Indian Chieftain

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Key specs
  • Displacement1,811 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)72 bhp
  • Mileage - ARAI20 kmpl
  • Kerb Weight391 kg

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Indian Chieftain Summary

Chieftain key highlights
Displacement 1,811 cc
Mileage 20 kmpl
Kerb Weight 391 kg
  • Silver Smoke
  • Thunder Black Pearl
  • Star Silver over Thunder Black
  • White Smoke
  • Wildfire Red over Thunder Black

About Chieftain

Indian Chieftain is a cruiser bike available in 1 variant in india. Its price starts from ₹34,45,000 (ex-showroom). Indian Chieftain generates 72 bhp of power and 138.9 nm of torque from its 1811cc engine. Double cylinder engine of Chieftain has a 6 speed manual gearbox. With both rear and front disk brakes, Indian Chieftain also has an anti-locking braking system. This 391 kg bike is available in 5 colours.

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. 

Chieftain Specifications & Features


  • Chieftain Engine & TransmissionEngine & Transmission

    Displacement1,811 cc

    Emission StandardBS-IV


    Max Power72 bhp @ 5,075 rpm

    Maximum Torque138.9 Nm @ 2,600 rpm

    Bore101 mm

    Stroke113 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder4

    Compression Ratio9.5:1

    Fuel Delivery SystemClosed Loop fuel injection

    Fuel TypePetrol

    IgnitionElectronic Ignition

    Spark Plugs--

    Cooling SystemAir Cooled

    Gearbox TypeManual

    No. of Gears6

    Transmission TypeBelt Drive

    ClutchWet Multiplate

  • Chieftain Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake TypeDisc

    Front Brake Size300 mm

    Rear Brake TypeDisc

    Rear Brake Size300 mm

    Calliper TypeFront-4-Piston , Rear-2 Piston Calliper

    Front Wheel Size16 inch

    Rear Wheel Size16 inch

    Front Tyre Size130/90B16 73H

    Rear Tyre Size180/60R16 80H

    Tyre TypeTubeless

    Radial TyresYes

    Wheel TypeAlloy

    Front SuspensionTelescopic Fork

    Rear SuspensionSingle Shock

  • Chieftain Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight391 kg

    Overall Length2,571 mm

    Overall Width1,000 mm

    Overall Height1,388 mm

    Wheelbase1,668 mm

    Ground Clearance142 mm

    Seat Height660 mm

    Chassis TypeHigh Tensile Steel

  • Chieftain Fuel Efficiency & PerformanceFuel Efficiency & Performance

    Fuel Tank Capacity20.8 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity--

    Mileage - ARAI20 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported--

    Fuel Efficiency Range416 Km

    Top Speed--

    0 to 60 kmph--

    60 to 0 kmph--



Braking SystemDual Channel ABS


Fuel GuageYes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start


Stand AlarmYes

Stepped SeatYes

No. of Tripmeters2

Tripmeter TypeDigital

Low Fuel IndicatorYes

Low Oil IndicatorYes

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Shift LightYes



Electric System12V DC

BatteryMaintenance Free

Headlight TypeHalogen And Bulb Type

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Indian Chieftain Price

Chieftain Standard 34,45,000 (Ex-showroom, Mumbai) Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Indian Chieftain News

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    Ranjan R. Bhat

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