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Timeless design, legendary past, and unobtrusive modern technology.
The air-cooled Thunderstroke 116 produces 162Nm of raw torque for passing power in all 6 gears, giving you the power to leave everything—and everyone—in your exhaust.
Turn heads on every corner with simple, purposeful design showcasing bobbed fenders, exposed rear shocks and a steel welded tube frame. It’s an invitation to make it your own.
The 4″ touchscreen maintains a classic aesthetic by disguising itself as an analog gauge. Use it as a speedo and a tach, but it also provides turn-by-turn navigation, controls ride modes, lets you answer and decline calls, and manage your music from any Bluetooth-connected device.
The result of fine American craftsmanship: no detail overlooked.
Dark by design with premium gloss-black finishes from fender to fender.
The 19″ machined cast front wheel with ABS adds to the menacing stance and will beg you to roll the throttle.
With a low seat height, a solo saddle, and mid-mount foot pegs that keep your feet underneath you, the Chief gives every rider complete control.
More of what you need, less of what you don’t.
Off the line, every Chief Dark Horse comes with keyless ignition, USB charging port, cruise control, ABS, and super-sticky Pirelli Night Dragon tires.
Full LED lighting provides great visibility to the road ahead.
Choose between three ride modes — Tour, Standard, and Sport — for an experience that’s tailored to your riding style.
All the 116-equipped models have throttle-by-wire, cruise control, ABS, and rear-cylinder deactivation as standard, while their higher-level finishes and details are meant to sell the more premium feel. Indian’s Ride Command system is also included, on what the firm is touting as an “industry-first ‘4 Inch Round Display,’” which shows bike and ride information like RPM, gear, trip meters, navigation, weather, audio information from bluetooth devices and more with operation through grip controls or via the digital IPS touchscreen. Featuring 3 selectable rider modes for all types of weathers, keyless ignition fobs, USB charging ports, 12v lighter port, rear cylinder deactivation for lower temps in traffic and more!
|Engine Type||Thunderstroke 116|
|Bore x Stroke||103.2mm x 113mm|
|Electronic Fuel Injection System||Closed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore|
|Peak Torque RPM||3200 rpm|
|Peak Torque||162 Nm|
|Suspension: Front – Type/Travel||Telescopic Fork/132 mm|
|Suspension: Rear – Type/Travel||Dual Shocks with adjustable preload / 75mm|
|Brakes/Front||Single / 300 mm semi floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper|
|Brakes/Rear||Single /300 mm floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper|
|Tires/Front||Pirelli Night Dragon 130/60B19 61H|
|Tires/Rear||Pirelli Night Dragon 180/65B16 81H|
|Exhaust||Dual exhaust with crossover|
|Primary Drive||Gear Drive Wet Clutch|
|Drive/Driven Clutch||Wet, Multi-Plate|
Gear Ratio (Overall)
|Seat Height||662 mm|
|Ground Clearance||125 mm|
|Overall Length||2286 mm|
|Overall Height||1253 mm|
|Overall Width||922 mm|
|Fuel Capacity||15.1 L|
|Weight (Empty tank / full of fuel)||294kg / 304kg|
1921 marked the debut of the Indian Motorcycle Chief. Designed by the legendary Charles Franklin, the dirt track racer and engineer who also dreamed up the Scout, the Chief had a 61-cubic-inch V-twin, dual cams, a low seat, and graceful lines. Riders loved its reliable power, formidable torque, and agile frame, and the bike quickly gained fans around the world. In the 1940s, the Chief helped fuel the postwar era of bike racing and customization in America.
For its’ 100th anniversary, one of America’s most iconic bikes has been completely reimagined by America’s first motorcycle company. The new Chief is the perfect blend of old and new — a timeless design supplemented with modern technology and performance, and zero compromises. It retains its classic compact stance, simple steel frame, and 64-inch wheelbase. With the Chief’s timeless design, dedication to Indian Motorcycle’s legendary past, and unobtrusive modern technology, the only people it will disappoint are the ones who hoped to keep it in their rearview.