In 1922, Indian Motorcycle® introduced its first Chief® motorcycle, a 1,000cc bike, and followed up with the 1,200cc Big Chief® introduced in 1923. As the 1,200cc (74 cubic inch) engine became standard fare – outselling the previously-launched 600cc Scout and the aforementioned 1,000 cc Chief - the word Big was no longer necessary, leaving Chief as the touring and luxury flagship of the Indian Motorcycle® line. The famous Indian® Four later followed, but in terms of weight and sticker price, the Chief® remained the more practical and popular among the marque’s big motorcycles.