2018 Indian Chieftain Elite launched

By autoX Editorial | on August 12, 2018

Priced at ₹38 lakh, the Indian Chieftain Elite comes with an exclusive paint job and is limited to just 350 units globally.

A little over three months back, Indian Motorcycle brought in the Roadmaster Elite to India. Only 300 units of the motorcycle went on sale globally, and in India, it was only available on order. Today, the American cruiser maker has brought in another such motorcycle – the Chieftain Elite. Priced at ₹38 lakh (ex-showroom), the Chieftain Elite is limited to just 350 units across the globe.   

For the premium that the Chieftain Elite demands, customers get the exclusivity of colour. The motorcycle comes washed in a rather unique ‘Black Hills Silver’ with marble accents – a name that has been derived from the silver mines found in the Black Hills area of South Dakota. Indian Motorcycle claims that it takes 25 man-hours to paint each unit with this unique colour. Expert painters first hand mask the motorcycle and then lay out the graphics before they are spray painted at the company’s custom paint facility in South Dakota.

The Chieftain Elite also comes fitted with a longer list of features including Indian’s Ride Command touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, navigation and premium 200W speaker. The standard Chieftain only comes with a 100W system. Other features exclusive to the Elite is the aluminium billet floorboard and leather seats with custom stitching.

Providing firepower to the Chieftain Elite is the same motor that powers the standard model. The 1,811cc Thunder Stroke V-twin makes max torque of 161.6Nm at 3,000rpm – a surplus of 11.6Nm over all other Chieftain models. Brakes, suspension, and chassis are the same as the standard model.

Indian Motorcycle took the wraps off the Chieftain Elite last year. Manufactured in the United States, the motorcycle has been brought to Indian shores via the CBU route. The standard Chieftain is priced at ₹32.01 lakh (ex-showroom pan India), and the Elite demands a premium of about ₹5.7 lakh.          

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