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Indian Motorcycle unleashes redesigned & updated Chieftain

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Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company founded in 1901, today announced a redesigned Chieftain lineup. Since its debut in 2013, the Chieftain has consistently won high marks for handling, power and comfort. Now, for 2019, the Indian Chieftain, Chieftain Dark Horse and Chieftain Limited feature more streamlined, aggressive styling that reflects the bike’s well-established performance capabilities. For those loyal to Indian’s classic designs, the 2019 Indian Chieftain Classic will continue to feature its traditional fairing and iconic valanced front fender.

The redesigned Chieftain lineup continues an evolution that started in 2017 with the introduction of the 10-spoke, 19-inch contrast-cut front wheel and open fender on the Chieftain Limited and Chieftain Elite. The response from customers was overwhelmingly positive, paving the way for this lineup expansion.

“As we continue to evolve the Indian Motorcycle brand, we want to expand our lineup with more aggressive style options, while still maintaining the availability of our more classic style options,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director for Indian Motorcycle. “What’s most important to us is developing motorcycles that meet a wide variety of customer style preferences, and Chieftain’s new look does just that.”

At first glance of the new Chieftain, riders will notice a restyled fairing and saddlebags with sharper lines and harder edges that give the bike a commanding presence and more streamlined look. A trimmed and slimmed fairing, paired with new fork guards, delivers a streamlined front-end package that’s indicative of the bike’s impressive performance capabilities. The Chieftain’s new, slammed saddlebags with colour-matched fender closeouts also provide the custom-inspired look. While the new Rogue gunfighter seat gives the bike a sleek profile to match the Chieftain’s superior handling and comfort. New badging on the tank and saddlebags and the iconic Indian headdress on the front fender completes the package.

In addition to the styling and design enhancements, the 2019 Chieftain lineup features new ride-enhancing technology for increased performance customisation and rider comfort. For a more customised ride experience, riders can now choose between three Ride Modes  – Tour, Standard or Sport. The throttle map for each Ride Mode was designed with a specific application in mind, resulting in one bike with three distinct personalities. All 2019 Chieftains are also equipped with Rear Cylinder Deactivation for increased rider comfort when the bike is stationary.

Also new for 2019, the Chieftain Dark Horse lineup expands with new paint options, including White Smoke, Bronze Smoke and Thunder Black Smoke. More than just matte-finish body paint, the 2019 Chieftain Dark Horse now features premium black ceramic exhaust and gloss black finishes on the primary cover, valve covers, push-rod tubes, cam cover, and saddlebag hinges for a custom, blacked-out look.

Several enhancements have also been made to Indian Motorcycle’s stock audio system to significantly improve sound quality. First, the tweeters have been separated from the mid-range speakers to optimise sound output and clarity. Second, a dynamic equaliser that’s fully customisable now adjusts specific frequencies at different vehicle speeds to provide peak system performance at all times. As speed increases, the equaliser automatically adjusts each frequency to the optimal level to compensate for road, wind and engine noise. The result is crystal-clear, 100-watts of premium audio at all speeds.

In summary, the 2019 Chieftain lineup packs a host of new features, including:

  • A restyled fairing and saddlebags that reflect Chieftain’s performance capabilities
  • A new Rogue gunfighter seat that enhances the bike’s sleek profile
  • New front and rear turn signals and new badging
  • New ride-enhancing technology that provides a customisable ride experience with three Ride Modes and Rear Cylinder Deactivation for improved rider comfort
  • Enhanced stock, 100-watt premium audio system for crystal-clear sound at all speeds

Also new for 2019, Indian Motorcycle introduces its loudest audio system to date. With PowerBand Audio, riders can choose from audio configurations that are up to 50 percent louder than stock audio. The system is engineered with an integrated amp on speaker and does not require additional amps. The premium audio package is fully integrated with Indian Motorcycle Ride Command so that when PowerBand Audio speakers are installed, Ride Command automatically recognises the upgrade and takes the equaliser from five bands to nine bands with additional pre-set options and volume control. Riders can choose from three kits – PowerBand Audio (fairing upgrade), PowerBand Audio Plus (fairing and saddlebag upgrade) and PowerBand Audio Plus with accessory trunk (fairing, saddlebag and accessory trunk upgrade).

Riders can further customise their Chieftain with a variety of accessories, including custom fit options like extended and reduced reach seats, mid-rise handlebars and reduced reach handlebars. Also available are colour-matched accessories such as Hard Lower Fairings, Saddlebag Audio Lids, a Quick Release Trunk, and for the Chieftain Classic owners, a 10-spoke 19-inch contrast-cut wheel with an open fender can be added to give your bike a custom look.

For pricing and availability of 2019 Chieftain models please contact your country marketing specialist.

To find the nearest dealer, visit www.indianmotorcycle.eu. Product web pages for 2019 Models will be updated in October 2018.

INDIAN Chieftain Specifications – subject to change

Infotainment System

Screen Size: 7”

Response Time: 10 seconds from key-on

Premium Audio System: 100-Watt with AM/FM, Bluetooth® and USB input

Engine:Thunder Stroke111

Engine Type

Transmission

Battery

Bore x Stroke

Charging System

Clutch

Compression Ratio

Cooling System

Displacement

Exhaust

Final Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel System

Oil & Oil Capacity

Primary Drive

Torque

Suspension

Front Suspension

Rear Suspension

Chassis

Dry Weight

Ground Clearance

GVWR

Length

Rake/Trail

Seat Height

Wheelbase

Brakes

Brake System Type

Front Braking System

Rear Braking System

Wheels & Tyres

Front Tyre

Front Wheel

Rear Tyre

Rear Wheel

Colours

Steel Grey

 

49˚ V-Twin

6-speed/constant mesh/foot shift

12 volts / 18 amp/hour, 310 CCA

101 mm x 113 mm

42 amp max output

Wet, multi-plate

9.5 : 1

Air / Oil

1811 cc

Split dual exhaust with crossover

Belt drive, 152 tooth

20.8 ltr

Electronic fuel injection, closed loop/54 mm bore

5.2 ltr

Gear drive wet clutch

151 Nm at 3000 rpm

 

Telescopic fork, 46 mm diameter, 119 mm travel

Single shock 114 mm travel, air adjustable

 

358 kg

130 mm

630 kg

2506 mm

25° / 150 mm

650 mm

1668 mm

 

Individual front and rear control with ABS

Dual 300 mm floating rotor with 4-piston calipers

Single 300 mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper

 

Dunlop® American Elite, 130/60B19 61H

Cast 19” x 3.5”

Dunlop® Elite 3, 180/60R16 80H

Cast 16” x 5.0”

INDIAN Chieftain Dark Horse Specifications – subject to change

Ride Command Infotainment System

Screen Size: 7”

Response Time: 10 seconds from key-on

Premium Audio System: 100-Watt with AM/FM, Bluetooth® and USB input

Customisable Split-Screen Information Displays: 8 screen options

GPS Navigation: Turn-by-turn directions, built-in points of interest

Customisable Route Builder: Add up to 100 way points

Engine:Thunder Stroke 111

Engine Type

Transmission

Battery

Bore x Stroke

Charging System

Clutch

Compression Ratio

Cooling System

Displacement

Exhaust

Final Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel System

Oil & Oil Capacity

Primary Drive

Torque 

Suspension

Front Suspension

Rear Suspension

Chassis

Dry Weight

Ground Clearance

GVWR

Length

Rake/Trail

Seat Height

Wheelbase

Brakes

Brake System Type

Front Braking System

Rear Braking System

Wheels & Tyres

Front Tyre

Front Wheel

Rear Tyre

Rear Wheel

Colours

Thunder Black Smoke

White Smoke

Bronze Smoke

 

49˚ V-Twin

6-speed/constant mesh/foot shift

12 volts / 18 amp/hour, 310 CCA

101 mm x 113 mm

42 amp max output

Wet, multi-plate

9.5 : 1

Air / Oil

1811 cc

Split dual exhaust with crossover

Belt drive, 152 tooth

20.8 ltr

Electronic fuel injection, closed loop/54 mm bore

5.2 ltr

Gear drive wet clutch

151 Nm at 3000 rpm

 

Telescopic fork, 46 mm diameter, 119 mm travel

Single shock 114 mm travel, air adjustable

 

361 kg

130 mm

630 kg

2506 mm

25° / 150 mm

650 mm

1668 mm

 

Individual front and rear control with ABS

Dual 300 mm floating rotor with 4-piston calipers

Single 300 mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper

 

Dunlop® American Elite, 130/90B19 61H

Cast 19” x 3.5” with tyre pressure monitoring

Dunlop® Elite 3, 180/60R16 80H

Cast 16” x 5.0” with tyre pressure monitoring

 

 

INDIAN Chieftain Limited Specifications – subject to change

Ride Command Infotainment System

Screen Size: 7”

Response Time: 10 seconds from key-on

Premium Audio System: 100-Watt with AM/FM, Bluetooth® and USB input

Customisable Split-Screen Information Displays: 8 screen options

GPS Navigation: Turn-by-turn directions, built-in points of interest

Customisable Route Builder: Add up to 100 way points

Engine:ThunderStroke 111

Engine Type

Transmission

Battery

Bore x Stroke

Charging System

Clutch

Compression Ratio

Cooling System

Displacement

Exhaust

Final Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel System

Oil & Oil Capacity

Primary Drive

Torque

Suspension

Front Suspension

Rear Suspension

Chassis

Dry Weight

Ground Clearance

GVWR

Length

Rake/Trail

Seat Height

Wheelbase

 Brakes

Brake System Type

Front Braking System

Rear Braking System

Wheels & Tyres

Front Tyre

Front Wheel

Rear Tyre

Rear Wheel

Colours

Thunder Black Pearl

Dark Walnut

Ruby Metallic

 

49˚ V-Twin

6-speed/constant mesh/foot shift

12 volts / 18 amp/hour, 310 CCA

101 mm x 113 mm

42 amp max output

Wet, multi-plate

9.5 : 1

Air / Oil

1811 cc

Split dual exhaust with crossover

Belt drive, 152 tooth

20.8 ltr

Electronic fuel injection, closed loop/54 mm bore

5.2 ltr

Gear drive wet clutch

151 Nm at 3000 rpm

 

Telescopic fork, 46 mm diameter, 119 mm travel

Single shock 114 mm travel, air adjustable

 

361 kg

130 mm

630 kg

2506 mm

25° / 150 mm

650 mm

1668 mm

 

Individual front and rear control with ABS

Dual 300 mm floating rotor with 4-piston calipers

Single 300 mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper

 

Dunlop® America Elite, 130/60B19 61H

Cast 19” x 3.5” with tyre pressure monitoring

Dunlop® Elite 3, 180/60R16 80H

Cast 16” x 5.0” with tyre pressure monitoring

 

 

Indian Motorcycle unleashes redesigned & updated Chieftain 4

INDIAN Chieftain Classic Specifications – subject to change

Ride Command Infotainment System

Screen Size: 7”

Response Time: 10 seconds from key-on

Premium Audio System: 100-Watt with AM/FM, Bluetooth® and USB input

Customisable Split-Screen Information Displays: 8 screen options

GPS Navigation: Turn-by-turn directions, built-in points of interest

Customisable Route Builder: Add up to 100 way points

Engine:Thunder Stroke111

Engine Type

Transmission

Battery

Bore x Stroke

Charging System

Clutch

Compression Ratio

Cooling System

Displacement

Exhaust

Final Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel System

Oil & Oil Capacity

Primary Drive

Torque

Suspension

Front Suspension

Rear Suspension

Chassis

Dry Weight

Ground Clearance

GVWR

Length

Rake/Trail

Seat Height

Wheelbase

Brakes

Brake System Type

Front Braking System

Rear Braking System

Wheels & Tyres

Front Tyre

Front Wheel

Rear Tyre

Rear Wheel

Colours

Thunder Black

Deep Water Metallic over Dirt Track Tan

Thunder Black over Ivory Cream

 

49˚ V-Twin

6-speed/constant mesh/foot shift

12 volts / 18 amp/hour, 310 CCA

101 mm x 113 mm

42 amp max output

Wet, multi-plate

9.5 : 1

Air / Oil

1811 cc

Split dual exhaust with crossover

Belt drive, 152 tooth

20.8 ltr

Electronic fuel injection, closed loop/54 mm bore

5.2 ltr

Gear drive wet clutch

151 Nm at 3000 rpm

 

Telescopic fork, 46 mm diameter, 119 mm travel

Single shock 114 mm travel, air adjustable

 

367 kg

142 mm

630 kg

2571 mm

25° / 150 mm

660 mm

1668 mm

 

Individual front and rear control with ABS

Dual 300 mm floating rotor with 4-piston calipers

Single 300 mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper

 

Dunlop® Elite 3, 130/90B16 73H

Cast 16” x 3.5” with tyre pressure monitoring

Dunlop® Elite 3, 180/60R16 80H

Cast 16” x 5.0” with tyre pressure monitoring

 

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