2016 Indian Chief Classic | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Indian Chief Classic | Buyer's Guide
2016 Indian Chief Classic

Taking you back to the halcyon days of Indian, the Chief Classic is a naked cruiser with the styling cues you expect from the marque—fully finned top end, laced wheels, valanced fenders, leather seats, a front-fender mounted War Bonnet that lights up, and abundant chrome.

Nods to modern technology include ride-by-wire throttle (all wiring is inside the bars), ABS (with calipers hidden by the fenders), keyless ignition, digital (and analog) instrumentation, a cast aluminum frame, and cruise control. A 29-degree rake gives the Chief Classic a relaxed ride.

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2016 Indian Chief Classic Specs

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Engine

  • Engine type: Thunder Stroke 111
  • Bore x stroke: 3.976” x 4.449”
  • Displacement: 111 cubic inches (1811cc)
  • EFI: Closed loop fuel injection
  • Throttle body: 54mm bore
  • Exhaust system: Split dual exhaust with crossover
  • Peak torque: 119.2 ft/lbs @ 3000 rpm
  • Clutch: Wet, multi-plate

Chassis

  • Front suspension: Telescopic forks w/ 4.7 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Single shock w/ 3.7 inches of travel
  • Front braes: Dual 300mm floating rotors w/ 4-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: 300mm floating rotor w/ 2-piston caliper
  • Front tire: Dunlop Elite 3; 130/90B16 73H
  • Rear tire: Dunlop American Elite; 180/65B16 81H
  • Front wheel: 16″ x 3.5″
  • Rear wheel: 16″ x 5″

Dimensions

  • Fuel capacity: 5.5 gallons
  • Ground clearance: 5.5 inches
  • Overall height: 46.3 inches
  • Overall width: 39.4. inches
  • Overall length: 103.5 inches
  • Rake: 29°
  • Trail: 6.1 inches
  • Seat height: 26.0 inches
  • Wheelbase: 68.1 inches
  • Wet weight: 785 pounds

2016 Indian Chief Classic Color:

  • Pearl White

2016 Indian Chief Classic Price:

  • MSRP from $17,999