2018 Indian Motorcycle Indian® Chieftain® Elite
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Indian® Chieftain® Elite
Anything less wouldn't live up to the name.
- The best of the best: From limited edition custom-inspired paint to upgraded 200-Watt audio, Chieftain® Elite is loaded with premium features.
- Painted by Hand: No two bikes look the same. That's because it takes a team of experts nearly 25 hours to complete each one by hand.
- Premium 200-Watt Audio: Integrated speakers in the front fairing and rear saddlebags deliver surround sound audio.
- Pathfinder LED Lights: Powerful LED head and driving lights illuminate the road for safe riding, day or night.
- Legendary Power. Superior Technology: Chieftain Elite is for the rider who demands the best of the best. That’s why legendary power, superior technology and premium style come standard.
- Powered by the Thunder Stroke® 111: An award-winning V-Twin that delivers 119 ft-lbs of torque and power to spare in every gear.
- Equipped with Ride Command®: The largest, fastest, most customizable infotainment system on two wheels. A 7" glove-compatible touschreen display features turn-by-turn navigation, Bluetooth® connectivity, vehicle information and much more. It's easy to customize your split-screen display to only see what you want to see.
- Loaded with Premium Style: Pinnacle mirrors, aluminum billet flooboards, genuine leather seats and a tinted, flare windshield are standard.
- A Commanding Presence: This bike was born to turn heads with its bold, custom-inspired finishes.
- Remote-Locking Hard Saddlebags: Your cargo is protected inside spacious, weatherproof saddlebags. You can lock/unlock them via a console-mounted button or with the bike's key fob.
- 19" Front Wheel: An open fender, inspired by the Indian fenders of the 1920s and 1930s, showcases a 10-spoke, contrast-cut wheel that completes the custom look.
- Push-Button Power Windshield: With the push of a handlebar-mounted button, this flare windshield will raise or lower to your preferred position.
Engine & Drivetrain
- Bore x Stroke: 3.976 in. x 4.449 in. (101 mm x 113 mm)
- Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
- Displacement: 111 cu in (1,811 cc)
- Drive/Driven Clutch: Wet, Multi-Plate
- Electronic Fuel Injection System: Closed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore
- Engine Type: Thunder Stroke® 111
- Exhaust: Split Dual Exhaust w/ Cross-over
- Gear Ratio (1st): 9.403 : 1
- Gear Ratio (2nd): 6.411 : 1
- Gear Ratio (3rd): 4.763 : 1
- Gear Ratio (4th): 3.796 : 1
- Gear Ratio (5th): 3.243 : 1
- Gear Ratio (6th): 2.789 : 1
- Peak Torque: 119 ft-lbs (161.6 Nm)
- Peak Torque RPM: 3,000 rpm
- Transmission/Final Drive: 2.2 : 1
- Transmission/Primary Drive: Gear Drive Wet Clutch
- Fuel Capacity: 5.5 gal. (20.8 L)
- Ground Clearance: 5.6 in. (142 mm)
- GVWR: 1,385 lb. (628 kg)
- Lean Angle: 31 deg.
- Overall Height: 57 in. (1,448 mm)
- Overall Length: 98.7 in. (2,506 mm)
- Overall Width: 39.4 in. (1,000 mm)
- Rake/Trail: 25 deg.
- Seat Height: 26.0 in. (660 mm)
- Trail: 5.9 in. (150.0 mm)
- Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel): 823 lb. / 855 lb. (373 kg / 388 kg)
- Wheelbase: 65.7 in. (1,669 mm)
- Front Brakes: Dual / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
- Rear Brakes: Single / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Tires / Wheels
- Front Tires: Dunlop® American Elite 130/60B19 61H
- Front Wheel: Cast 19 in. x 3.5 in.
- Rear Tires: Dunlop® Elite 3 Multi-Compound 180/60R16 80H
- Rear Wheel: Cast 16 in. x 3.5 in.
- Front Fork Tube Diameter: 46 mm
- Front Suspension: Telescopic Fork/4.7 in. (119 mm)
- Rear Suspension: Single Shock w/Air adjust/4.5 in. (114 mm)
- Color / Graphics: Black Hills Silver w/ Marble Accents
- Gauges: Fairing mounted instrument cluster featuring analog speedometer and tachometer, with fuel gauge, range, odometer and current gear. 15 LED telltale indicators; cruise control enabled, cruise control set, neutral, high beam, turn signal, ABS, check engine, low tire pressure, battery, low fuel, security system, low engine oil pressure and MPH or Km/H unit designation
- Infotainment: 7" Touchscreen including realtime clock; ambient air temperature; heading; audio information display; vehicle trouble code readout; Vehicle Status (tire pressure, voltage, engine hours, oil change); Vehicle Info (speed, fuel range, RPM, gear position); Dual Trip Meters (fuel range, miles, average fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy time, average speed); Ride Data (heading, moving time, stop time, altitude, altitude change); Bluetooth connectivity for phone and headset; Map/Navigation
- Lights: Pathfinder LED Lights (headlight, driving lights, turn signals, and tail light)
- LED Lighting
- Pinnacle Mirrors
- Aluminum Billet Driver & Passenger Floorboards
- Adjustable Passenger Floorboards
- Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box
- Cruise Control
- LED Driving Lights
- Highway Bar
- Keyless Start
- Tinted, Flare Power Windshield
- Genuine Leather Seats
- Remote-Locking Hard Saddlebags
- Tire Pressure Monitoring
- 200 Watt Audio with Saddlebag Speakers, AM/FM, Bluetooth, USB, Smartphone Compatible Input, and Weatherband
NOTES:Indian® and Indian Motorcycle® are registered trademarks of Indian Motorcycle International LLC. Always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing and obey the speed limit. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. *Vehicle shown may vary visually by market and may differ from vehicles manufactured and delivered. See your dealer for details.
- Engine Type
- Thunder Stroke® 111
- 111 cu. in. (1,811 cc)
- Bore and Stroke
- 3.976 in. x 4.449 in. (101 mm x 113 mm)
- Compression Ratio
- Fuel System
- Closed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore
- 6 speed
- Front Suspension
- Telescopic Fork/4.7 in. (119 mm)
- Rear Suspension
- Single Shock w/Air adjust/4.5 in. (114 mm)
- Front Brakes
- Dual / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
- Rear Brakes
- Single / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
- Front Tire
- Dunlop® American Elite 130/60B19 61H
- Rear Tire
- Dunlop® Elite 3 Multi-Compound 180/60R16 80H
- 65.7 in. (1,669 mm)
- Seat Height
- 26.0 in. (660 mm)
- 25 deg.
- 5.9 in. (150.0 mm)
- Fuel Capacity
- 5.5 gal. (20.8 L)
- Dry Weight
- 823 lb. (373 kg)
- Black Hills Silver w/ Marble Accents