Indian Motorcycles | 2012 Lineup

2012 Indian Motorcycles

The 2012 Indian Motorcycles lineup hasn’t changed, the American company recently acquired by Polaris continuing to offer the Chief Classic, the Chief Dark Horse and the Chief Vintage.

All three 2012 Indian Motorcycles features the push rod, Power Plus 105 ci (1720cc) engine, which reportedly produces around 75 horsepower; the motor features a closed loop, sequential, port injection with heated oxygen sensors. All the power is laid to the ground through a six-speed transmission.

The chassis on each Indian Motorcycle features mono-shock unit, with stopping power arriving from dual disc brakes up front, with a single disc out back.

The 2012 Indian Motorcycles feature 16-inch spoked wheels, a solo saddle with fringe, air-brushed pinstripes and signature Indian script complete the custom quality paint on each and every motorcycle.

Following is a breakdown of each 2012 model; Polaris has not reported MSRP info.

2012 Indian Chief Classic

The Chief Classic comes with a full chrome engine package. The paint options offered are Thunder Black with Silver Script and Indian Red with Gold Script.


  • Chromed teardrop halogen headlamp
  • Long fenders
  • Die-cast console – color matched
  • Black and polished engine with chrome covers
  • Chromed spoke wheels
  • Traditional black wall tires
  • Two-into-one stainless steel exhaust system
  • Indian script tank design

2012 Indian Chief Dark Horse

The Thunder Black Smoke (matte) paint flattens the Chief Dark Horse while the colored headdress tank design stands out from a distance. Smoke Black (matte) rims with blackwall tires give the Chief Dark Horse an old-school feel. Blacked-out engine and chassis make continue the “Dark Horse” theme. Solo black seat features fringe, double stitching and rich thick leather. Color is: Thunder Black Smoke w/colored headdress.


  • Die-cast console – color matched
  • Black engine with chrome covers
  • Laced matte-black spoked wheels
  • Blacked-out two-into-one stainless steel exhaust system
  • Large multi-colored headdress tank design
  • Blacked-out fit and finish

2012 Indian Chief Vintage

Based on the 1948 Chief, the 2012 Indian Chief Vintage’s two-tone paint schemes, chrome Indian tank badge, and fender light take you back to the era where the Indian Chief ruled the highway.

Distressed tan leather with fringe covers the solo seat and saddlebags to give the Chief Vintage a distinctive nostalgic look.

60-spoke chrome wheels with classic whitewall tires complete the vintage appearance.
Colors are: Thunder Black, Indian Red, Willow Green & Ivory Cream, Indian Red & Ivory Cream, Arizona Turquoise & Winter White.


  • Chromed teardrop halogen headlamp
  • Auxilliary driving lamps
  • Die-cast console – color matched
  • Black and polished engine with chrome covers
  • Chromed spoke wheels
  • Two-into-one stainless steel exhaust system with three-way catalytic converter and chromed shields
  • Long skirt fenders and dual-tone paint available
  • Metal tank badge
  • Chrome fender tips
  • Engine guards