The new 2020 Indian Chieftain Elite Touring Motorcycle is among those motorcycles that contain ultra-premium features including the latest technology and high performance. The new Thunder Stroke 116 engine comes standard that offers a booming PowerBand Audio system with integrated saddlebag speakers. The PowerBand Audio provides a crystal-clear sound about 50% louder than Indian Motorcycle’s stock audio system. The motorcycle features premium styling, including two-tone Thunder Black Vivid Crystal over Wildfire Candy paint with matching motor highlights and badging. In contrast, the standard features include Cruise Control, Highway bars, ABS, remote locking, saddlebags, full LED lighting and tire pressure monitoring. Furthermore, the full review of the 2020 Indian Chieftain Elite Touring Motorcycle with its price and specifications is written below.
2020 Indian Chieftain Elite Touring Motorcycle – Features and Price
Bigger, Better, and Badder
The Indian Motorcycle brand is America’s First Motorcycle brand, and its 2020 lineup shows how great is the brand. The use of the latest premium features to ensure the highest level of performance and satisfaction are the signs of a trustworthy company. The new Thunder Stroke 116 engine comes standard in the 2020 lineup and now the Ride Command system has been redesigned to ensure tremendous riding pleasure. These features are why Reid Wilson, the Vice President of Indian Motorcycles, said that these upgrades and features provide excellent performance and consistent communication of rider with the bike. He further elaborated that the 2020 lineup is bigger, better and badder than the previous 2012 Indian lineup.
Thunder Stroke 116 Engine
The Indian motorcycles have used the Thunder Stroke 116 engine in their bikes for the first time. The new 2020 Indian Chieftain Elite Touring Motorcycle comes with a standard 116 cubic-inches Thunder Stroke V-Twin engine that contains a new high-flow cylinder head. It delivers class-leading performance with 126 ft-lbs of torque.
Rider Command with Connected Services
The Indian Motorcycle introduces exciting updates in their Ride Command System with Connected Services. It is an entirely redesigned version of its industry-leading infotainment system. It still comes with seven inches of the screen including glove-touch technology. The system has a new quad-core processor to ensure the fastest infotainment experience available. The new connected features include traffic and weather updates so that riders may keep themselves up-to-date. Furthermore, an upgraded 400-watt audio system ensures that riders never get bored during the ride.
Styling and Comfort
Every part of the Chieftain Elite has been crafted to ensure excellent styling and appearance. The team of experts almost spent 25 hours to finalize the finishing of the new 2020 Indian Chieftain Elite and it has a two-toned and candy paint design on each bike. The bold and custom-inspired finishing of the motorcycle makes sure that the motorcycle presents fantastic styling: the pinnacle mirrors, rouge two-up seats, aluminum billet floorboards, and flare windshield standards in the bike. Thanks to the strong edges, slacklines and bold silhouette, the motorcycle provides a stunning appearance.
The powerful LED headlight illuminates the road for safe riding day and night. The Indian Chieftain Elite is for those riders who demand only the best that’s why the legendary power and superior technology comes standard in it. The cargo is protected inside spacious weatherproof saddlebags so that the rider can lock and unlock them with the help of a console-mounted button. An all-new open fender is inspired by the Indian Motorcycle fenders of the 1920s and 1930s, and the showcase of 10-spoke ensures precisely machined wheels that completes the custom appearance. Thanks to the push button of the handlebar-attached, the flare windshield will raise or lower according to the rider’s need.
2020 Indian Chieftain Elite Touring Motorcycle – Price
The new 2020 Indian Chieftain Elite Touring Bike comes with a price of $34,999 only.
2020 Indian Chieftain Elite Touring Motorcycle – Technical Specifications
Ride Command Infotainment System
|Screen Size||7 inches|
|Response Time||15 seconds from key-on|
|Premium Audio System||100-Watt including AM/FM, Bluetooth® and USB input|
|GPS Navigation||Turn-by-turn directions, built-in points of interest|
|Customizable Route Builder||Add up to 100-way points|
|Transmission||6-speed/constant mesh/foot shift|
|Battery||12 volts / 18 amp/hour, 310 CCA|
|Bore x Stroke||4.063 inches x 4.449 inches (103.2mm x 113mm)|
|Charging System||42 amp max output|
|Compression Ratio||11.0: 1|
|Cooling System||Air / Oil|
|Displacement||115 cubic inches / 1890 cc|
|Exhaust||Split dual exhaust including crossover|
|Final Drive||Belt drive, 152-tooth|
|Fuel Capacity||5.5 gallons (20.8 ltr)|
|Fuel System||Electronic fuel injection, closed-loop/54 mm bore|
|Oil Capacity||Six qts (5.68 ltr)|
|Primary Drive||Gear drive wet clutch|
|Torque||126 ft-lbs @ 2900 rpm (168 Nm @ 2800 rpm)|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic fork, 46mm diameter, 4.7 inches (119mm) travel|
|Rear Suspension||Single shock 4.5 inches (114mm) travel, air adjustable|
|Dry Weight||804 lbs (365 kg)|
|Ground Clearance||5.1 inches (130 mm)|
|GVWR||1,385 lbs (628 kg)|
|Length||98.7 inches (2506 mm)|
|Rake/Trail||25° / 5.9 inches (150 mm)|
|Seat Height||25.6 inches (650 mm)|
|Wheelbase||65.7 inches (1668mm)|
|Brake System Type||Individual front & rear control including ABS|
|Front Braking||System Dual 300 mm floating rotor including 4-piston calipers|
|Rear Braking System||Single 300 mm floating rotor including 2-piston caliper|
Wheels and Tires
|Front Tire||Dunlop® American Elite; 130/60B19 61H|
|Front Wheel||Cast-19 inches x 3.5 inches including tire pressure monitoring|
|Rear Tire||Dunlop® Elite 3, 180/60R16 80H|
|Rear Wheel||Cast 16″ x 5.0″ including tire pressure monitoring|
Color & MSRP
|Thunder Black Vivid Crystal on Wildfire Red Candy||$34,999 US / $42,999 CAN|
This article provides the full details about the new 2020 Indian Chieftain Elite Touring Motorcycle covered under Bikes Catalog. The motorcycle comes with the powerful Thunder Stroke 116 engine that delivers instant throttle response. Experts worked hard on the finishing and styling of the touring bike to ensure that the motorcycle and the rider remain the center of attention to everyone.