First Customized Chieftain Dark Horse
Utilizing the new Indian® Chieftain Dark Horse® motorcycle, Hollister Powersport of Hollister, Calif., created this custom Bagger with modifications that would be easy to perform for any owner who wants to recreate this type of look. “When I saw the bike, I knew right away that it had a ton of potential to customize,” says Rey Sotelo, General Manager of Hollister Powersport. “We were inspired by the history of Hollister and how this great American town is coming back from an unfair bad reputation.We stayed with the matte black theme and used as many Authentic Indian Motorcycle accessories as we could because we wanted the weekend mechanic to be able to recreate something as bad-ass as our custom. Radical customs certainly draw the eye – but we wanted to keep the bike rideable every day.”“We wanted to put a 21-inch wheel on it so we chose an option from RC Components,” Sotelo continued. “We liked the aluminum accents on RC’s Raider Eclipse wheel, and knew it would tie in with the paint job and the brushed finish on the motor.
To add even more style, authentic Indian Motorcycle billet floorboards were added. The stock seat, which comes with white stitching, was re-covered using black stitching. While the seat’s studs are normally chrome, Hollister had its upholsterer brush them to give the look of a stainless steel finish. Hollister trimmed the stock fender to reveal more of the custom wheel and lighten the overall look of the bike. The fender skirts were cut back and the caliper covers were removed, dramatically changing the front profile of the motorcycle. The fairing is stock, but painted with speed scallops that tie in with the front fender, tank, side panels and saddlebags.