Indian Motorcycle continues its ‘Forged’ custom Indian Sport Chief video series, releasing the second of its three-bike build series. For this build, Indian Motorcycle tapped Jake Cutler from Barnstorm Cycles to create a one-of-a-kind custom Sport Chief for highly decorated MMA fighter, T.J. Dillashaw.

When designing the bike, Cutler wanted to create a locked-in riding position. To achieve this, Cutler narrowed the tank and added knee cutouts to allow T.J. to tuck into the bike for a more comfortable and secure riding position. For the seat, Cutler used custom upholstery with gripper fabric. The handlebars are raised two inches with a slight pull back, while the front end was lifted an inch. With colour-matched wheels, the bike’s high-finish paint was completed by Blue Moon Kustoms in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

“The end result of the bike is pretty much how I mapped it out,” said Cutler. “The colours are where I wanted them to be, the design is what I was hoping it would be.”

The Indian Motorcycle ‘Forged’ series will conclude with the final build by Carey Hart, set to debut May 18.

Parts List: 2023 Indian Motorcycle Sport Chief

    • Beringer Brake Master and Clutch Cable Control
    • Barnstorm Hand Control Transition adapters
    • Barnett +2″ Clutch and Brake Cables
    • Barnstorm “Lane Splitter” +2″ Pullback Handlebar Risers for Chief Models
    • Indian Motorcycle Stock Sport Chief Moto style Handlebars
    • Joker Machine Left Side Bar end Mirror
    • Hart Luck ODI Grips
    • Front end lifted 1″ with Bareknuckle Performance Indian Challenger Fork Extension
    • Kuryakn Bullet Atto Amber front turns
    • LED Headlight with custom extension mount.
    • Joker Machine Pegs “Race” Foot Pegs
    • RSD Traction Shift and Brake Pegs
    • Barnstorm Chief/Chieftain Final drive chain conversion
    • Barnstorm + Audette Motorcycles Complete Thunderstroke Engine cover set
    • Revere cam cover
    • Renegade horn cover
    • Revere outer valve covers
    • “BBolt” Sprocket Cover
    • Barnstorm + Audette Motorcycle Moto Hi-Flo air intake
    • Barnstorm signature hand fabricated Stainless Steel 2-1 Exhaust system with custom heat guards. TIG welded with full argon back purge. Finished with an internal ceramic coating and mirror polished.
    • Indian Motorcycle stage tune thanks to the team at Moms of Manchester, NH
    • Barnstorm Chief “Slim Subframe Strut and Fender Conversion”
    • Kuryakn Bullet Atto red rear run/turn/brake lights, laydown license plate mount and LED Plate frame.
    • Barnstorm “BBolt” Primary Cover medallion
    • Barnstorm signature modified gas tank with hand-fabricated “Knee cuts.”
    • Custom seat upholstery stitched by Seamless Custom in Leicester, Massachusetts
    • Custom Powder coating done by C.A.S. Services in Oxford Massachusetts
    • Custom paint-sprayed Blue Moon Kustoms in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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