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2017 Indian Chieftain
2017 Indian Chieftain

2017 Indian Chieftain
2017 Indian Chieftain

2017 Indian Chieftain
2017 Indian Chieftain

2017 Indian Chieftain
2017 Indian Chieftain

2017 Indian Chieftain
2017 Indian Chieftain

2017 Indian Chieftain
2017 Indian Chieftain



2017 Indian Chieftain Review

2017 Indian Chieftain on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

REFUSE TO BE IGNORED …

Your way or the highway can be the same thing. Cruise around town. Roar down the freeway with music blasting. Take a long trip across state lines. Then put down the side stand, take a step back and look at one of the most striking motorcycles ever built.

With its broad, sculpted shoulders, muscular lines and booming sound, the 2017 Indian® Chieftain® always rolls at the front of the
crowd. Up front, there’s a fairing packed with driving lights, a power windshield, the new 7-inch Indian Motorcycle® Ride Command™ system, 100- watt premium audio system with Bluetooth® connectivity and smartphone compatible input, and cruise control. Out back, you’ll find remote locking saddlebags. Add in the Thunder Stroke® 111 engine, standard highway bars, tire pressure monitoring, Anti-Lock Brakes and a host of other rider- friendly amenities, and it’s easy to see why the Chieftain® always leads the pack. To further stand out from the crowd, the 2017 Chieftain® features Silver Smoke and White Smoke models with blacked out engines as well as a new Wildfire Red over Thunder Black paint option. Further, a paint-matched console and dash now come standard.

A machine that already stands apart is amplified with authentic accessories such as saddlebag lid speakers, passenger floorboards,
low windscreens, plus a growing number of aftermarket options. No wonder the Chieftain® has proven to be an inspiring custom platform for builders around the world.

You’ve already earned the bragging rights. Own them.

Chieftain® & Chieftain Dark Horse® – Indian Motorcycle proudly offers riders an opportunity to “Lead the Pack” with two of America’s most commanding, versatile and awe-inspiring bikes. Both feature the Thunder Stroke® 111 engine, TPMS, ABS, fairing with integrated driving lights and power windshield, cruise control, remote locking hard bags, keyless ignition, and much more. The Chieftain Dark Horse, starting at $21,999, is the newest addition to Indian’s bagger family. Sporting a premium 100W audio system and an ominous nose-to-tail matte black finish with minimal chrome for a menacing presence that refuses to be ignored. The Indian Chieftain starts at $23,999 and comes standard with the all-new Ride Command™ system, blasting out 100W of premium audio and all the infotainment features a rider leading the pack could ever want. The Chieftain is available in Thunder Black Pearl, White Smoke, Silver Smoke, and a pair of two-tone palettes.


FOLLOWERS NEED NOT APPLY.
No bike can make you a leader. But this one certainly sends a message. Powered by our formidable Thunder Stroke® 111 engine, and packed with features to keep everything—and everyone—in check. Like a power windshield. 100-watt premium audio system. Remote-locking saddlebags. And poised, confident handling. You’ve already earned the bragging rights. Own them. Be legendary.

2017 Indian Chieftain www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Ride Command™ Infotainment System

Indian Motorcycle raises the bar yet again, redefining the premium motorcycle segment with Ride Command™, motorcycling’s most advanced yet user-friendly infotainment system. Sporting the industry’s largest and brightest touchscreen display, highest resolution and fastest response time, Indian Motorcycle masterfully fuses state-of-the-art technologies with truly remarkable styling. Fully integrated into the dash for an up-close rider experience, Ride Command offers an intuitive interface, customizable information displays, glove-compatible two-finger touch capabilities, and easy navigation to points of interest, like gas stations and restaurants. The breakthrough new Ride Command infotainment system comes standard on all 2017 Chieftain and Roadmaster models. Features include:

– 7-inch display, 800×480 pixels, 2-finger capacitive with swipe and pinch to zoom
– Fastest boot time – ready in about 10 seconds
– 100-watt premium audio system (Chieftain) output (Chieftain), 200-watt Roadmaster, with both touchscreen and handlebar audio controls
– Bluetooth® audio, AM/FM/weather band, USB flash drive support with USB song shuffle
– GPS navigation with turn-by-turn directions, points of interest, compass, and more
– Critical information always displayed, like clock, air temperature, compass heading, fuel level and fuel range
– Convenient phone features available through easy Bluetooth® pairing, including phonebook download, incoming call notification with name display, voice activated calling, incoming text notification, and more

 

Thunder Stroke 111

A nod to the engine designs of our past, with innovations to power us into the future. That’s the remarkable Thunder Stroke® 111 V-Twin. Air-cooled. With 119 ft.lbs of torque, And two massive pistons that produce the thunderous sound that earned its name. There’s always a high road, and with this award-winning powerplant, getting there couldn’t be more effortless – or more exhilarating.

Chieftain comes in five colours this year – two of them new. It also has the new Ride Command touchscreen as standard.

Black Pearl
Silver Smoke
White Smoke NEW
Star Silver over Thunder Black
Wildfire Red over Thunder Black NEW

 

 

 

2017 Indian Chieftain www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

REMOTE-LOCKABLE HARD SADDLEBAGS
Your cargo is protected inside convenient, spacious hard saddlebags with weatherproof seals. You can even lock them remotely using a console-mounted button, or via the bike’s key fob.

Outstanding steering geometry
The steering geometry of the Indian Chieftain® was engineered to deliver light, responsive handling, whether ridden solo with no cargo or two-up with full saddlebags.

Design inspiration
To design this fairing, our team looked for inspiration outside of the motorcycle industry. They landed on the sleek and powerful streamliner locomotives of the 1950s. With these classically styled machines as their guide, a new icon for Indian Motorcycle was born.

Chrome Headdress
The most powerful icon in motorcycling. Since 1947, the illuminated headdress has graced the front fender of nearly every Indian Motorcycle®, guiding the way from legend to legend.

ABS braking
With ABS braking, you’ll ride with confidence, knowing you can brake under control in any situation.

Push-button height adjustable windshield
With a push of a handlebar-mounted button, this windshield can quickly raise or lower electronically. Lower it to enjoy the cooling airflow. Or raise it to block out wind and rain.

119 ft-lbs of Torque
The Thunder Stroke® 111 produces 119 ft-lbs of torque with extraordinary power at low RPM, so you can accelerate hard with power to spare in every gear.

Premium concert audio
Built into the fairing is a 100-watt audio system, delivering premium-quality sound from dual high-output speakers. Smartphones and other audio sources can be connected via cable or Bluetooth®.

THE INDIAN MOTORCYCLE® RIDE Command™ System
Pinch. Swipe. Tap. All without removing your gloves. Through this industry-leading seven-inch display, you can get turn-by-turn directions. Quickly find points of interest. Play Bluetooth® audio. Check vehicle information and status, plus a whole lot more. And thanks to split-screen technology, you can easily customize the display to focus on the details that matter to you most.

Keyless ignition
Never fumble for your key again. With the proximity fob in your pocket, just climb on, press the start button and ride away. Misplace your fob? Simply enter your personal security code and go.

Cruise control
Automotive-quality cruise control is easy to set and adjust for smooth, relaxed highway cruising.

Internally wired handlebars
This high-profile area features all-chrome hand controls. Plus, all of the wiring is routed inside the handlebars for a clean, premium-quality look.

Cast aluminum frame
This cast aluminum frame is lightweight yet exceptionally strong, providing excellent low-speed handling, and confidence-inspiring stability on the highway.

Chrome highway bar
These chrome highway bars provide premium-quality shine. You can also accessorize them with stylish wraps or comfortable footrests.

Heritage inspired powerplant
Designed from the ground up, the Thunder Stroke® 111 is a powerful engine offering premium performance, as well as legendary features inspired by the Power Plus motor of the 1940s:

Multi-directional finned valve covers
Downward firing exhaust
Large, parallel push-rod tubes
Organic, asymmetric fin styling
Right-hand drive
Right-hand cam cover
Classic 2/3 head-to-cylinder neck down

 

 


 

2017 Indian Chieftain – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $23,999 USD

Engine

Engine Type
Thunder Stroke® 111
Displacement
111 cu in (1811 cc)
Bore x Stroke
3.976 in x 4.449 in (101 mm x 113 mm)
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Electronic Fuel Injection System
Closed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore

Drivetrain

Primary Drive
Gear Drive Wet Clutch
Drive/Driven Clutch
Wet, Multi-Plate
Final Drive
2.2 : 1

Performance

Peak Torque
119.2 ft-lbs (161.6 Nm)
Peak Torque RPM
3000 rpm

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

Suspension

Suspension: Front – Type/Travel
Telescopic Fork / 4.7 in (119 mm)
Front Fork Tube Diameter
46 mm
Suspension: Rear – Type/Travel
Single Shock w/ Air adjust / 4.5 in (114 mm)

Chassis

Brakes/Front
Dual / 300mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
Brakes/Rear
Single / 300mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Wheels/Front
Cast 16 in x 3.5 in
Wheels/Rear
Cast 16 in x 5 in
Tires/Front
Dunlop® Elite 3 130/90B16 73H
Tires/Rear
Dunlop® Elite 3 Multi-Compound 180/60R16 80H
Exhaust
Split dual exhaust w/ cross-over

Dimensions

Wheelbase
65.7 in (1668 mm)
Seat Height
26.0 in (660 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.6 in (142 mm)
Overall Height
54.6 in (1388 mm)
Overall Length
101.2 in (2571 mm)
Overall Width
39.4 in (1000 mm)
Rake
25°
Trail
5.9 in (150.0 mm)
Fuel Capacity
5.5 gallons (20.8 liters)
GVWR
1385 lbs (630 kg)
Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)
828 lbs / 860 lbs (376 kg / 391 kg)

Standard

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

Electrical

Gauges
Fairing mounted instrument cluster featuring analog speedometer and tachometer, with fuel gauge, range, odometer and current gear. 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.
Ride Command™
7″ Touchscreen including realtime clock; ambient air temperature; heading; audio information display; vehicle trouble code readout; Vehicle Status (tire pressure, voltage, engine hours, oil change); Vehicle Info (speed, fuel range, RPM, gear position); Dual Trip Meters (fuel range, miles, average fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy time, average speed); Ride Data (heading, moving time, stop time, altitude, altitude change); Bluetooth connectivity for phone and headset; Map/Navigation

 

 


 

2017 Indian Chieftain – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $28,999 CDN

Engine

Engine Type
Thunder Stroke® 111
Displacement
111 cu in (1811 cc)
Bore x Stroke
3.976 in x 4.449 in (101 mm x 113 mm)
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Electronic Fuel Injection System
Closed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore

Drivetrain

Primary Drive
Gear Drive Wet Clutch
Drive/Driven Clutch
Wet, Multi-Plate
Final Drive
2.2 : 1

Performance

Peak Torque
119.2 ft-lbs (161.6 Nm)
Peak Torque RPM
3000 rpm

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

Suspension

Suspension: Front – Type/Travel
Telescopic Fork / 4.7 in (119 mm)
Front Fork Tube Diameter
46 mm
Suspension: Rear – Type/Travel
Single Shock w/ Air adjust / 4.5 in (114 mm)

Chassis

Brakes/Front
Dual / 300mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
Brakes/Rear
Single / 300mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Wheels/Front
Cast 16 in x 3.5 in
Wheels/Rear
Cast 16 in x 5 in
Tires/Front
Dunlop® Elite 3 130/90B16 73H
Tires/Rear
Dunlop® Elite 3 Multi-Compound 180/60R16 80H
Exhaust
Split dual exhaust w/ cross-over

Dimensions

Wheelbase
65.7 in (1668 mm)
Seat Height
26.0 in (660 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.6 in (142 mm)
Overall Height
54.6 in (1388 mm)
Overall Length
101.2 in (2571 mm)
Overall Width
39.4 in (1000 mm)
Rake
25°
Trail
5.9 in (150.0 mm)
Fuel Capacity
5.5 gallons (20.8 liters)
GVWR
1385 lbs (630 kg)
Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)
828 lbs / 860 lbs (376 kg / 391 kg)

Standard

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

Electrical

Gauges
Fairing mounted instrument cluster featuring analog speedometer and tachometer, with fuel gauge, range, odometer and current gear. 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.
Ride Command™
7″ Touchscreen including realtime clock; ambient air temperature; heading; audio information display; vehicle trouble code readout; Vehicle Status (tire pressure, voltage, engine hours, oil change); Vehicle Info (speed, fuel range, RPM, gear position); Dual Trip Meters (fuel range, miles, average fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy time, average speed); Ride Data (heading, moving time, stop time, altitude, altitude change); Bluetooth connectivity for phone and headset; Map/Navigation


 

2017 Indian Chieftain – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £TBA GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

TBA

 

*Starting at MSRP is the manufactured suggested price and excludes delivery, setup, tax, title, license, and additional fees and expenses. Bikes may be shown with optional accessories. Final sale price determined by authorized Indian Motorcycle dealer. Specifications and MSRP are subject to change.

MY17 models available at dealer in October 2016.

Manufacturer Specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice on Total Motorcycle (TMW).



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