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Chieftain

Starting at $21,999 US MSRP
Plus destination charge and set-up.
Logistics surcharge of $900 will apply.

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2020 Indian Chieftain Thunder Black is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 671.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One big let down as it doesn’t have Fender skirt I bought this two months ago and I’m glad that I did
Date published: 2022-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute love affair Just about 2 months into owning a 2022 Indian chieftain. Literally everything I've ever wanted in a bike.
Date published: 2022-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong running bike, incredible customer service As a Harley rider of 15+ years, and a motorcyclist of 25 years, I was on the fence. My brother is a passionate Indian fanboy and urged me to consider the brand. VERY glad I did. SO much bike for so little money, and the pics on the website do NOT do this thing justice. It's GORGEOUS. Pulls really strong, tons of features. I ride a LOT and this has been one of the best motorcycles I've ever owned.
Date published: 2022-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the look of my Indian and she is very smooth My Indian was the best piece of mind when I ride.Kick stands up be safe
Date published: 2022-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT MACHINE PURCHASED THIS MOTORCYCLE RECENT,COULD NOT BE MORE SATISFIED,OVERALL GREAT WELL DESIGNED MACHINE
Date published: 2022-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BIKE IVE OWN SO FAR Bought this bike 2 years ago used with 4k miles on it Runs like new no problems after 2 years of riding had a choice between a Harley and the Chieftain got off the band wagon glad i did so many Harleys out there i strive to be different GREAT CHOICE
Date published: 2022-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful and Balanced I love everything about this motorcycle and the Indian brand itself. I’m a first time rider who was initially looking at the scout. But as a person who wants to put miles in and travel on the bike I decided on the bagger. In comparison to all other competitors, Indian has a more family kind of community. The bikes are very well built, powerful, smooth and grab on to the road very well. Only issue was that after I took it out of the dealer I noticed a hairline crack on the crank casing. Waiting to hear back to see if it’s ok or needs to be replaced. But as for the bike itself, best decision and can’t wait to explore the US.
Date published: 2021-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 2021 Chietain DH in Icon Stealth Gray My first bagger and very happy with the purchase overall. This bike has better balance and suspension than a HD SGS. The HD SGS does have a more progressive and linear throttle. The Indian can be learned, but has a dead spot off idle due to being electronic. The two areas I have had some issue with are 1) Apple carplay seems to disconnect continually to the point it's nearly useless - It's my hope dealer can fix this at first 500 mile service. 2) I have a pretty minor windshield frame rattle that shows up over large bumps and railroad tracks. Hopefully something just needs to be tightened or isolated. Overall, I'm enjoying the amazing color, smooth power and ride quality. I've lost count in my 400 miles how many thumbs up I've gotten from other drivers and people gauking in parking lots or asking questions at gas stations. Definitely grabs attention.
Date published: 2021-12-04
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Trim & Color Options

Chieftain Thunder Black

Chieftain

Starting at $21,999 US MSRP
Plus destination charge and set-up.
Logistics surcharge of $900 will apply.
Trim & Color options Thunder Black

Features

Features
Closeup of the Thunderstroke 111 V-Twin engine
THUNDERSTROKE 111 V-TWIN ENGINE

The award-winning Thunderstroke 111 produces 119 ft-lb of raw torque for passing power in every gear.

A woman riding a Chieftain bike
AGILE HANDLING AND CONTROL

Outstanding steering geometry and a lightweight cast aluminum frame come together to provide responsive handling and agile cornering.

Two men on the side of the road staring to a Chieftan bike
TURN HEADS

Streamlined fork-mounted fairing and slammed saddlebags perfectly frame the legendary Thunderstroke engine and command attention on the road.

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