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2016 Indian Chief Classic
2016 Indian Chief Classic

2016 Indian Chief Classic
2016 Indian Chief Classic

2016 Indian Chief Classic
2016 Indian Chief Classic

2016 Indian Chief Classic
2016 Indian Chief Classic



2016 Indian Chief Classic Review

2016 Indian Chief Classic on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Purest Expression of Performance and Style…

Classic style meets modern performance and technology in this versatile, smooth-handling cruiser.

2016 Indian® Chief® Classic, Indian® Chief® Vintage and Indian® Chieftain®

For 2016, Indian Motorcycle returns with its award-winning lineup of Indian Chief models delivering the power, handling, unmatched engineering and stunning beauty of the industry’s hottest heavyweight cruisers. Powered by the proven Thunder Stroke 111 engine and covered in premium chrome, the Indian Chief family delivers the impeccable styling and sophisticated performance of the Chief Classic; the classic looks, beautiful fringed leather saddle bags and paint schemes of the Chief Vintage, and the cruising comfort and exceptional handling of the Indian Chieftain hard bagger. Continuing its tradition of stunning colors and head-turning two-tone paint palettes, the 2016 Indian Chief lineup, starting at $17,699, offers gorgeous new color options that include:

– Indian Chief Classic: Pearl White
– Indian Chief Vintage: Star Silver & Thunder Black
– Indian Chieftain: Silver Smoke, Indian Motorcycle Red & Ivory Cream, Star Silver & Thunder Black

All you need. All you want.

The 2016 Indian® Chief® Classic is everything an Indian Motorcycle® was and ever should be. It’s a sculpted, powerful cruiser, built with the purest necessities of Indian style, wrapped around the innovation of tomorrow.

 



2016 Indian Chief Classic www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

2016 Chief Dark Horse | Chief Classic | Chief Vintage | Chieftain

For 2016, Indian Motorcycle continues to sell its award-winning Indian Chief models, delivering the power, handling, unmatched engineering and stunning beauty of the industry’s hottest heavyweight cruisers and baggers.

The Indian Chief family has impeccable styling and sophisticated performance. The proven Thunder Stroke 111 engine powers them all (an air-cooled version is on the Chief Dark Horse, Classic and Vintage), but each model has its own character and style.

Riders can opt for the Chief Classic (cruiser) with its classic looks, much cleaner now following some re-work carried out for 2016: solo vinyl seat, black switches, single headlight and cast aluminium wheels. It now also only comes in one colour; Pearl White.

Next there’s the Chief Vintage (bagger) with its beautiful fringed leather saddlebags and seats, and quick-release windshield (all as standard) making this the option for those who plan to ride on extended road trips. Four colours are available with one of these being new for 2016.

The Chieftain (bagger) has a large fairing with a power-adjustable windscreen (to offer superb cruising comfort), genuine leather seats and hard saddlebags with remote central-locking. It’s available in four colours in 2016 with two of these new.

Finally there’s the Chief Dark Horse. This is the most striking cruiser on the market. It is matte black from end-to-end with only a few flashes of chrome (accessories are available to fully blacken it out). This bike makes a statement even before you fire it up. It looks intimidating, but its low seat height and balance makes it very easy to swing a leg over and ride, plus it’s the best entry point to ride a Thunder Stroke 111 powered Indian Motorcycle. Propelled by 139Nm of torque and the same chassis and suspension from the award-winning Chief Classic, the Chief Dark Horse rolls with ABS, a remote key fob for keyless ignition and electronic cruise control.

The colour options for all of the Chief models this year are:

Chief Classic
Pearl White – NEW
Chief Vintage
Star Silver and Thunder Black – NEW
Thunder Black
Indian Motorcycle Red
Willow Green and Ivory Cream
Chieftain
Silver Smoke – NEW
Star Silver and Thunder Black – NEW
Thunder Black
Indian Motorcycle Red
Chief Dark Horse
Thunder Black Smoke

Abundant power. Restless innovation. And unmistakable style. The stripped down essence of an iconic marque.

 

TRUE DUAL EXHAUST
The true dual exhaust features classic style and delivers a rich, throaty exhaust note. Acoustical engineering eliminated high-pitched sounds, so you enjoy the sound of true performance & power, the inimitable sound of genuine Indian Motorcycle thunder.

THUNDER STROKE® 111
The Thunder Stroke® 111 V-Twin is the powerful heart & soul, delivering 119 ft-lbs of torque, tremendous acceleration & an exhaust note that is music to a real rider’s ears.

WARBONNET
It’s the most powerful visual icon in motorcycling. Since 1947, the classic, illuminated Warbonnet has graced the front fender of nearly every Indian Motorcycle, showing the way onto the open road.

ABS & CRUISE CONTROL
The Indian Chief Classic has advanced features to optimize the ride experience. With automotive-quality ABS braking, you ride with confidence that you’ll brake under control in all situations. The cruise control is easy to set & adjust so you enjoy smooth, relaxed cruising.

KEYLESS IGNITION
Never fumble with a key again. With the key fob in your pocket, just climb on, start it up & ride. Walk away with confidence, too. The engine will only start & run when the fob is in close proximity to the bike. Misplace the fob? Just enter your personal security code and ride on.

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE® BADGING
The logos & badging on the Indian Chief Classic are powerful, stylish & iconic. No other brand has such legendary identification. For 115 years, Indian Motorcycle branding has stood for the ultimate in power, performance & style.

 

 

2016 Indian Chief Classic www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Pure Uncompromising Style

Stripped down until all that’s left is an irresistible urge to ride. Take it all in, and you’ll see a front end that drips with chrome, laced wheels wearing whitewall tires, and a light-up headress on the deeply valanced front fender leading the way. There’s always somebody who wants to get a better look at the Classic’s beautiful curves.

 

Standard Features
Thunder Stroke™ 111 The new Thunder Stroke™ 111 engine delivers an incredible 138.9 Nm (102.4 ft-lbs) of torque and features styling that pays tribute to legendary Indian Motorcycle® engines of the past.

Keyless Ignition Enjoy keyless starting that’s secure and convenient. With the Indian® Chief® Classic 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.

ABS & Cruise Control This advanced, automotive-quality braking lets you ride with confidence and helps you stop under control. Easy to set and adjust, the cruise control enhances your enjoyment during highway cruising.

EXTENSIVE CHROME Virtually every surface that could be chromed has been chromed. From end to end, the beautiful, bright chrome finish elevates the iconic style of the Indian® Chief® Classic.

True Dual Exhaust True Dual Exhaust – The engine produces a rich exhaust note from the true dual exhaust. The exhaust was acoustically engineered to eliminate high-pitched sounds, so what you really hear is Indian Motorcycle® thunder.

CLASSIC ICONIC FEATURES
Vintage Badging 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, this feature has 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 tyres.

LACED WHEELS The Indian® Chief® Classic rolls on bright, high quality laced wheels. Forty stainless steel spokes make up the wheels, which evoke iconic, timeless Indian Motorcycle® style.

CENTER CONSOLE Chief® Classic instrumentation combines modern technology and traditional style. The tank-mounted console has a large, easy-to-read analog speedometer as well as a digital display screen that provides a wealth of valuable ride and fuel data.

BRAKE CALIPER COVERS Every Indian® Chief® Classic 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® valenced fenders.

COMFORT WITH STYLE
QUICK RELEASE WINDSCREEN Quick Release technology makes it easy for an Indian Motorcycle® rider to add the comfort and protection of this Low Windscreen to an Indian® Chief® Cruiser motorcycle in seconds – without tools.

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!

PINNACLE COVER COLLECTION Enhance the custom treatment of your Indian Motorcycle® by adding the Pinnacle Cover Collection to your bike. Each Horn Cover, cam cover and primary cover features branding and graphic and gives the motorcycle a clean, finished custom look.

 


ACCESSORIES

Thunder Stroke Stage 1 Exhaust

A Thunder Stroke Stage 1 Exhaust gives an Indian Chief Classic a rich, deep, and powerful exhaust note. It is road music for a rider’s soul, and it properly represents the Thunder Stroke V-Twin’s outstanding performance.

Thunder Stroke High Flow Air Cleaner, Chrome

The stylish, branded Chrome Thunder Stroke High Flow Air Cleaner lets the powerful Thunder Stroke V-Twin inhale more freely for enhanced throttle response. Now 50-state compliant, it’s the perfect complement to a Thunder Stroke Stage 1 Exhaust (sold separately).

16” Ape Hanger Handlebar Kit, Polished

Stretch out in comfort and style and show off a healthy dose of street attitude with 16” Polished Ape Hanger Handlebars. They add to the custom style of an Indian Chief Classic and provide a comfortable reach to the grips and controls.

 

 

 


 

2016 Indian Chief Classic – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $17,999 USD


Engine
Drive/Driven Clutch
Wet, Multi-Plate
Displacement
111 cu in / 1811 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.976 x 4.449″ (101mm x 113mm)
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Electronic Fuel Injection System
Closed loop fuel injection / 54mm bore
Final Drive
2.2 : 1
Drivetrain
Primary Drive
Gear Drive Wet Clutch
Performance
Peak Torque
119.2 ft-lbs/ 138.9 N m
Peak Torque RPM
3000 rpm/2600 rpm
Suspension
Front Fork Tube Diameter
46 mm
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
DIMENSIONS
Ground Clearance
5.5 in / 140 mm
Wheelbase
68.1 in / 1730 mm
Seat Height
26.0 in / 660 mm
Rake/Trail
29°
Overall Width (in./mm.)
39.4 in / 1000 mm
Overall Height (in./mm.)
46.3 in / 1176 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres)
5.5 gallons / 20.8 liters
Overall Length (in./mm.)
103.5 in / 2630 mm
Trail
6.1 in / 155.0 mm
GVWR
1260 lbs / 573 kgs
Weight (Empty tank / full of fuel)
751 lbs / 785 lbs 341 kg / 357 kg
Chassis
Suspension: Front – Type/Travel
Telescopic Fork/4.7″ (119 mm)
Suspension: Rear – Type/Travel
Single Shock/3.7″ (94mm)
Brakes/Front
Dual / 300mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
Brakes/Rear
Single / 300mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Tires/Front
Dunlop Elite 3 130/90B16 73H
Tires/Rear
Dunlop® American Elite 180/65B16 81H
Wheels
Cast 16″ x 3.5″ Front and 16″ x 5″ Rear
Exhaust System
Split dual exhaust w/ cross-over
Features
Color / Graphics
Pearl White
Standard
Standard Equipment
ABS; Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box; Cruise Control; Keyless Start; Light Bar; Vinyl Seat
Electric
Gauges
Tank mounted electronic speedometer with odometer; dual tripmeters; digital tachometer; ambient air temperature; fuel range; average fuel economy; battery voltage; gear position display; real-time clock; vehicle trouble code readout; heated grip level (if heated grips installed); low engine oil pressure; and 9 LED telltale indicators: cruise control enabled, cruise control set, neutral, high beam, turn signal, ABS, check engine, and MPH or km/h unit designation; Tank mounted electronic fuel gauge with low fuel LED indicator



 


 

2016 Indian Chief Classic – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $21,999 CDN


Engine
Fuel System
Closed loop fuel injection / 54mm bore
Drive/Driven Clutch
Wet, Multi-Plate
Displacement
111 cu in / 1811 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.976 x 4.449″ (101mm x 113mm)
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Electronic Fuel Injection System
5.5 gallons / 20.8 liters
Final Drive
2.2 : 1
Drivetrain
Primary Drive
Gear Drive Wet Clutch
Performance
Peak Torque
119.2 ft-lbs/ 138.9 N m
Peak Torque RPM
3000 rpm/2600 rpm
Suspension
Front Fork Tube Diameter
46 mm
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
Chassis
Suspension: Front – Type/Travel
Telescopic Fork/4.7″ (119 mm)
Suspension: Rear – Type/Travel
Single Shock/3.7″ (94mm)
Brakes/Front
Dual / 300mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
Brakes/Rear
Single / 300mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Tires/Front
Dunlop Elite 3 130/90B16 73H
Tires/Rear
Dunlop® American Elite 180/65B16 81H
Wheels
Cast 16″ x 3.5″ Front and 16″ x 5″ Rear
Exhaust System
Split dual exhaust w/ cross-over
DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase
68.1 in / 1730 mm
Seat Height
26.0 in / 660 mm
Rake/Trail
29°
Overall Width (in./mm.)
39.4 in / 1000 mm
Overall Height (in./mm.)
46.3 in / 1176 mm
Ground Clearance
5.5 in / 140 mm
Overall Length (in./mm.)
103.5 in / 2630 mm
Trail
6.1 in / 155.0 mm
GVWR
1260 lbs / 573 kgs
Weight (Empty tank / full of fuel)
751 lbs / 785 lbs 341 kg / 357 kg
Features
Color / Graphics
Pearl White
Standard
Standard Equipment
ABS; Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box; Cruise Control; Keyless Start; Light Bar; Vinyl Seat
Electric
Gauges
Tank mounted electronic speedometer with odometer; dual tripmeters; digital tachometer; ambient air temperature; fuel range; average fuel economy; battery voltage; gear position display; real-time clock; vehicle trouble code readout; heated grip level (if heated grips installed); low engine oil pressure; and 9 LED telltale indicators: cruise control enabled, cruise control set, neutral, high beam, turn signal, ABS, check engine, and MPH or km/h unit designation; Tank mounted electronic fuel gauge with low fuel LED indicator




 

2016 Indian Chief Classic – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £TBA GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine
Engine Type Thunder Stroke™ 111
Displacement 1811 cc
Bore x Stroke 101mm x 113mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Electronic Fuel Injection System Closed loop fuel injecion /54mm bore
Performance
Peak Torque RPM 2600 rpm
Peak Torque (95/1/EC Nm) 138.9 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/119 mm – 46mm cartridge forks with dual rate springs
Suspension: Rear – Type/Travel Single Shock / 94 mm mechanical preload
Brakes/Front Dual / Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper Dual Front / 300mm with Anti-Lock Brakes
Brakes/Rear Single / Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper / 300mm with Anti-Lock Brakes
Tires/Front Dunlop® Elite 3 130/90B16 73H
Tires/Rear Dunlop® American Elite 180/65B16 81H
Wheels 60 Spoke 16′ x 3.5′ Front and 16′ x 5′ Rear
Exhaust System Split dual exhaust w/ cross-over
Dimensions
Length 2630 mm
Width (INT) 1000 mm
Height (INT) 1176 mm
Weight (Empty tank / full of fuel) 341 kg / 357 kg
GVWR 573 kgs
SEAT HEIGHT 660 mm
Lean angle 31°
Wheelbase 1730 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE 140 mm
Rake 29°
Trail 155.0 mm
Fuel Capacity 20.8 liters
Standard
Standard Equipment ABS; Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box; Cruise Control; Keyless Start; Light Bar; Genuine Leather Seats
Electric
Gauges Tank mounted electronic speedometer with odometer; dual tripmeters; digital tachometer; ambient air temperature; fuel range; average fuel economy; battery voltage; gear position display; real-time clock; vehicle trouble code readout; heated grip level (if heated grips installed); low engine oil pressure; and 9 LED telltale indicators: cruise control enabled, cruise control set, neutral, high beam, turn signal, ABS, check engine, and MPH or km/h unit designation; Tank mounted electronic fuel gauge with low fuel LED indicator



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