Exclusive Close-Up Look At The New Indian Motorcycle Chief Bomber

As I posted a few days ago, Indian Motorcycles is releasing 2 brand new 2010  models. The Indian Chief Bomber and the Indian Chief Dark Horse. Both models will be displayed for the 1st time during the Sturgis Rally at the Buffalo Chip. The Indian Chief Bomber, featured below in Military Green and Silver Smole, is a Limited Edition and will be sold only during 1 year. And because you email me all the time to ask me what I think, I am telling you. Whatever the economy, even at a MSRP of $30,999 price,  it will sell … More pictures after you make the jump by clicking on the link under these first 4 ones.

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17 Responses to “Exclusive Close-Up Look At The New Indian Motorcycle Chief Bomber”


  1. 1 Sheridan Jul 13th, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Seriously nice bikes, well done Indian and thanks for the extra pictures Cyril

  2. 2 J Jul 13th, 2009 at 7:39 am

    Anyone done an actual riding review of the new Indian yet? I’d love to know how they compare to the prior iteration…..

  3. 3 Shifter Jul 13th, 2009 at 8:15 am

    Looking very nice.

  4. 4 Keith Jul 13th, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Sweet!

  5. 5 Henry Gehr Jul 13th, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Because it’s getting more difficult to build a legal custom bike the trick to boost sales is for manufacturersto offer limited editions. The right move by Indian. HD should do same (CVO’s are too expensive)..

  6. 6 Daniele Jul 13th, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Hi Cyril,
    how can I have some more picture?

  7. 7 Grayhawk Jul 13th, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Hello Henry, I really like the look of this new Indian model and it should do well, just like I like my 41 Chief and other Indians of old I have so no I am not a HD guy persay.

    But I have to ask is not the reason Harley is deeming the CVO model you allude to above a CVO is much because it falls outside the HP and displacement of their EPA submitted basis for production models?

    I am looking at my Limited Edition 1981 HD Sturgis Shovelhead twin belt drive bike of a few years ago that I purchsed new as a limited edition and could list a few more. Point of note is not negative to either just that HD has in the past except where out of production performance not trim,
    i.e. FXB was same in production model performance just limited trim, color and schemes and the twin belt differences.

    Maybe HD dreamed up CVO terminology just to be Custom close in name but if different I am guessing its the performance upgrades?

    Is the Indian model above any different other than esthetics, trim, etc. I do not know?

    And yes the CVO is pretty high priced for its limited performance upgrades and individualism’s but like the bike above worth it if its the one for you and definitely will not be on every street corner. Will check it out in Dakota.

    Regards

    Grayhawk

  8. 8 Mike Corbin Jul 13th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Very Nice Looking

  9. 9 homer Jul 13th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    “J”,
    I have an 02/03 custom chief and an ’03 Vintage. I have ridden an ’09 a couple times and honestly, imo, there is no comparison in the handling of the bikes. The ’09s are very “neautral” and respond as asked. No muscle-ing in twisties and 6th gear is not in the equation until about 75-80mph…
    I thought my next bike would be a torq and white vintage, but depending on how the rest of my year goes with work, the bomber and the dark horse may change my mind–I really like these schemes. One will retail for $28k and the other for $31k… awesome..

  10. 10 davidabl Jul 13th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Love the bottlecap motor, but the rest of the bike seems overdone.

  11. 11 Rodent Jul 14th, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Another imposter

  12. 12 willie Jul 14th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    I really hope they make it this time.I hope to see one in Biketoberfest. DAYTONA NICE JOB ON THESE NEW BIKES…

  13. 13 ROB PITTSBURGH Jul 15th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    THE PICTURES DO THESE MACHINES NO JUSTICE. IN PERSON THE DETAIL WILL BLOW YOU AWAY. THE INDIAN MOTORCYCLE IS BACK AND HERE FOR GOOD.
    WHEN YOUR GRAND CHILDREN ARE TALKING IN THE FUTURE ABOUT YOU. LIKE THE PEOPLE ARE DOING NOW JUST THINK WHAT A GREAT MEMORY. I HEAR IT DAILY MY UNCLE, GRANDFATHER, DAD HAD ONE OF THOSE INDIANS. IT HAS RETURNED. WELL LET IT CONTINUE. THE KINGS MTN FACTORY IS A FIRST CLASS OPERATION LIMITED PRODUCTION.. CHECK IT OUT. JOIN THE TRIBE
    CALL PITTSBURGH 724 473 0551

  14. 14 Chuck Aug 5th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    I think the new bikes look awesome. I have yet to ride a new Indian yet. I like the WW2 theme and hope it is in some way a small tribute to the many men who sacrificed so much. I have a Harley but can’t see any harm in some healthy competition just as in the old days. I just wish they weren’t priced so much higher than HD.

  15. 15 09 Indian Rider Aug 11th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    I just completed 8.5k miles on a an 09 Indian Chief.
    Rode it for a friend of mine from Washington State.
    Anyone interested in the story?

  16. 16 09 Indian Rider Aug 11th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Hello RobPittsburgh.
    EXACTLY what is it about the quality that is differnet than the Gilroy bikes?
    I’ve owned a Gilroy for 6 years–50k miles on him–and ridden a Stellican 8700 miles.
    Quality of the Stellican seems no better — maybe not on a par to the Gilroys.
    KC

  17. 17 Rachel K Oct 28th, 2010 at 11:04 am

    My husband purchased the third one sold and I believe 9th made, in June and since August it has been at the manufacturer due to major defective issues. The bike may look pretty but the quality of it is crap.
    It had parts tack welded on, parts in the wrong place which truthfully unless you want a 30k paperweight, this is not worth purchasing.
    This is not the bike to ride in a military funeral procession.

    My husband said it was a comfortable ride, like sitting in a comfy recliner and the engine is very quiet. Obviously those qualities alone aren’t worth the 30k.

    If we ever get the bike back and if (I hope) my spouse survives an overseas contract, you may see him toodling around in Texas on it.

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