2021 Indian Chieftain Elite | First Look Review
Those looking for pure American V-twin opulence will enjoy today’s news: Indian Motorcycle has announced the limited-edition 2021 Indian Chieftain Elite. Starting at $34,999, Indian’s flagship touring rig is decked-out with exclusive paint and features that are a cut above the American brand’s other offerings.
Limited to 120 units globally, the Chieftain Elite is aimed at riders that want to make sure all eyes are on them when they roll on the scene. And that starts with the eye-catching two-tone Thunder Black Vivid Crystal over Carbon Crystal paint job. Each Chieftain Elite receives a thorough and meticulous 24-hour paint process, incorporating a stunning gunmetal flake layer, giving it a custom look right off the showroom floor.
The custom V-twin vibes of the Chieftain Elite are only increased with the sleek fairing, slammed bags, lowered suspension and sizeable 19-inch machined front wheel. Those who want to take things a step further can peruse the Indian Motorcycle accessories catalog’s plentiful offerings and opt for a variety of handlebars, seats, and more.
As this is Indian’s premier touring machine, nothing else but the massive air-cooled Thunderstroke 116 V-twin engine will do, and it claims to put down a whopping 126 lb-ft of torque. The Chieftain Elite also features Slate Smoke engine finishes, elevating the visual experience. Three selectable ride modes are available (Tour, Standard and Sport) that adjust throttle response accordingly.
Features are aplenty aboard the ultra-exclusive Chieftain Elite, including Pathfinder LED lighting, a push-button tinted windscreen, premium aluminum floorboards and a 400-watt PowerBand audio system. But wait, there’s more! ABS, keyless ignition, a tire pressure monitoring system, as well as weatherproof and remote-locking saddlebags that provide 18-gallons of storage are standard.
Indian’s Ride Command infotainment is included, allowing riders to connect their mobile devices and utilize weather, traffic, AppleCarPlay, navigation and much more.
If you’re interested in becoming one of the 120 owners of a 2021 Chieftain Elite, you’d better act fast, because they’re arriving in dealers now.
For more information about the 2021 Indian Chieftain Elite, visit Indian Motorcycle.