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2017 Indian Chieftain®
2017 Indian Chieftain®

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Indian
Indian
Model Year
2017
2017
Model
Chieftain®
Chieftain®
Model Code
N17TCAAAAS
N17TCAAAAS
Color
Silver Smoke
Silver Smoke

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual, 300 mm floating rotor, 4-piston caliper

Rear - Single, 300 mm floating rotor, 2-piston caliper

Front - Dual, 300 mm floating rotor, 4-piston caliper

Rear - Single, 300 mm floating rotor, 2-piston caliper

Wheels

Front - 16 x 3.5 in. cast

Rear - 16 x 5 in. cast

Front - 16 x 3.5 in. cast

Rear - 16 x 5 in. cast

Tires

Front Dunlop® Elite 3 130/90B16 73H

Rear - Dunlop® Elite 3 Multi-Compound 180/60R16 80H

Front Dunlop® Elite 3 130/90B16 73H

Rear - Dunlop® Elite 3 Multi-Compound 180/60R16 80H

Dimensions

Length
Overall - 101.2 in. (2,571 mm)
Overall - 101.2 in. (2,571 mm)
Height
Overall - 54.6 in. (1,388 mm)
Overall - 54.6 in. (1,388 mm)
Width
Overall - 39.4 in. (1,000 mm)
Overall - 39.4 in. (1,000 mm)
Weight

Empty Tanks - 828 lbs. (376 kg)

Full tank - 860 lbs. (391 kg)

GVWR - 1,385 lbs. (630 kg)

Empty Tanks - 828 lbs. (376 kg)

Full tank - 860 lbs. (391 kg)

GVWR - 1,385 lbs. (630 kg)

Ground Clearance
5.6 in. (142 mm)
5.6 in. (142 mm)
Wheelbase
65.7 in. (1,668 mm)
65.7 in. (1,668 mm)
Seat Height
26 in. (660 mm)
26 in. (660 mm)

Drivetrain

Final Drive
2.2:1
2.2:1

Engine

Engine
Thunder Stroke® 111
Thunder Stroke® 111
Displacement
111 ci (1,811cc)
111 ci (1,811cc)
Bore x Stroke
3.976 x 4.449 in. (101 x 113 mm)
3.976 x 4.449 in. (101 x 113 mm)
Torque

Peak - 119.2 ft. lbs. (161.6 Nm)

Peak torque - 3,000 rpm

Peak - 119.2 ft. lbs. (161.6 Nm)

Peak torque - 3,000 rpm

Compression Ratio
9.5:1
9.5:1
Fuel System
Closed loop fuel injection; 54 mm bore
Closed loop fuel injection; 54 mm bore
Fuel Capacity
5.5 gal. (20.8 l)
5.5 gal. (20.8 l)
Clutch
Wet, multi-plate
Wet, multi-plate
Exhaust
Split dual with crossover
Split dual with crossover
Gear Ratio

1st - 9.403:1

2nd - 6.411:1

3rd - 4.763:1

4th - 3.796:1

5th - 3.243:1

6th - 2.789:1

1st - 9.403:1

2nd - 6.411:1

3rd - 4.763:1

4th - 3.796:1

5th - 3.243:1

6th - 2.789:1

Operational

Primary Drive
Gear
Gear
Suspension

Front - Telescopic fork 46 mm; 4.7 in. (119 mm) travel

Rear - Single shock with air adjust; 4.5 in. (114 mm) travel

Front - Telescopic fork 46 mm; 4.7 in. (119 mm) travel

Rear - Single shock with air adjust; 4.5 in. (114 mm) travel

Rake
25°
25°
Trail
5.9 in. (150 mm)
5.9 in. (150 mm)

Other

Additional Colors
Thunder Black, White Smoke, Star Silver over Thunder Black, Wildfire Red over Thunder Black
Thunder Black, White Smoke, Star Silver over Thunder Black, Wildfire Red over Thunder Black

Features

Features

  • REMOTE-LOCKABLE HARD SADDLEBAGS: Your cargo is cargo protected inside convenient, spacious hard saddlebags with weatherproof seals. You can even lock them remotely using a console-mounted button, or viea the bike’s key fob.
  • HERITAGE INSPIRED POWERPLANT: Designed from the ground up, the Thunder Stroke 111 is a powerful engine offering premium performance, as well as legendary features inspired by the Power Plus motor of the 1940s. Multi-directional finned valve covers. Downward firing exahaust. Large, parallel push-rod tubes. Organic, asymmetric fin styling. Right-hand drive. Classic 2/3 head-to-cylinder neck down.
  • OUTSTANDING STEERING GEOMETRY: The steering geometry of the Indian Chieftain was engineered to deliver light, responsive handling, whether ridden solo with no cargo or two-up with full saddlebags.
  • DESIGN INSPIRATION: To design this fairing, our team looked for inspiration outside of the motorcycle industry. They landed on the sleek and powerful streamliner locomotives of the 1950s. With these classically styled machines as their guide, a new icon for Indian Motorcycle was born.
  • ABS BRAKING: With ABS braking, you’ll ride with confidence, knowing you can brake under control in any situation.
  • CHROME HEADDRESS: The most powerful icon in motorcycling. Since 1947, the illuminated headdress has graced the front of fender of nearly every Indian Motorcycle, guiding the way from legend to legend.
  • PUSH-BUTTON HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE WINSHIELD: With a push of a handlebar-mounted button, this windshield can quickly raise or lower electronically. Lower it to enjoy the cooling airflow. Or raise it to block out wind and rain.
  • KEYLESS IGNITION: Never fumble for your key again. With the proximity fob in your pocket, just climb on, press the start button and ride away. Misplace your fob? Simply enter your personal security code and go.
  • CRUISE CRONTROL: With automotive-quality ABS braking, you’ll ride with confidence, knowing you can brake under control in any situation.
  • 119 FT-LBS OF TORQUE: The Thunder Stroke 111 produces 119 ft-lbs of torque with extraordinary power at low RPM, so you can accelerate hard with power to spare in ever gear
  • PREMIUM CONCERT AUDIO: Built into the fairing is a 100-watt audio system. Delivering premium-quality sound from dual high-output speakers. Smartphones and other audio sources can be connected via cable or Bluetooth.
  • THE INDIAN MOTORCYCLE RIDE COMMAND SYSTEM: Pinch. Swipe. Tap. All without removing your gloves. Through this industry-leading seven-inch display, you can get turn-by-turn directions. Quickly find points of interest. Play Bluetooth audio. Check vehicle information and status, plue a whole lot more. And thanks to split-screen technology, you can easily customize the display to focus on the details that matter to you most.
  • INTERNALLY WIRED HANDLEBARS: This high-profile area features all-chrome hand controls. Plus, all of the wiring is routed inside the handlebars for a clean, premium-quality look.
  • CAST ALUMINUM FRAME: This cast aluminum frame is lightweight yet exceptionally strong, providing excellent low-speed handling, and confidence-inspiring stability on the highway.
  • CHROME HIGHWAY BAR: These chrome highway bars provide premium-quality shine. You can also accessorize them with stylish wraps or comfortable footrests

Features

  • REMOTE-LOCKABLE HARD SADDLEBAGS: Your cargo is cargo protected inside convenient, spacious hard saddlebags with weatherproof seals. You can even lock them remotely using a console-mounted button, or viea the bike’s key fob.
  • HERITAGE INSPIRED POWERPLANT: Designed from the ground up, the Thunder Stroke 111 is a powerful engine offering premium performance, as well as legendary features inspired by the Power Plus motor of the 1940s. Multi-directional finned valve covers. Downward firing exahaust. Large, parallel push-rod tubes. Organic, asymmetric fin styling. Right-hand drive. Classic 2/3 head-to-cylinder neck down.
  • OUTSTANDING STEERING GEOMETRY: The steering geometry of the Indian Chieftain was engineered to deliver light, responsive handling, whether ridden solo with no cargo or two-up with full saddlebags.
  • DESIGN INSPIRATION: To design this fairing, our team looked for inspiration outside of the motorcycle industry. They landed on the sleek and powerful streamliner locomotives of the 1950s. With these classically styled machines as their guide, a new icon for Indian Motorcycle was born.
  • ABS BRAKING: With ABS braking, you’ll ride with confidence, knowing you can brake under control in any situation.
  • CHROME HEADDRESS: The most powerful icon in motorcycling. Since 1947, the illuminated headdress has graced the front of fender of nearly every Indian Motorcycle, guiding the way from legend to legend.
  • PUSH-BUTTON HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE WINSHIELD: With a push of a handlebar-mounted button, this windshield can quickly raise or lower electronically. Lower it to enjoy the cooling airflow. Or raise it to block out wind and rain.
  • KEYLESS IGNITION: Never fumble for your key again. With the proximity fob in your pocket, just climb on, press the start button and ride away. Misplace your fob? Simply enter your personal security code and go.
  • CRUISE CRONTROL: With automotive-quality ABS braking, you’ll ride with confidence, knowing you can brake under control in any situation.
  • 119 FT-LBS OF TORQUE: The Thunder Stroke 111 produces 119 ft-lbs of torque with extraordinary power at low RPM, so you can accelerate hard with power to spare in ever gear
  • PREMIUM CONCERT AUDIO: Built into the fairing is a 100-watt audio system. Delivering premium-quality sound from dual high-output speakers. Smartphones and other audio sources can be connected via cable or Bluetooth.
  • THE INDIAN MOTORCYCLE RIDE COMMAND SYSTEM: Pinch. Swipe. Tap. All without removing your gloves. Through this industry-leading seven-inch display, you can get turn-by-turn directions. Quickly find points of interest. Play Bluetooth audio. Check vehicle information and status, plue a whole lot more. And thanks to split-screen technology, you can easily customize the display to focus on the details that matter to you most.
  • INTERNALLY WIRED HANDLEBARS: This high-profile area features all-chrome hand controls. Plus, all of the wiring is routed inside the handlebars for a clean, premium-quality look.
  • CAST ALUMINUM FRAME: This cast aluminum frame is lightweight yet exceptionally strong, providing excellent low-speed handling, and confidence-inspiring stability on the highway.
  • CHROME HIGHWAY BAR: These chrome highway bars provide premium-quality shine. You can also accessorize them with stylish wraps or comfortable footrests