new updated fairing and saddlebag design, Rogue gunfighter seat, rear cylinder de-activation, enhanced audio system and riding modes

An ultra-premium bagger boasts worldly comfort, convenience, power, style, infotainment, craftsmanship and most important of all - confidence. It is everything the Chieftain stood for, and this time Indian Motorcycles have given it a ravishing new statement.

For 2019, the Springfield manufacturer will equip the Chieftain guns with a fresh sleaze of aggressive styling and technology under its belt that enhances riding experience to an all new level. New restyled fairings and saddlebags and Ride-Enhancing Technology like ride modes, rear cylinder de-activation, and enhanced audio systems improve appeal, performance, comfort, and audio quality.

“As we continue to evolve the Indian Motorcycle brand, we want to expand our lineup with more aggressive style options, while still maintaining the availability of our more classic style options,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director for Indian Motorcycle.

The 111 Thunderstroke powerplant running across the range is a 1811cc 49 degree V-Twin capable of belting out 73 hp of power and 119 lb-ft of torque.

Riders can customize their Chieftain range with a variety of accessories, including custom fit options like extended and reduced reach seats, mid-rise handlebars and reduced reach handlebars and PowerBand Audio options. Also available are color-matched accessories such as Hard Lower Fairings, Saddlebag Audio Lids, and a Quick Release Trunk.

2019 Indian Chieftain

Indian Motorcycles updates its Chieftain range for 2019 High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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Last year this Indian bagger lost the valanced front fender and 16-inch wheel and got it replaced with a 19-inch wheel and an open fender. This year, the model receives a fresh new look, thanks to the restyled fairing upfront that has gone from a ‘50s locomotive to a modern bit with sharper lines and harder edges that give the bike a commanding presence and more streamlined look.

Pair it with the new fork guards, the Chieftain and its compatriots get a streamlined front-end, deliberately so to indicate the bike’s impressive performance capabilities. The new slammed saddlebags too come with an edgy design with color-matched fender closeouts for that custom inspired appeal.

Indian Motorcycles updates its Chieftain range for 2019 High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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Indian Motorcycles updates its Chieftain range for 2019 High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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Indian Motorcycles updates its Chieftain range for 2019 High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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Indian Motorcycles updates its Chieftain range for 2019 High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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A new Rogue gunfighter saddle matches the sleek profile the folks at Indian are attempting here, also providing superior comfort for both rider and the pillion. Both the tank and the saddlebags get new badging, and the iconic Indian headdress on the front fender completes the package. New front and rear turn signals carry LED elements along with the Pathfinder LED headlight.

An all-new Rear Cylinder Deactivation technology for the Thunder Stroke 111 will automatically deactivate the rear cylinder when the bike is at a standstill, resulting in less engine heat for improved comfort in slow-moving or stopped traffic. New features also include three ride modes (Tour, Standard or Sport) – selectable on the fly.

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The 100-watt audio system gets optimized speaker positioning with integrated amps and a dynamic equalizer. Also new for 2019, Indian Motorcycle introduces its loudest audio system to date. With PowerBand Audio, riders can choose from audio configurations that are up to 50 percent louder than stock audio.

Last year’s Indian Chieftain started at $21,499, but for 2018 the opening price is $21,999 in one color, Steel Gray.

2019 Indian Chieftain Limited

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The Chieftain Limited is the flagship model of the Chieftain range which gets the new 19" front wheel which will showcase a 10-spoke, contrast-cut wheel that completes the custom look with an open front fender. While the 7” touchscreen remains the same as the Chieftain, the Limited additionally gets the Ride Command system with the GPS navigation and connectivity as a standard feature.

The Limited will, of course, get the rational new modern fairing with new edged and sharper lines along with the sleeker saddlebag units. New features also include three ride modes (Tour, Standard or Sport) – selectable on the fly. An all-new Rear Cylinder Deactivation technology for the Thunder Stroke 111 will automatically deactivate the rear cylinder when the bike is at a standstill.

Indian Motorcycles updates its Chieftain range for 2019 High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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Indian Motorcycles updates its Chieftain range for 2019 High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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Indian Motorcycles updates its Chieftain range for 2019 High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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Indian Motorcycles updates its Chieftain range for 2019 High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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The most powerful audio equipment, the PowerBand 100 watt gets optimized speaker positioning with integrated amps and a dynamic equalizer. New front and rear turn signals carry LED elements along with the Pathfinder LED headlight. The Rogue gunfighter saddle is all new and sleek.

The Chieftain Limited is also available three colors for 2019: Thunder Black Pearl, Ruby Metallic and Dark Walnut. Pricing has increased from $24,499 to $25,999 - $26,749.

2019 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse

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The Dark Horse will now come in an all-new White smoke color option that takes it from the evil thing to a sane. There will also be a new Bronze Smoke option apart from the already existing Thunder Black. More than just matte-finish body paint, the 2019 Chieftain Dark Horse now features premium black ceramic exhaust and gloss black finishes on the primary cover, valve covers, push-rod tubes, cam cover, and saddlebag hinges for a custom, blacked-out look.

While the 7” touchscreen remains the same as the Chieftain, the Limited additionally gets the Ride Command system with the GPS navigation and connectivity as a standard feature. The most powerful audio equipment, the PowerBand 100 watt gets optimized speaker positioning with integrated amps and a dynamic equalizer. New front and rear turn signals carry LED elements along with the Pathfinder LED headlight. The Rogue gunfighter saddle is all new and sleek.

Indian Motorcycles updates its Chieftain range for 2019 High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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Indian Motorcycles updates its Chieftain range for 2019 High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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Indian Motorcycles updates its Chieftain range for 2019 High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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Indian Motorcycles updates its Chieftain range for 2019 High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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The Dark Horse will, of course, get get the rational new modern fairing with new edged and sharper lines along with the sleeker saddlebag units. New features also include three ride modes (Tour, Standard or Sport) – selectable on the fly. An all-new Rear Cylinder Deactivation technology for the Thunder Stroke 111 will automatically deactivate the rear cylinder when the bike is at a standstill.

The 2018 model’s new open front fender and 19-inch ten-spoke blacked out wheel will be carried over to the 2019 model and pricing will start at $25,999. It is a $1,500 dearer than the model it will be replacing.

2019 Indian Chieftain Classic

Indian Motorcycles updates its Chieftain range for 2019 High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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For those loyal to Indian’s classic designs, the 2019 Indian Chieftain Classic will continue to feature its traditional fairing which looks like the 50’s steamliner locomotives with the Hiawatha headlamp and the huge fog lamps. The iconic valanced front fender like the Roadmaster will be retained with a chrome, illuminated headdress.

The saddle too will not be the Rogue gunfighter but instead will have the traditional genuine leather 2-up seat with fringe details. And the saddlebags will be carried forward from the previous model as well. While the 7” touchscreen remains the same as the Chieftain, the Limited additionally gets the Ride Command system with the GPS navigation and connectivity as a standard feature.

Indian Motorcycles updates its Chieftain range for 2019 High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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Indian Motorcycles updates its Chieftain range for 2019 High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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Indian Motorcycles updates its Chieftain range for 2019 High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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Indian Motorcycles updates its Chieftain range for 2019 High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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The most powerful audio equipment, the PowerBand 100 watt gets optimized speaker positioning with integrated amps and a dynamic equalizer. New features also include three ride modes (Tour, Standard or Sport) – selectable on the fly. An all-new Rear Cylinder Deactivation technology for the Thunder Stroke 111 will automatically deactivate the rear cylinder when the bike is at a standstill.

For the Chieftain Classic owners, a 10-spoke 19-inch contrast-cut wheel with an open fender can be added to give your bike a custom look. Chieftain Classic is available in Deep Water Metallic over Dirt Track Tan, Thunder Black over Ivory Cream and Thunder Black. Pricing will start at $24,999, $1,000 more than the one it will be replacing.

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