What do the Indian Chieftan and Chief Motorcycle have in common with the cub crafters cub airplane? More than you would think. One of the most obvious things would be they both look like fun. The less obvious and probably more interesting is the american history these machines share along with the resent resurgence in their revival and production.
The video below is put together perfectly. Made us want to hop on the bike and ride to our nearest state park. Watch this recent episode of “On Two Wheels” as they had the opportunity to spend time with two of America’s most iconic forms, the Indian Motorcycle and a recreation of the 1930’s staple of aviation, the Piper Cub. While both look like relics from the past, they have all the modern underpinnings you could want. The Indian Chief and Chieftain motorcycels are all new this year, brought back to life by Polaris industry’s. They stayed true to the classic form, but still included all the creature comforts a modern rider would prefer. Same goes for the aircraft, the traditional form remains, but modern advances in aviation has brought this iconic machine far beyond it predecessor.
Motorcyclist Editor in Chief Marc Cook heads to Washington to get some seat time on the new Indians and some valued flight time in the Cubcrafter’s Cub in this fun clip. Let us know your thoughts on the new Indian motorcycles. Are you glad to have the iconic motorcycle back in production or would you have preferred they left their legacy alone?