2023 Indian Chieftain Elite Guide

2023 Indian Chieftain Elite
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2023 Indian Chieftain Elite: HIGHLY EXCLUSIVE.

Introducing the 2023 Indian Chieftain Elite…

Designed for riders who demand the best of the best and want to stand out from the crowd, the 2023 Chieftain Elite features meaner and more aggressive styling with custom-inspired details straight from the factory. With only 175 units available globally the Chieftain Elite is a limited build and highly exclusive.

 

 

 

2023 Indian Chieftain Elite Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

  • INDIAN MOTORCYCLE DELIVERS SOPHISTICATED STYLE & BEST-IN-CLASS V-TWIN TOURING PERFORMANCE WITH NEW INDIAN PURSUIT ELITE
  • ANNOUNCES RETURN OF HIGHLY EXCLUSIVE CHIEFTAIN ELITE
  • Crafted as the Ultimate in American V-Twin Style & Exclusivity, Indian Pursuit Elite & Chieftain Elite Combine Eye-Catching Style with Premium Componentry

Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, today introduced the Indian Pursuit to its limited-edition Elite class of motorcycles and announced the return of its ultra-premium Chieftain Elite. Featuring premium componentry, each Elite model is crafted as the ultimate in American V-Twin style and exclusivity.

“When we first introduced the 2018 Chieftain Elite, we wanted to create an offering that was not just limited in quantity, but exclusive in nature with custom details straight from the factory,” said Aaron Jax, Vice President of Indian Motorcycle. “Today, with jewel-like finishes, our Elite line of baggers and touring models truly represent the best-of-the-best and deliver a statement like nothing else on the road.”

Designed for riders who demand the best of the best and want to stand out from the crowd, the 2023 Chieftain Elite features meaner and more aggressive styling with custom-inspired details straight from the factory. With only 175 units available globally the Chieftain Elite is a limited build and highly exclusive.

Custom-Inspired Style
The new Chieftain Elite’s eye-catching paint scheme featuring Super Graphite Smoke is complemented by premium Shadow Bronze chrome finishes and Indian Motorcycle headdress floorboards.

Offering an even more custom look, the Chieftain Elite’s open fender showcases a new 10-spoke precision machined front wheel. Standard to the Chieftain Elite is fender-to-fender, as the Adaptive Pathfinder LED headlight and rear saddlebag LED lights provide head-turning style at night. An adjustable tinted flare windshield raises or lowers to the rider’s preferred position with the push of a handlebar-mounted button for ultimate comfort.

Unmatched, Air-Cooled Performance
Packing the most powerful Indian Motorcycle air-cooled engine, the Thunderstroke 116, the Chieftain Elite delivers 126 ft-lbs of torque. Rear cylinder deactivation improves rider comfort when riding through slower traffic, while three selectable ride modes, including Tour, Standard and Sport, allow riders to adjust the bike’s throttle response to match their riding style.

Premium Amenities & Ride-Enhancing Technology
Like the Indian Pursuit Elite, the Chieftain Elite features the seven-inch touchscreen display powered by RIDE COMMAND with Apple CarPlay®, GPS with navigation, and RIDE COMMAND+ features, like live traffic and weather overlays, and a vehicle locator feature. As standard equipment, the 2023 Chieftain Elite features backlit switch cubes, an integrated PowerBand audio system, and includes ABS, keyless ignition, tire pressure monitoring, as well as weatherproof and remote-locking saddlebags with more than 18 gallons of storage. For riders looking to personalize their ride, color matched accessories are available including a quick release touring and low-profile trunk, as well as hard lower fairings.

 

 

2023 Indian Chieftain Elite Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

With only 175 available across the globe, the Chieftain Elite is highly-exclusive.

Our award-winning Thunderstroke 116 V-twin has 126 ft-lbs of torque and power to spare in every gear.

An open fender showcases a 10-spoke, precision machined wheel that completes the custom look.

Overcome road and engine noise with a sound system that cuts through it all. The Powerband Audio system has 8 speakers that work seamlessly with RIDE COMMAND to set the mood for your trip.

The Adaptive Pathfinder LED headlight combined with the rear saddlebag LED lights provide even more eye-catching style – even at night.

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.

With the push of a handlebar-mounted button, the tinted flare windshield will raise or lower to your preferred position.

A gorgeous 7-inch touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND features Apple CarPlay

 

 

 

 

 

 

2023 Indian Chieftain Elite – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $35,499 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $40,499 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £29,095 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

RIDE COMMAND INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM

Screen Size: 7 in

Premium Audio System: 8 speakers 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)

SUSPENSION

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

 

CHASSIS

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)

BRAKES

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

 

 

 

2023 Indian Chieftain Elite – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Engine & Drivetrain

Bore x Stroke

4.063 in x 4.449 in (103.2 mm x 113 mm)

Compression Ratio

11:1

Displacement

116 cu in (1,890 cc)

Drive/Driven Clutch

Wet, Multi-Plate, Assist

Electronic Fuel Injection System

Closed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore

Engine Type

Air-cooled Thunderstroke 116

Exhaust

Split Dual exhaust w/ Resonator

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

126 ft-lbs

Peak Torque RPM

2,900 rpm

Transmission/Final Drive

2.2 : 1

Transmission/Primary Drive

Gear Drive Wet Clutch

Dimensions

Fuel Capacity

5.5 gal (20.8 L)

Ground Clearance

5.1 in (130 mm)

GVWR

1,385 lbs (628 kg)

Lean Angle

31°

Overall Height

54 in (1272 mm)

Overall Length

98.7 in (2,506 mm)

Overall Width

40.3 in (1023 mm)

Rake/Trail

25° / 5.9 in (150 mm)

Seat Height (Laden)

25.6 in (650 mm)

Weight (As Shipped / Running Order)

797 lbs (362 kg) / 829 lbs (376 kg)

Wheelbase

65.7 in (1668 mm)

Brakes

Front Brakes

Dual / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper

Rear Brakes

Single / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper

Tires / Wheels

Front Tires

Metzeler Cruisetec 130/60B19 61H

Front Wheel

Precision Machined 19 in x 3.5 in

Rear Tires

Metzeler Cruisetec 180/60R16 80H

Rear Wheel

Precision Machined 16 in x 5 in

Suspension

Front Fork Tube Diameter

46 mm

Front Suspension

Telescopic Fork

Front Travel

4.7 in (119 mm)

Rear Suspension

Single Shock w/ Air adjust

Rear Travel

4.5 in (114 mm)

Features

Color / Graphics

Super Graphite Smoke

Factory Warranty

2 Years, Unlimited Miles

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 MPH or km/h unit designation.

Infotainment

7 in touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND: Model year 2023 bikes includes a complimentary 1-year trial for RIDE COMMAND+ (after which fees apply) which includes features like live traffic/weather, intuitive destination search, vehicle health and vehicle locator. 7 in touchscreen display with real-time clock; ambient air temperature; heading; audio information display; map/navigation; 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; Apple CarPlay® integration.

Lights

LED lighting including Adaptive LED Headlamp, LED Saddlebag lights

Standard Equipment

Premium Bronze Chrome Engine Finishes; Push button adjustable 13.7″ Tinted Flare Windshield; Headdress Floorboards; Highway Bars; Gunfighter Style 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

 

 

 

 

2023 Indian Chieftain Elite – Totalmotorcycle.com Europe Specifications/Technical Details

Engine & Drivetrain

Bore x Stroke

4.063 in x 4.449 in (103.2 mm x 113 mm)

Compression Ratio

11:1

Displacement

116 cu in (1,890 cc)

Drive/Driven Clutch

Wet, Multi-Plate, Assist

Electronic Fuel Injection System

Closed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore

Engine Type

Air-cooled Thunderstroke 116

Exhaust

Split Dual exhaust w/ Resonator

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

126 ft-lbs

Peak Torque RPM

2,900 rpm

Transmission/Final Drive

2.2 : 1

Transmission/Primary Drive

Gear Drive Wet Clutch

Dimensions

Fuel Capacity

5.5 gal (20.8 L)

Ground Clearance

5.1 in (130 mm)

GVWR

1,385 lbs (628 kg)

Lean Angle

31°

Overall Height

54 in (1272 mm)

Overall Length

98.7 in (2,506 mm)

Overall Width

40.3 in (1023 mm)

Rake/Trail

25° / 5.9 in (150 mm)

Seat Height (Laden)

25.6 in (650 mm)

Weight (As Shipped / Running Order)

797 lbs (362 kg) / 829 lbs (376 kg)

Wheelbase

65.7 in (1668 mm)

Brakes

Front Brakes

Dual / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper

Rear Brakes

Single / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper

Tires / Wheels

Front Tires

Metzeler Cruisetec 130/60B19 61H

Front Wheel

Precision Machined 19 in x 3.5 in

Rear Tires

Metzeler Cruisetec 180/60R16 80H

Rear Wheel

Precision Machined 16 in x 5 in

Suspension

Front Fork Tube Diameter

46 mm

Front Suspension

Telescopic Fork

Front Travel

4.7 in (119 mm)

Rear Suspension

Single Shock w/ Air adjust

Rear Travel

4.5 in (114 mm)

Features

Color / Graphics

Super Graphite Smoke

Factory Warranty

2 Years, Unlimited Miles

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 MPH or km/h unit designation.

Infotainment

7 in touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND: Model year 2023 bikes includes a complimentary 1-year trial for RIDE COMMAND+ (after which fees apply) which includes features like live traffic/weather, intuitive destination search, vehicle health and vehicle locator. 7 in touchscreen display with real-time clock; ambient air temperature; heading; audio information display; map/navigation; 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; Apple CarPlay® integration.

Lights

LED lighting including Adaptive LED Headlamp, LED Saddlebag lights

Standard Equipment

Premium Bronze Chrome Engine Finishes; Push button adjustable 13.7″ Tinted Flare Windshield; Headdress Floorboards; Highway Bars; Gunfighter Style 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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