Indian Chieftain V-Twin

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 32,33,010
* Delhi. May vary.

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QUICK FACTS & SUMMARY
Bike Variant Indian Chieftain
Current Status Available
Body Type Touring
Fuel Type Petrol
Price in India Indian Chieftain is priced at INR 32.33 lakh in India (Ex-showroom).
Shades Springfield Blue Ivory Cream, Red Thunder Black, Thunder Black, Red Ivory Cream, Red
Official Tagline New Look. Same Soul.
Vehicle Overview Chieftain is a premium cruiser that carries 1811cc, twin cylinder engine producing 138.9 Nm at just 2600 rpm. The use of six speed gearbox further clears the fact that it can cruise comfortably on highway speeds without the need of much throttle twist. Indian Chieftain is offered with 660.4 mm of comfortable seat height while its ground clearance of 140 mm makes it even better for rough roads. The motorcycle weighs over 400 kg in running order and offers 20.80 liters of fuel carrying capacity. It rivals Harley Davidson Road Glide Special in India.
ENGINE & GEARBOX
Engine Description Thunder Stroke 111
Fuel System Closed Loop Fuel Injection/54mm Bore
Cooling Liquid Cooling
Displacement 1811 cc
Maximum Power 73 BHP @ 5075 rpm
Maximum Torque 138.9 NM @ 2600 rpm
Number of Cylinders 2
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Bore 101 mm
Stroke 113 mm
Primary drive Gear Drive Wet Clutch
Number of Gears 6
Clutch Wet, Multi-plate
Gear Ratios Ist-9.403:1, 2nd-6.411:1, 3rd-4.763:1, 4th -3.796:1, 5th-3.243:1, 6th-2.789:1
Final Drive 2.2:1
BRAKES & TYRES
Front Brake Dual/Floating Rotor/4 Piston Caliper Dual Front/300 mm with Anti-Lock Brakes
Rear Brake Single/Floating Rotor/2 Piston Caliper/300 mm With Anti-Lock Brakes
Front Tyre Dunlop Elite 3 130/90B16 73H
Rear Tyre Dunlop Elite 3 180/60R16 80H
Front Wheel 16 X 3.5"
Rear Wheel 16" X 5"
Wheel Type 40 Spoke
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
SUSPENSION & CHASSIS
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork/119 mm - 46 mm Cartridge Forks With Dual Rate Springs
Rear Suspension Single Shock/114mm/Pneumatic Adjustment
Exhaust/Muffler Split Dual Exhaust W/Cross Over
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 2571 mm
Overall Width 1000 mm
Overall Height 1529 mm
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Seat Height 660 mm
Wheelbase 1668 mm
Dry Weight 376 kg
Kerb/Wet Weight 391 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight 630 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 20.80 litres
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE FEATURES
Speedometer Analog
Tachometer Analog
Trip Meter Digital-2
LED Indicator Lights 15 LED Telltale
Low Oil Pressure Light
Fuel Gauge Digital
BATTERY & ELECTRICALS
Battery Type Maintenance Free
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE FEATURES
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Cruise Control
Security System
Miscellaneous Information
Rake 25°
Trail 150

Indian Chieftain V-Twin Review

14 Jan, 2016 11:23 AM

Overview

Indian is a motorcycle manufacturing company of America which was founded in 1901 by 'George M. Hendee' and 'Carl Oscar Headstrom' and had their headquarters in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. Initially, the company was known as the 'Hendee Manufacturing Company' but the name was changed to 'Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company' in 1928. The company remained quite successful and popular in its early years but manufactured two famous motorcycles of that age, 'Scout' and 'Chief'. But, the company went bankrupt in 1953 and since then many companies tried to perpetuate the name but had little or no success. Polaris Industries purchased it in 2011and relocated the headquarters to merge with their existing facilities in Minnesota and Iowa. By August 2013, they successfully manufactured three bikes following the legacy of Indian motorcycles and their design. Indian Chieftain is one of these motorcycles with the DNA of the original Indians and first ever motorcycle to have a hard fairing, hard saddlebags and many other exciting features to take your breath away.

Exterior

Indian Chieftain has many standard and iconic features which are specially designed to give an exquisite look. It has keyless starting system with a Push button start, maximum parts covered in chrome, power adjustable windshield which can be raised or lowered with the push of a button, spacious and hard saddlebags mounted on quick-release anchors with remote electronic locks which can be controlled with a console mounted button or a key fob, bright headlights, a quality audio system with dual high-output speakers and aerodynamic fairing to give a clean and clear sound, an integrated Bluetooth smartphone connection helps in playing music of your phone through bike's audio system with the playlist info on multi-function display and audio controls on the switches near the hand-grip, a 40-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels with DUNLOP ELITE tubeless tires, its classic vintage badging, an iconic War Bonnet mounted atop the front fender in a chrome frame for clear lighting, its stylish, elegant and functional valence fenders with brake callipers covers, a Stage 1 Slip-On exhaust for better throttle response and power with stylish Six Shooter Exhaust Tips, a Saddlebag audio kit with color matched concert audio lids to deliver quality audio and a standard height quick release passenger backrest which can be installed or removed instantly.

It also has Cruise control, premium leather seats, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, a cast aluminium frame with integrated Air-box and an illuminated fairing mounted instrument console consisting of an electronic speedometer, tachometer and fuel gauge with odometer, dual trip meters with distance and time, instantaneous and average fuel economy, fuel range, real-time clock, ambient air temperature, gear position display, front and rear tire pressure, engine hours of operation, engine oil life percentage, average speed, battery voltage, radio information display, vehicle trouble code readout, heated grip level and a total 15 LED indicators.

Dimensions

It has a length of 2570mm, width of 1021mm and height of 1529mm as its dimensions and has a large wheelbase of 1669mm for a stable ride. It has a rake and trail of 25degrees and 150mm respectively and has a seat height of 660mm. It has a ground clearance of 139mm and a fuel tank capacity of 20.82 litres. It has a gross vehicle mass of 628kgs and an empty tank weight of 370kgs.

Engine and Gearbox

Indian Chieftain has a 1811cc, Liquid-cooled, Wet Multi-plate Clutch, Closed Loop Fuel Injection, 9.5:1 compression ratio, Thunder Stroke 111 engine with a bore and stroke of 101mm and 113mm respectively to provide a maximum torque of 138.9 Nm at 2600 rpm and has a six speed gearbox transmission. Indian Chieftain has a floating rotor type, dual disk brakes with 4-piston callipers at front and floating rotor type, single disk brakes with 2-piston callipers at rear. The suspension system consists of 119mm Telescopic Forks at front and 114mm Single Shocks with air adjustment at rear. It also has the important feature of ABS.

Shades and Warranty

Indian Chieftain will be available in a single variant. It has three beautiful shades to choose which includes Thunder Black, Springfield Blue and Indian Motorcycle Red. It has 5 years coverage with one year limited warranty plus five years extended service contract and no mileage limitations.

Verdict

Overall, it is a competitive motorcycle with a great legacy, performance, rigidness, class, comfort, luxury, speed and innovation.

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