Indian Chief Roadmaster in Movies
The engine was a Air cooled cooled Four stroke, V-twin, 2 valve per cylinder.. A 3.966 x 4.25 in. stroke result in a displacement of just 1720 cc / 105 cu-in. The engine features a 9.0:1 compression ratio.
It came with a 130/90-16 front tire and a 150/90-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Single 292mm disc 2 piston calipers in the front and a Single 292mm disc 1 piston calipers in the rear. The front suspension was a 41 mm diameter while the rear was equiped with a Single shock The Chief Roadmaster is fitted with a 20.8 Litres / 5.5 US gal fuel tank. The bike weighs just 350 kg / 773 lbs. The wheelbase is 1737 mm / 68.4 in long.
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Harley Davidson Panhead? Low proportions...definitely an Indian. I think it's a Chief...or Chief Roadmaster, but I need someone to confirm... Certainly a 47-48 Chief (none built for '49 and 50 went telescopic forks), don't know how to identify a Roadmaster version.
The spotlights (if factory fitted) indicate a Roadmaster. Link to "www.motorcycleclassics.com"
Hmmmm..... There are bits that look a little too modern for a 1930's-40's bike, Kawasaki Drifter anyone? Link to "s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com" If it is, it would be brand new. Might be one of the late 90s "Gilroy" Indians - the first successful and completely new, from-the-ground-up attempt at reliving the brand. If it is, 1999 only. These things started at about 60,000 Deutschmarks (30,000 euros) in Germany. I stand corrected, it ain't a Kawasaki and looking at details on the additional shots I'd say it's a very well restored genuine original, now to find out what.
1946-49 Chief Roadmaster.