Proclaiming that “the new standard in bagger design and style is here,” Indian Motorcycle has introduced two additions to its Chieftain line-up – the “custom inspired” Limited and the Elite.
For these “bold new 2017 Chieftains, Indian Motorcycle's designers added tons of style with a variety of features that provide a more sleek, meaner look than ever before. The new offerings represent a bold evolution of the Chieftain line and pave the way for nothing less than legendary riding experiences.
“Our goal was to evolve the award-winning Chieftain platform with new models that elevated the overall style of this bike significantly, while still staying true to the signature design qualities that Indian Motorcycle is known for,” said Reid Wilson, Director of Marketing for Indian Motorcycle. “There's no doubt these bikes have a more commanding presence, combined perfectly with the flowing lines and signature details that make them 100 percent Indian.”
The company went on to say that “every detail of these two bikes demands attention. A new, lower profile, sawed-off open front fender showcases Indian Motorcycle's new front wheel – a ten-spoke 19” contrast-cut behemoth, paired with a matching 16” rear wheel that perfectly complements the powerful dual 300mm floating front rotors with 4-piston calipers. The calipers feature the Indian Motorcycle script logo for a unique custom touch. A color-matched headlight bezel and streamlined leather saddle complete the more sleek, aggressive look.
“For those who demand the best of the best, the Chieftain Elite steps up to the plate as a limited edition bike that's as close to “custom” as possible. It features 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. It takes a small, specialized team over 25 hours to hand-paint each bike, and since no machines are used, no two Chieftain Elites look exactly the same. The Elite also comes with a wealth of premium accessories, including Pathfinder LED headlight and driving lights, a flare windshield, billet driver and passenger floorboards, and a 200-watt premium audio system. Only 350 will be made available for sale globally.
“Both bikes come stacked with all the features that make the Chieftain line the most respected bagger on the road. Along with the industry-leading Ride Command seven-inch infotainment system and powerful Thunderstroke 111 engine with 119 ft-lbs of torque, the Chieftain Limited and Chieftain Elite have a wealth of features, including key-less ignition, remote locking saddlebags, anti-lock brakes (ABS), chrome front highway bars, power-adjustable windshields, and just enough chrome to highlight all the attitude these bikes have to offer.”