apparently Steve's Favorite bike to get away from it all.
Steve McQueen was one of the highest paid and most well regarded movie stars of the 60′s and 70′s. The price of fame is the lack of privacy however. Around 1977 Steve bought himself this 1947 Indian Chief chopper. He added on some additional pieces, the strange chrome exhaust slip-ons, the sleeping bag, the mis-matched hand grips… all to make it look ratty and ridiculous. He was aware it was not a top condition bike, but towards the end of his life he grew out his hair, put on weight, grew an unkempt beard and rode for the privacy and solitude he couldn’t find anywhere else.