2016 Indian Chieftain Preview

Indian Motorcycle's heritage bagger is back with new colors and accessories

2016 Indian Chieftain in Silver and Black with accessories

The 2016 Indian Chieftain is as classy and timeless as it is functional and comfortable. This touring bike seems to check all of the boxes on our list, and the new options excite us that much more.

Followers need not apply. Built to go your own way, this hard-bagger rides a lane apart. A Thunder Stroke 111 engine and a hard fairing packed with power windshield, Bluetooth stereo and cruise control. That’s the intersection of capability and versatility. Throw in remote locking saddlebags and the Chieftain becomes not-so-subtle proof that your way or the highway can be the same thing. Featuring a quality stereo that includes AM / FM / weather band, and includes media player and Pandora compatibility, the Chieftain is as entertaining to ride as it is to listen to.

The Chieftain has proven to be an inspiring custom platform for builders as well. With factory accessories such as the saddlebag lid speakers, passenger floorboards, low windscreens and a removable passenger pad, the Chieftain is the most flexible and bold motorcycle in the line-up. After-market companies have seen the potential in this model and customs continue to appear and further shatter industry expectations.

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 815 lbs / 370 kg
Ground Clearance 5.6 in / 142 mm
GVWR 1,385 lbs / 630 kg
Length 101.2 in / 2571 mm
Rake/Trail 25° / 5.9 in / 150 mm
Seat Height 26 in / 660 mm
Wheelbase 65.7 in / 1668 mm

For more information, go to IndianMotorcycle.com

2016 Indian Chieftain in Silver and Black with accessories
2016 Indian Chieftain in Silver and Black with accessories
2016 Indian Chieftain in Silver and Black with accessories
2016 Indian Chieftain in Silver and Black with accessories
2016 Indian Chieftain in Silver Smoke
2016 Indian Chieftain in Silver Smoke
2016 Indian Chieftain in Silver and Black with accessories
2016 Indian Chieftain in Silver and Black with accessories
2016 Indian Chieftain in Black with accessories
2016 Indian Chieftain in Black
2016 Indian Chieftain in Chieftain Red
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