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2023 Indian Chieftain Elite Tourer Review Specs Price

The new 2023 Indian Chieftain Elite Tourer is aimed at riders who aren’t satisfied with anything less than the finest and want to make a statement with their motorcycle. The Chieftain Elite is both rare and exclusive, with only 175 units produced for the entire world.

2023 Indian Chieftain Elite Tourer

2023 Indian Chieftain Elite Tourer – Features and Specs

Custom-Inspired Style

Super Graphite Smoke paintwork, premium Shadow Bronze chrome finishes, and Indian Motorcycle headdress floorboards combine to make a striking new Chieftain Elite.

The Chieftain Elite’s new 10-spoke precision-machined front wheel is on full display through its open fender, giving it an even more distinctive appearance. Fender-to-fender styling is standard on the Chieftain Elite, and the bike’s Adaptive Pathfinder LED headlight and rear saddlebag LED lights make an impression when the sun goes down. The rider can easily adjust the height of the tinted flare windscreen to their liking with a button on the handlebar.

Unmatched, Air-Cooled Performance

The Chieftain Elite is powered by the most potent air-cooled engine ever produced by Indian Motorcycle, the Thunderstroke 116, which generates 126 ft-lbs of torque. Rider comfort is enhanced by rear cylinder deactivation when moving slowly through traffic, and three selectable ride modes (Touring, Standard, and Sport) let riders tailor the bike’s throttle response to their personal preferences.

2023 Indian Chieftain Elite Tourer

Premium Amenities & Ride-Enhancing Technology

The Chieftain Elite, like the Indian Pursuit Elite, has a seven-inch touchscreen driven by RIDE COMMAND and compatible with Apple CarPlay®, a global positioning system (GPS) with navigation, and RIDE COMMAND+ features including live traffic and weather overlays, as well as a vehicle location. In addition to its standard ABS, keyless ignition, tire pressure monitoring, and weatherproof, remote-locking saddlebags with more than 18 gallons of storage space, the 2023 Chieftain Elite features backlit switch cubes and an integrated Powerband audio system. Color-matched accessories, such as a quick-release touring trunk, a low-profile trunk, and hard lower fairings, are available for riders who want to make their bike.

2023 Indian Chieftain Elite Tourer – Price

The new 2023 Indian Chieftain Elite Tourer is available for $35,499 only.

2023 Indian Chieftain Elite Tourer

2023 Indian Chieftain Elite Tourer – Technical Specifications

Ride Command Infotainment System

Screen Size: 7 in
Premium Audio System: Eight speakers with AM/FM, Bluetooth® and USB input
Connected Services include traffic and weather overlays
Apple Carplay® Integration
GPS Navigation: Turn-by-turn directions, built-in points of interest
Customizable Route Builder: Add up to 100-way points

Engine: Thunderstroke 116

Engine Type 49˚ V-Twin
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 (103.2 mm x 113 mm)
Charging System 42 amp max output
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Compression Ratio 11.0: 1
Cooling System Air / Oil
Displacement 116 cu in / 1890 cc
Exhaust Split dual exhaust with crossover
Final Drive Belt drive, 152 tooth
Fuel Capacity 5.5 gal (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 at 2900 rpm (171 Nm at 2900 rpm)


Front Suspension Telescopic fork, 46 mm diameter, 4.7 inches (119mm) travel
Rear Suspension Single shock 4.5 inches (114mm) travel, air adjustable


Dry Weight 797 lbs (362 kg)
Ground Clearance 5.1 in (130 mm)
GVWR 1,385 lbs (628 kg)
Length 98.7 in (2506 mm)
Rake/Trail 25° / 5.9 inches (150mm)
Seat Height 25.6 inches (650mm)
Wheelbase 65.7 inches (1668mm)

2023 Indian Chieftain Elite Tourer


Brake System Type Individual front & rear control featuring ABS
Front Braking System Dual 300 mm floating rotor including 4-piston calipers
Rear Braking System Single 300 mm floating rotor featuring 2-piston caliper

Wheels & Tires

Front Tire Metzeler® Cruisetec® 130/60B19 61H
Front Wheel Precision Machined 19″ x 3.5″ with tire pressure monitoring
Rear Tire Metzeler® Cruisetec® 180/60R16 80H
Rear Wheel Precision Machined 16″ x 5.0″ with tire pressure monitoring

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