2019 Indian Chieftain unveiled
Indian Motorcycle has taken the wraps off the 2019 Chieftain lineup, that features redesigned panels along with a host of features. The design emphasis is on lending the updated Chieftain range more streamlined, aggressive styling. For those loyal to Indian's classic designs, the 2019 Indian Chieftain Classic will continue to feature its traditional fairing and iconic front fender.
"As we continue to evolve the Indian Motorcycle brand, we want to expand our lineup with more aggressive style options, while still maintaining the availability of our more classic style options," said Reid Wilson, senior director, Indian Motorcycle
The fairing and saddlebags have been restyled for a sharper look with harder edges for a streamlined look. Indian adds that the slimmed fairing and new fork guards lend the Chieftain a performance oriented look The new Rogue gunfighter seat gives the bike a sleek profile to match the Chieftain's superior handling and comfort. New badging on the tank and saddlebags and the iconic Indian headdress on the front fender completes the package.
In addition to the styling and design enhancements, the 2019 Chieftain lineup features new Ride Modes Tour, Standard or Sport. The throttle map for each ride mode was designed with a specific application in mind. All 2019 Chieftains are also equipped with Rear Cylinder Deactivation for increased rider comfort when the bike is stationary.
Also new for 2019, the Chieftain Dark Horse lineup expands with new paint options, including White Smoke, Bronze Smoke and Thunder Black Smoke. More than just matte-finish body paint, the 2019 Chieftain Dark Horse now features premium black ceramic exhaust and gloss black finishes on the primary cover, valve covers, push-rod tubes, cam cover, and saddlebag hinges for a custom, blacked-out look.
Several enhancements have also been made to Indian Motorcycle's stock audio system to significantly improve sound quality. The tweeters have been separated from the mid-range speakers to optimise sound output and clarity while a dynamic equaliser that's fully customisable now adjusts specific frequencies at different vehicle speeds to provide peak system performance at all times. As speed increases, the equaliser automatically adjusts each frequency to the optimal level to compensate for road, wind and engine noise. The result is crystal-clear, 100-watts of premium audio at all speeds.
Customers can further personalise their Chieftain with a variety of accessories, including custom fit options like extended and reduced reach seats, mid-rise handlebars and reduced reach handlebars. Also available are colour-matched accessories such as Hard Lower Fairings, Saddlebag Audio Lids, a Quick Release Trunk, and for the Chieftain Classic owners, a 10-spoke 19-inch contrast-cut wheel with an open fender.
Starts Rs 29,99,000
Team OD | 12 Feb 2019
Team OD | 14 Feb 2019
- NewsSpec Comparo: Benelli TRK 502X vs Kawasaki Versys X 300 vs SWM SuperDual T
- News2019 Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 ABS spied, priced Rs 1.26 lakh on-road Mumbai
- NewsConfirmed: Benelli to launch Leoncino 500, Imperiale 400 and 502C motorcycles in India this year
- NewsRenault Kwid EV production version spotted testing for the first time
- News2019 Geneva Motor Show: Audi Q4 e-tron concept sketches unveiled
- The Forum Art Gallery Residency
- The Hindu Photojournalism Awards
- Book Review: The Red Cat and Other Stories | Ritesh Uttamchandani