Indian Motorcycle Reveals Two-Tone Paint Schemes For 2015 Chief Models

1Indiancolor1Indiancolorbis1IndiancolorterIndian Motorcycle® announced that two-tone paint schemes, starting at $19,799, will be offered for the upcoming model year Indian Chief line of motorcycles. The iconic vintage paint palettes were revealed over the weekend for fans of classic motorcycles at Vintage Motorcycle Days 2014, which took place at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Additional details and information on all 2015 models, including features and all 2015 MSRP’s will be announced on August 2 out of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

2IndiancolorThe new two-tone Chief Classic, Chief Vintage and Chieftain will be on-display and available for demo rides during the upcoming 74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, running August 2 – 9 in Sturgis, South Dakota and will be available on dealer floors in the fall of 2015.

3Indiancolor4IndiancolorFeatured Two-Tone Colors for 2015 are:

- The 2015 Indian Chief Classic available in Indian Motorcycle Red/ Thunder Black. (Also vailable in solid Indian Motorcycle Red)
available in Indian Motorcycle Red/ Thunder Black, Indian Motorcycle Red/ Ivory Cream, and Willow Green/ Ivory Cream. (Also available in solid Indian Motorcycle Red and solid Thunder Black)
–  The 2015 Indian Chieftain available in Indian Motorcycle Red/ Thunder Black, Indian Motorcycle Red/ Ivory - The 2015 Indian Chief Vintage available in Springfield Blue/ Ivory Cream. (Also available in solid Indian Motorcycle Red and solid Thunder Black)

5Indiancolor6Indiancolor7Indiancolor“Two-tone paint schemes are among the most iconic elements of vintage Indian motorcycles dating back about 80 years, giving the bikes a look and feel that is instantly recognizable and beloved by motorcycle fans,” said Steve Menneto, VP of Indian Motorcycle. “It is exciting to reintroduce two-tone paint for our 2015 Indian Chief models. These paint schemes pay tribute to Indian bikes of the past but come coupled with the exceptional technology and power that the 2015 Chief lineup offers. They are simply stunning, and the quality and craftsmanship of the paint jobs is exceptional. We’re excited to share these beautiful bikes now, and will share more news with our fans on August 2nd.”

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally attendees can check out the full model year 2015 line-up in all its glory at the Indian Motorcycle Display on 3rd & Lazelle Street or at the Indian Motorcycle @ the Crossroads at Sturgis Buffalo Chip from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Visit the Indian Motorcycle Sturgis event page for updates.

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32 Responses to “Indian Motorcycle Reveals Two-Tone Paint Schemes For 2015 Chief Models”


  1. 1 Bruce Reynard Jul 13th, 2014 at 8:33 am

    It is only an “appetizer” before what’s going to be unveiled in Sturgis. 2 weeks ago, Cyril wrote that a new model will be unveiled. Not a Chief, I guess. A Scout?

  2. 2 Joshua Jul 13th, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Logical that Indian would limit the Chief to a color update. Everybody now is expecting something new and big.

  3. 3 Chris Johnston Jul 13th, 2014 at 8:35 am

    When exactly is the new Indian unveiled?

  4. 4 Kurt From Germany Jul 13th, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Hope for no disappointment in Sturgis.

  5. 5 Brandon Jul 13th, 2014 at 8:38 am

    I always wondered why Indian didn’t propose the 2-color scheme last year.

  6. 6 G. Van Deutsch Jul 13th, 2014 at 8:39 am

    I have to say that these colors were overdue.

  7. 7 AWLongmeyer Jul 13th, 2014 at 11:16 am

    I’m ready for a 415 if they are!

  8. 8 Jim Castro Jul 13th, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    If the Indian dealer network continues to expand the same way their paint program has, they will have a winner.

    Also, offering a model with an msrp closer to $15,000 will lure another segment of buyers from HD to them.

    I think they have a lot on their plate and they’re up to it!!

  9. 9 Matt W. Jul 13th, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Wow really dig that new vintage! =)

    FYI, for those expecting an ALL NEW Indian model to be unveiled this year please keep in mind that it took around 2 years to develop the new Chief which is actually quicker then the industry average time frame for design and production of new models. Personally I am not expecting any more big product announcements from Indian for 2015 except for possibly new accessories and MAYBE a new variation of the Chief. If they prove me wrong though I won’t mind =).

  10. 10 Paul Sherman Jul 13th, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Matt W. You may have a big surprise. A good one. Who knows?

  11. 11 Greeco. Jul 13th, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Cyril probably knows…

  12. 12 Kamikaze Jul 13th, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    If they were no big announcement in Sturgis, Indian would not announce the new colors now. I bet for a brand new model in Sturgis.

  13. 13 Jeremy Jul 13th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Last year we had a long teaser campaign and expectations were high. This year, complete silence and expectations of a new model are low. If there is one in Sturgis (especially a Scout), it’s gonna be a big event. Would be great marketing.

  14. 14 Rodent Jul 13th, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Indian must be copying Mike Corbin. He totally repainted his Indian to a Red and Black that is absolutely stunning.

  15. 15 Danny Rohr Jul 13th, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Rodent. You must be kidding. Right? And what if Corbin copied the old Chiefs for his paint job.

  16. 16 1550tc Jul 13th, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Somebody in the aftermarket front fender business please make and sell a fender for these bikes ASAP

  17. 17 Homer Jul 14th, 2014 at 12:18 am

    BAD ASS !!!! Looking forward to seeing them !

  18. 18 James just another Crazy Kiwi Jul 14th, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Big improvement, that much tin needed to be broken.
    They looked ok in monotone but did not show the big fenders off as well as they could.
    Todays buyers expect more. Red and cream, Black and cream are guaranteed to look good with a touch of class.
    Just need to bring the back end of the bike down a bit. they still look arse high.
    Wonder if they have thought about an in-line four. ?? Triumphs in-line 3 is a great engine

  19. 19 Boris Jul 14th, 2014 at 6:33 am

    I was hoping to see black and cream, or black and silver. Maybe for 2016…

  20. 20 Calif Phil Jul 14th, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Two tone paint looks really nice on vintage looking bike.
    I think Indian is on the right track and wish them well.

  21. 21 bigalyts Jul 14th, 2014 at 8:25 am

    The New Indian is going to be a Hybrid!
    The 2 Tone Colors are and should be Standard that’s how Perfect they look in 2 tone!

  22. 22 TopCat Jul 14th, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Looking great and intelligently moving forward. A “traditionally” styled scout in the $12-15K range would be a home run but I expect it is one to two years away, hope they prove me wrong. Seriously Corbin? This is all Indian classic styling and that front fender is what tells you an Indian is arriving…..

  23. 23 SIGFREED Jul 14th, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Black and Red is niiiice! The two tone breaks the acres of sheets-metal nicely.

    Is the Indian growing on me? Eeeek – am I getting.., mmmm.., OLD? |:-0

  24. 24 CafesportyTC Jul 14th, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    i know this a small announcement… but part of me says…. b.f.d. …

  25. 25 Will Dowty Jul 14th, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    One thing at a time – loving the new colors for now!

  26. 26 Blackmax Jul 14th, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    These new 2 tones paint jobs are very nice…
    They give the Indian a little pop.
    I think we will see a top box model of the Chieftain & hopefully a 900 – 1200cc Scout

  27. 27 Martin Twofeather Jul 14th, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Am I the only one looking for a scout 111 not a two tone paint job?

  28. 28 Martin Twofeather Jul 14th, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    And Pompano Indian in South Florida has been two toning since they got thier Dealership to which looks great but still no scout modle…….

  29. 29 rick Lossner Jul 15th, 2014 at 7:03 am

    I’m betting on a Scout coming out…. you should too. Buy PII , then buy the bike with your profits

  30. 30 Woody Jul 15th, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    2-tone is nice, but nothing the previous Indian reincarnations didn’t have. Now they can get back to figuring out if the front wheel is too small or the front fender is too big, and doing something with the ugly side cover.

  31. 31 courtney Jul 16th, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Actually, it’s Polaris copying Indian because Victory never really caught on, for what it’s worth.

    Now back to your regularly scheduled program…. :)

  32. 32 Sheridan Jul 17th, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Have to agree with Woody, when are they going to fix those ugly plastic metric looking side covers?

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