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2018 Indian Chieftain Limited Review

2018 Indian Chieftain Limited
2018 Indian Chieftain Limited
2018 Indian Chieftain Limited
2018 Indian Chieftain Limited
2018 Indian Chieftain Limited
2018 Indian Chieftain Limited
2018 Indian Chieftain Limited
2018 Indian Chieftain Limited
2018 Indian Chieftain Limited
2018 Indian Chieftain Limited

 

The Chieftain Limited comes standard with Ride Command, a 19” ten-spoke, contrast-cut front wheel, genuine leather seats, a push-button power windshield, highway lights, remote-locking hard saddlebags, ABS, cruise control and keyless ignition. There are four new colors for 2018 with two of those models receiving all-new graphics packages. The Chieftain Limited is now available in Thunder Black Pearl, Brilliant Blue, Thunder Black with Graphics, and Bronze Smoke with Graphics. White Smoke continues to be available in 2018.

 

 

2018 Indian Chieftain Limited Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Legends Aren’t Given. They’re Earned.

 

 

2018 Indian Chieftain Limited Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

There’s one in every pack. At the front. Take the lead with Chieftain® Limited. Featuring aggressive styling with a 19-inch contrast-cut wheel and sawed-off open front fender that offers a subtle nod to Indian Motorcycle’s open fenders of the 1920s and 1930s. And the industry-leading Ride Command® system with a seven-inch touchscreen and 100-watt premium audio system. All fueled by the Thunder Stroke® 111 V-Twin engine that makes sure your arrival is announced. Loudly.

Details
  • 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. (Shown with optional accessories)
  • 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
  • Open Front Fender with 19″ Wheel: An open front fender exposes a 19″ contrast-cut wheel and dual front brakes, giving the bike a custom-inspired look. The flared fender design also offers a subtle nod to Indian’s “open” fenders of the 1920s and 1930s.
  • Outstanding Steering Geometry : The steering geometry of the Chieftain® Limited was engineered to deliver light, responsive handling, whether ridden solo with no cargo or two-up with full saddlebags.
  • ABS Brakes: With ABS brakes, you’ll ride with confidence, knowing you can brake with control in any situation.
  • 19” Contrast Cut Wheel: The new front wheel features a 10-spoke contrast-cut design that makes the wheel look even bigger than it already is. Paired with a matching 16″ rear wheel, these new head-turners bring this bike more attention than ever.
  • 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.
  • Premium Genuine Leather Seat: This comfortable, two-up seat features premium grade genuine leather designed to withstand the elements and retain its natural beauty. The contrast stitching creates a sleeker, streamlined look.
  • Premium 100-Watt Audio System: The Chieftain® Limited features an integrated audio system delivering premium-quality sound from high-output fairing speakers. Smartphones and other audio sources can be connected via cable or Bluetooth®. (Shown with optional accessories).
  • 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 cruising when the open road beckons.
  • 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: The Chieftain® Limited’s cast aluminum frame is lightweight yet exceptionally strong, providing excellent low-speed handling. There’s minimal frame flex at speed in the corners, and you’ll experience confidence-inspiring stability on the highway.
  • Chrome Highway Bar: These chrome highway bars provide premium-quality shine that adds style and protection. You can also accessorize them with stylish wraps or comfortable footrests.

 

 

2018 Indian Chieftain Limited – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $24,499 to $25,699 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 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 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 in (660 mm)

Ground Clearance

5.6 in (142 mm)

Overall Height

54.6 in (1388 mm)

Overall Length

98.7 in (2506 mm)

Overall Width

39.4 in (1000 mm)

Rake

25°

Trail

5.9 in (150 mm)

Fuel Capacity

5.5 gal (20.8 l)

GVWR

1385 lbs (628 kg)

Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)

802 lbs (364 kg) / 834 lbs (378 kg)

FEATURES

Color / Graphics

Bronze Smoke with Graphics

STANDARD

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 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

 

 

 

 

2018 Indian Chieftain Limited – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $29,499 to $30,699 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 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 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 in (660 mm)

Ground Clearance

5.6 in (142 mm)

Overall Height

54.6 in (1388 mm)

Overall Length

98.7 in (2506 mm)

Overall Width

39.4 in (1000 mm)

Rake

25°

Trail

5.9 in (150 mm)

Fuel Capacity

5.5 gal (20.8 l)

GVWR

1385 lbs (628 kg)

Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)

802 lbs (364 kg) / 834 lbs (378 kg)

FEATURES

Color / Graphics

Bronze Smoke with Graphics

STANDARD

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 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

 

 

 

 

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

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