2018 Indian Chieftain Classic Review

2018 Indian Chieftain Classic
2018 Indian Chieftain Classic
2018 Indian Chieftain Classic
2018 Indian Chieftain Classic
2018 Indian Chieftain Classic
2018 Indian Chieftain Classic
2018 Indian Chieftain Classic
2018 Indian Chieftain Classic
2018 Indian Chieftain Classic
2018 Indian Chieftain Classic

 

 

The new Chieftain Classic makes a bold statement with its classic style. It features the brand’s iconic valanced front fender with a chrome, illuminated headdress. For 2018, the Chieftain Classic is available in Indian Motorcycle Red, Thunder Black Pearl and Star Silver Smoke. Chieftain Classic comes standard with the industry-leading Ride Command infotainment system. Ride Command includes a 7” glove-compatible touchscreen, turn-by-turn GPS navigation, customizable split screens with vehicle data and a 100-watt premium audio system with AM/FM, Bluetooth and USB input. Chieftain® Classic also comes standard with genuine leather seats and fringe details.

 

 

2018 Indian Chieftain Classic Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Classic Style Meets Modern Technology

 

 

2018 Indian Chieftain Classic Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Make a bold statement on this classically-styled hard bagger. A valanced front fender with an illuminated headdress leads the way. With premium features like keyless ignition, remote-locking hard saddlebags a push-button power windshield, and the industry-leading Ride Command® system with a 100-watt premium audio system. All housed in a nimble chassis that’s fueled by the unmatched performance of the Thunder Stroke® 111 V-Twin engine.

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
  • Valanced Front Fender with 16″ Wheel: The Chieftain Classic features Indian Motorcycle’s iconic valanced front fender and 16″ wheel.
  • Remote-Locking 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.
  • 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.
  • Design Inspiration: To design this fairing, our team looked for inspiration outside of the motorcycle industry. We landed on the sleek and powerful streamliner locomotives of the 1950s. With these classically-styled machines as our guide, a new icon for Indian Motorcycle® was born – a streamlined front fairing with a chrome headlight nacelle that accentuates the style.
  • Push-Button Power Windshield: With the 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.
  • 6-Speed Transmission: A 6-speed transmission comes standard for more comfortable cruising.
  • 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.
  • Premium 100-Watt Audio System: 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®.
  • Cruise Control: Automotive-quality cruise control is easy to set and adjust for smooth, relaxed highway cruising.
  • 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.
  • 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 Bars: These chrome highway bars provide premium-quality shine. You can also accessorize them with stylish wraps or comfortable footrests.

 

 

2018 Indian Chieftain Classic – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $23,999 to $24,499 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 N m)

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 w/ Air adjust / 4.5 in (114 mm)

CHASSIS

Brakes/Front

Dual / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper

Brakes/Rear

Single / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper

Wheels/Front

Cast 19 in x 3.5 in

Wheels/Rear

Cast 16 in x 5 in

Tires/Front

Dunlop® American Elite 130/60B19 61H

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 gal (20.8 l)

GVWR

1385 lbs (628kg)

Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)

820 lbs / 852 lbs (372 kg / 386 kg)

FEATURES

Color / Graphics

Star Silver Smoke

STANDARD

Standard Equipment

Standard Equipment: ABS; Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box; Cruise Control; Driving Lights; Highway Bar; Keyless Ignition; Power Windshield; 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 MHP or km/h unit designation

Ride Command®

7″ Indian 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

 

 

 

 

2018 Indian Chieftain Classic – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $28,999 to @29,499 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 N m)

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 w/ Air adjust / 4.5 in (114 mm)

CHASSIS

Brakes/Front

Dual / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper

Brakes/Rear

Single / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper

Wheels/Front

Cast 19 in x 3.5 in

Wheels/Rear

Cast 16 in x 5 in

Tires/Front

Dunlop® American Elite 130/60B19 61H

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 gal (20.8 l)

GVWR

1385 lbs (628kg)

Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)

820 lbs / 852 lbs (372 kg / 386 kg)

FEATURES

Color / Graphics

Star Silver Smoke

STANDARD

Standard Equipment

Standard Equipment: ABS; Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box; Cruise Control; Driving Lights; Highway Bar; Keyless Ignition; Power Windshield; 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 MHP or km/h unit designation

Ride Command®

7″ Indian 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

 

 

 

 

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

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