Both the Indian Chieftain Elite and Indian Chieftain Limited are powered by the Thunderstroke V-stroke 111 engine making 135 Nm peak torque
The Indian Chieftain in its Dark Horse trim is something that would grab everyone’s eyeballs. The stupendous bagger has been treated with two special editions lately known as the Chieftain Limited and Chieftain Elite. Said to be the bold evolution in the Chieftain portfolio, they certainly have uniqueness and appeal to their own.
Both the motorcycles come powered by the Thunderstroke V-stroke 111 engine found in the Chief and Chieftain lineup that produces 135 Nm pf peak torque as low as 2,100 rpm. The legendary American manufacturer will only be selling 350 units of the Chieftain Elite worldwide and it has been inspired by Indian engineer’s ideas of bringing out a range-topping Chieftain.
As Indian says they wanted to design the most premium and feature-rich Chieftain ever exceeding their own expectations. It gets an exclusive handcrafted paint job at the brand’s factory in South Dakota. None of the Chieftain Elites rolled out will look similar and the custom colour scheme is done by a 25-member team of highly qualified individuals.
It features powered windshield, billet aluminium finished floorboards for rider and passenger, Pathfinder LED headlamp, 200 W sound system, seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with custom information displays, etc. It has pinch and swipe function, navigation and 100 watt audio.
Whilst sticking with the traditional design, the Chieftain Limited adapts new 19-inch front wheel, stripped down front fender, 16-inch rear wheel, twin 300 mm front discs with four-piston calipers and so on. ABS is being offered as standard fitment while the touring characteristics of the bagger is emphasised by TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System), cruise control, remote lockable saddlebags, power windscreen and some others. Both the models look equally gorgeous and with intend to purpose. One thing for sure is, we cannot wait to see this model running on Indian roads.