2016 Indian Chief Classic Preview

A stripped-down version of an iconic marque

Indian Motorcyclesannounced its New 2016 Indian Chief Classic with color choices and accessory options. The Indian chief classic has a starting MSRP of $17,999

It’s abundant power. Restless innovation. And unmistakable style. The stripped-down essence of this iconic marque can be captured in a single word: classic. The Chief Classic, powered by the Thunder Stroke 111 engine, is our most awarded bike, unquestionably worthy of the high praise it has earned. We know that it takes a classic soul to leave a legendary trail.

The Chief Classic comes with Anti-Lock Brakes, electronic cruise control and standard chrome that is an upcharge on the competitor’s machines. Deep and bright chrome mixed with the new pearl white color make for an unmistakably striking impression. New for 2016 is the cast black wheels that reduce unsprung weight and increase on-road compliance.

Additional chrome accessories and accents including ape hanger bars and a variety of windscreens and accessory engine covers let each rider customize their Chief.

Engine THUNDER STROKE 111
Engine Type 49˚ V-Twin
Transmission 6-speed/constant mesh/foot shift
Battery 12 volts / 18 amp/hour, 310 CCA
Bore x Stroke 3.976” x 4.449” (101 mm x 113 mm)
Charging System 42 amp max output
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Compression Ratio 9.5 : 1
Cooling System Air / Oil
Displacement 111 cu in / 1811 cc
Exhaust Split dual exhaust with crossover
Final Drive Belt drive, 152 tooth
Fuel Capacity 5.5 gal / 20.8 ltr
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection, closed loop/54 mm bore, w/ cruise control
Oil Capacity 5.5 qts / 5.20 ltr
Primary Drive Gear drive wet clutch
Torque 119.2 ft-lbs at 3000rpm / 138.9 N m at 2600 rpm
Chassis
Dry Weight 751 lbs / 341 kg
Ground Clearance 5.5 in / 140 mm
GVWR 1,260 lbs / 573 kg
Length 103.7 in / 2630 mm
Rake/Trail 29° / 6.1 in / 155 mm
Seat Height 26 in / 660 mm
Wheelbase 68.1 in / 1730 mm

For more information, visit IndianMotorcycle.com

2016 Indian Chief Classic in the Northern California RedwoodsCourtesy of Indian Motorcycle
White 2016 Indian Chief ClassicCourtesy of Indian Motorcycle
2016 Indian Chief Classic Engine and Gas TankCourtesy of Indian Motorcycle
2016 Indian Chief Classic Engine Close upCourtesy of Indian Motorcycle
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2016 Indian Chief Classic in white with Ape HangersCourtesy of Indian Motorcycle
2016 Indian Chief Classic close up with Ape HangersCourtesy of Indian Motorcycle
2016 Indian Chief Classic with Ape Hangers DashboardCourtesy of Indian Motorcycle
White 2016 Indian Chief Classic with Ape hangersCourtesy of Indian Motorcycle