2018 Indian Chief Vintage Review

2018 Indian Chief Vintage
2018 Indian Chief Vintage
2018 Indian Chief Vintage
2018 Indian Chief Vintage
2018 Indian Chief Vintage
2018 Indian Chief Vintage
2018 Indian Chief Vintage
2018 Indian Chief Vintage
2018 Indian Chief Vintage
2018 Indian Chief Vintage

 

 

Adding to Indian’s classically-styled offerings is the 2018 Indian Chief Vintage with black genuine leather saddlebags and seats, available
in Thunder Black and Star Silver over Thunder Black. Standard with ABS and keyless ignition, the Chief® Vintage will also be available in Willow Green over Ivory Cream and a new Sky Blue over Pearl White paint scheme. Both of those models will feature desert tan genuine leather saddlebags and seats.

 

 

2018 Indian Chief Vintage Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Forged From Heritage. Refined For The Road Ahead.

 

 

2018 Indian Chief Vintage Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

The Chief® Vintage is a nod to simpler times. Just you and the road. But there’s more to it than that. Its timeless style, expressed though genuine leather saddlebags and whitewall tires, is backed by modern amenities including keyless ignition, cruise control and a quick release windshield for around-town cruising. And it’s all powered by a chromed-out Thunder Stroke® 111 V-Twin engine. What are you waiting for?

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
  • Quick Release Saddlebags: These genuine leather saddlebags offer both style and convenience. They hold plenty of cargo for you and your passenger. Plus, they feature Quick Release technology, so you can attach or remove them in under a minute with no tools required.
  • Classic Whitewall Tires and Wire Wheels: The mark of a classic Indian Motorcycle® design: whitewall tires on wire wheels.
  • 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 brakes, you’ll ride with confidence, knowing you can brake under control in any situation.
  • Driving Lights: With standard front driving lights, the Chief Vintage illuminates the road for safe riding, day or night.
  • Quick Release Windshield: This stylish windshield provides outstanding wind and weather protection to make every ride more comfortable. With Quick Release technology, it can be installed or removed in less than a minute with no tools.
  • 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.
  • 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 effortlessly with power to spare in every gear.
  • Keyless Ignition: Never fumble for your key again. With the proximity fob in your pocket, all you have to do is climb on, press the start button and ride away. Misplace your fob? Just enter your personal security code and go.
  • Cruise Control: Automotive-quality cruise control is easy to set and adjust for smooth, relaxed highway cruising.
  • Modern Yet Timeliness Instruments: We brought this heritage-inspired instrument panel into the 21st century, while maintaining its timeless style.
  • Chrome Hand Controls: Chrome never goes out of style, and you’ll find plenty of it from end to end on the Chief Vintage.
  • Premium Genuine Leather Seats: Comfortable seats feature premium grade leather designed to withstand the elements and retain its natural beauty. They add to the beautiful style while delivering all-day riding comfort.
  • Indian Motorcycle® 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 style, performance and power.
  • 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 Bars: Chrome highway bars provide premium-quality shine that can be accessorized with stylish wraps or comfortable footrests.

 

 

2018 Indian Chief Vintage – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $1999 to $20,999 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 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) – Cartridge Type

Front Fork Tube Diameter

46 mm

Suspension: Rear – Type/Travel

Single Shock / 3.7 in (94 mm)

CHASSIS

Brakes/Front

Dual / 300mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper

Brakes/Rear

Single / 300mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper

Wheels/Front

Spoked 16 in x 3.5 in

Wheels/Rear

Spoked 16 in x 5 in

Tires/Front

Dunlop® American Elite 130/90B16 67H

Tires/Rear

Dunlop® American Elite 180/65B16 81H

Exhaust

Split Dual Exhaust w/ Cross-over

DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase

68.1 in (1730 mm)

Seat Height

26.0 in (660 mm)

Ground Clearance

5.5 in (140 mm)

Overall Height

58.7 in (1490 mm)

Overall Length

103.7 in (2634 mm)

Overall Width

39.4 in (1000 mm)

Rake

29°

Trail

6.1 in (155.0 mm)

Fuel Capacity

5.5 gal (20.8 l)

GVWR

1260 lbs (572 kg)

Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)

818 lbs / 850 lbs (371 kg /385 kg)

FEATURES

Color / Graphics

Thunder Black

STANDARD

Standard Equipment

ABS; Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box; Cruise Control; Highway Bar; Indian® Script Tank Badge; Keyless Ignition; Light Bar; Genuine Black Leather Seats; Quick Release Lexan Windshield; Quick Release Vintage Leather Saddle Bags; Vintage Fender Badge

ELECTRICAL

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

 

 

 

 

2018 Indian Chief Vintage – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $23,999 to $24,999 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 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) – Cartridge Type

Front Fork Tube Diameter

46 mm

Suspension: Rear – Type/Travel

Single Shock / 3.7 in (94 mm)

CHASSIS

Brakes/Front

Dual / 300mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper

Brakes/Rear

Single / 300mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper

Wheels/Front

Spoked 16 in x 3.5 in

Wheels/Rear

Spoked 16 in x 5 in

Tires/Front

Dunlop® American Elite 130/90B16 67H

Tires/Rear

Dunlop® American Elite 180/65B16 81H

Exhaust

Split Dual Exhaust w/ Cross-over

DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase

68.1 in (1730 mm)

Seat Height

26.0 in (660 mm)

Ground Clearance

5.5 in (140 mm)

Overall Height

58.7 in (1490 mm)

Overall Length

103.7 in (2634 mm)

Overall Width

39.4 in (1000 mm)

Rake

29°

Trail

6.1 in (155.0 mm)

Fuel Capacity

5.5 gal (20.8 l)

GVWR

1260 lbs (572 kg)

Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)

818 lbs / 850 lbs (371 kg /385 kg)

FEATURES

Color / Graphics

Thunder Black

STANDARD

Standard Equipment

ABS; Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box; Cruise Control; Highway Bar; Indian® Script Tank Badge; Keyless Ignition; Light Bar; Genuine Black Leather Seats; Quick Release Lexan Windshield; Quick Release Vintage Leather Saddle Bags; Vintage Fender Badge

ELECTRICAL

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

 

 

 

 

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

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