Buyers Guide 2016 Indian Chief Vintage | Buyer's Guide

2016 Indian Chief Vintage | Buyer’s Guide

2016 Indian Chief Vintage | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

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

A truly classic bagger with fringed leather saddlebags and protective windshield (both of which are quickly removed without tools), the 2016 Indian Chief Vintage captures the classic Indian look.

A big part of its visual appeal is the air-cooled Thunder Stroke 111 motor with downdraft exhausts and finned valve covers. With 29 degrees of rake, it has relaxed handling for long-distance touring, and a six-speed transmission to allow the motor to purr along. Standard features include cruise control, ABS, leather seats and bags, keyless ignition, and multi-function instrumentation on the 5.5-gallon fuel tank.

Read our Indian Chief Vintage Review.

2016 Indian Chief Vintage Specs:


  • 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


  • Front suspension: Telescopic forks w/ 4.7 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Single shock w/ 3.7 inches of travel
  • Front brakes: Dual 300mm floating rotors w/ 4-piston calipers
  • Rear brakes: 300mm floating rotor w/ 2-piston calipers
  • Front tire: Dunlop American Elite; 130/90B16 67H
  • Rear tire: Dunlop American Elite; 180/65B16 81H
  • Front wheel: 16″ x 3.5″
  • Rear wheel: 16″ x 5″


  • Fuel capacity: 5.5 gallons
  • Ground clearance: 5.5 inches
  • Overall height: 58.7 inches
  • Overall width: 39.4. inches
  • Overall length: 103.7 inches
  • Rake: 29°
  • Trail: 6.1 inches
  • Seat height: 26.0 inches
  • Wheelbase: 68.1 inches
  • Wet weight: 835 pounds

2016 Indian Chief Vintage Colors:

  • Thunder Black
  • Indian Red
  • Willow Green/Ivory Cream
  • Star Silver/Thunder Black

2016 Indian Chief Vintage Price:

  • MSRP from $20,999


Don Williams
Don Williams
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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