Indian Motorcycles has released photographs of its 2009 Chief Standard. The bike is a prototype at the moment — but it looks like an Indian, with valanced fenders, studded leather seat, spoked, whitewall wheels, and the signature Chief head on the front fender.
The bike is built around a tubular steel frame with USD 41 mm forks and a single rear shock. A 16-inch wheel sports Brembo brakes.
The new motor is a 105 cubic inch V-twin with a 3.97 by 4.25 inch bore-stroke ratio and 9:1 compression. It’s fuel injected and should produce 100 lb-ft of torque through the six-speed transmission.
Base U.S. price is set at $30,999, but that can rise to $33,999 with a touring package. See more at indianmotorcycle.com. No telling when the bikes will be available to the public, or if they’ll come to Canada.