The newly redesigned Indian Chieftain Limited looks as good as it performs. With aggressive styling, modern riding amenities and throw-you-back power, it’s the perfect way to announce your arrival.
With an extensive package of premium amenities, the impressive power of the Thunder Stroke® 111 V-Twin engine and unmatched handling, it’s easy to do. Streamlined, Aggressive Style. Loaded With Premium Amenities. Its extensive list of features includes a 19″ contrast-cut front wheel, full LED lighting, a new gunfighter seat and the industry-leading Ride Command® system with a 100-watt premium audio system. Now with three selectable Ride Modes and Rear Cylinder Deactivation for customizable performance and enhanced comfort.
Since its debut in 2013, the Chieftain has consistently won high marks for handling, power and comfort. “As we continue to evolve the Indian Motorcycle brand, we want to expand our lineup with more aggressive style options, while still maintaining the availability of our more classic style options,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director for Indian Motorcycle. “What’s most important to us is developing motorcycles that meet a wide variety of customer style preferences, and Chieftain’s new look does just that.” At first glance of the new Chieftain, riders will notice a restyled fairing and saddlebags with sharper lines and harder edges that give the bike a commanding presence and a more streamlined look. A trimmed and slimmed fairing, paired with full LED lighting and new fork guards, delivers a streamlined front-end package that’s indicative of the bike’s impressive performance capabilities. The Chieftain’s slammed saddlebags with color-matched fender closeouts also provide a sleek and custom-inspired look. While the new Rogue gunfighter seat gives the bike a sleek, low-slung stance, Chieftain maintains its superior handling and comfort with more than four inches of rear suspension travel. New badging on the tank and saddlebags and the iconic Indian headdress on the front fender complete the package.
For a more customized ride experience, riders can now choose between three Ride Modes – Tour, Standard or Sport. The throttle map for each Ride Mode was designed with a specific application in mind, resulting in one bike with three distinct personalities. All Chieftains are also equipped with Rear Cylinder Deactivation for increased rider comfort when the bike is stationary. Several enhancements have also been made to Indian Motorcycle’s stock audio system to significantly improve sound quality. First, the tweeters have been separated from the mid-range speakers to optimize sound output and clarity. Second, a dynamic equalizer that’s fully customizable now adjusts specific frequencies at different vehicle speeds to provide peak system performance at all times. As speed increases, the equalizer automatically adjusts each frequency to the optimal level to compensate for road, wind and engine noise (and that is what I’m talking about!) The result is crystal-clear, 100-watts of premium audio at all speeds.
In summary, the Chieftain lineup packs a host of new features, including:
- Restyled fairing and saddlebags that reflect Chieftain’s performance capabilities
- Rogue gunfighter seat that enhances the bike’s sleek profile
- Front, rear turn signals and full LED lighting
- Ride-enhancing technology that provides a customizable ride experience with three Ride Modes and Rear Cylinder Deactivation for improved rider comfort
- Enhanced stock, 100-watt premium audio system for crystal-clear sound at all speeds
Indian Motorcycle also introduced its loudest audio system to date. With PowerBand™ Audio, riders can choose from audio configurations that are up to 50 percent louder than stock audio. The system is engineered with an integrated amp on speaker and does not require additional amps. The premium audio package is fully integrated with Indian Motorcyle® Ride Command® so that when PowerBand™ Audio speakers are installed, Ride Command® automatically recognizes the upgrade and takes the equalizer from five bands to nine bands with additional pre-set options and volume control. Riders can choose from three kits – PowerBand Audio™ (fairing upgrade), PowerBand™ Audio Plus (fairing and saddlebag upgrade) and PowerBand™ Audio Plus with accessory trunk (fairing, saddlebag, and accessory trunk upgrade). Riders can further customize their Chieftain with a variety of accessories, including performance packages from Stage 1, 2 and 3 featuring exhaust, air intakes, cams and the 116 ci big bore kit. Custom-fit options like extended and reduced reach seats, mid-rise handlebars, and reduced reach handlebars are also available. Color-matched accessories such as Hard Lower Fairings, Saddlebag Audio Lids, a Quick Release Trunk, and for the Chieftain Classic owners, a 10-spoke 19-inch contrast-cut wheel with an open fender can be added to give your bike a custom look.
2019 Indian Chieftain Limited Redesign Features and Benefits
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A bike that looks as aggressive as it performs. Featuring a restyled fairing, slammed saddlebags, a 19″ front wheel and new badging.
New Gunfighter Seat
The Chieftain Limited’s streamlined profile is enhanced by an all-new gunfighter seat.
Modern And Aggressive
LED lighting from nose to tail and a lowered stance complete the custom-inspired look.
A Higher Level Of Performance
When it comes to power and comfort, The Chieftain Limited is in a class of its own.
Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin Engine
The powerful Thunder Stroke 111 engine produces 119 ft-lbs of torque for exceptional power at low RPM and a responsive ride at any speed.
Agile Handling and Control
Combines outstanding steering geometry and a lightweight cast aluminum frame to provide responsive handling and agile cornering.
Indian Motorcycle® Ride Command®
It’s the largest, fastest, most customizable system on two wheels, featuring turn-by-turn navigation, Bluetooth® connectivity, vehicle information and much more.
Everything You Need And More
The Chieftain Limited is packed with all of the premium features and easy-to-use technology that take your ride to the next level.
High-output speakers in the fairing and trunk deliver 100-watts of crystal-clear audio. Featuring a dynamic equalizer that automatically adjusts for road, wind and engine noise.
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The Chieftain Limited comes standard with keyless ignition, cruise control, ABS and tire pressure monitoring.
A push-button power windshield allows you to easily change the height. Keep it low for wind in your face or raise it up to cruise in comfort.
Control Your Ride With Ride Command
With the industry-leading Ride Command system, you control every aspect of your ride on a glove-compatible touchscreen with an easy-to-use interface, customizable vehicle information screens, and two-finger pinch-to-zoom.
All-New Ride Modes
Now you can choose between three ride modes, Tour, Standard, and Sport, for an experience that’s customized to your riding style.
Rear Cylinder Deactivation automatically shuts off the rear cylinder when the bike is stopped for enhanced comfort in slow-moving traffic. As soon as you hit the throttle, the rear cylinder seamlessly reactivates for full power.
Wirelessly connect your phone to the bike’s display with Bluetooth® to enjoy your favorite music on the open road. You can also pair a headset and receive calls and texts.
Fairing-mounted instrument cluster featuring analog speedometer and tachometer with fuel gauge, range, odometer, and current gear. 15 LED telltale indicators; cruise control enabled, cruise control set, neutral, high beam, turn signal, ABS, check engine, low tire pressure, battery, low fuel, security system, low engine oil pressure and MHP or km/h unit designation.
7″ Ride Command® touchscreen display with real-time clock; ambient air temperature; heading; audio information display; vehicle trouble code readout; Vehicle Status (tire pressure, voltage, engine hours, oil change); Vehicle Info (speed, fuel range, RPM, gear position); Dual Trip Meters (fuel range, miles, average fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy time, average speed); Ride Data (heading, moving time, stop time, altitude, altitude change); Bluetooth Status for phone and headset; Ride Mode Selection; Map/Navigation
7″ Ride Command® Touchscreen Display with Navigation; Power Windshield; Highway Bars; Vinyl Gunfighter Seat; Tire Pressure Monitoring; Remote-locking Hard Saddlebags; Selectable Ride Modes; Rear Cylinder Deactivation; ABS; Cruise Control; Keyless Ignition; 100 Watt Audio System with AM/FM, Bluetooth, USB, Smartphone Compatible Input, and Weatherband