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Two new Indian Chieftains revealed

Indian’s bagger cruiser gets two new editions, the Chieftain Limited and hand-painted Chieftain Elite

INDIAN Motorcycle has revealed two new editions of its 1811cc Chieftain: the Chieftain Limited and ‘even more exclusive’ Chieftain Elite.

In the Chieftain Limited, the bagger cruiser gets a new 10-spoke 19-inch front-wheel with a 16-inch rear, said to ‘quicken’ handling.

The front wheel is embossed with an Indian logo and revealed by a new cut-back mudguard. It comes with a colour-matched headlight bezel and a ‘more streamlined leather saddle to complete the sleeker look’.

The Chieftain Elite (pictured above) is also hand-painted in ‘Fireglow Red Candy with Marble Accents’, a job which takes a small team 25 hours per bike in Spearfish, South Dakota, according to the US bike maker.

Only 350 Elites are to be made world-wide.

Other special features on the Elite include billet aluminium footboards for rider and passenger.

Prices have yet to be confirmed.

The Indian Chieftain Limited

The Indian Chieftain Elite

More details straight from Indian:

‘FEATURES ON CHIEFTAIN LIMITED

OPEN FRONT FENDER

The new sawn-off front fender gives the bike a more streamlined look. It also shows off new wheel and dual front brake rotors and caliper. It also offers a subtle nod to Indian’s ‘open’ fenders of the 1920s and 1930s.

10 SPOKE WHEELS

The 19″ beast of a front wheel features a 10-spoke design.

CUSTOM STYLE PIECES

The Chieftain Limited has subtle accents that collectively give the bike its sleeker style. Making the colour of the headlight bezel match the fairing is a simple change, but one that makes a big difference to the looks. The rider and passenger seats are also contrast-stitched to make it stand out.

THUNDER STROKE 111 ENGINE

Indian Motorcycle’s Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin engine serves up a tasty 135Nm of torque so you can accelerate hard in every gear and have power to spare.

RIDE COMMAND

Pinch. Swipe. Tap. All without removing your gloves. Offering the industry’s largest, fastest, and most customizable infotainment system, the seven-inch Ride Command system allows you to get turn-by-turn directions, quickly navigate top points of interest, play Bluetooth audio, check vehicle information and status, plus a whole lot more via its easy to use interface. And thanks to split- screen technology, you can easily customize three rider screens to display the information that matters to you most.

PREMIUM AUDIO

Two speakers located in the fairing deliver 100-watts of power at crystal clear quality. Use Ride Command to switch between the AM/FM stereo, Bluetooth or USB input, giving three different ways to listen to music as your ride.

KEYLESS IGNITION

Put the Chieftain Limited key fob in your pocket then just climb on the bike, push the ignition button and ride. If you misplace or lose your fob, use can enter an individual security code pre-programmed into the ignition to start it up.

STOPPING POWER WITH STYLE

The front wheel is adorned with powerful, dual 300mm front rotors with 4-piston calipers. For a custom touch, the caliper housings feature the Indian Motorcycle script logo. The rear wheel features a single 300mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper to ensure that you can come to a halt quickly. An advanced anti-lock brake system (ABS) lets you ride with confidence and helps you stop with greater control.

TOURING AMENITIES

With a commanding power-windscreen and remote lockable hard saddlebags you’re ready to rack up the miles in style and comfort. A tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and cruise control enhances your ride during highway cruising.

EXHAUST

The Thunder Stroke 111 engine produces a rich, deep exhaust rumble from the exhaust. Which was acoustically engineered to eliminate high-pitched sounds, so what you really hear is Indian Motorcycle thunder.

ACCESSORIES FOR CHIEFTAIN LIMITED

PERFORMANCE

Add the following blacked-out accessories to unleash more power, improve throttle response and add a rich and throaty exhaust note – Stage 1 Exhaust, a Thunder Stroke High Flow Air Cleaner and Stage 2 Performance Cams. For ultimate style, add Fish Tail or Six Shooter exhaust tips. (Note that accessory stage kits are not available in all markets. All riders must obey local laws).

MID RISE HANDLEBARS

The blacked-out Mid Rise Handlebar Kit gives you a comfortable reach to the controls.

PREMIUM AUDIO AND COLOUR-MATCHED SADDLEBAG LIDS

Treat yourself to an additional 100-watts of sound by fitting speakers in the saddlebags (Premium Saddlebag Audio). You’ll also need the colour-matched Saddlebag Audio Lids (sold separately).

BLACKED-OUT STYLE

Switch to all-black Floorboards and install black Fender and Saddlebag Trim to replace the stock chrome pieces. A black Front Highway Bar adds black custom style, tip-over protection, and a comfortable perch for your feet when cruising.

SPECIFICATION

INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM

7” touch screen (glove compatible with pinch to zoom & swipe functionality)

Customisable information displays

Simple, easy to use software

ENGINE – Thunder Stroke 111

Engine type         49º V-Twin

Compression ratio           9.5 : 1

Bore & stroke     3.976″ x 4.449″ (101mm x 113mm)

Displacement     111 cu in (1811cc)

Cooling system  Air and oil

Primary drive     Gear drive wet clutch

Final drive           Belt drive, 152 tooth

Clutch   Wet, multi-plate

Oil capacity/fuel tank capacity   5.2 litres/20.8 litres

Torque  135 Nm at 2100rpm

Exhaust Split dual exhaust with crossover

Battery 12 V 18 Amp/hour, 310 CCA, sealed glass mat

Charging system              42 amp max output

SUSPENSION

Front     Telescopic fork, 46mm diameter, 4.7 in (119mm) of travel

Rear       Single shock, 4.5 in (114 mm) of travel, air adjustable, pump stored in saddlebag

CHASSIS

Dry weight          371kg (817lbs)

GVWR   628kg (1,385lbs)

Length  2606mm (98.7in)

Wheelbase          1668mm (65.7in)

Rake & Trail        25º & 150mm (5.9in)

Seat height         660mm (26in)

Ground clearance            142mm (5.6in)

BRAKES

Brake System Type          Individual front and rear control with ABS

Front     Dual 300 mm floating rotors with 4-piston calipers

Rear       Single 300 mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper

WHEELS & TYRES

Front tyre            Dunlop American Elite, 130/60B19 61H

Front wheel        Cast 19in x 3.5in with tyre pressure monitoring

Rear tyre              Dunlop Elite 3, 180/60R16 80H

Rear wheel          Cast 16in x 5.0in with tyre pressure monitoring

TECHNOLOGY

Ride Command customisable infotainment system featuring: Map/Navigation with pinch-to-zoom and swipe, Bluetooth compatible audio, Vehicle Status, Vehicle Info, Trip 1, Trip 2, and Ride Data. Keyless ignition, electronically adjustable windscreen, heated grips, dual-stage heated seats, cruise control, ABS and TPMS.

COLOUR & MSRP*

Only in Thunder Black    

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CHIEFTAIN LIMITED AND CHIEFTAIN ELITE

As its name suggests, Chieftain Elite, has extra special touches over and above the Chieftain Limited model. These include a special paint scheme (hand-painted), rider and passengers floorboards made from billet, a flared power windshield and the addition of saddlebag speakers.

CHIEFTAIN ELITE FEATURES

HAND PAINTED & ONE OF A KIND

Each Chieftain Elite is hand painted with ultra-premium candy paint, exclusively blended by Indian Motorcycle. The result is a bike that is truly unlike any other. A small, dedicated team of specialists in Indian Motorcycle’s paint facility in Spearfish, South Dakota work meticulously to mask, lay graphics and paint, all by hand, spending over 25 hours to complete each bike’s breath-taking finish.

FIREGLOW RED CANDY FINISH

The brand-new Fireglow Red Candy paint features a large flake base and layers of deep candy paint. The hand-painted marble accents and black pinstriping give this bike a truly custom look.

COLOUR-MATCHED EXTRAS & CUSTOM STYLE

The Chieftain Elite has a unique tank console, horn, airbox and primary and cam covers with colour matched pinstripes.

OPEN FRONT FENDER

The new sawn-off front fender gives the bike a more streamlined look. It also shows off the new 10-spoke wheel design and those dual front brake rotors and calipers. The cutback fender also offers a subtle nod to Indian’s ‘open’ fenders of the 1920s and 1930s.

10 SPOKE WHEELS

Both the front 19-inch and rear 16-inch wheels have a new 10-spoke design previously not seen on an Indian model.

PREMIUM STYLE PIECES

The bike’s custom look and feel is carried out through a host of premium standard accessories including billet aluminium rider and passenger floorboards and a flared, tinted windscreen.

THUNDER STROKE 111 ENGINE

Indian Motorcycle’s Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin engine serves up 135Nm of torque letting you accelerate hard in every gear with power to spare.

RIDE COMMAND

Pinch. Swipe. Tap. All without removing your gloves. Offering the industry’s largest, fastest, and most customizable infotainment system, the seven-inch Ride Command system allows you to get turn-by-turn directions, quickly navigate to points of interest, play Bluetooth audio, check vehicle information and status, plus a whole lot more via its easy to use interface. And thanks to split-screen technology, you can easily customise three rider screens to display the information that matters to you most.

PREMIUM AUDIO

The Chieftain Elite has a 200-watt audio system with an AM/FM stereo, Bluetooth connectivity and a smartphone compatible USB input. There are two speakers in the fairing (100-watts) and a speaker in the top of each saddlebags (a further 100-watts).

KEYLESS IGNITION

Keyless starting is secure and convenient. With the Chieftain Elite key fob in your pocket, climb on the bike, push a button and ride. If you misplace the fob, press in a security code pre-programmed into the ignition to start it up.

STOPPING POWER WITH STYLE

The front wheel has dual 300mm front rotors with 4-piston calipers. For a custom touch, the caliper housings feature the Indian Motorcycle script logo. The rear wheel has a single 300mm floating rotor with 2-piston calipers and there’s an advanced anti-lock brake system (ABS) too.

TOURING AMENITIES

With a Pathfinder LED headlight (note that the new Chieftain Limited has a standard headlight) and driving lights, a power-windscreen equipped fairing and remote lockable hard bags out back, you’re ready to rack up miles in style and comfort. A tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and automotive quality throttle by wire cruise control enhances your ride during highway cruising.

EXHAUST

The Thunder Stroke 111 engine produces a rich, deep exhaust rumble and was acoustically engineered to eliminate high-pitched sounds, so what you really hear is Indian Motorcycle thunder.

ACCESSORIES FOR CHIEFTAIN ELITE

PERFORMANCE

Unleash more power, improve throttle response and add a rich and throaty exhaust note with a Stage 1 Exhaust, a Thunder Stroke High Flow Air Cleaner and Stage 2 Performance Cams. For added style, add Six Shooter or Straight exhaust tips. Accessory stage kits are not available in all markets.

MID RISE HANDLEBARS

Add Mid Rise Handlebars for a comfortable reach to the controls and a load of attitude.

SPECIFICATION

INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM

7” touch screen (glove compatible with pinch to zoom & swipe functionality)

Customisable information displays

Simple, easy to use software

ENGINE – Thunder Stroke 111

Engine type         49º V-Twin

Compression ratio           9.5 : 1

Bore & stroke     3.976″ x 4.449″ (101mm x 113mm)

Displacement     111 cu in (1811cc)

Cooling system  Air and oil

Primary drive     Gear drive wet clutch

Final drive           Belt drive, 152 tooth

Clutch   Wet, multi-plate

Oil capacity & fuel capacity          5.5 qts (5.2 litres) and 5.5 gals (20.8 litres)

Torque  135 Nm at 2100rpm

Exhaust Split dual exhaust with crossover

Battery 12 V 18 Amp/hour, 310 CCA, sealed glass mat

Charging system              42 amp max output

SUSPENSION

Front     Telescopic fork, 46mm diameter, 4.7 in (119mm) of travel

Rear       Single shock, 4.5 in (114 mm) of travel, air adjustable, pump stored in  saddlebag

CHASSIS

Dry weight          377kg (831lbs)

GVWR   628kg (1,385lbs)

Length  2606mm (98.7in)

Wheelbase          1668mm (65.7in)

Rake & Trail        25º & 150mm (5.9in)

Seat height         660mm (26in)

Ground clearance            142mm (5.6in)

BRAKES

Brake System Type          Individual front and rear control with ABS

Front     Dual 300 mm floating rotors with 4-piston calipers

Rear       Single 300 mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper

WHEELS & TYRES

Front tyre            Dunlop American Elite, 130/60B19 61H

Front wheel        Cast 19in x 3.5in with tyre pressure monitoring

Rear tyre              Dunlop Elite 3, 180/60R16 80H

Rear wheel          Cast 16in x 5.0in with tyre pressure monitoring

TECHNOLOGY

Ride Command customisable infotainment system featuring: Map/Navigation with pinch-to-zoom and swipe, Bluetooth compatible audio, Vehicle Status, Vehicle Info, Trip 1, Trip 2, and Ride Data. Keyless ignition, electronically adjustable windscreen, heated grips, dual-stage heated seats, cruise control, ABS and TPMS.

COLOUR & MSRP*

Fireglow Red Candy with Marble Accents’      

       

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