Indian Motorcycle has revealed pricing and specification details for its three new Chief cruiser models, which are expected to hit local showrooms in late April.
The new Indian Chief Dark Horse will play as entry to the brand’s Cruiser range, with pricing set at $25,995 rideaway.
Meanwhile, the 2021 Chief Bobber Dark Horse checks in from $27,495, while the touring-ready Super Chief Limited will be available from $29,995.
Standard features across the new Indian Chief range include a 15.1-litre fuel tank, a bobbed rear end, dual preload-adjustable rear shocks, a dual exhaust system and Pirelli Night Dragon tyres.
Tech features extend to a 4.0-inch touchscreen dash with smartphone connectivity, charging ports, rear cylinder deactivation, keyless ignition, as well as cruise control and rider modes Sport, Standard and Tour.
The Chief platform consists of a low-slung steel welded tube frame with a wheelbase of 1626mm and seat height of 662, weighing in at 304 kilograms (wet) for the base Chief Dark Horse.
Speaking of, the entry-level Chief Dark Horse is distinguished by its ‘drag’ handlebars, 19-inch cast wheels, mid-mounted controls and solo bucket seat.
Meanwhile, the Chief Bobber Dark Horse instead features mini-ape handlebars and forward controls, 16-inch wire-spoked wheels, fork and shock covers, and a larger headlight setup.
Stepping up to the Super Chief Limited provides customers with a quick-release windscreen, black leather saddlebags, a touring seat and passenger pad, floorboards and ‘traditional’ cruiser handlebars.
The Super Chief Limited is also distinguished by a chrome exhaust system.
Powering the Indian Chief range is the American brand’s Thunderstroke 116 motor, an 1890cc V-twin that delivers 162Nm from 3200rpm.
News of the three new Chief models follows the recent reveal of the 2021 Roadmaster Limited, which is priced from $41,995, and boasts gloss paint, chrome finishes, a modern fairing and ‘slammed’ saddlebags.
The Roadmaster model range has also been enhanced with standard Apple CarPlay, and a heated/cooled seat is standard on the Limited and Dark Horse variants.
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