INDIAN’S new Chieftain Limited represents a bold evolution of the Chieftain line. Indian Motorcycle’s designers have added just the right amount of style to give the Chieftain a sleeker look than ever before.
“Our goal was to evolve the award-winning Chieftain platform with new models that significantly elevate the bike’s style while still staying true to the signature design qualities that Indian Motorcycle is known for,” said Peter Harvey, Indian Motorcycle Australia Country Manager. “There’s no doubt the Chieftain Limited has a commanding presence and signature details that make it 100 per cent Indian.”
The main visual changes of the Chieftain Limited compared to a Chieftain include a sawn-off front fender and a new ten-spoke 19″ front wheel and 16″ rear wheel which quickens up the handling. The front wheel has dual 300 mm floating rotors with four piston calipers and an Indian logo embossed on it.
Along with the Ride Command seven-inch infotainment system and the powerful Thunder Stroke 111 engine, the Chieftain Limited has a keyless ignition, anti-lock brakes (ABS), a 100-watt audio system, chrome front highway bar, a power adjustable windshield, remote locking hard saddlebags and just enough chrome to highlight all that this bike has to offer.
THE SHOW STOPPING 2017 CHIEFTAIN ELITE
The new 2017 Chieftain Elite is a masterpiece for those who want an ultra-exclusive Indian Motorcycle that will turn heads. Only 350 of these will be sold globally with allocations in to Australia to be advised.
Indian Motorcycle’s designers have reimagined what a top-of-the-line Chieftain should look like and added custom paint and other design features to create a more premium look than ever before.
“With Chieftain Elite we wanted to design the most-premium, feature-packed Chieftain that we could possibly imagine,” said Peter Harvey. “In the end, I think the bike exceeded even our own high expectations. It’s an absolute show stopper.”
For those who demand the best of the best, the Chieftain Elite steps up to the plate. It features a custom Fireglow Red Candy with Marble Accents paint scheme completed entirely by hand by Indian Motorcycle’s paint facility located in Spearfish, South Dakota. It takes a small, specialised team more than 25 hours to hand paint each bike and no two Chieftain Elites look exactly the same.
The headlight bezel has been colour matched to the fairing and the leather saddle is more streamline than the standard model and has contrast stitching.