2022 Indian Chief Guide

2022 Indian Chief

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2022 Indian Chief : STRIPPED DOWN STYLE WITH MODERN CAPABILITY.

Introducing the 2022 Indian Chief…

The Chief’s design lets what really matters shine – a simple steel frame, compact sporty wheelbase, exposed rear shocks, a comfortable low seat, and unbelievable power.

 

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF CHIEF WITH COMPLETELY REIMAGINED 2022 INDIAN CHIEF LINEUP

Combining Lean & Mean Minimalism with Modern Technology, Three New Chief Models Pay Homage to the Past, While Embracing the Future

In 1921 Indian Motorcycle unveiled the iconic Indian Chief, one of the most historic and influential motorcycles of all time. Now, in celebration of 100 years, America’s First Motorcycle Company is unleashing three new, totally reimagined Indian Chief models for its 2022 lineup. Combining iconic, American V-twin style with modern performance and technology, Indian Motorcycle designed the new Chief with a simplistic and mechanical aesthetic that pays homage to the glory days of American motorcycling.

All based on a timeless, simplistic steel-tube frame and powered by Indian Motorcycle’s powerful Thunderstroke motor, the new Indian Chief, Indian Chief Bobber and Indian Super Chief offer three unique takes on the classic American V-twin, each appealing to a slightly different rider.

The new Chief provides a stripped-down riding experience where power, minimalism and attitude lead the way. It reaches back to the glory days of American V-twins when hitting the road to nowhere, with good friends and only the essentials, was the stuff of legends. Then there’s the new Chief Bobber. With bulky tires wrapped around spoke wheels, a muscled-up front end and a solo bobber seat, the Chief Bobber pays stylistic homage to the classic post-war era V-twins, bobbed and chopped by military veterans and blue-collar rebels, intent on breaking the mold. And finally, Indian Motorcycle offers the Super Chief, with saddlebags and a windshield, it offers a bit more versatility and begs riders for longer miles and even bolder escapes.

“The Indian Chief is a truly iconic motorcycle and what better way to celebrate its 100th birthday than unleashing an entirely new Indian Chief lineup,” said Mike Dougherty, President of Motorcycles. “These bikes capture the mechanical simplicity and attitude of classic American V-twins, yet bring it all forward with modern sophistication and features. We could not be more thrilled to bring this new platform into our lineup.”

The new Indian Chief lineup marks the intersection of simplicity and power. Mechanical and simple, Chief models are based on a classic steel welded tube frame. The lineup features a four-gallon fuel tank, bobbed rear fender, dual outboard preload-adjustable rear shocks, dual exhaust, LED lighting, keyless ignition, and Pirelli Night Dragon tires. Along with cruise control, Chief riders can adjust throttle response by selecting one of three ride modes: sport, standard or tour.

Featuring a short wheelbase of 64-inches, a low seat height of 26-inches and a wet weight as low as 670 pounds, the Indian Chief lineup inspires confidence and is approachable for any rider. The Chief’s conventional 46mm front forks with 5.2-inches of travel, 28.5-degree lean angle, and comfortable ergonomics, create a capable machine for even the most technical of ride routes.

“We wanted to capture a timeless look that never goes out of style, and looks beautiful whether naked or fully dressed,” said Ola Stenegard, Director, Industrial Design for Indian Motorcycle. “We also wanted to keep it simple enough to allow riders’ imaginations to take flight with personalization options and possibilities. Ultimately, this is a bike that evokes emotion with simple mechanical styling and raw American muscle. It’s a pure riding machine.”

 

 

2022 Indian Chief Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Chief, Chief Bobber, Super Chief                                                                  

Powered by Indian Motorcycle’s Thunderstroke 111 powertrain with 108 ft-lbs of torque. Each model features an analog gauge, chrome and matte black finishes, and is available with or without ABS.

Chief & Chief Dark Horse

The Indian Chief and Chief Dark Horse feature stripped-down, mechanical styling highlighted by drag handlebars, 19-inch cast wheels, mid-mount foot controls, a slim headlight bucket and a solo bobber seat.

 

 

2022 Indian Chief Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

THUNDERSTROKE 111
The award-winning Thunderstroke 111 produces 108 ft-lbs of raw torque for passing power in all 6 gears.

HEAD-TURNING DESIGN
Turn heads on every corner with simple, purposeful design showcasing bobbed fenders, exposed rear shocks and a steel welded tube frame. It’s an invitation to make it your own.

AN ICON, REMASTERED
Bold block lettering is a modern celebration of the Indian Motorcycle legend.

RIDE FURTHER WITH CONFIDENCE.
A low seat height and compact wheelbase makes for a confident ride at every speed.

RIDE WITH CONFIDENCE
With a low seat height, a solo saddle, and mid-mount foot pegs that keep your feet underneath you, the Chief gives every rider complete control.

19 in CAST WHEEL
The 19 in front wheel adds to the sporty stance and will beg you to roll the throttle.

MAKE IT YOUR OWN
The chopped fenders and exposed rear shocks inspire you to make it your own, and the straightforward design of the frame gives you the confidence to do it. Add saddlebags or a windshield, cams, a big bore kit, a slip-on exhaust. Make the Chief more than just a great bike. Make it your bike.

MODERN TECHNOLOGY HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT.
More of what you need, less of what you don’t.

FEATURES FOR THE WIN
Off the line, every Chief comes with keyless ignition, cruise control, and super-sticky Pirelli® Night Dragon tires.

LIGHT YOUR WAY
Full LED lighting provides great visibility to the road ahead.

CHOOSE YOUR RIDE
Choose between three ride modes – Tour, Standard, and Sport – for an experience that’s tailored to your riding style.

 

 

 

2022 Indian Chief – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ 14,499 to $15,799 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ 16,999 to $18,699 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine & Drivetrain

Bore x Stroke

3.976 in x 4.449 in (101 mm x 113 mm)

Compression Ratio

9.5:1

Displacement

111 cu in (1,811 cc)

Drive/Driven Clutch

Wet, Multi-Plate

Electronic Fuel Injection System

Closed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore

Engine Type

Thunderstroke 111

Exhaust

Dual Exhaust w/ Crossover

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

Peak Torque

108 ft-lbs (146 Nm)

Peak Torque RPM

3,200 rpm

Transmission/Final Drive

2.2 : 1

Transmission/Primary Drive

Gear Drive Wet Clutch

Dimensions

Fuel Capacity

4.0 gal (15.1 L)

Ground Clearance

4.9 in (125 mm)

GVWR

1,160 lb (522 kg)

Lean Angle

28.5°

Overall Height

49.3 in (1,253 cm)

Overall Length

90 in (2,286 mm)

Overall Width

36.3 in (922 mm)

Rake/Trail

29° / 5.2 in (131.5 mm)

Seat Height

26.0 in (662 mm)

Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)

647 lbs / 670 lbs (294 kg / 304 kg)

Wheelbase

64.0 in (1,626 mm)

Brakes

Front Brakes

Single / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper

Rear Brakes

Single / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper

Tires / Wheels

Front Tires

Pirelli® Night Dragon 130/60B19 61H

Front Wheel

Cast Black 19 in x 3.5 in

Rear Tires

Pirelli® Night Dragon 180/65 B16 81H

Rear Wheel

Cast Black 16 in x 5 in

Suspension

Front Fork Tube Diameter

46 mm

Front Suspension

Telescopic Fork

Front Travel

5.2 in (132 mm)

Rear Suspension

Dual Shocks w/adjustable preload

Rear Travel

3.0 in (75 mm)

Features

Color / Graphics

Black Metallic, Ruby Smoke, White Smoke

Factory Warranty

2 Years, Unlimited Miles

Gauges

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; low engine oil pressure; and 9 LED telltale indicators: cruise control enabled, cruise control set, neutral, high beam, turn signal, ABS (if equipped), check engine, and MPH or km/h unit designation; electronic fuel gauge with low fuel indicator

Infotainment

N/A

Lights

LED Headlight, LED Tail/Brake/Turn Signals

Standard Equipment

Ride Modes, Keyless Ignition, 12V Charge Port, Rear Cylinder Deactivation

 

 

 

 

2022 Indian Chief – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Engine & Drivetrain

Bore x Stroke

3.976 in x 4.449 in (101 mm x 113 mm)

Compression Ratio

9.5:1

Displacement

111 cu in (1,811 cc)

Drive/Driven Clutch

Wet, Multi-Plate

Electronic Fuel Injection System

Closed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore

Engine Type

Thunderstroke 111

Exhaust

Dual Exhaust w/ Crossover

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

Peak Torque

108 ft-lbs (146 Nm)

Peak Torque RPM

3,200 rpm

Transmission/Final Drive

2.2 : 1

Transmission/Primary Drive

Gear Drive Wet Clutch

Dimensions

Fuel Capacity

4.0 gal (15.1 L)

Ground Clearance

4.9 in (125 mm)

GVWR

1,160 lb (522 kg)

Lean Angle

28.5°

Overall Height

49.3 in (1,253 cm)

Overall Length

90 in (2,286 mm)

Overall Width

36.3 in (922 mm)

Rake/Trail

29° / 5.2 in (131.5 mm)

Seat Height (Laden)

26.0 in (662 mm)

Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)

647 lbs / 670 lbs (294 kg / 304 kg)

Wheelbase

64.0 in (1,626 mm)

Brakes

Front Brakes

Single / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper

Rear Brakes

Single / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper

Tires / Wheels

Front Tires

Pirelli® Night Dragon 130/60B19 61H

Front Wheel

Cast Black 19 in x 3.5 in

Rear Tires

Pirelli® Night Dragon 180/65 B16 81H

Rear Wheel

Cast Black 16 in x 5 in

Suspension

Front Fork Tube Diameter

46 mm

Front Suspension

Telescopic Fork

Front Travel

5.2 in (132 mm)

Rear Suspension

Dual Shocks w/adjustable preload

Rear Travel

3.0 in (75 mm)

Features

Color / Graphics

Black Metallic, Ruby Smoke, White Smoke

Factory Warranty

2 Years, Unlimited Miles

Gauges

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; low engine oil pressure; and 9 LED telltale indicators: cruise control enabled, cruise control set, neutral, high beam, turn signal, ABS (if equipped), check engine, and MPH or km/h unit designation; electronic fuel gauge with low fuel indicator

Infotainment

N/A

Lights

LED Headlight, LED Tail/Brake/Turn Signals

Standard Equipment

Ride Modes, Keyless Ignition, 12V Charge Port, Rear Cylinder Deactivation

 

 

 

 

 

2022 Indian Chief – Totalmotorcycle.com Europe Specifications/Technical Details

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