Indian Motorcycle launches Chief lineup

Indian Motorcycle launches Chief lineup from Rs 20.75 lakh 

The new models will be the Indian Chief Dark Horse, Indian Chief Bobber Dark Horse and Indian Super Chief

Lalit Sharma, Country Manager, Polaris India Pvt. Ltd. during the launch. Credit: DH Photo

On the 100th anniversary of its debut, Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, on Friday officially announced the launch of its new 2022 Chief lineup in India. 

All based on a simplistic steel-tube frame and powered by Indian Motorcycle’s Thunderstroke motor, the new Indian Chief Dark Horse, Indian Chief Bobber Dark Horse and Indian Super Chief Limited offer three unique takes on the classic American V-twin. 

The 1890 cc Thunderstroke V-Twin air-cooled engine puts out 162 Nm of torque at 2900 rpm. ABS is a standard feature and so is the 101 mm circular touchscreen Ride Command system. Prices begin at Rs 20.75 lakh (ex-showroom). 

Lalit Sharma, Country Manager, Polaris India Pvt. Ltd. said, “The Chief is a hallowed brand that has a glorious history and has garnered a steadfast fan following through the years and across the globe. As an ode to this brand on its 100th anniversary, we have launched the new Chief lineup of motorcycles today that will excite every ardent cruiser enthusiast in India with their technological prowess, timeless elegance and modern performance.” 

The new Indian Chief lineup marks the intersection of simplicity and power. Mechanical and simple, Chief models are based on a classic steel welded tube frame. The lineup features a 15.1-litre fuel tank, bobbed rear fender, dual outboard preload-adjustable rear shocks, dual exhaust, LED lighting, keyless ignition, and Pirelli Night Dragon tires. Along with cruise control, Chief riders can adjust throttle response by selecting one of three ride modes: Sport, Standard or Tour. 

Featuring a short wheelbase of 1626 mm, a low seat height of 662 mm and a wet weight as low as 304 Kg, the Indian Chief lineup inspires confidence and is approachable for any rider. The Chief’s conventional 46 mm front forks with 132 mm of travel, 28.5-degree lean angle, and comfortable ergonomics, create a capable machine for even the most technical of ride routes. 

Riders can operate the Ride Command system through grip controls or via the digital IPS touchscreen display. Riders can cycle through multiple interfaces, including two different gauge configurations, bike and ride information, and turn-by-turn navigation. If using a wireless helmet communicator, riders can control their music within the Ride Command system once their phone is paired via Bluetooth or USB. Riders can also access phone information, including recent calls, contacts, number pad and text message history. When connected, incoming calls will appear and can be accepted or declined directly through the Ride Command system. 

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