New Indian Chief Trike

I think it’s quite beautiful. This Indian Chief Trike is a joint project between Hannigan Trikes and the Indian Motorcycle Company. As Indian states “an awesome example of beauty and beast.”

I am told that it took a great deal of time in development and engineering. And I believe it. Sweet, and for now it can be seen only at the Indian Flagship dealership of Indian Motorcycle Charlotte.

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14 Responses to “New Indian Chief Trike”


  1. 1 J Apr 2nd, 2010 at 12:45 am

    That trunk set up is pretty cool- bit reminiscent of a Bug, maybe, but still stands out in a crowd- the fenderlines are kinda Delahaye- esque, ya? Gotta be red and loud!

  2. 2 ian Apr 2nd, 2010 at 5:53 am

    I am not really a fan of trikes (but give me another ten or so years and I might have no choice) – but this is really nice and for once looks a complete design – not a bike glued to the back of a car. I think I want one!

  3. 3 Boss Hawg Apr 2nd, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Sweet ride…Great job at design and engineering!

    Boss Hawg

  4. 4 Dave Blevins Apr 2nd, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Probably the best looking factory trike I’ve seen.

  5. 5 cwglide Apr 2nd, 2010 at 10:55 am

    This is the best looking factory trike I’ve ever seen! I like how they kept thier trademark skirted fendor lines throught the tail section and fendors at the rear. Very well done indeed!!

  6. 6 The Producer Apr 2nd, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    I agree with ian, this thing flows so well like a well designed custom even though its a factory bike? Great job to Indian. I have to believe they know what they are doing. Read another article on the chief sounds like Indian has priced their bikes above H-D and Victory to go after the high end crowd who wants a cruiser that speaks for itself.

    The Producer

  7. 7 K Apr 3rd, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Yuck. I could have come up with a cooler bike while I was asleep. Lame.

  8. 8 Bigalyts Apr 3rd, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    THAT IS FRICKEN BEAUTIFUL. I am not a Triker, nor a Trucker, just a Part Time Biker and I would not mind Cruising that around to the Local and the not so Local Establishments. Goes to show you out of 8 Opinions, there is always 1 guy who has NO TASTE!

  9. 9 Boss Hawg Apr 5th, 2010 at 7:29 am

    K…so you say…..7 of us here like the trike so far. Please enlighten us all here with your design and build efforts to date. We would love to see some of your work please.

    Boss Hawg

  10. 10 Tattooed43 Apr 5th, 2010 at 8:21 am

    BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

  11. 11 Ed Youngblood Apr 5th, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Rear view reminds me of an Auburn, one of the most beautiful cars ever built.

  12. 12 A 1 cycles inc. Apr 6th, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    auburn boat tail speedster all the way..flow..lines..grace.. as jj always says “its either shit or it isnt” this is defientely not shit….beautiful..the rear wheels and the rotor and front wheel match..very rare for a trike..classic lines, modern brakes and fuel injection..yes we ares till working with a pushrod antique motor but thats part of the heritage i guess? v-rod powered in that chassis? smoothness 120 hp water cooled and no leaks….that would be progress

  13. 13 Ax May 27th, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Unfortunately, it appears to be as W-I-I-I-I-D-E as an Auburn boat tail speedster, too.

  14. 14 Eugene Whitt Apr 27th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I would like to have a custom built Indian Chief trike made for me but dual wheels must be up front and not in the rear like on this bike and up front is for maximum safety sake. Honda was made to get ride of their trikes due to safety yet people continue to try to rediscover the wheel.

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