Collector Alert. A Few Never Titled “Kings Mountain” Indian Motorcycles®. Exclusively Available From Indian Motorcycle Charlotte.

As most of you know, before Polaris acquired Indian in mid-2011, the motorcycles were built by Indian Kings Mountain in North Carolina. Not far away from the plant, Indian Motorcycle Charlotte was built as the flagship dealership and is still today one of the largest and finest dealers. For the first time Indian Charlotte offers exclusively a few never titled “Kings Mountain” Indian

The 2010 Indian Chief Vintage featured here is just one of them. All examples are absolutely flawless and in 100% pristine condition. They all feature fuel-injected 105 cubic inch PowerPlus® V-Twins, 6-speed Baker transmissions and Brembo brake systems. Production was very limited, so these examples are historically significant. There will never be a better time to acquire one. Only 1100 total Kings Mountain Chiefs were ever built from 2009-2013 and many are in collections all over the world. FYI, 2011 is the last year the Chief was built in Kings Mountain, NC and subsequent KM designed bikes were built in Spirit Lake Iowa under the ownership of Polaris who purchased the brand in mid 2011.

To have the chance to purchase a brand new “Kings Mountain Chief” is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Financing is available for as long as 72 months pending approved credit. Contact us today to discuss your options. Shipping to your door is no problem at all. Learn more HERE or call 704.879.4560

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20 Responses to “Collector Alert. A Few Never Titled “Kings Mountain” Indian Motorcycles®. Exclusively Available From Indian Motorcycle Charlotte.”


  1. 1 seymour Jun 15th, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Gosh that’s prettier than what is being made by Polaris

  2. 2 JohnnySpeed Jun 15th, 2017 at 9:26 am

    I’ve always loved the look of those bikes and the engines are especially pretty. Polaris could learn a thing or two about design here.

  3. 3 bd Jun 15th, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Way better look than the current POS. The power plant in these is one of the nicer looking out there.
    The current one looks like a giant WART!!!

  4. 4 clasqm Jun 15th, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    … and may the Great Manitou help you if you ever need any spare parts.

  5. 5 Chris Jun 15th, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Was Kings Mountain using the same PowerPlus 100 piece of junk that contributed to the demise of the Gilroy Indians, or was the engine updated and improved? I agree that it looks good, but boy, were those things troublesome.

  6. 6 donny brasco Jun 15th, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    bottle cap engine baby! cool!

  7. 7 Roy Warner Jun 15th, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    How much that bike would be nice in my collection
    Really interested just need to no a number

  8. 8 Mike Jun 16th, 2017 at 5:23 am

    Does the payment plan include a $25,000 loan to buy a lathe, press, CNC machine, and metal fabricating equipment to make your own replacement parts?

  9. 9 calif phil Jun 16th, 2017 at 8:06 am

    I test rode one of those when they were new. It rode very nice. I think it is a beautiful motorcycle.

  10. 10 Shanedrive Jun 16th, 2017 at 8:18 am

    The power plus engine is almost completely an evo/HD clone wrapped in different cooling fin profile, rocker covers, cam cover and their own unique oil pump that is on the front of the gearcase instead of the rear. They are (were) troublesome. Also, there was an entity between Gilroy and King’s Mountain but I can’t remember who. The drive train itself w/exception of the primary housings (i.e. engine/trans) is easily serviceable with available evo parts s’long as you don’t trash cases, cylinders, heads, oil pump………….y’know, the BIG parts. I could rattle on and on about ’em. The trans is nothing more than a softail set up 100%. The primary is softail too in respect to the chain, compensator etc. but the housings are unique/hard to replace/find gaskets etc. The clutch is a unique piece but I’d bet any 5 speed big twin clutch would probably fit. Starter is more or less 89-up. Starter ring & pinion 89-93. I might be wrong on some details w/out looking at one of these bikes 1st hand but I’m not far off. You couldn’t give me one of these things unless I planned on using it as a boat anchor. If I had a “collection” I MIGHT consider adding one but I’d never plan on running it to any extent. The rest of the bike/chassis tend to be cheesey throughout. THOSE are the parts that’d be difficult to find.

  11. 11 Boomer Jun 16th, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Small wonder people like he look of this engine; it’s a modified Harley engine. If you look at the last engine Indian every built in 1953 you will see something closer to what is being made today. I’m no fan of Polaris after what they did with Victory and would have to think long and hard before ever buying another one of their products but I believe in giving credit where it’s due and they did a good job on the new Indian engine. My test ride on a few of them proved they run as good as they look.

    I think what Shanedrive said confirms what Cyril said about it being a collector and not a daily rider. It’s new an perfect for someone who wants a nice looking bike for their collection or maybe the lobby of their business.

  12. 12 1550tc Jun 16th, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Mike its made from parts in the cci and S & S parts bin!

  13. 13 Mark Moses Jun 16th, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Thanks for sharing our great bikes and their story Cyril. As you know, we love Indians, all of them. A trip through our shop on any given day will yield some odd and rare product, from a 1960 ‘Enfield’ Indian to a 2017 Scout custom. (yep, we have a ’60 in the shop right now).

    While most of the current Indian dealers focus on the awesome Spirit Lake machines, we service, maintain and sell them all, from Springfield to date. In addition to the incredible find of new Kings Mountain Chiefs (the 2 2012 models we have were built in Spirit Lake at the current Indian plant), we also have an interesting collection of special Gilroy Chiefs as well. As one of the small circle of Indian only dealers, Indians is all we breath and bleed…

    The Kings Mountain Chiefs are refined and re-engineered versions of the Power Plus Chiefs from Gilroy using new tooling, Nikasil plated cylinders, Stellite valves, fuel injection, taller deck height and much more. They also had updated suspension and larger sets of Brembo brakes and an automotive type electrical system. Most important was the assembly process, whereas each motorcycle was assembled by a team of two artisans, complete with their signature on a build certificate. The fit and finish exceed any production motorcycle built to date, take a hard look at the photos…

    Indian Motorcycle Charlotte is proud to offer these rare motorcycles to an enlightened few. Actually, four of the 8 have sold in less then one week, obviously a few folks understand that this great opportunity will be short. FYI, we maintain a complete stock of service parts for the Kings Mountain Chiefs and all of the Gilroy motorcycles as well. These ‘brand new; Chiefs also have a 1-year power-train warranty direct from Indian Motorcycle

    From 2009 through 2013, only just over 1100 of the Kings Mountain, NC designed Chiefs were built. Regardless if the haters concur or not, each one is now an important part of motorcycle and Indian history. Long live Indian Motorcycles…

  14. 14 SYF Jun 17th, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Mark Moses, your enthusiasm for all Indian motorcycles regardless of year is commendable. They all have their spot in the history of the marque.

  15. 15 Jack Oxendine Jun 18th, 2017 at 6:21 am

    The bike you featured is stunning! I believe I will buy it. Thanks for the great article.

  16. 16 Chris Jun 19th, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Thank you, Mark. Great insight into an incredible marque.

  17. 17 Jk Jun 19th, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    So, they couldn’t sell these years ago, but now their collectible ?? Give me a break, not hardly. Nothing against Indian, hope they do well, but I wouldn’t trust Polaris any farther than I could throw them, just my 02 cents.

  18. 18 hacksaw Jun 19th, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    i was never a fan of the fringe. but i would love one of these bikes stripped and cleaned up to my taste. in indian red (dupont) please!

    as someone whom beat on a 47 chief bobber as a kid, i love these Spirit Lake machines. i will never afford one, but maybe a gilroy scout someday!

  19. 19 Grumbler Jun 21st, 2017 at 11:57 am

    The 800/1500 Drifters (defunct) from Kawasaki are much more affordable as Indian clones. 1500 Drifter has the more potent Mean Streak motor. FYI FWIW YMMV

  20. 20 Paul hoppe Jul 6th, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    These negative people don’t know what they’re talking about. I’ve got an 09, never a problem. It is not even remotely close to Harley design, and Polaris still makes all things for drive train. They were too expensive, like built for order. That’s why there aren’t any more around. I will never part with mine, as it is the finest Bike I’ve ever ridden. I own a Harley too.

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