Indian Chieftain




Make Model

Indian Chieftain




Four stroke, V-twin, Thunder Stroke™ 111

Capacity / 110.5 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 101 x 113 mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1


Electronic Fuel Injection System Closed loop fuel injection / 54mm bore



Max Toque

139 Nm / 14.2 kgf-m @ 2800 rpm
Clutch Wet, Multi-Plate


6 Speed 
Final Drive Belt
Gear Ratio 1st 9.403 : 1  2nd 6.411 : 1  3rd 4.763 : 1  4th 3.796 : 1  5th 3.243 : 1 6th 2.789 : 1
Final Drive Ratio 2.2 : 1
Frame  Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box

Front Suspension

Telescopic forks,
Front Wheel Travel 119 mm / 4.7 in

Rear Suspension

Single shock,
Rear Wheel Travel 104 mm /  3.7 in

Front Brakes

2x Floating Rotor 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single Floating Rotor 2 piston calipers
Wheels  60 Spoke 16 x 3.5" Front and 16" x 5" Rear"

Front Tyre

130/90B16 67H

Rear Tyre

180/65B16 81H
Rake  29°  
Trail 6.1 in
Dimensions Length 2571 mm / 101.2 in
Width 1022 mm / 40.2 in
Height 1529 mm / 60.2 in
Wheelbase 1668 mm  / 65.7 in
Seat Height 660 mm  / 26.0 in
Ground Clearance 140 mm / 5.5 in 
Dry Weight 376 kg / 828 lbs

Wet Weight

385 kg / 848 lbs
GVWR 630 kg / 1385 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

20.8 Litres / 5.5 US gal

Your way or the highway can be the same thing. Cruise around town. Roar down the freeway with music blasting. Take a long trip across state lines. Then put down the side stand, take a step back and look at one of the most striking motorcycles ever built.

With its broad, sculpted shoulders, muscular lines and booming sound, the 2017 Indian® Chieftain® always rolls at the front of the
crowd. Up front, there’s a fairing packed with driving lights, a power windshield, the new 7-inch Indian Motorcycle® Ride Command™ system, 100- watt premium audio system with Bluetooth® connectivity and smartphone compatible input, and cruise control. Out back, you’ll find remote locking saddlebags. Add in the Thunder Stroke® 111 engine, standard highway bars, tire pressure monitoring, Anti-Lock Brakes and a host of other rider- friendly amenities, and it’s easy to see why the Chieftain® always leads the pack. To further stand out from the crowd, the 2017 Chieftain® features Silver Smoke and White Smoke models with blacked out engines as well as a new Wildfire Red over Thunder Black paint option. Further, a paint-matched console and dash now come standard.

A machine that already stands apart is amplified with authentic accessories such as saddlebag lid speakers, passenger floorboards,
low windscreens, plus a growing number of aftermarket options. No wonder the Chieftain® has proven to be an inspiring custom platform for builders around the world.

You’ve already earned the bragging rights. Own them.

Chieftain® & Chieftain Dark Horse® - Indian Motorcycle proudly offers riders an opportunity to "Lead the Pack" with two of America's most commanding, versatile and awe-inspiring bikes. Both feature the Thunder Stroke® 111 engine, TPMS, ABS, fairing with integrated driving lights and power windshield, cruise control, remote locking hard bags, keyless ignition, and much more. The Chieftain Dark Horse, starting at $21,999, is the newest addition to Indian's bagger family. Sporting a premium 100W audio system and an ominous nose-to-tail matte black finish with minimal chrome for a menacing presence that refuses to be ignored. The Indian Chieftain starts at $23,999 and comes standard with the all-new Ride Command™ system, blasting out 100W of premium audio and all the infotainment features a rider leading the pack could ever want. The Chieftain is available in Thunder Black Pearl, White Smoke, Silver Smoke, and a pair of two-tone palettes.
No bike can make you a leader. But this one certainly sends a message. Powered by our formidable Thunder Stroke® 111 engine, and packed with features to keep everything—and everyone—in check. Like a power windshield. 100-watt premium audio system. Remote-locking saddlebags. And poised, confident handling. You’ve already earned the bragging rights. Own them. Be legendary.


Ride Command™ Infotainment System

Indian Motorcycle raises the bar yet again, redefining the premium motorcycle segment with Ride Command™, motorcycling's most advanced yet user-friendly infotainment system. Sporting the industry's largest and brightest touchscreen display, highest resolution and fastest response time, Indian Motorcycle masterfully fuses state-of-the-art technologies with truly remarkable styling. Fully integrated into the dash for an up-close rider experience, Ride Command offers an intuitive interface, customizable information displays, glove-compatible two-finger touch capabilities, and easy navigation to points of interest, like gas stations and restaurants. The breakthrough new Ride Command infotainment system comes standard on all 2017 Chieftain and Roadmaster models. Features include:

- 7-inch display, 800x480 pixels, 2-finger capacitive with swipe and pinch to zoom
- Fastest boot time - ready in about 10 seconds
- 100-watt premium audio system (Chieftain) output (Chieftain), 200-watt Roadmaster, with both touchscreen and handlebar audio controls
- Bluetooth® audio, AM/FM/weather band, USB flash drive support with USB song shuffle
- GPS navigation with turn-by-turn directions, points of interest, compass, and more
- Critical information always displayed, like clock, air temperature, compass heading, fuel level and fuel range
- Convenient phone features available through easy Bluetooth® pairing, including phonebook download, incoming call notification with name display, voice activated calling, incoming text notification, and more

Thunder Stroke 111

A nod to the engine designs of our past, with innovations to power us into the future. That’s the remarkable Thunder Stroke® 111 V-Twin. Air-cooled. With 119 ft.lbs of torque, And two massive pistons that produce the thunderous sound that earned its name. There’s always a high road, and with this award-winning powerplant, getting there couldn’t be more effortless – or more exhilarating.

Chieftain comes in five colours this year - two of them new. It also has the new Ride Command touchscreen as standard.

Black Pearl
Silver Smoke
White Smoke NEW
Star Silver over Thunder Black
Wildfire Red over Thunder Black NEW


Audio Bluetooth The integrated Bluetooth® smart phone connection makes it easy to run music stored in the phone through the Indian® Chieftain™ audio system. Playlist info is displayed on the multi-function display screen, and switches near the handgrip make it easy to control the audio. Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth Sig, Inc.

5-Year Coverage/Roadside Assistance Indian Motorcycle® backs every new Indian® Chieftain™ with 5 years of coverage that includes both a 1 year limited warranty and an extended service contract. Subject to $50 deductible, no mileage limitation. Ride with confidence and peace of mind that you’ll enjoy every memorable mile. Plus, every new rider will be provided a full year of Indian Motorcycle® Roadside Assistance for added assurance. See dealer for details.

Thunder Stroke™ 111 The new Thunder Stroke™ 111 engine delivers an incredible 119 ft-lbs of torque and features styling that pays tribute to legendary Indian Motorcycle® engines of the past.

Keyless Enjoy convenient and secure keyless starting. With the Indian® Chieftain™ key fob in your pocket, climb on the bike, push a button and ride. If you misplace the fob, use the individual security code that you pre-programmed into the ignition.

Classic Iconic Features

Indian Motorcycle® Badging One of the classic elements of an Indian Motorcycle® is the vintage badging. Ever since the Indian® script logo was first created in 1910, and Indian Motorcycle® Red became the standard Indian Motorcycle® color in 1912, these features have made the Indian Motorcycle® badging a hallmark of this historic brand.

War Bonnet Lighting the way as it has done since 1947 is the iconic War Bonnet. Mounted proudly atop the front fender in a chrome frame, this light makes it clear, “This is a genuine Indian Motorcycle®.”

Valenced Fenders Stylish, elegant and functional, the iconic valenced fenders, standard since 1940, enhance the flowing styling lines of every Indian Motorcycle®. They also provide protection, effectively blocking road spray and gravel kicked up by the tires.

Brake Caliper Covers Every Indian Motorcycle® is equipped with outstanding brakes, and in keeping with our traditional styling, we choose to cover the calipers. The result is a clean, stylish, beautifully finished sheet metal - iconic Indian Motorcycle® valanced fenders.

Comfort with Style

Stage 1 Slip-On Exhaust Add the Stage 1 Slip-On Exhaust and enjoy a rich, throaty exhaust note that provides the perfect soundtrack for the open road. This exhaust system allows the Thunder Stroke™ 111 motorcycle engine to breath more freely and unleash additional power and crisp throttle response.

Six Shooter Exhaust Tips It’s easy to give your Indian Motorcycle® a major infusion of custom style with a set of Six Shooter Exhaust Tips. These motorcycle exhaust tips fit on all Stage 1 Slip-On Exhaust pipes and feature timeless American cruiser motorcycle styling.

Saddlebag Audio Kit Turn your Indian® Chieftain™ motorcycle into a rolling concert hall with this Saddlebag Audio Kit. Using the color-matched Concert Audio Lids to replace the stock lids, the integrated audio system will deliver powerful, premium-quality audio to complement the output from your fairing speakers.

Quick Release Passenger Backrest Provide your passenger with a strong, secure, comfortable backrest in just seconds by adding this Standard Height Quick Release Passenger Backrest to an Indian® motorcycle. The backrest’s Quick Release technology lets you install or remove the entire backrest in seconds - without tools! *Luggage rack sold separately