2019 Indian® Chief® Vintage Thunder Black is rated out of 5 by 484.
Rated 5 out of 5 by GaryR from Great bike!! Bought my Indian a year ago or so and have absolutely loved it! Have added some additional storage bags, had the performance cams installed, converted to the beach bars! Love the looks! Get comments everywhere I go!! Love the ride, shifting, braking, comfort, sound and everything that goes with that! The only thing I wish Indian would do is beef up the windshield! Could be less scratch resistant, heavier duty plastic and a heavier frame! Other than that buying this bike was a very positive experience for me! Here is a few photos, you'll see why I love it!
Date published: 2016-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by BillytheH from The Ride of a Lifetime People stop me left and right to admire my Indian. It's the ultimate walk in the park with your dog, everyone notices me, or at least my Indian. I was at my doctor's office the other day and the in-take nurse, who happened to be a motorcycle enthusiast, told me how she and her husband saw the most beautiful bike on the road the other day. After what she was describing began to sound more and more like my motorcycle, I took out my cell phone and showed her a photo of my Indian. "That's yours?, she asked incredulously, and with wondrous, adoring eyes, continued the in-take exam as though she had just met Bruce Springsteen.
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by DWiggins from I never expected this! I got “The Chief” after my bike broke down and I wanted something new. My Vintage was on the show room floor and I was amazed at the classic look of this beast. The second I sat on it and turned the throttle I was hooked and now over 8000 miles the feel of the power on this machine still makes me smile. I never expected that getting gas usually meant someone, Young and Old, would stop and take a second look and want to talk about the bike. I love the stories I hear from older generations about their first Indian and the adventures they had. This bike is like a time machine to simpler days. Balance, power, handling are all top notch. Yep! I’m a fan.
Date published: 2018-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aussie Chief from Best Bike I've ever owned ! I own 4 Harley Davidson's and 6 Italian and Japanese bikes and have been motorcycling continuously for over 40 years in three countries. I have always been aware of the fine pedigree of Indian Motorcycles through my father, and have been very interested to own one since the ownership of the Indian brand came under the Polaris stable. I bought my superb classic looking Willow Green and Ivory Cream Indian Chief Vintage in January, and could not be happier - it's simply the best bike I've ever owned, and is superlative in all respects - and you know Indian's got it right when one of the first comments i got from a passer-by when i took the bike home was "wow, that's fantastic - what a great restoration - what year is it: a '53?"
Date published: 2016-03-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jeff Daughenbaugh from Great bike......BUT I have had a 2016 Vintage for about a year. Love the look of the bike and the ride. The problem is with the noise the engine makes. Between 2500 - 3500 RPM in 3rd and 4th gear the engine sounds like it's coming apart. I opened a case with Polaris/Indian and took the bike to the dealer to investigate. So far all I hear is that its normal. That noise is not normal. I've been riding V-Twin bike for over 20 years and have NEVER heard anything like that from a healthy engine. I want to love the bike, just need to quiet the engine. Do your homework before you buy a Thunder Stroke 111. I am not the only one complaining about this noise.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wheelie from 2015 Indian Chief Vintage The 2015 Indian Chief Vintage is, in my view, the most beautiful motorcycle I've ever seen. My experience with motorcycles goes back 50 years. In that time, I've owned 12 motorcycles, 4 of them new. The Vintage is my first cruiser, primarily because nothing had ever stirred me to the soul like the Polaris Indians. The Indian Vintage is built beautifully, like jewelry. The color combination of Willow Green and Ivory Cream makes it a showstopper everywhere I go; people cannot take their eyes off it. It's my prized possession. Thank you, Polaris, for building the best Indians ever made. Thomas Steele Wilmington, DE
Date published: 2016-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wovoka from Like Riding a Recliner I have ridden about 1,000 miles and the most noteworthy thing about it is the ride. Whether riding solo or two up, the ride is consistently very comfortable. For a large bike it is also very nimble; I just completed the BRC2 with it. Despite being the largest bike there, I had no issues with any of the exercises, even in the rain. For those of whom ride year round as I do, I recommend the back rest and the heated hand grips. I can almost make toast on the highest setting. My only complaints are the holes on the handlebar bag I added on. I am not about to pay $50 for a pack of 3 conchos when I need only one. Surely there must be a better way.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by mike46chief from Got a second Indian to put on a sidecar Actually just bought my 3rd Indian. My first is a '46 Chief I'll have forever. Tried a new Indian while at Sturgis in 2013, came home, sold my H-D and ordered a Chieftain. Much better handling and smoother than my old bike plus noticeably better low speed balance. My wife can't ride on the back so I recently bought a Vintage in Willow green and creme. The bike is different but just as good as my Chieftain. After 700 break-in miles I put on a matching Hannigan sidecar. The power and great brakes on the Vintage made it a natural for the hack. The only problem I have is getting away from people when I make a stop. Even before the sidecar more people flocked to this bike than even my '46. The pros are many and I don't have any cons.
Date published: 2017-01-12