2018 Indian Chieftain Elite

2018 Indian Chieftain Elite Tourer bike Launched in India

Polaris launches 2018 Indian Chieftain Elite in India prices at Rs. 38 Lakh

Polaris India markets the premium American motorcycle brand the Indian Motorcycle. It recently launched the 2018 Indian Chieftain Elite tourer bike at a price-tag of Rs 38 lakh (Ex-showroom). The Indian Chieftain Elite is one of the most stylish Tourers for the long-distance travel enthusiasts in the world. The Indian Chieftain Elite was announced last year. However, the company will produce only 350 units of the luxury cruiser globally.

2018 Indian Chieftain Elite
2018 Indian Chieftain Elite

The new Indian Chieftain Elite comes with special upgrades than the standard version. It includes a custom paint-theme. The company claims that it takes 25 hours to complete the paint-work of one motorcycle. It also gets other extra equipment which includes a premium audio system, remote-locking hard saddle-bags, and custom seats.



2018 Indian Chieftain Elite Features:

The motorcycle’s distinctive 'Black Hills Silver' color scheme highlights the marble characteristics in its paint. The American bike manufacturer claims that none of the Chieftain Elite motorcycles looks alike. This is because each one of them is hand-painted; and thus, making them unique. Besides the amazing paint job, the tourer bike also gets the Indian’s Ride Command infotainment system.

Chieftain Elite Ride Command
Chieftain Elite Ride Command

Furthermore, this system comes with Bluetooth, navigation and a 200W audio system. However, this is bigger compared to the standard Chieftain’s 100W system. The new Chieftain also offers leather seats with custom stitching and glossy aluminum floorboards.



2018 Indian Chieftain Elite Engine & Power:

The Power in the 2018 Indian Chieftain Elite comes from the 1811 cc Thunder-stroke 111 V-twin engine that also serves the standard Chieftain range. However, the change for the Chieftain Elite is that its motor churns out 161.6 Nm of peak torque at 3000 rpm. This is 11.6 Nm more than the standard model. The bike retains all the other components from the standard range that includes the 119 mm telescopic front forks, and a 114 mm mono-shock suspension unit at the rear.

2018 Indian Chieftain Elite side view
2018 Indian Chieftain Elite side view

Braking duties are performed by the same twin 300mm discs at the front and a single 300mm disc brake at the rear. Additionally, Dunlop provides the 19" front and 16" rear tires. Besides, the curb-weight of the Chieftain Elite is whopping 388kg. However, the 2018 Indian Chieftain Elite offers exclusivity to its owners, just like what the Roadmaster Elite does. The Chieftain Elite competes against the other tourer bikes such as the Harley-Davidson Street Glide and the Honda Gold-Wing in this segment.

2018 Indian Chieftain Elite Specifications:

Engine – Thunder-stroke 111 V-twin

Cooling - air-cooled

Capacity – 1811cc

Torque - 161.6Nm

Compression Ratio - 9.5:1

Electronic Fuel Injection System - Closed loop fuel Injection

Drive/Driven Clutch - Wet, Multi-Plate

Gearbox - 6-speed

Suspension - Telescopic Fork 119 mm (Front) & Single Shock with Air Adjust 114 mm (Rear)

Brakes – Dual 300 mm with 4-piston calipers (Front) / Single 300 mm with 2-piston caliper (Rear)

Tires - Dunlop® American Elite 130/60B19 61H (Front) / Dunlop® Elite 3 Multi-Compound 180/60R16 80H (Rear)

Fuel Tank - 20.8-litres

Kerb Weight (Empty tank/full of fuel) - 373kg/388kg

Gross Weight - 628 kilograms

Wheelbase – 1668 mm

Seat Height – 660 mm

Ground Clearance – 142 mm

Dimensions (overall) – 2506 mm (length) x 1000 mm (width) x 1448 mm (height)

Note - All Images (Courtesy Indian Motorcycles)

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