2022 Indian Chieftain Guide

2022 Indian Chieftain

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2022 Indian Chieftain: COMFOTABLE. COMPACT. AGILE.

Introducing the 2022 Indian Chieftain…

Streamlined fork-mounted fairing, crisp bodylines, and modern amenities provide everything you need in a modern day bagger.

Thoroughly modern and entirely capable, the Chieftain is comfortable, compact, and agile—ready to carve turns or take a three-day drive.

 

2022 Indian Chieftain Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Thoroughly modern and entirely capable, the Chieftain is comfortable, compact, and agile—ready to carve turns or take a three-day drive.

 

Air-Cooled V-Twin

The award-winning Thunderstroke power plant delivers exceptional torque. And three ride modes—Tour, Standard, and Sport—give your bike the feel that’s right for you.

 

Commanding Design

A fork-mounted fairing and crisp bodylines combine with the Thunderstroke engine for immediate style.

 

Cutting-Edge Tech

Cruise control, built-in audio, and keyless ignition are combined with a 7-inch touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND.

 

Superb Handling

Whether you’re moving up from a cruiser or a big bike pro, the Chieftain’s cast aluminum frame, low seat, and ergonomic controls provide instant confidence.

 

Secure Storage

The hard saddlebags are sturdy and nearly bottomless. Plus, they are weatherproof and locking, so you can know your stuff is always safe.

 

A CHIEFTAIN FOR EVERYONE

There’s an Indian Motorcycle for everyone. Build your own in our 3D motorcycle configurator.

 

Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, today announced its 2022 model year lineup, featuring updated technology and new accessories across its cruiser, bagger and touring models. In addition, the complete 2022 Indian Motorcycle lineup returns with fresh colors across each model lineup.

“Rider feedback continues to be at the forefront of what drives refinements and enhancements for our model year offerings, and that is once again the case for 2022 with a host of new ride-enhancing technology and accessories across the lineup,” said Mike Dougherty, President for Indian Motorcycle. “The introduction of the reimagined Indian Chief in 2021 rounded out a truly comprehensive lineup of cruisers, baggers, and touring models, and with the help of customer feedback, we aim to consistently enhance and improve the lineup with new technology and wider-ranging accessory options like these for 2022.”

 

2022 Updated Technology

 Ride Command

To enhance the rider experience, Indian Motorcycle is introducing a new speed limit overlay feature. The new Ride Command feature allows riders to conveniently see the current legal speed limit on the Ride Command’s map screen or the Navigation split screens while routing to a destination. The new feature is standard on all 2022 Ride Command-equipped models that have connected services, and available as a software update for 2020 and 2021 models.

Additional software updates include expanded Bluetooth device compatibility and a faster load time when booting up the display.

 

Challenger Traction Control

After listening to valuable rider feedback, all 2022 Indian Challenger models feature a retuned traction control for a smoother feel once traction control is engaged.

 

 

Thunderstroke and PowerPlus Models

Indian Motorcycle Thunderstroke and PowerPlus-equipped motorcycles range from baggers to touring models – each offering heritage-inspired design or blacked-out, modern style. Air-cooled baggers and touring models, including Springfield, Chieftain and Roadmaster lineups, pack the Thunderstroke motor, while Challenger models deliver a class-leading 122 horsepower with the liquid-cooled PowerPlus engine. With high-displacement motors, Indian Motorcycle bagger and touring models were engineered to dominate the road. Saddlebags and the Roadmaster tour trunk provide plenty of storage for riding gear and cargo, while wind protection, comfortable ergonomics, floorboards, amenities, and a comfortable two-up seat make these models the ultimate long-distance machines.

This year’s 2022 bagger and touring lineup receives fresh new paint colors across each lineup. Colors like Quartz Gray on the Chieftain Dark Horse and the all-new Spirit Blue over Black Metallic on the Challenger Limited add to each bike’s attitude.

 

Accessories

To accommodate additional storage needs on longer rides, Indian Motorcycle has released its Spirit Lake Luggage Collection, which includes a Rack Bag, Day Bag and Touring Bag. Each piece features a shoulder strap for convenient carrying off the bike and attaches securely to luggage racks, sissy bars, or the rear of the passenger backrest. Each piece is sold separately but designed as a cohesive collection.

In addition, bagger and touring riders can add personalized style and add visibility to other motorists with all-new rear LED saddlebag lights. Designed to seamlessly integrate with the standard lighting, these Pathfinder Auxiliary LED Saddlebag Lights do not require any drilling, but rather feature a convenient peel-and-stick adhesive for easy and quick install.

New for 2022, Indian Challenger riders can add wind protection with the addition of Hard Lower Fairings. Designed specifically for Challenger models, the Hard Lower Fairings are compatible with all 2020-2022 model year offerings. Riders also have the option to add PowerBand Audio or additional storage compartments within the Hard Lower Fairings.

 

 

2022 Indian Chieftain Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Air-Cooled V-Twin

The award-winning Thunderstroke power plant delivers exceptional torque. And three ride modes—Tour, Standard, and Sport—give your bike the feel that’s right for you.

 

Commanding Design

A fork-mounted fairing and crisp bodylines combine with the Thunderstroke engine for immediate style.

 

Cutting-Edge Tech

Cruise control, built-in audio, and keyless ignition are combined with a 7-inch touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND.

Superb Handling

Whether you’re moving up from a cruiser or a big bike pro, the Chieftain’s cast aluminum frame, low seat, and ergonomic controls provide instant confidence.

 

Secure Storage

The hard saddlebags are sturdy and nearly bottomless. Plus, they are weatherproof and locking, so you can know your stuff is always safe.

 

 

 

 

 

2022 Indian Chieftain – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $21999 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $26999 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

FEATURES

Engine & Drivetrain
Bore x Stroke3.976 in x 4.449 in (101 mm x 113 mm)
Compression Ratio9.5:1
Displacement111 cu in (1,811 cc)
Drive/Driven ClutchWet, Multi-Plate, Assist
Electronic Fuel Injection SystemClosed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore
Engine TypeAir-cooled Thunderstroke 111
ExhaustSplit 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
Peak Torque119 ft-lbs
Peak Torque RPM3,000 rpm
Transmission/Final Drive2.2 : 1
Transmission/Primary DriveGear Drive Wet Clutch
Dimensions
Fuel Capacity5.5 gal (20.8 L)
Ground Clearance5.1 in (130 mm)
GVWR1,385 lb (628 kg)
Lean Angle31°
Overall Height51.6 in / 1310 mm
Overall Length98.7 in (2,506 mm)
Overall Width40.3 in / 1023 mm
Rake/Trail25° / 5.9 in (150 mm)
Seat Height25.6 in (650 mm)
Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)791 lb (359 kg) / 823 lb (373 kg)
Wheelbase65.7 in (1668 mm)
Brakes
Front BrakesDual / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
Rear BrakesSingle / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Tires / Wheels
Front TiresMetzeler Cruisetec 130/60B19 66H
Front Wheel10-Spoke Contrast Cut 19 in x 3.5 in
Rear TiresMetzeler Cruisetec 180/60R16 80H
Rear Wheel10-Spoke Contrast Cut 16 in x 5 in
Suspension
Front Fork Tube Diameter46 mm
Front SuspensionTelescopic Fork
Front Travel4.7 in (119 mm)
Rear SuspensionSingle Shock w/ Air adjust
Rear Travel4.5 in (114 mm)
Features
Color/graphicsBlack Metallic
Factory Warranty2 Years, Unlimited Miles
GaugesFairing-mounted instrument cluster featuring analog speedometer and tachometer with fuel gauge, range, odometer and current gear.
Infotainment7 in touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND with real-time clock; ambient air temperature; heading; audio information display; vehicle trouble code readout; Vehicle Status (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 Status for phone and headset; Ride Mode Selection.
LightsHalogen Headlamp, LED Tail/Brake/Turn Signal
Standard Equipment7 in touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND; Power Windshield; Vinyl Rogue Seat; Selectable Ride Modes; Rear Cylinder Deactivation; ABS; Cruise Control; Keyless Ignition; 100 Watt Audio System with AM/FM, Bluetooth, USB, Smartphone Compatible Input, and Weatherband; 12V Charging Port

 

 

 

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

FEATURES

Engine & Drivetrain
Bore x Stroke3.976 in x 4.449 in (101 mm x 113 mm)
Compression Ratio9.5:1
Displacement111 cu in (1,811 cc)
Drive/Driven ClutchWet, Multi-Plate, Assist
Electronic Fuel Injection SystemClosed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore
Engine TypeAir-cooled Thunderstroke 111
ExhaustSplit 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
Peak Torque119 ft-lbs
Peak Torque RPM3,000 rpm
Transmission/Final Drive2.2 : 1
Transmission/Primary DriveGear Drive Wet Clutch
Dimensions
Fuel Capacity5.5 gal (20.8 L)
Ground Clearance5.1 in (130 mm)
GVWR1,385 lb (628 kg)
Lean Angle31°
Overall Height51.6 in / 1310 mm
Overall Length98.7 in (2,506 mm)
Overall Width40.3 in / 1023 mm
Rake/Trail25° / 5.9 in (150 mm)
Seat Height25.6 in (650 mm)
Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)791 lb (359 kg) / 823 lb (373 kg)
Wheelbase65.7 in (1668 mm)
Brakes
Front BrakesDual / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
Rear BrakesSingle / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Tires / Wheels
Front TiresMetzeler Cruisetec 130/60B19 66H
Front Wheel10-Spoke Contrast Cut 19 in x 3.5 in
Rear TiresMetzeler Cruisetec 180/60R16 80H
Rear Wheel10-Spoke Contrast Cut 16 in x 5 in
Suspension
Front Fork Tube Diameter46 mm
Front SuspensionTelescopic Fork
Front Travel4.7 in (119 mm)
Rear SuspensionSingle Shock w/ Air adjust
Rear Travel4.5 in (114 mm)
Features
Color/graphicsBlack Metallic
Factory Warranty2 Years, Unlimited Miles
GaugesFairing-mounted instrument cluster featuring analog speedometer and tachometer with fuel gauge, range, odometer and current gear.
Infotainment7 in touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND with real-time clock; ambient air temperature; heading; audio information display; vehicle trouble code readout; Vehicle Status (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 Status for phone and headset; Ride Mode Selection.
LightsHalogen Headlamp, LED Tail/Brake/Turn Signal
Standard Equipment7 in touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND; Power Windshield; Vinyl Rogue Seat; Selectable Ride Modes; Rear Cylinder Deactivation; ABS; Cruise Control; Keyless Ignition; 100 Watt Audio System with AM/FM, Bluetooth, USB, Smartphone Compatible Input, and Weatherband; 12V Charging Port

 

 

 

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

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