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Featured Rental Bike: 2016 Indian Chieftain

Indian Chieftain 2016

OC Motorcycle’s varied array of motorcycles for both rental and sale includes several cruiser models from Harley-Davidson, but they also offer bikes from other manufacturers like Indian.

The 2016 Indian Chieftain is one of these bikes.  The Chieftain is regarded by riders as well as admirers of form as a top-notch motorcycle. Indian’s newer bikes are universally easy to handle, smooth and nimble despite looking so substantial.

The Chieftain has beautiful styling that harkens back to the 1950s style big bikes and takes its cue from steamliner trains of the same era.  The bike is Indian’s first offering with fork-mounted fairings and hard saddlebags which are super roomy and easily detachable.

For such a large-looking bike, the 1811 cc Chieftain is easy to handle, comfortable and responsive. With a seat height of 26” and slim saddle, it is easy to get both feet on the ground despite a wet weight of 848 lbs. The bike has an electronic ignition, throttle-by-wire, six-speed transmission, ABS-assisted brakes and a wet, multi-plate clutch.

The Chieftain is made for touring and offers riders many in-the-saddle comforts and conveniences such as easy to engage cruise control, an electronically adjustable windshield and an audio system that can be used with either an iPod or Smartphone.

The Indian Chieftain will turn heads wherever it goes and it is the perfect bike for the open roads of Southern California.  Despite its hefty styling, the bike is remarkably manageable due to its slim, low seat and center of gravity, higher-positioned foot boards, a tight rake and short wheelbase. Make no mistake-despite its ease of handling, this bike is powerful and raring to go, which makes it compatible with cruising backroads and remote highways.

  • Air-cooled, Thunder Stroke 111 engine
  • 1811 cc
  • 5-gallon fuel capacity
  • 848 lb. wet weight; 815 dry
  • Six-speed
  • Dunlop Elite 3 tires
  • Cast aluminum frame

The 2016 Indian Chieftain effortlessly combines classic styling with modern engineering and lots of amenities.  Plan a long weekend ride on this bike and you won’t be disappointed.  It is the perfect bike for a long California adventure. Call OC Motorcycle or go online to reserve this luxurious bike for your next adventure on the open road.

OC Motorcycle is your premiere source for rentals, service and sales in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Corona Del Mar, Huntington Beach and all of Orange County and is an authorized Motto Guzzi, MV Agusta, Triumph and Vespa/Piaggio dealership in addition to already offering the most diverse line of used motorcycles including Harley-Davidson, Indian, BMW, Ducati, Triumph, Honda, Kawasaki and more!

L.V. Sage, Author, Red, White & Blues: Book One Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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