News Round-Up – Indian Chief Dark Horse Pictures, Yamaha VMAX Carbon Announced, Speed and Strength Release 2015 Range

Pictures of new Indian Chief Dark Horse Leaked

As previously reported, Indian Motorcycles is about to release a cosmetically new model this week, the Indian Chief Dark Horse. Photos have leaked ahead of its official debut, though there’s not any real surprises as to its appearance (it was going to be all black, after all).

The Dark Horse is a variant of the Chief Classic and is visually much the same save for the all matt black paint scheme plus a new single seat. Other features on the Dark Horse will include standard ABS and a keyless ignition system. Those in Chicago have the opportunity to see the bike in the metal this Friday.


Yamaha VMAX Carbon Released

Keeping with the black theme, Yamaha has announced a special 30th anniversary edition of the venerable VMAX dragster with carbon fiber fairings and an Akrapovic slip-on muffler.

Retaining the same 1,679cc 200PS V4 engine as the standard VMAX, the special 30th anniversary edition features a carbon fiber tank cover, front and rear fenders and side covers. As with the base model, the VMAX Carbon also has an aluminium diamond-type twin spar frame, dual 320mm front discs with radial 6-pot calipers, large diameter 298mm rear disc and shaft drive.

Currently the VMAX Carbon has only been announced for Europe with pricing starting at £18,749.00.


Speed and Strength Unveil 2015 Range

Budget brand Speed and Strength has released their 2015 range, which you can view here in an annoying online catalog form. Speed and Strength have always marketed themselves more towards squiddy type riders, albeit ones who like to have some protection while doing stunts on their bike.

And although their gear is definitely cheaper than the likes of Alpinestars and Dainese, a quick glance at reviews on Revzilla indicate that most people are generally happy with what they pay for.

Speed and Strength 2015 Range


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