Indian Chieftain

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Starting at $25,899 CA MSRP
2018 Indian Chieftain Steel Gray is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 566.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best handling, smoothest motorcycle I've owned I have had my 2016 Indian Chieftain for about 3 months now and it is by far the best motorcycle I have ever owned or ridden. The torque, handling and smooth ride are off the charts. It fits me ergonomically and also style wise, better than any other bike I've owned. The transmission and the clutch are wonderful. The rake on the Chieftain makes parking lot and slow maneuvers easier than any large bike I've tried. It handles much better than my previous 2011 Victory Cross Roads. As you can see in the picture, mine has a custom paint job, conceived by Mark A. Moses of Indian Motorcycle Charlotte. I loved my Victory...and it was the best motorcycle I had owned until I bought my Chieftain! I think I am an Indian customer for life now.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Issues with Chrome Very comfortable, easy to drive, and great features. I'd give 5 stars, but in less than a year the chrome trim started developing rust spots and has gotten worse over the last 9 months. It's not on the chrome engine parts, only the trim, fairing, mirrors and some on the forks. it doesn't affect performance of course, but is embarrassing to have a newer bike with these issues. It certainly doesn't represent the Indian name well.
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mostly a Good Bike! I bought this motorcycle in April, and I am mostly pleased with it. Mechanically, it is an excellent motorcycle. The engine is strong, it handles well, and I get many compliments on its looks. However, the paint on it is terrible. It seems to be very soft, and even though I have many coats of wax on it, it seems to get a new stone chip or two every time I ride. What I thought were fingerprints when I bought the bike turned out to be buffer marks in the paint from the factory. And if you don't use the finest, softest microfiber towels while cleaning it, the paint scratches. I've owned many motorcycles, and have never had one where the finish is so poor.
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bike but still have headlamp issues I've had my Chieftain for about 4 years, and the engine is great. The only problem that I have, which has been persistent, is the headlamp and auxiliary lights short circuit, and won't go on. This problem has been addressed a couple of times, but due to all my driving along PCH in Malibu for 55,000 miles so far, the salt air and moisture seems to cause problems with the wiring and definitely eats the chrome. The performance of the bike is exceptional for driving and handling.
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent bike Bought this bike Oct 1 2016 since then I’ve put over 10.000 mile on it worry free with one trip I put over 3.600 miles on it I have a bad back and neck problems buythe time I got back I was still feeling great a comfortable bike for a long trip smooth ride great accessories the weather band came in handy got us ready for some unexpected rain so we could suit up I can’t say enough about the chieftain and how great it is and the quality keep up the great work thanks Indian for making a great bike and bikes
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Satisfied. 95% perfect. Would buy again! Bought on October 14, 2015 (almost winter). Got 1500 km in near freezing temperature. Now have 9000 km (June 1, 2016). Chieftain with almost all Roadmaster options (trunk, heated seat, heated grips, rear crash bars, passenger platforms, chrome accents, ...) Love the handling and power (still a bit less power than my Suzuki C109R, which I kept). Satisfied with leaning capabilities (better than my C109R, which I constantly do peg-grinding) Very comfortable (suspension much better than my C109R, but seat less comfy than my Mustang on the C109R). Have done several 500+ km day trips, and on 1000 km day trip. May switch to Corbin or Mustang seat in the future... Audio system is average. Bluetooth range was initially really bad (passenger was almost out-of-range), but Indian replaced Audio system under waranty, and new one much better. Speakers are bad (really bad distortion at volume 15/30, in almost any musical style). Replaced speakers with Polk Audio DB522, and much better. Love the look. no problem with chrome so far. But the paint top coat is not the best. Lots of smears already (more than on my 2010 C109R after 88,000 km). Support/knowledge at dealer is average. But thanks to mechanics manual + forums... I do all the work myself on my bikes anyway.
Date published: 2016-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very smooth bike I am the guy you want to know I have a 2011 Harley Road Glide, 2015 Victory Magnum X1, and a 2016 Indian Chieftain! The Chieftain is a great bike but there are a few changes that need to be made. The location of the USB port in the fairing is horrible it should be moved to the saddlebag. The seat is very uncomfortable, I put the touring seat on the bike and managed to get a bit more comfortable but the seating position should be a little further back. The bars can be slightly higher. I also work at Gotham Motorcycles in Staten Island, N.Y. If you have any questions please contact me at 646-529-9717
Date published: 2016-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Second Chieftain Had a 2015 Chieftain and saw the new navigation/ information screen and purchased a 2017 three months ago. While a lot seems familiar , I see a higher build quality , quieter engine and better fuel economy. The nav / information screen is great and I would never want to be without it. I feel like the ride is smoother , perhaps some improvement to the front suspension. I am very proud of the styling , when I see the other American cruiser , it looks added-on and old.
Date published: 2017-01-04
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Indian Chieftain Steel Gray

Indian Chieftain

Starting at $25,899 CA MSRP
Trim & Color options Steel Gray

Some are born with it. The tenacity to lead. For those individuals, there’s the Indian Chieftain. A menacing style and an award-winning powerplant that fuels the soul of both bike and rider. 

Indian Chieftain features
FEATURES Refuse To Be Ignored

Open front fender that reveals the 19”, blacked-out front wheel. Modern amenities like the premium 100-watt audio system and industry-leading 7” touchscreen display. And at the heart of it all, the legendary Thunder Stroke® 111 V-Twin engine.

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* Starting at MSRP is the manufactured suggested price and excludes delivery, setup, tax, title, license, and additional fees and expenses. Bikes may be shown with optional accessories. Final sale price determined by authorized Indian Motorcycle® dealer. Specifications and MSRP are subject to change. Due to California emissions regulations, additional costs may apply when purchasing or leasing a Motorcycle in California.