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Indian Chieftain

Indian Chieftain is a cruiser bike with the last known price Rs. 34,18,128 in India. It had 1 variant and 5 colours. It and was powered by a 1811 cc BS-IV engine. It came with anti-locking braking system and both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement1,811 cc
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight391 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 34,18,128

Indian Chieftain is now discontinued in India.

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Indian Chieftain Summary

Chieftain key highlights

Engine Capacity 1,811 cc
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 391 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 20.8 litres
Seat Height 660 mm
Max Power 72 bhp

About Chieftain

The Chieftain is the only faired cruiser from the iconic Indian Motorcycles and is also the most expensive in its line-up. It gets stylish, elegant fenders which have been seen since 1940 in all Indian Motorcycles along with the traditional big ‘Indian’ badging on the fuel tank. It gets keyless entry, which is a secure and convenient feature for the riders.

The front fender gets the iconic ‘War Bonnet’ and the same covers its brake callipers. The Chief Classic instrumentation combines modern technology and traditional style. The tank-mounted console has a large, easy-to-read analog speedometer as well as a digital display screen that provides a wealth of valuable ride and fuel data. It gets spacious hard saddlebags which are mounted on quick release anchors and feature remote electronics lock that can be controlled using a mounted button. The fairing houses an audio system that delivers quality sound from dual high-output speakers along with a Bluetooth audio system. It sports an adjustable windshield that can be raised and lowered depending on your requirements.

The Indian Chieftain is powered by the same new Thunder Stroke 111 engine that powers the Classic and the Chief Vintage. This engine churns out 161Nm of peak torque. The bike has six-speed transmissions fed by electronic fuel injection and has ABS and hidden rear suspension. This iconic motorcycle is priced at USD 22,999 (Rs 14.20 lakh) in the US .This bike will be launched in India on January 22, 2014 and is expected to be priced between Rs 24 lakh – Rs 27 lakh (ex-showroom). It will be sold in India as a completely-built-up (CBU) unit.

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Indian Chieftain Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Gets electronic adjustable windscreen
    • Equipped with music system
    • Engine churns out outstanding torque
  • Could be Better

    • Extremely heavy
    • Difficult to ride in city traffic
    • Limited sales, service reach

BikeWale's Take

The Indian Chieftain is like a sofa on wheels. It has been developed to ride on highways for countless distance without the need of stopping. The motor is extremely refined and is loaded with plenty of torque. Plus, there are a lot of features that will keep the rider and pillion comfortable for hours. However, the bike is extremely pricey and isn’t available in most of the metro cities. 

Indian Chieftain mileage

As per ARAI, the average of Chieftain is 20 kmpl.

Chieftain mileage details



  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 72 bhp @ 5,075 rpm

    Max Torque 138.9 Nm @ 2,600 rpm

    Cooling System Air Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Belt Drive

    Emission Standard BS-IV

    Displacement 1,811 cc

    Cylinders 2

    Bore 101 mm

    Stroke 113 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 9.5:1

    Ignition Electronic Ignition

    Spark Plugs --

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern --

    Clutch Wet Multiplate

    Fuel Delivery System Closed Loop fuel injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 20.8 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 416 Km

    Mileage - ARAI 20 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. --

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 300 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 180/60R16 80H

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 300 mm

    Calliper Type Front-4-Piston , Rear-2 Piston Calliper

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 16 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 16 inch

    Front Tyre Size 130/90B16 73H

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Front Suspension Telescopic Fork

    Rear Suspension Single Shock

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 391 kg

    Overall Length 2,571 mm

    Overall Width 1,000 mm

    Wheelbase 1,668 mm

    Ground Clearance 142 mm

    Seat Height 660 mm

    Overall Height 1,388 mm

    Chassis Type High Tensile Steel

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    Standard Warranty (Year) --

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) Standard Warranty (Kilometers) --


Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

GPS & Navigation --

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes



Electric System12V DC

BatteryMaintenance Free

Headlight TypeHalogen And Bulb Type

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

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Indian Chieftain News

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    2018 Indian Chieftain Elite photo gallery
    15 August 2018
    Ranjan R. Bhat

    Polaris has rolled out the limited edition Indian Chieftain Elite in India. Priced at a whopping Rs 38 lakhs (ex-showroom), the Chieftain Elite features the best of technology and creature comforts that Indian has to offer. Here is a photo gallery of the 2017 Indian...

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    Indian Chieftain Elite- What else can you buy
    13 August 2018
    Neil Nair

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