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Indian Chieftain Elite and Chieftain Limited Unveiled

The all-new Chieftain Elite and Chieftain Limited are now available at Indian dealerships.

  • Chhavi Kaushik
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2017 Indian Chieftain Elite Limited

Chieftain Elite and Chieftain Limited are powered by V-stroke Thunderstroke 111 V-Twin engine that's good for 73bhp and 138.9Nm.

Indian Motorcycle has expanded its Chieftain model lineup with two upscale editions – Chieftain Elite and Chieftain Limited. Only 350 units of the Chieftain Elite will be sold across the global. In India, the all new Chieftain Elite (starting at $31,499) and Chieftain Limited (starting at $24,499) are now available at Indian dealerships.

Chieftain was one of the first three products that the American motorcycle manufacturer launched in India in 2014. The other two were the Chief Vintage and Chief Classic. All three bikes based on the same platform, and share engine and transmission. However, the design details were different. Out of three, the Indian Chieftain was the most stylish one with unique fork-mounted hard fairing with integrated electronics and gauges.

2017 Indian Chieftain Limited India

Coming to the new Indian Chieftain variants, both the motorcycles source power from the same V-stroke Thunderstroke 111 V-Twin engine that also does duty to the entire Chief range. This air-cooled motor pushes out a top power of 73bhp and 138.9Nm of torque at 2,100rpm.

In terms of design, the new Chieftain Limited edition is essentially a customised version of the Chieftain and Chieftain Dark Horse. This special edition comes with painted headlight bezel, stripped down valanced front fender exposing the big dual front brake rotors, a pair of 16-inch front wheels (instead of 19-inch units) and sleeker seat design.

2017 Indian Chieftain Elite India

Other key highlights include a touchscreen infotainment display with navigation and a 100-watt audio system, tyre pressure monitoring system, power windscreen, cruise control and remote lockable saddlebags. The bike’s braking system comprises of dual 300mm front discs with four piston calipers and standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).

On the other hand, the Chieftain Elite features a Pathfinder LED headlight, powered windshield, rider and passenger floorboards and driving lights and a flared. The bike also gets a 7-inch touchscreen Ride Command Infotainment system with navigation, 200-watt sound system, and hard saddlebags.

With Fireglow Red Candy paintjob and Marble accents, the Chieftain Elite looks stunning. Interestingly, the entire bike is custom painted with 12-layers paint treatment by hand at the bikemaker’s facility in South Dakota.


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