The Very Last 2011 Art-Deco Inspired Blackhawk Chiefs

Few were manufactured at the Indian Kings Mountain plant. A handful remain available. Since Polaris acknowledges they are well made Chiefs and because they feature a custom art-deco inspired theme that I like very much, I feel that some of you may be interested by this Blackhawk  model. I don’t have an inventory available per Indian dealer (only know for sure that the Charlotte Dealer has 4 in stock), but for sure they are now the rarest new Indians. If interested, it’s time to call your dealer. MSRP is (was?) $29,900.

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21 Responses to “The Very Last 2011 Art-Deco Inspired Blackhawk Chiefs”


  1. 1 burnout Sep 2nd, 2011 at 11:32 am

    In my opinion a current Indian should look like this anyway. peace

  2. 2 Hondo Cat Sep 2nd, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    http://www.cycletrader.com/Indian-Motorcycles–In-Tulsa-Oklahoma/search-results?type=Motorcycle|356953&make=INDIAN|50865296&zip=74110&radius=any&keyword=Chief%20Blackhawk&match=exact&sort=year:desc

    Found at least four (4). See the link above.

  3. 3 Woody Sep 2nd, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Sorry, but that’s one fugly bike. Teeny saddlebags, big fender, at least three different themes on the same bike, looks like a catalog attempt.

  4. 4 Larry Sep 2nd, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Woody. It’s your taste. I would not buy one (because I want to see the new Indians), but all modifications made versus the standard Chief are quite appealing to me.

  5. 5 Jetser Sep 2nd, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Woody? 3 themes? Really? I see only one. Art-deco. Which ones are the others? How you call them? Maybe you don’t know anything about art-deco.

  6. 6 Ronnie Sep 2nd, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Bags, fenders, fairing, back seat and paint job are typical Art Deco style.

  7. 7 Nobody Sep 2nd, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I’d buy one if I had the chicken scratch.

  8. 8 Steve Hog Radio producer Sep 2nd, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Wonder if the value will stay at $29,000 in 5 years or go down? For owning a limited edition, if I had 30 g’s hanging around might think of owning one. Then again $30,000 will buy me a 2011 Hemi powered Challenger. Ok just checked more like $40,000 for Challenger. Ok now the Indian looks like a much better deal.

    By the way who will service these machines in the future? Victory/Polaris dealers?

  9. 9 Greg Sep 2nd, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    That looks like a Victory/Indian collab!

  10. 10 Wiz Sep 3rd, 2011 at 3:19 am

    I think it’s kinda Groovy, nice lines, it flows! One little question though, what are the passenger pegs for? Anybody perched on top would be slidin’ right off the back. It would work great fer gittin’ rid of a naggin’, complainin’ ‘ol lady. Just actively twist the grip and vowalla, you’re FREE of the Bitch!! Yuk-Yuk!!! Wiz

  11. 11 G. Bradshaw Sep 3rd, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Beautiful machine.

  12. 12 Markus Sep 3rd, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    I like the all-black version better, I think.

    I agree with Cyril…probably gonna be collectible.
    Rumor has it there were less than 110 TOTAL 2011’s built before the factory shut down and moved to Iowa. The Blackhawk was probably less than 20% of production, so, what, maybe 20 of them total?
    (As opposed to say, the CVO HD that’s $36K, and they make about 1800 of?)

    Wiz: it’s got passenger pegs cuz that tail cone is removable, and there’s a two up seat under it.

  13. 13 wigwamwam Sep 3rd, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    It’s definitely a cool looking bike…love the art-deco limited style…wish like hell I could afford it…especially since it’s the Last of the King’s Mountain Indian’s..although i have seen Polaris JUST built a test mule that is pretty much King’s mMountain parts…either way, I am THRILLEd Polaris owns Indian…the Indian Icon is now secure for a VERY long time!

  14. 14 bshirk Sep 3rd, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    I’m sorry but I am in with Woody on this one too much confusion going on.
    I couldn’t give 30K for two of them.

  15. 15 Woody's Sep 4th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Guess I don’t know whar art deco is on a bike. I see a “neo-bolton” look. China Sportster saddddlebags, JC Whitney “universal” flyscreen, ersatz gunfighter seat, and the traditional front fender just don’t combine to a good look IMHO. A few horizontal lines isn’t enough to make it art deco. Pretty sure Bob Bourke or Raymond Lowey could explain it better, but they’re not around.

  16. 16 Tommy Boy Sep 4th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Uhhhhh, the 1930 Harley paint jobs were art-deco in design. Who really believes this Blackhawk Chief with a set of old beetle bags, a fiberglass seat cover and an out-dated front fender is “Art-Deco Inspired”? C’mon, this thing looks like something assembled with a bunch of swap-meet parts. It’s no wonder Indian died 3 times. Hopefully, the crew at Polaris will call on the best of the best to design an Indian motorcycle that is 21st century.

  17. 17 bigalyts Sep 4th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Please tell me this is a very old belated April Fools Joke!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. 18 Septic the Sceptic Sep 4th, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Some of you guys really need to research what “Art Deco” is. The paint on this bike is the Art Deco inspired part of this bike.

  19. 19 mimii Sep 5th, 2011 at 12:12 am

    The front wheel is way too small and as a result ruins the overall look. Way too much space between the fender and frame and headlight. It looks like it might be a 15 inch wheel FFS. Needs an 18 inch. Amazes me how a designer can seriously think that that looks ‘right’.

  20. 20 CafeSportyTC Sep 6th, 2011 at 10:35 am

    for some reason it reminds me of those god-awful Excelsior-Hendersons a while back……

  21. 21 poppymann Sep 7th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    That thing is as guly as the Polaris bikes. It all looks like Arlen Ness designed it after jacking a tab of acid.

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