Customize It Yourself, or Leave It to the Professionals
Indian’s newly unveiled 2022 Chief is truly a sight to behold. After the first Chief rolled off of the production line in 1922, Indian has been hard at work over the century updating the motorcycle to give us the bike we have today. Not only has Indian brought a new accessory line to the Chief family, but have also commissioned three very special motorcycle models to showcase the unlimited potential for customization through their new program.
The new accessory line for the 2022 Chief brings a lot of options to the platform. This line is split into three separate collections, and they will all be included in Indian’s accessory configurator on their website when customizing your own bike online. All three of these accessory collections include some performance, ergonomic, and style upgrades.
The Rogue Collection features some ergonomic add-ons (such as passenger pegs and a sissy bar) in addition to hefty performance upgrades like their Thunderstroke Stage 2 Performance Kit.
Believe it or not, Indian’s new Authentic Collection is exactly as it sounds. These are parts to be used on your Chief Bobber as a callback to bring some “post-war era” swagger to your thick-tire’d beast through the use of solo rider saddles, mini-ape handlebars, and other upgrades.
The Tour Collection is the final stage of this new lineup. These parts are all geared for taking the long way home thanks to a windshield, saddlebags, heated grips, passenger backrest, highway bar, and everything you might need to make your long-distance rides a little more comfortable.
To prove to the public how customizable these new Chiefs really are, Indian Motorcycles has enlisted a group of highly renowned V-twin motorcycle builders to take the first step into the new Chief future. These customizers include Go Takamine, Paul Cox, Keino Sasaki, and Carey Hart.
These builders will use their cumulated decades of skill to take the 2022 Indian Chief to the next level. Indian claims that these special motorcycles will be “totally unique interpretations of the iconic motorcycle”.
“Keino and I have stayed in touch over the years, continuing to work in our own individual styles, but when Indian Motorcycle approached us about this collaboration, the timing seemed right. We both bring unique skills to this project, and it will be interesting to collaborate again,” said Cox. “Initially, I found the new Chief platform to be beautifully designed and thoughtfully engineered in its stock form. It’s tough and clean but possesses a modern elegance at the same time. These are all qualities that I try to combine in my own work, for a well-balanced custom.”
Click this link for more information about Indian’s Chief customs program.