2018 Indian Chieftain Review

2018 Indian Chieftain
2018 Indian Chieftain
2018 Indian Chieftain
2018 Indian Chieftain
2018 Indian Chieftain
2018 Indian Chieftain
2018 Indian Chieftain
2018 Indian Chieftain
2018 Indian Chieftain
2018 Indian Chieftain

 

The Chieftain® in Steel Gray is updated for 2018 at a new starting price. This Chieftain is equipped with all of the bagger essentials: ABS, cruise control, keyless ignition, and a 100-watt premium audio system with AM/FM, Bluetooth and USB input. It comes standard with a 7” glove-compatible touchscreen with customizable split screens and vehicle data. Riders can upgrade their infotainment package to the Ride Command system to receive turn-by-turn GPS navigation through an accessory option. This model also boasts a 19” ten-spoke, blacked-out front wheel with open front fender.

 

 

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2018 Indian Chieftain Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Some are born with it. The tenacity to lead. For those individuals, there’s the Indian® Chieftain®. A menacing style with an open front fender that reveals a 19-inch, blacked-out front wheel. With a 100-watt premium audio system and industry-leading, seven-inch touchscreen display. At the heart of it all, the Thunder Stroke® 111 V-Twin engine. An award-winning powerplant that fuels the soul of both bike and rider.

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
  • Hard Saddlebags: Your cargo is protected inside convenient, spacious hard saddlebags with weatherproof seals.
  • Open Front Fender with 19″ Wheel: An open front fender exposes a 19″ blacked-out 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 Indian Chieftain 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 under control in any situation.
  • Push-Button Power 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.
  • 6-Speed Transmission: A 6-speed transmission comes standard so you can easily tap the full potential of the Thunder Stroke® 111.
  • 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 USB cable or Bluetooth®.
  • Cruise Control: Automotive-quality cruise control is easy to set and adjust for smooth, relaxed highway cruising.
  • 7″ Touchscreen Display: Pinch. Swipe. Tap. All without removing your gloves with this industry-leading seven-inch display. 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 blacked-out 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.

 

 

2018 Indian Chieftain – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $21,499 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 / 54mm 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 (114mm)

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

26.0 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 (150.0 mm)

Fuel Capacity

5.5 gal (20.8 l)

GVWR

1385 lbs (628 kg)

Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)

785 lbs / 817 lbs (356 kg / 371 kg)

FEATURES

Color / Graphics

Steel Gray

STANDARD

Standard Equipment

7″ touchscreen display; ABS; Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box; Cruise Control; Driving Lights; Keyless Ignition; Power Windshield; 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.

7″ Touchscreen

Including realtime clock; ambient air temperature; 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); Bluetooth connectivity for phone and headset

 

 

 

 

2018 Indian Chieftain – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $25,899 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 / 54mm 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 (114mm)

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

26.0 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 (150.0 mm)

Fuel Capacity

5.5 gal (20.8 l)

GVWR

1385 lbs (628 kg)

Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)

785 lbs / 817 lbs (356 kg / 371 kg)

FEATURES

Color / Graphics

Steel Gray

STANDARD

Standard Equipment

7″ touchscreen display; ABS; Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box; Cruise Control; Driving Lights; Keyless Ignition; Power Windshield; 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.

7″ Touchscreen

Including realtime clock; ambient air temperature; 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); Bluetooth connectivity for phone and headset

 

 

 

 

 

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

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