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

  • 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/ 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″

DIMENSIONS

  • 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