Yaniv Evan spent roughly four months overhauling the Indian Sport Chief for Norman Reedus. After showing the actor the finished product, Evan proudly declared, “I made sure this thing doesn’t leave here looking the same,” further noting he felt the vehicle proudly epitomized the spirit of both Powerplant and Reedus.
“The Boondock Saints” star agreed, proclaiming in the Indian Motorcycle Reveal video, “It’s so custom to me… I’m totally in love with it.” Badass upgrades aside, the bike was not built just for looks, and after the unveiling, Reedus, Evans, and Carey Hart promptly grabbed their helmets and set off for a ride through the streets of Los Angeles, with the actor noting of the Indian, “It fits and handles perfectly. It sounds sick.”
As Reedus continues, he admits the bike is all the more special to him as he’d never owned or even ridden an Indian motorcycle before, clearly reveling in now being a part of the company’s fabled history. Given Reedus’ celebrity status, it seems only fitting he rode an Indian for the first time with the cameras rolling. It’s probably just a matter of time before the custom-built Sport Chief gets another Hollywood-styled close-up on Reedus’ “Ride.”