2021 Indian Chieftain Elite : OUR MOST EXCLUSIVE ELITE YET.
Introducing the 2021 Indian Chieftain Elite…
Today, Indian Motorcycle pays homage to its 120-year legacy with the introduction of its most exclusive ‘Elite’ model yet. With only 120 available worldwide, the 2021 Chieftain Elite has been designed for riders who demand the best of the best and want to stand out from the crowd. Artfully crafted with premium amenities and easy-to-use technology, each Chieftain Elite undergoes a meticulous paint process that takes more than 24 hours to complete by hand.
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE’S NEW 2021 CHIEFTAIN ELITE COMBINES UNMATCHED POWER WITH BOLD, CUSTOM-INSPIRED STYLING
America’s First Motorcycle Company Celebrates its 120-Year Anniversary with an Ultra-Exclusive Run of Only 120
Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, today unveiled the latest in its “Elite” lineup of ultra-premium, limited edition motorcycles with the 2021 Chieftain Elite. Combining unmatched power with bold, custom-inspired styling, the 2021 Chieftain Elite was designed for riders who demand the best of the best and want to stand out from the crowd. Its limited run of only 120 worldwide make it Indian Motorcycle’s most exclusive Elite model yet.
Starting at $34,999, the Chieftain Elite’s premium two-tone Thunder Black Vivid Crystal over Carbon Crystal paint delivers a custom-inspired aesthetic. Premium finishes, such as the Thunderstroke 116’s Slate Smoke finish and color-matched badging throughout set the Chieftain Elite apart from any other bagger on the road.
“We designed the Chieftain Elite for riders who want to turn heads and stand out without sacrificing performance or comfort,” said Reid Wilson, Vice President of Indian Motorcycle. “The bike’s attention to detail and world-class craftsmanship is second-to-none, while its extreme exclusivity makes it something truly special to own and ride.”
The 2021 Chieftain Elite touts exclusive styling, premium amenities and easy-to-use technology.
As standard equipment, the 2021 Chieftain Elite packs premium amenities, including full Pathfinder LED lighting, a tinted flare windshield with push-button power, spacious aluminum select floorboards and an integrated 400-watt PowerBand audio system with crystal-clear sound quality. Standard features include, ABS, keyless ignition, tire pressure monitoring, as well as weatherproof and remote-locking saddlebags with more than 18 gallons of storage.
Indian Motorcycle’s easy-to-use, state-of-the-art technology found throughout the 2021 Chieftain Elite delivers a next-level riding experience. Taking center stage is Indian Motorcycle’s industry-leading, seven-inch Ride Command infotainment system. With connected services riders can view weather and traffic overlays, while Apple CarPlay delivers an easier, more customized level of control for music, navigation preferences, and mobile device information.
As Indian Motorcycle’s most powerful air-cooled engine, the Thunderstroke 116 delivers class-leading performance with 126 ft-lbs of torque. Rear cylinder deactivation improves rider comfort when traversing through slower traffic, and three selectable ride modes, including Tour, Standard and Sport, allow riders to adjust the bike’s throttle response. The throttle map for each ride mode was designed with a specific application in mind, resulting in one motorcycle with three distinct personalities.
Available now at Indian Motorcycle dealers.
2021 Indian Chieftain Elite Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
FEATURES THE BEST OF THE BEST
From premium two-tone paint to 400-Watt audio, this limited-edition, Chieftain Elite is fully loaded, and unmistakably on a level of its own.
TRULY EXCLUSIVE. TRULY ELITE
To celebrate 120 years of Indian Motorcycle, only 120 Chieftain Elites are available around the globe – the most exclusive Elite to date.
HAND-PAINTED CUSTOM LOOK
A hand painted, two-toned Thunder Black over Vivid Crystal paint job creates a custom look that is sure to turn heads.
HEART THUMPING AUDIO
Integrated 400-watt speakers in the front fairing and rear saddlebags deliver surround sound audio with crystal clarity.
LEGENDARY POWER. SUPERIOR TECHNOLOGY. PREMIUM STYLE
Chieftain Elite is for the rider who demands nothing but the best. That’s why legendary power, superior technology, and premium style come standard.
LOADED WITH PREMIUM STYLE
Premium engine finishes, Select Rider Floorboards, Rogue two-up seat, LED Lighting, and a tinted flare windshield come standard.
POWERED BY THE THUNDERSTROKE 116
Our award-winning V – twin has 126 ft-lbs of torque and power to spare in every gear.
With its strong edges, slick lines, and bold and superior silhouette, the Chieftain Elite is sure to get looks on and off the road.
A COMMANDING PRESENSE FROM INDIAN MOTORCYCLE
With its bold, custom-inspired finishes, this bike was born to draw attention.
REMOTE-LOCKING HARD SADDLEBAGS
All cargo is protected inside spacious, weatherproof saddlebags. Simply press a button on the console or key fob, and your cargo is stowed away safely.
PRECISION MACHINED FRONT WHEEL
An open fender showcases a 10-spoke, precision machined wheel that completes the custom look.
PUSH-BUTTON POWER WINDSHIELD
With the push of a handlebar-mounted button, the tinted flare windshield will raise or lower to your preferred position.
2021 Indian Chieftain Elite Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
A COMBINATION OF UNMATCHED POWER WITH BOLD, CUSTOM-INSPIRED STYLING
Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, unveils the latest in its “Elite” lineup of ultra-premium, limited edition motorcycles with the 2021 Chieftain Elite. Combining unmatched power with bold, custom-inspired styling, the 2021 Chieftain Elite was designed for riders who demand the best of the best and want to stand out from the crowd. In celebration of Indian Motorcycle’s 120-year anniversary, only 120 bikes worldwide make it Indian Motorcycle’s most exclusive Elite model yet.
The Chieftain Elite’s premium two-tone Thunder Black Vivid Crystal over Carbon Crystal paint delivers a custom-inspired aesthetic.
Premium finishes, such as the Thunderstroke 116’s Slate Smoke finish and color-matched badging throughout set the Chieftain Elite apart from any other bagger on the road.
Each Chieftain Elite undergoes a meticulous paint process that takes more than 24 hours to complete by hand. From the gunmetal flake layered within the paint to the Slate Smoke engine finishes this premium bagger has a custom feel with utmost attention to detail. The Chieftain Elite’s streamlined fairing and slammed saddlebags with sharp lines and hard edges give the bike a commanding presence, while the two-up Rogue seat delivers a sleek profile. Lowered suspension and a 19-inch precision machined front wheel under an open front fender add to the bike’s custom-inspired design.
As standard equipment, the 2021 Chieftain Elite packs premium amenities, including full Pathfinder LED lighting, a tinted flare windshield with push-button power, spacious aluminum select floorboards and an integrated 400-watt PowerBand audio system with crystal-clear sound quality. Standard features include, ABS, keyless ignition, tire pressure monitoring, as well as weatherproof and remotelocking saddlebags with more than 18 gallons of storage.
7 INCH RIDE COMMAND
The Chieftain Elite includes Indian Motorcycle’s industry leading 7 Inch RIDE COMMAND infotainment system. With connected services riders can
view weather and traffic overlays, while Apple CarPlay® delivers an easier, more customized level of control for music, navigation preferences, and
mobile device information.
THUNDERSTROKE 116 ENGINE
Powered by Indian Motorcycle’s most powerful air-cooled engine, the Thunderstroke 116 engine delivers class-leading performance with 126 ft-lbs of torque.
CUSTOMIZABLE RIDING EXPERIENCE
Riders can choose between three ride modes on the fly – Tour, Standard, or Sport, to tailor the bike to your riding style.
REAR CYLINDER DEACTIVATION
Rear cylinder deactivation automatically shuts off the rear cylinder when the bike is stopped to provide both rider and passenger with enhanced comfort in slow-moving traffic.
FEATURED OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
Riders can personalize their 2021 Chieftain Elite and truly make it their own through a robust offering of authentic Indian Motorcycle accessories.
For touring and comfort, riders can select from a variety of handlebars and seats, including a Low Profile Quick Release Passenger Sissy Bar and Backrest Pad, as well as a color-matched, remote-locking trunk and color-matched hard lower fairings with adjustable air vents.
Riders looking for performance accessories can explore Indian Motorcycle’s Thunderstroke 116 Stage 1 and Stage 2 offerings. The Stage 1 Slip-On Exhaust Kit and Stage 1 Oval Slip-On Muffler Kit deepen the exhaust note while unleashing power. By pairing the Thunderstroke Stage 1 Performance Air Intake or Thunderstroke High-Flow Air Intake with the exhaust or muffler kits, riders will increase horsepower by 8%. For the ultimate in Thunderstroke performance, riders can continue their performance enhancements by adding the Thunderstroke Stage 2 Performance Cams Kit.
2021 Indian Chieftain Elite – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $34,999 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $42999 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
RIDE COMMAND INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM
Screen Size: 7 in
Premium Audio System: 400-Watt with AM/FM, Bluetooth® and USB input
Connected Services include traffic and weather overlays
Apple Carplay® Integration
GPS Navigation: Turn-by-turn directions, built-in points of interest
Customizable Route Builder: Add up to 100 way points
ENGINE: THUNDERSTROKE 116
Engine Type 49˚ V-Twin
Transmission 6-speed/constant mesh/foot shift
Battery 12 volts / 18 amp/hour, 310 CCA
Bore x Stroke 4.063 in x 4.449 in (103.2 mm x 113 mm)
Charging System 42 amp max output
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Compression Ratio 11.0 : 1
Cooling System Air / Oil
Displacement 116 cu in / 1890 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 126 ft-lbs at 2900 rpm (171 Nm at 2900 rpm)
Front Suspension Telescopic fork, 46 mm diameter, 4.7 in (119 mm) travel
Rear Suspension Single shock 4.5 in (114 mm) travel, air adjustable
Dry Weight 797 lbs (362 kg)
Ground Clearance 5.1 in (130 mm)
GVWR 1,385 lbs (628 kg)
Length 98.7 in (2506 mm)
Rake/Trail 25° / 5.9 in (150 mm)
Seat Height 25.6 in (650 mm)
Wheelbase 65.7 in (1668 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 Metzeler® Cruisetec® 130/60B19 61H
Front Wheel Precision Machined 19″ x 3.5″
with tire pressure monitoring
Rear Tire Metzeler® Cruisetec® 180/60R16 80H
Rear Wheel Precision Machined 16″ x 5.0″
with tire pressure monitoring
COLOR & MSRP
Thunder Black Vivid Crystal over Carbon Crystal
2021 Indian Chieftain Elite – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
Engine & Drivetrain
Bore x Stroke
4.063″ x 4.449″ (103.2mm x113mm)
116 cu in (1,890 cc)
Wet, Multi-Plate, Assist
Electronic Fuel Injection System
Closed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore
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
126 ft-lbs (171 Nm)
Peak Torque RPM
2.2 : 1
Gear Drive Wet Clutch
5.5 gal (20.8 L)
5.1 in (130 mm)
1,385 lb (628 kg)
56.7 in (144 cm)
98.7 in (2,506 mm)
39.4 in (1,000 mm)
25° / 5.9 in (150 mm)
Seat Height (Laden)
25.6 in (650 mm)
Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)
797 lbs / 829 lbs (362 kg / 376 kg)
65.7 in (1668 mm)
Dual / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
Single / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Tires / Wheels
Metzeler Cruisetec 130/60B19 61H
Precision Machined 19 in x 3.5 in
Metzeler Cruisetec 180/60R16 80H
Precision Machined 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 Vivid Crystal / Carbon Crystal
2 Years, Unlimited Miles
Fairing-mounted instrument cluster featuring analog speedometer and tachometer with fuel gauge, range, odometer and current gear.
7 in RIDE COMMAND with Apple Carplay® integration and a 2-year trial of connected services; real-time clock; ambient air temperature; heading; audio information display; map/navigation with real-time traffic and weather; Bluetooth® status for phone and headset; vehicle status (tire pressure, voltage, engine hours, oil change); vehicle info (speed, fuel range, RPM, gear position); current ride data (distance, moving time, stop time, altitude, altitude change); trip meters; ride mode selection; screen brightness; vehicle trouble code readout
Pathfinder LED Headlamp/Tail/Brake/Turn Signal
7 in RIDE COMMAND Touchscreen Display with Connected Services, Navigation, and Apple CarPlay® integration; Premium Smoke or Polished Oil-Rubbed Bronze Engine Finishes; Push button adjustable 13.7″ Tinted Flare Windshield; Billet Floorboards; Highway Bars; Rogue Seat; Tire Pressure Monitoring; Remote-locking Hard Saddlebags; Selectable Ride Modes; Rear Cylinder Deactivation; ABS; Cruise Control; Keyless Ignition; 400 Watt Audio System with AM/FM, Bluetooth®, USB, and Weatherband; 12V Charging Port
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