experiences with theirs. I think maybe you should stick to newer minivans that don’t require much mechanical acuity.

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