Given the initial reception of the new Indian Chief motorcycle, it appears that the Indian brand is going to be around for a very long time. So, as expected, Indian is inspiring manufacturers and after-market vendors. Roadsmith Trikes unveiled the industry’s first new Indian trike conversion at this year’s V-Twin Dealer Expo in Cincinnati this past weekend. As a matter of fact, this is Roadsmith’s third version of an Indian trike, having created trike conversions for 2 previous iterations of the Indian brand.
Roadsmith has a 42-year history of building high-quality, independent rear suspension trike conversions. The Indian Chieftain in a trike version may become an instant success (and a good competitor of the Harley Tri Glide Ultra Classic) with those wishing a 3-wheeler offering the Indian’s new 111” incredibly powerful and smooth engine and ABS braking system with the iconic styling of Indian’s curvaceous fenders. Roadsmith added its proven, silent, electric reverse for a complete control of the trike, no matter which direction the rider is headed.
Based in White Bear Lake, MN, Roadsmith manufactures and distributes 19 different trike conversion kits for Honda, Harley-Davidson, Victory and Indian motorcycles. They are represented by over a 100 Roadsmith dealers in the U.S. and Canada as well as their own retail location, The Trike Shop, on Beach Street in Daytona Beach, Florida.