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2011 Indian Motorcycles Canadian Debut

Indian In Canada

Indian Motorcycles presented the new 2011 Chief Blackhawk and Dark Horse colors to the public at the North America International Motorcycle Supershow at International Centre in Canada on Jan. 7, 2011. Inspired by the Art Deco era, the Blackhawk and Blackhawk Dark are new-for-2011 special edition Chief motorcycle models.

The Blackhawk motorcycle comes in Thunder Black with Ivory Cream and Indian Red custom detailing, while the Blackhawk Dark arrives in Thunder Black with Indian Red custom detailing. The Chief Dark Horse is a dark and sinister motorcycle available in new gloss finishes of Thunder Black and Indian Red, as well as a smoke "matte" finish available in Thunder Black, Indian Red and Deep Water Blue.

The 2011 Indian motorcycles feature American-built 105 cubic inch PowerPlus V-Twin powertrains with electronic closed loop sequential port fuel injection. The cylinders are Nikasil-plated, and the stainless steel exhaust system has an integrated 3-way catalytic converter with heated oxygen sensors.

A 6-speed Baker transmission delivers power to the real wheel via a belt drive. Stopping is achieved via updated Brembo 4-piston calipers, with 11.5-inch dual rotors up front. A standard 5.5-gallon fuel tank extends the Indians’ cruising range. Seats are all-leather and built to exacting specifications.

Indian Motorcycle accessories were also on display, and apparel available for purchase, at North America International Motorcycle Supershow at International Centre. All 2011 Chiefs feature 110th anniversary badging, as well as a 110th anniversary speedometer.

Indian Motorcycle was founded in 1901 in Springfield, MA, and Pappy Hoel, one of the company’s original dealers, founded the legendary Sturgis Rally. Indian Motorcycle, now located in Kings Mountain, NC, takes great pride in its rich history.

"We are all excited to be part of 110 years of history," Chris Bernauer, Indian Motorcycle General Manager told Ultimate MotorCycling.

"Our new product, accessories and apparel show that Indian Motorcycle Company is looking forward while celebrating our past. We strive to achieve a great product through sound engineering, dedication to quality, exceptional dealers and outstanding customer service."

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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