2018 Indian Chief Classic Review

2018 Indian Chief Classic
2018 Indian Chief Classic
2018 Indian Chief Classic
2018 Indian Chief Classic
2018 Indian Chief Classic
2018 Indian Chief Classic
2018 Indian Chief Classic
2018 Indian Chief Classic
2018 Indian Chief Classic
2018 Indian Chief Classic

 

The Indian Chief Classic receives upgrades in 2018 with new whitewall tires, wire wheels and full chrome hand controls. It features ABS, keyless ignition and is now available in Burgundy Metallic.

 

2018 Indian Chief Classic Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Pure classic style. Your Glory Lies Ahead.

 

 

2018 Indian Chief Classic Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Build your legacy mile after mile with the iconic Chief® Classic. Powered by the legendary Thunder Stroke® 111 V-Twin engine and set apart by its timeless style. Wire wheels. Whitewall tires. And chrome from fender to fender. This is our most decorated bike, and it’s earned every accolade. After one ride, you’ll know why.

Details
  • Thunder Stroke® 111: Designed from the ground up, the Thunder Stroke® 111 is a powerful, award-winning engine with 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
  • Dual Exhaust: Dual exhaust pipes deliver classic style and a rich, throaty exhaust note. Acoustical engineering eliminated high-pitched sounds, so all you’ll ever hear is the resonance of true performance and power.
  • Premium Chrome Styling: Premium features come standard on the Classic, including full chrome hand controls, chrome trim, engine covers and forks.
  • 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 Brakes: With ABS braking, you’ll ride with confidence, knowing you can brake under control in any situation.
  • Classic Whitewall Tires and Wire Wheels: The mark of a classic Indian Motorcycle® design: whitewall tires on wire wheels.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Modern Yet Timeless Instruments: We brought this heritage-inspired instrument panel into the 21st century, while maintaining its timeless style.
  • Cruise Control: Automotive-quality cruise control is easy to set and adjust for smooth, relaxed highway cruising.
  • Indian Motorcycle® Script Badging: The logos on this bike are powerful, stylish and iconic. No other brand has such legendary identification. For over 115 years, Indian Motorcycle® has stood for the ultimate in power, performance and style.
  • Cast Aluminum Frame: This cast aluminum frame is lightweight yet exceptionally strong, providing excellent low-speed handling and confidence-inspiring stability on the highway.

 

 

2018 Indian Chief Classic – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $19499 USD

ENGINE
Displacement111 cu in (1811 cc)
Bore x Stroke3.976 in x 4.449 in (101 mm x 113 mm)
Compression Ratio9.5:1
Electronic Fuel Injection SystemClosed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore
DRIVETRAIN
Primary DriveGear Drive Wet Clutch
Drive/Driven ClutchWet, Multi-Plate
Final Drive2.2 : 1
PERFORMANCE
Peak Torque119 ft-lbs (161.6 N m)
Peak Torque RPM3000 rpm
GEAR RATIO (OVERALL)
1st9.403 : 1
2nd6.411 : 1
3rd4.763 : 1
4th3.796 : 1
5th3.243 : 1
6th2.789 : 1
SUSPENSION
Suspension: Front – Type/TravelTelescopic Fork / 4.7 in (119 mm) – Cartridge Type
Front Fork Tube Diameter46 mm
Suspension: Rear – Type/TravelSingle Shock / 3.7 in (94 mm)
CHASSIS
Brakes/FrontDual / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
Brakes/RearSingle / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Wheels/FrontSpoked 16 in x 3.5 in
Wheels/RearSpoked 16 in x 5 in
Tires/FrontDunlop® American Elite 130/90B16 67H
Tires/RearDunlop® American Elite 180/65B16 81H
ExhaustSplit Dual Exhaust w/ Cross-over
DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase68.1 in (1730 mm)
Seat Height26.0 in (660 mm)
Ground Clearance5.5 in (140 mm)
Overall Height46.3 in (1176 mm)
Overall Length103.5 in (2630 mm)
Overall Width39.4 in (1000 mm)
Rake29°
Trail6.1 in (155.0 mm)
Fuel Capacity5.5 gal (20.8 l)
GVWR1260 lbs (572 kg)
Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)758 lbs / 790 lbs (344 kg / 358 kg)
FEATURES
Color / GraphicsBurgundy Metallic
STANDARD
Standard EquipmentABS; Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box; Cruise Control; Keyless Ignition
ELECTRICAL
GaugesTank 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

 

 

2018 Indian Chief Classic – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $22,999 CDN

ENGINE
Displacement 111 cu in (1811 cc)
Bore x Stroke3.976 in x 4.449 in (101 mm x 113 mm)
Compression Ratio9.5:1
Electronic Fuel Injection SystemClosed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore
DRIVETRAIN
Primary DriveGear Drive Wet Clutch
Drive/Driven ClutchWet, Multi-Plate
Final Drive2.2 : 1
PERFORMANCE
Peak Torque119 ft-lbs (161.6 N m)
Peak Torque RPM3000 rpm
GEAR RATIO (OVERALL)
1st9.403 : 1
2nd6.411 : 1
3rd4.763 : 1
4th3.796 : 1
5th3.243 : 1
6th2.789 : 1
SUSPENSION
Suspension: Front – Type/TravelTelescopic Fork / 4.7 in (119 mm) – Cartridge Type
Front Fork Tube Diameter46 mm
Suspension: Rear – Type/TravelSingle Shock / 3.7 in (94 mm)
CHASSIS
Brakes/FrontDual / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
Brakes/RearSingle / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Wheels/FrontSpoked 16 in x 3.5 in
Wheels/RearSpoked 16 in x 5 in
Tires/FrontDunlop® American Elite 130/90B16 67H
Tires/RearDunlop® American Elite 180/65B16 81H
ExhaustSplit Dual Exhaust w/ Cross-over
DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase68.1 in (1730 mm)
Seat Height26.0 in (660 mm)
Ground Clearance5.5 in (140 mm)
Overall Height46.3 in (1176 mm)
Overall Length103.5 in (2630 mm)
Overall Width39.4 in (1000 mm)
Rake29°
Trail6.1 in (155.0 mm)
Fuel Capacity5.5 gal (20.8 l)
GVWR1260 lbs (572 kg)
Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)758 lbs / 790 lbs (344 kg / 358 kg)
FEATURES
Color / GraphicsBurgundy Metallic
STANDARD
Standard EquipmentABS; Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box; Cruise Control; Keyless Ignition
ELECTRICAL
GaugesTank 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

 

 

2018 Indian Chief Classic – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

TBA

 

 

 

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

About Michael Le Pard 1967 Articles
"Mr. Totalmotorcycle". Owner and Founder of Total Motorcycle. Supporting over Motorcyclists and Motorcycling for 19 great years. Total Motorcycle is my pride and joy and being able to reach out 300 million people has been incredible but I could not have done it without the support of my visitors, readers and members, thank you so much! You are making a difference to millions of riders worldwide. Thank you.