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2014 Indian Chieftain
2014 Indian Chieftain

2014 Indian Chieftain
2014 Indian Chieftain

2014 Indian Chieftain
2014 Indian Chieftain

2014 Indian Chieftain
2014 Indian Chieftain

2014 Indian Chieftain
2014 Indian Chieftain

2014 Indian Chieftain
2014 Indian Chieftain

2014 Indian Chieftain
2014 Indian Chieftain

2014 Indian Chieftain
2014 Indian Chieftain



2014 Indian Chieftain Review

2014 Indian Chieftain

New look. Same soul. The 2014 Indian® Chieftain™ is in touch with its past, but far ahead of its time. It’s the first Indian Motorcycle® ever with a hard fairing, hard saddlebags and unprecedented new comfort and convenience features. It’s like no Indian Motorcycle® ever seen before, yet its style makes clear it has the DNA of a legendary Indian Motorcycle®.

Up front is an aerodynamic fork-mounted fairing with integrated driving lights and LED turn signals. The Chieftain™ houses extensive digital instrumentation – including tire pressure monitoring – and an audio system with high-output speakers. Use the integrated Bluetooth® smart-phone connection to tap into your phone’s music playlists. Raise and lower the power-adjustable
windshield with the push of a button to customize airflow and protection – a first for any fork-mounted fairing.

The spacious hard saddlebags are mounted on quickrelease anchors and feature remote electric locks you control with a console mounted button – or a convenient key fob.

Of course, the Indian Chieftain also features iconic Indian Motorcycle elements such as valanced fenders, a rich genuine leather saddle, and the lit War Bonnet atop the front fender. It also has extensive chrome, keyless ignition, ABS, cruise control, throttle by wire, and an innovative cast aluminum frame with integrated air intake.

Powering the new generation of Indian Motorcycle riders down the open road is the Thunder Stroke™ 111.

This smooth, powerful and efficient new engine combines both style and power, with engine finning inspired by Chiefs of the 1940s.
We made the Indian Chieftain about a comfortable ride and cutting edge technology.

Now make it your own with Genuine Indian Motorcycle Parts & Accessories and you’ll never be without what you need, whether
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The first Indian Motorcycle of its kind, the 2014 Indian Chieftain maintains the legendary Indian Chief styling, while taking this progressive machine to new heights with advanced features and premium comfort. Unlike any Indian Motorcycle ever made, the Chieftain features a fairing with integrated driving lights, and its power windshield is an industry-first for a fork-mounted fairing. Standard features include hard saddlebags featuring remote locks and quick-release anchors, a high-output audio system featuring integrated Bluetooth® smartphone connectivity, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

“When we acquired Indian Motorcycle two and a half years ago we set out to capture the heart, soul and legendary heritage of this iconic American brand and then infuse it with unparalleled design, engineering and state-of-the-art technology,” said Scott Wine, CEO of Indian Motorcycle parent company Polaris Industries Inc. “On Saturday night we revealed three stunning new Indian Chief models that represent the results of our journey and the future of this brand. It was a triumphant day for all of us, and I know motorcycling fans around the world proudly join us in celebrating Indian Motorcycle and the realization that choice in American motorcycles is here to stay.”

 

2014 Indian Chieftain Total Motorcycle Key Features

Same Features as Indian® Chief ® Classic:

Thunder Stroke™ 111
Keyless
Extensive Chrome
Indian Motorcycle® Badging
War Bonnet
Valenced Fenders
Brake Caliper Covers
Center Console
Laced Wheels
5-Year ESC/Roadside Assistance

Plus

High-Output Audio
The fairing houses an audio system that delivers clean,
quality sound from dual high-output speakers. The aerodynamic
fairing with a power windshield blocks wind to allow you to
enjoy your highway playlist without interference.

Audio Bluetooth
The integrated Bluetooth® smart phone connection makes
it easy to run music stored in the phone through the Indian
Chieftain audio system. Playlist info is displayed on the
multi-function display screen, and switches near the handgrip
make it easy to control the audio.
Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth Sig, Inc.

 

 

2014 Indian Chieftain Total Motorcycle Features and Benefits

Standard – Yet Special Features

Thunder Stroke™ 111 The new Thunder Stroke™ 111 engine delivers an incredible 119 ft-lbs of torque and features styling that pays tribute to legendary Indian Motorcycle® engines of the past.

Keyless Enjoy convenient and secure keyless starting. With the Indian® Chieftain™ key fob in your pocket, climb on the bike, push a button and ride. If you misplace the fob, use the individual security code that you pre-programmed into the ignition.

Extensive Chrome Virtually every surface that could be chromed has been chromed. From end to end, the beautiful, bright chrome finish elevates the Indian® Chieftain’s™ style.

Windshield Raise and lower the power-adjustable windshield with the push of a button to customize airflow and protection.

Hard Saddlebags Spacious hard saddlebags are mounted on quick-release anchors and feature remote electronic locks you control with a console mounted button – or a convenient key fob.

Driving Lights LED driving lights provide both style and protection down any road you choose to take.

High-Output Audio The fairing houses an audio system that delivers clean, quality sound from dual high-output speakers. The aerodynamic fairing blocks wind to allow you to enjoy your highway playlist without interference.

Audio Bluetooth The integrated Bluetooth® smart phone connection makes it easy to run music stored in the phone through the Indian® Chieftain™ audio system. Playlist info is displayed on the multi-function display screen, and switches near the handgrip make it easy to control the audio. Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth Sig, Inc.

5-Year Coverage/Roadside Assistance Indian Motorcycle® backs every new Indian® Chieftain™ with 5 years of coverage that includes both a 1 year limited warranty and an extended service contract. Subject to $50 deductible, no mileage limitation. Ride with confidence and peace of mind that you’ll enjoy every memorable mile. Plus, every new rider will be provided a full year of Indian Motorcycle® Roadside Assistance for added assurance. See dealer for details.

Thunder Stroke™ 111 The new Thunder Stroke™ 111 engine delivers an incredible 119 ft-lbs of torque and features styling that pays tribute to legendary Indian Motorcycle® engines of the past.

Keyless Enjoy convenient and secure keyless starting. With the Indian® Chieftain™ key fob in your pocket, climb on the bike, push a button and ride. If you misplace the fob, use the individual security code that you pre-programmed into the ignition.

 


Classic Iconic Features

Indian Motorcycle® Badging One of the classic elements of an Indian Motorcycle® is the vintage badging. Ever since the Indian® script logo was first created in 1910, and Indian Motorcycle® Red became the standard Indian Motorcycle® color in 1912, these features have made the Indian Motorcycle® badging a hallmark of this historic brand.

War Bonnet Lighting the way as it has done since 1947 is the iconic War Bonnet. Mounted proudly atop the front fender in a chrome frame, this light makes it clear, “This is a genuine Indian Motorcycle®.”

Valenced Fenders Stylish, elegant and functional, the iconic valenced fenders, standard since 1940, enhance the flowing styling lines of every Indian Motorcycle®. They also provide protection, effectively blocking road spray and gravel kicked up by the tires.

Brake Caliper Covers Every Indian Motorcycle® is equipped with outstanding brakes, and in keeping with our traditional styling, we choose to cover the calipers. The result is a clean, stylish, beautifully finished sheet metal – iconic Indian Motorcycle® valanced fenders.

 


Comfort with Style

Stage 1 Slip-On Exhaust Add the Stage 1 Slip-On Exhaust and enjoy a rich, throaty exhaust note that provides the perfect soundtrack for the open road. This exhaust system allows the Thunder Stroke™ 111 motorcycle engine to breath more freely and unleash additional power and crisp throttle response.

Six Shooter Exhaust Tips It’s easy to give your Indian Motorcycle® a major infusion of custom style with a set of Six Shooter Exhaust Tips. These motorcycle exhaust tips fit on all Stage 1 Slip-On Exhaust pipes and feature timeless American cruiser motorcycle styling.

Saddlebag Audio Kit Turn your Indian® Chieftain™ motorcycle into a rolling concert hall with this Saddlebag Audio Kit. Using the color-matched Concert Audio Lids to replace the stock lids, the integrated audio system will deliver powerful, premium-quality audio to complement the output from your fairing speakers.

Quick Release Passenger Backrest Provide your passenger with a strong, secure, comfortable backrest in just seconds by adding this Standard Height Quick Release Passenger Backrest to an Indian® motorcycle. The backrest’s Quick Release technology lets you install or remove the entire backrest in seconds – without tools! *Luggage rack sold separately

 

 

 


 

2014 Indian Chieftain – Total Motorcycle USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: 49 State Pricing – Thunder Black $22,999, Indian Motorcycle® Red $23,499, Springfield Blue $23,499 . California Pricing – Thunder Black $23,249, Indian Motorcycle® Red $23,749, Springfield Blue $23,749.

Engine

Engine Type Thunder Stroke™ 111
Displacement 111 cu in
Bore x Stroke 3.976″ x 4.449″ (101mm x 113mm)
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Electronic Fuel Injection Closed loop fuel injection / 54mm bore

Performance

Peak Torque RPM 3000 rpm
Peak Torque (J1349 ft-lbs) 119.2 ft-lbs/ 161.6 N m

Drivechain

Primary Drive Gear Drive Wet Clutch
Clutch Wet, Multi-Plate

Gear Ratio (Overall)

1st 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

Chassis

Suspension: Front – Type/Travel Telescopic Fork/4.7 in (119 mm)
Suspension: Rear – Type/Travel Single Shock w/Air adjust / 4.49 in
Brakes/Front Dual / Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
Brakes/Rear Single / Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Tires/Front Dunlop® Elite 3 130/90B16 73H
Tires/Rear Dunlop® Elite 3 180/60R16 80H
Wheels Cast 16″ x 3.5″ Front and 16″ x 5″ Rear
Exhaust System Split dual exhaust w/ cross-over

Dimensions

Length 101.2 in
Width (US) 40.2 in
Width (Intl) 39.8 in
Height 60.2 in
Seat Height 26.0 in
Wheelbase 65.7 in
Ground Clearance
Rake 25°
Trail 5.9 in
Fuel Capacity 5.5 gallons
Weight (empty tank / full of fuel) 815 lbs / 848 lbs
GVWR 1385 lbs

Colors

Available Colors Thunder Black, Indian Motorcycle® Red, Springfield Blue

Standard

Standard Equipment ABS; Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box; Cruise Control; Driving Lights; Highway Bar; Keyless Start; Power Windshield; Premium Leather Seats; Remote Locking Hard Saddle Bags; Tire Pressure Monitoring; 100 Watt Stereo with AM/FM Bluetooth and Smartphone Compatible Input

Electric

Electric Fairing mounted instrument cluster featuring electronic speedometer, tachometer, and fuel gauge with odometer, dual tripmeters 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 (if heated grips installed); and 15 LED telltale indicators: cruise control enabled, cruise control set, neutral, high beam, turn signal, ABS, check engine, low tire pressure, battery, low fuel, security system, low engine oil pressure and MPH or km/h unit designation

Coverage

Coverage 5 years [of coverage]: 1 year limited warranty + 5 year extended service contract subject to $50 deductible with no mileage limitations.

 

 


 

2014 Indian Chieftain – Total Motorcycle Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: Thunder Black $25,599, Indian Motorcycle® Red $26,099, Springfield Blue $26,099.

Engine

Engine Type Thunder Stroke™ 111
Displacement 111 cu in
Bore x Stroke 3.976″ x 4.449″ (101mm x 113mm)
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Electronic Fuel Injection Closed loop fuel injection / 54mm bore

Performance

Peak Torque RPM 3000 rpm
Peak Torque (J1349 ft-lbs) 119.2 ft-lbs/ 161.6 N m

Drivechain

Primary Drive Gear Drive Wet Clutch
Clutch Wet, Multi-Plate

Gear Ratio (Overall)

1st 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

Chassis

Suspension: Front – Type/Travel Telescopic Fork/4.7 in (119 mm)
Suspension: Rear – Type/Travel Single Shock w/Air adjust / 4.49 in
Brakes/Front Dual / Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
Brakes/Rear Single / Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Tires/Front Dunlop® Elite 3 130/90B16 73H
Tires/Rear Dunlop® Elite 3 180/60R16 80H
Wheels Cast 16″ x 3.5″ Front and 16″ x 5″ Rear
Exhaust System Split dual exhaust w/ cross-over

Dimensions

Length 101.2 in
Width (US) 40.2 in
Width (Intl) 39.8 in
Height 60.2 in
Seat Height 26.0 in
Wheelbase 65.7 in
Ground Clearance 5.6 in
Rake 25°
Trail 5.9 in
Fuel Capacity 5.5 gallons
Weight (empty tank / full of fuel) 815 lbs / 848 lbs
GVWR 1385 lbs

Colors

Available Colors Thunder Black, Indian Motorcycle® Red, Springfield Blue

Standard

Standard Equipment ABS; Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box; Cruise Control; Driving Lights; Highway Bar; Keyless Start; Power Windshield; Premium Leather Seats; Remote Locking Hard Saddle Bags; Tire Pressure Monitoring; 100 Watt Stereo with AM/FM Bluetooth and Smartphone Compatible Input

Electric

Electric Fairing mounted instrument cluster featuring electronic speedometer, tachometer, and fuel gauge with odometer, dual tripmeters with distance and time, instantaneous and average fuel economy; fuel range; real-time clock; compass; 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 (if heated grips installed); and 15 LED telltale indicators: cruise control enabled, cruise control set, neutral, high beam, turn signal, ABS, check engine, low tire pressure, battery, low fuel, security system, low engine oil pressure and MPH or km/h unit designation

Coverage

Coverage Every new model Indian Motorcycle comes with a standard 2 year unlimited kilometer warranty plus the added assurance of premium Indian Motorcycle roadside assistance for the term of the warranty.

 

Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. Information from Total Motorcycle.com; All information correct as of posted date.

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