Indian Chief Classic




Make Model

Indian Chief Classic


2011 -12


Four stroke, V-twin, 2 valve per cylinder.


1720 cc / 105 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 3.966 x 4.25 in.
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 9.0:1


Closed loop sequential port fuel injection
Ignition Digital CDI



Max Toque

100 lb-ft  / 135.5 Nm


5 Speed 
Final Drive Belt
Gear Ratio 1st 10.441:1  2nd 7.090:1  3rd 5.172:1  4th 3.984:1  5th 3.193:1
6th 2.771:1
Frame  High tensile steel, monoshock

Front Suspension

 41 mm diameter; 108 mm wheel travel

Rear Suspension

Single shock, 73mm wheel travel.

Front Brakes

Single 292mm disc 2 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 292mm disc 1 piston calipers

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre

Trail 150 mm / 5.9 in
Dimensions Length 2552 mm / 100.5 in
Width  1028 mm / 40.5 in
Height 1282 mm / 50.5 in
Wheelbase 1737 mm / 68.3 in
Seat Height 680.8 mm / 27.2 in

Dry Weight

330 kg / 728 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

20.8 Litres / 5.5 Gal

The new Classic is the entry level Chief and is the only Chief model available with short fenders. It features the Indian script tank logo and is available in standard Indian Red or Thunder Black. Optional colors are also available in Dark Water Blue or Starlight Silver. The price starts at $25,999.

All Chiefs feature a 105 cubic inch PowerPlus V-Twin powertrain with electronic closed loop sequential port fuel injection. Engine cylinders are Nikasil plated and the stainless stell exhaust system is an integrated 3-way catalytic converter with heated oxygen sensors.

A six-speed Baker transmission delivers power through the belt drive. Stopping is achieved via Brembo 4-piston calipers, with 11.5" dual rotors up front. Standard 5.5-gallon tank helps extend cruising range. Seats are all-leather and built to exacting specifications.

Model Features

Chromed tear drop Halogen Headlamp
Short fenders
Die cast console - color matched
Black and polished engine with chrome covers
Chromed spoke wheels
Available billet wheels
Traditional black wall tires
Two into one stainless steel exhaust system with three way catalytic converter installed and chromed shields
Leather & fringe options available
Air cooled, pushrod, Power Plus 105ci engine
Closed loop, sequential, port injection with heated oxygen sensors
Six speed transmission

Seat: solo seat available in black and tan leather
5.5 gallon fuel tank
Brembo brake system with dual floating rotors and 4 piston calipers in the front and single floating rotor and two piston caliper in the rear.
Two accessory 12 V outlets
Indian Script tank design

Tank mounted analog speedometer and multi function digital display
Charging system 42 Amps
Lamps: Tear drop head lamp, glass front fender light
There are no electrical relays in the system