EUR 34,950JPY 4,338,693BGN 68,355CZK 953,960DKK 260,070GBP 31,719HUF 12,757,449PLN 160,068RON 170,374SEK 361,645CHF 37,463ISK 5,777,235NOK 382,580HRK 264,851RUB 3,155,758TRY 334,098AUD 57,989BRL 233,165CAD 54,452CNY 277,300HKD 320,135IDR 607,813,702ILS 139,678INR 3,059,820KRW 46,773,934MXN 869,224MYR 172,024NZD 61,781PHP 1,999,315SGD 56,252THB 1,292,102ZAR 671,320
Offered for: EUR 34,950
Indian 1946 Chief 1200cc Frame # 3465395 Engine # CDF5395
Is there a more iconic shape in American motorcycling than a skirted Indian Chief?
Those big valanced fenders are unmistakable; then as now, they set the bike apart from anything else on the road.
For a style so associated with a brand, it’s surprising that the fenders didn’t make their appearance until 1940, some 39 years after the company’s founding. Indian went all-in on the design, outfitting Scouts, Chief and Fours with the new tinware.
After World War II only the Chief made a return, supposedly a stop-gap measure until lighter, more advanced models came online.
But a series of financial and engineering missteps doomed the company and Chiefs were still being sold when the Springfield, Massachusetts factory shut its doors in 1953.
For many, the pre-’50 girder-fork Chiefs offer the best styling.
After that date, telescopic forks were fitted, which threw off the aesthetics a bit some people say.
This 1946 example is a nice, well running restoration.
6031 RK Nederweert
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