Buyers Guide 2016 Indian Chieftain | Buyer's Guide

2016 Indian Chieftain | Buyer’s Guide

2016 Indian Chieftain | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Indian Chieftain | Buyer's Guide
2016 Indian Chieftain

The flagship of the bagger line-up, the 2016 Indian Chieftain is powered by the beefy Thunder Stroke 111 motor that provides a muscular peak torque output of 119 ft/lbs.

The fork-mounted fairing (with electronically adjusted windshield) is a styling mix of old and new, while the hard bags have such features as remotely activated locks. A Bluetooth-integrated audio system sits behind the fairing, along with high-info digital instrumentation. Other features include a leather seat, ABS, and cruise control.

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2016 Indian Chieftain 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/ 4.5 inches of travel
  • Front brakes: 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: Dunlop Elite 3 Multi-Compound; 180/60R16 80H
  • Front wheel: 16″ x 3.5″
  • Rear wheel: 16″ x 5″


  • Fuel capacity: 5.5 gallons
  • Ground clearance: 5.6 inches
  • Overall height: 54.6 inches
  • Overall width: 39.4 inches
  • Overall length: 101.2 inches
  • Rake: 25°
  • Trail: 5.9 inches
  • Seat height: 26.0 inches
  • Wheelbase: 65.7 inches
  • Wet weight: 848 pounds

2016 Indian Chieftain Colors:

  • Thunder Black
  • Indian Red
  • Silver Smoke
  • Star Silver/Thunder Black

2016 Indian Chieftain Price:

  • MSRP From $22,999

Don Williams
Don Williams
With 45 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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