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Meet the 2023 Indian Sport Chief

The Indian Chief has a long history in our community. From her very first production year in 1922 to her resurrection in 1999 (and subsequent refresh with new heart in 2014), the Chief holds a special place in the heart of many a cruise-loving hooner – which is probably why Indian Motorcycles has chosen her to be souped-up into a ‘Sport’ variant for 2023 (credit to Wikipedia). 

The all-new 2023 Indian Sport Chief will be competing against the likes of Honda’s Rebel 1100 and Ducati’s all-new Diavel V4 while flaunting 1,890 happy cc’s and a drool-worthy 113.4 ft-lbs of torque, thanks to the blacked-out Thunderstroke 116 heart (via coverage from Enrico Punsalang on RideApart).

Indian's 2023 Sport Chief. Media sourced from MCN.
Indian’s 2023 Sport Chief. Media sourced from MCN.

43mm KYB upside-downs (with a 28-degree angle and 4.4” trail) and twin Fox shocks with 4” travel provide floating duties, while an upgraded set of Brembo brakes show off “dual discs with four-piston, semi-floating calipers up front and a single 300mm disc in the rear.”

Add Pirelli Night Dragon tires and that snazzy, cinched-in quarter fairing, and you’ve got a stylish scoot that complements the next tick on Indian’s docket: electric componentry. 

As expected, the 2023 Sport Chief’s 101mm touchscreen + RideCommand combo give riders versatility and luxury, allowing pairing (and management of music) through Bluetooth or USB via a wireless helmet. 

This blend also offers two distinct gauge configurations, as well as “bike and ride information, and turn-by-turn navigation, using handlebar controls or the digital touchscreen display.”

Indian's 2023 Sport Chief. Media sourced from MCN.
Indian’s 2023 Sport Chief. Media sourced from MCN.

“With the introduction of Sport Chief, the 2023 Indian Chief line-up is more diverse than ever – offering a wide range of performance and styling options to meet each rider’s unique personality and riding preferences,” states Mike Dougherty, Indian’s President. 

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A view of the teaser media offered by KTM on the return of their SMT. Media sourced from KTM's press release.

Expect the 2023 Sport Chief to debut in US / CAD markets in March of this year at an MSRP of $18,999 USD / (a slight discount down to 22,999 for Canadians), with Black Smoke, Ruby Smoke, Stealth Gray, and Spirit Blue Smoke for color schemes. 

If you’re from the EU, hang tight – everybody’s saying the 2023 Sport Chief will be available for y’all later this year.

Fingers crossed; meantime, is Indian’s 2023 Sport Chief the cruiser for you?

*Media sourced from MCN*

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