Indian Chieftain Elite




Make Model

Indian Chieftain Elite




Four stroke, 49º V-twin,  pushrod, Thunder Stroke™ 111

Capacity / 110.5 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 101 x 113 mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Exhaust Dual exhaust w/ cross-over


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



Max Toque

119.2 lb-ft / 161.6 Nm @ 2100 rpm
Clutch Wet, Multi-Plate


6 Speed 
Final Drive Belt
Gear Ratio 1st9.403 : 1
2nd6.411 : 1
3rd4.763 : 1
4th3.796 : 1
5th3.243 : 1
6th2.789 : 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, with air adjustment
Rear Wheel Travel 104 mm /  3.7 in

Front Brakes

2x 300mm floating discs 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 300mm floating disc 2 piston calipers

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre

Rake  25°  
Trail 150 mm / 5.9 in
Dimensions Length 2500 mm / 98.7 in
Width  1000 mm / 39.42 in
Height 1388 mm / 54.6 in
Wheelbase 1668 mm  / 65.7 in
Seat Height 660 mm  / 26.0 in
Ground Clearance 142 mm / 5.6 in 
Dry Weight 377 kg / 831 lbs

Wet Weight

392 kg / 860 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

20.8 Litres / 5.5 US gal

The new 2017 Chieftain Elite can be considered a masterpiece on wheels, and was specially made for those who want an ultra-exclusive Indian motorcycle that will turn heads.

The Chieftain Elite is a limited-edition bike featuring custom Fireglow Red Candy with Marble Accents paint, all completed entirely by hand at Indian Motorcycle’s custom paint facility located in Spearfish, South Dakota. A small, specialized team spends over 25 hours to hand paint each bike. No two Chieftain Elites look exactly the same. 

“With Chieftain Elite we wanted to design the most-premium, feature-packed Chieftain that we could possibly imagine,” said Reid Wilson, Director of Marketing for Indian Motorcycle. “In the end, I think the bike exceeded even our own high expectations. It’s and absolute show stopper.”

The Elite here has a 19-inch machined front rim and a cutback fender to expose its beauties. The headlight bezel has been colored to match the fairing, and the leather saddle has been made more streamlined than the standard model while being contrast stitched.

Moreover, instead of a standard headlight, the bike has a Pathfinder LED unit and driving lights. You’ll also benefit from a flared power windshield, billet aluminum floorboards, and a 200-Watt sound system with two speakers in the fairing and two in the saddlebags.

The Elite model wouldn’t have been complete without the industry-leading Ride Command 7-inch infotainment system, ABS, tire pressure monitoring system, keyless ignition, and remote locking luggage cases.

Power-wise, the Chieftain Elite comes with the same engine found on the standard and Limited models, but can be enhanced through optional features like a Stage 1 exhaust, high-flow air cleaner, and Stage 2 cams.