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2020 Indian Chief Vintage:
New for 2020, the classically-styled Chief Vintage features a touring chassis with a touring rear air shock and comes standard with Ride Modes and Rear Cylinder Deactivation. The Chief Vintage features genuine leather saddlebags and seats, whitewall tires, wire wheels, a quick release windshield, ABS, cruise control and keyless ignition. Available in Thunder Black and Willow Green over Ivory Cream.
2020 Indian Chief Vintage Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
BIGGER, BETTER & BADDER – LARGER ENGINES, NEW TECH & AGGRESSIVE STYLING HIGHLIGHT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE’S 2020 THUNDER STROKE LINEUP
MINNEAPOLIS (September 10, 2019) – Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its 2020 Thunder Stroke lineup, packed with a host of new features and benefits. With the Thunder Stroke 116 engine now available in select models, a completely redesigned Ride Command system, and the introduction of the aggressively-styled Roadmaster Dark Horse and redesigned Springfield Dark Horse, the Indian Motorcycle 2020 Thunder Stroke lineup is bigger, better and badder than ever.
“These new features and upgrades are a result of our consistent communication with riders, listening to their feedback and incorporating it into our ongoing product development efforts,” said Reid Wilson – Vice President for Indian Motorcycle. “Today’s rider wants more power and expects cutting-edge technology. That’s exactly what we’re delivering in 2020.”
Thunder Stroke 116
For the first time in the company’s history, Indian Motorcycle will offer a 116 cubic-inch Thunder Stroke engine in select models. Straight from the factory, the new 116 cubic-inch air-cooled V-twin engine features a new high-flow cylinder head that delivers class-leading performance with 126 ft-lbs of torque. The Thunder Stroke 116 is now standard on the Springfield Dark Horse, Chieftain, Chieftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Limited, Chieftain Elite, Roadmaster and Roadmaster Dark Horse.
Ride Command with Connected Services
For 2020, Indian Motorcycle introduces exciting updates to their Ride Command system with Connected Services – a completely redesigned version of its industry-leading infotainment system. Still measuring seven inches, with glove-touch technology, Ride Command now features a new quad-core processor to provide the fastest infotainment experience available. New connected features include traffic and weather overlays, so riders can plan their ride to avoid traffic and poor weather conditions.
Additionally, Ride Command features intuitive destination search capabilities and improved customizable ride screens. Indian Motorcycle’s Ride Command is the industry’s largest, fastest and most-customizable infotainment system on two wheels.
Roadmaster Dark Horse
Drawing inspiration from the overwhelmingly successful Chieftain Dark Horse, the Roadmaster Dark Horse brings a modern and aggressive attitude to Indian Motorcycle’s premium touring motorcycle. With blacked-out finishes and just enough chrome to stand out from the 2020 lineup, the Roadmaster Dark Horse features a streamlined fairing, slammed saddlebags, 19-inch front wheel with an open fender, an extended reach rogue gunfighter seat, blacked-out engine and matte paint color schemes. Powering this mean touring machine is the Thunder Stroke 116, while premium touring amenities abound, including a touring trunk, lower fairings, heated grips and a mid-adjustable windscreen.
Springfield Dark Horse
Following extremely positive rider feedback from the 2020 Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Springfield Dark Horse that was launched at Daytona Bike Week, Indian Motorcycle is now offering a similar design package for the 2020 Springfield Dark Horse. While the Thunder Stroke 116 delivers unrivaled power, the bike gains an enormous level of attitude with slammed saddlebags, rogue seat, 12-inch mini apes and premium blacked-out finishes.
As it has with previous iterations, the Chieftain Elite is an ultra-premium bagger – combining style, technology and performance. The 2020 Chieftain Elite packs the Thunder Stroke 116 and Indian Motorcycle’s booming PowerBand Audio Plus system with integrated fairing and saddlebag speakers. PowerBand Audio produces crystal-clear sound that is 50% louder than Indian Motorcycle’s standard audio system. The 2020 Chieftain Elite’s premium styling includes a two-tone Thunder Black Vivid Crystal over Wildfire Candy paint with matching motor highlights and badging, precision machined elite wheels, pinnacle mirrors, select rider floorboards, and a flare windshield.
Furthermore, the complete 2020 Thunder Stroke lineup features additional updates. First, the Chief Dark Horse and Chief Vintage will now share the same chassis as the Springfield and Springfield Dark Horse. The result is improved handling and an adjustable rear suspension for both Chief models. Secondly, the Springfield and Chief Dark Horse will each come standard with a 17-inch front wheel for improved stability. Lastly, the 2020 Roadmaster receives a lighter weight and redesigned trunk rack for added style.
Pricing and color options for each 2020 Thunder Stroke model is as follows:
- Chief Dark Horse, starting at $18,499: Thunder Black Smoke
- Chief Vintage, starting at $19,999: Thunder Black; Willow Green over Ivory Cream
- Springfield, starting at $20,999: Thunder Black; Burgundy Metallic over Titanium Metallic
- Springfield Dark Horse, starting at $22,499: Thunder Black Smoke; Sagebrush Smoke; White Smoke
- Chieftain, starting at $21,999: Thunder Black; Titanium Smoke (with Thunder Stroke 116)
- Chieftain Classic, starting at $25,499: Thunder Black; Deepwater Metallic over Dirt Track Tan
- Chieftain Dark Horse, starting at $27,999: Thunder Black Smoke; Ruby Smoke; Titanium Smoke
- Chieftain Limited, starting at $27,999: Thunder Black Pearl; Radar Blue; Thunder Black Pearl with graphics package
- Chieftain Elite, starting at $34,999: Thunder Black Vivid Crystal over Wildfire Red Candy
- Roadmaster Dark Horse, starting at $28,999: Thunder Black Smoke; White Smoke; Ruby Smoke
- Roadmaster, starting at $29,999: Thunder Black; Burgundy Metallic; Pearl White over Titanium Metallic with black pinstripe; Titanium Smoke over Thunder Black Smoke with silver pinstripe
Indian Motorcycle’s 2020 lineup of performance accessories for the Thunder Stroke 111 and Thunder Stroke 116 significantly modify the overall look, sound, and performance of each engine. The stage 1 slip-on exhaust, available in black or chrome, improves sound for both the Thunder Stroke 111 and Thunder Stroke 116. Indian Motorcycle’s new stage 1 oval slip-on muffler kit and stage 1 performance air intake together increase horsepower by 4% with the Thunder Stroke 111 and 8% with the Thunder Stroke 116. By adding the stage 2 performance cams, riders will gain 13% more horsepower when compared to a stock Thunder Stoke 111. The Thunder Stroke 116 stage 2 performance kit, which includes cams, higher flowing fuel injectors and throttle body, produce a 17% horsepower boost when paired with both Stage 1 accessories. Riders can also upgrade any Indian Motorcycle model packing the Thunder Stroke 111 with its Thunder Stroke 116 stage 3 big bore kit, which produces 20% more horsepower when compared to a stock Thunder Stroke 111.
For riders looking to add additional passenger accommodations, Indian Motorcycle offers headdress passenger floorboard pads for added cushion to combat road vibration and match the currently available headdress rider floorboard pads, 12-inch quick release passenger sissy bar and a new, more modern-styled passenger backrest pad. Additionally, Indian Motorcycle will offer 12-inch ape hanger handlebars for all Chief and Springfield models.
2020 Indian Chief Vintage Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
HERITAGE LOOKS. STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY.
Striking classic design paired with modern technology.
Genuine leather saddlebags, classic wire wheels, whitewall tires, and premium leather seats make for a rich, classic ride.
AS SMOOTH AS IT IS POWERFUL
The famed Thunder Stroke 111 engine produces 119 ft-lbs of torque. Exceptional power at low RPM and a smooth ride at any speed.
ICONIC BADGING – AGILE HANDLING AND CONTROL
Easy, nimble control made possible by a lightweight cast aluminum frame.
EVERY RIDE IS AN EXPERIENCE
Premium amenities deliver a refined experience that’s steeped in nostalgia.
DRAPED IN CHROME
An illuminated headdress leads the way, with a chromed-out engine, highway bars, hand controls and headlight in tow.
MODERN CAN LOOK TIMELESS
The heritage-inspired instrument panel delivers the vintage look you want, while still giving you all the information you need.
Vintage badges: a powerful and stylish nod to tradition.
CLASSIC IN LOOKS ALONE
Don’t be fooled by its classic looks, the Chief Vintage comes jam-packed with the latest in riding technology.
ALL-NEW RIDE MODES – CUSTOMIZABLE RIDE
Choose between three ride modes — Tour, Standard, and Sport — for an experience customized to your riding style.
STOP AND GO COMFORT
Rear Cylinder Deactivation automatically shuts off the rear cylinder when the bike is stopped for more comfort in slow-moving traffic. Then when you hit the throttle, the rear cylinder seamlessly kicks back up to full power.
Driving lights, a quick release windshield, cruise control, and keyless ignition make every ride a premium experience.
2020 Indian Chief Vintage – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $19,999 – $20,999 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $23,999 – $24,999 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for Pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
ENGINE: THUNDER STROKE 111
Engine Type 49˚ V-Twin
Transmission 6-speed/constant mesh/foot shift
Battery 12 volts / 18 amp/hour, 310 CCA
Bore x Stroke 3.976 in x 4.449 in (101 mm x 113 mm)
Charging System 42 amp max output
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Compression Ratio 9.5 : 1
Cooling System Air
Displacement 111 cu in / 1811 cc
Exhaust Split dual exhaust with crossover
Final Drive Belt drive, 152 tooth
Fuel Capacity 5.5 gal (20.8 ltr)
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection, closed loop/54 mm bore
Oil Capacity 6 qts (5.68 ltr)
Primary Drive Gear drive wet clutch
Torque 119 ft-lbs at 3000 rpm (151 Nm at 3000 rpm)
Front Suspension Telescopic fork, 46 mm diameter, 4.7 in (119 mm) travel
Rear Suspension Single shock 3.7 in (94 mm) travel, adjustable
Dry Weight 804 lbs (365 kg)
Ground Clearance 5.6 in (142 mm)
GVWR 1,260 lbs (572 kg)
Length 101.7 in (2583 mm)
Rake/Trail 25° / 5.2 in (133 mm)
Seat Height 26 in (660 mm)
Wheelbase 67 in (1701 mm)
Brake System Type Individual front and rear control with ABS
Front Braking System Dual 300 mm floating rotor with 4-piston calipers
Rear Braking System Single 300 mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper
WHEELS & TIRES
Front Tire Dunlop® American Elite, 130/90B16 67H
Front Wheel Spoke 16″ x 3.5″
Rear Tire Dunlop® American Elite, 180/65B16 81H
Rear Wheel Spoke 16″ x 5.0″
COLORS & MSRP*
Thunder Black $19,999 US / $23,999 CAN
Willow Green over Ivory Cream $20,999 US / $24,999 CAN
*Does not include California emissions. Price subject to change.
2020 Indian Chief Vintage – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
Engine and Drivetrain
Bore x Stroke
3.976 in x 4.449 in (101 mm x 113 mm)
111 cu in (1,811 cc)
Electronic Fuel Injection System
Closed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore
Thunder Stroke® 111
Split Dual Exhaust w/ Cross-over
Gear Ratio (1st)
9.403 : 1
Gear Ratio (2nd)
6.411 : 1
Gear Ratio (3rd)
4.763 : 1
Gear Ratio (4th)
3.796 : 1
Gear Ratio (5th)
3.243 : 1
Gear Ratio (6th)
2.789 : 1
119 ft-lb (161.6 Nm)
Peak Torque RPM
2.2 : 1
Gear Drive Wet Clutch
5.5 gal (20.8 L)
5.6 in (142 mm)
56.8 in (1,442 mm)
101.7 in (2,583 mm)
39.4 in (1,000 mm)
25° / 5.2 in (133 mm)
Seat Height (Laden)
26.0 in (660 mm)
Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)
804 lbs / 836 lbs (365 kg / 379 kg)
67.0 in (1,701 mm)
Dual / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
Single / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Tires and Wheels
Dunlop® American Elite 130/90B16 67H
Spoked 16 in x 3.5 in
Dunlop® American Elite 180/65B16 81H
Spoked 16 in x 5 in
Front Fork Tube Diameter
4.7 in (119 mm)
Single Shock w/ Air adjust
4.5 in (114 mm)
Color / Graphics
Thunder Black, Willow Green Over Ivory Cream
2 Years, Unlimited Miles
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
Halogen Headlamp/Driving, LED Tail/Brake/Turn Signal
Quick Release Lexan Windshield; Genuine Leather Seats; Genuine Leather Saddlebags; Highway Bars; Light Bar; ABS; Cruise Control; Keyless Ignition; Indian® Script Tank Badge; Indian® Headdress Fender Ornament
Manufacturer Specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice on Total Motorcycle (TMW).