In early 2021, Indian Motorcycle celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Chief model with an all-new 1,811cc modern-retro interpretation of the iconic American cruiser. America’s oldest motorcycle brand had previously showcased Chief‘s custom builds from Paul Cox, Keino Sasaki, and Go Takamine to show how versatile it can be. This time around, Indian recruited motocross and FMX legend (and brand ambassador) Carey Hart on a customization mission for actor Jon Bernthal’s Chief.
Representing the first custom build that Hart had completed for anyone but himself, this motorcycle has evolved into something Bernthal describes as “understated and modest yet elegant.” Of course, the project was also influenced by Hart‘s relentless passion for speed and performance.
The construction sits on a San Diego Customs cast seven-spoke wheelset, an adjustable GP suspension at the front, FOX rear shock absorbers, the Saddlemen‘s custom Hart-designed seat, a closed subframe cover, a custom-machined review cover, and all using Pro-Bolt titanium hardware. It features a two-in-one FAB28 Industries stainless steel exhaust system combined.
This custom-built Indian motorcycle model also includes; There are smaller touches like SDC foot controls, Rizoma mirrors, gauges, and brake/taillight, Berringer brakes smashing Galfer rotors, a Rokform phone dock.
The final element of the structure would of course be to make a striking appearance. That’s why Airtrix opted for a multi-toned black and gray scheme with an outline of red accents.
Unlike many custom-built motorcycles for celebrities, Bernthal‘s bike doesn’t seem to be content with just being a garage queen. The Punisher star plans to do a lot of mileage on this custom-built Indian Chief motorcycle whenever he gets the chance.
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