The limited edition Indian Motorcycles Chieftain Elite makes its Indian debut
This American bikemaker needs no introduction. Indian Motorcycles has been making steady inroads in the high-end two-wheeler market here in our nation with their range of cruisers. Known for their exquisite finish, refined powertrains, and exhilarating riding experience, these vehicles are in high demand. The latest on offer is the limited-edition Chieftain Elite which comes with a special paint job as well.
Being a bespoke vehicle, the Chieftain Elite boasts of an acute attention to detail. The craftsmanship is a great example of how meticulous the company has been in putting this bike together. Every line, texture, and material has been chosen to deliver an aura of premiumness that cannot be matched.
Add to that, the bike is finished in a one-of-a-kind paint job known as Black Hills Silver which draws its inspiration from the silver mines of South Dakota. Each bike is hand-sprayed and it takes close to 25 hours to complete. The brand claims that no two bikes will look alike due to the level of human touch involved making each one a bespoke offering.
The vehicle is powered by the tried and tested 1,811 cc Thunderstroke 111 V-twin engine that is seen across the Chieftain range. This refined mill runs extremely smooth and gives you that quintessential linear power curve. With 162 Nm of maximum torque, you are also ensured that the bike never runs out of breath and can cruise all day without breaking a sweat.
Apart from its good looks and massive engine, the Chieftain Elite also comes kitted with the company’s Ride Command infotainment system that includes a 7-inch touchscreen display. You have access to navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, and phone pairing options, plus you can play your favourite tunes over the 200-watt audio system that comes as a standard fitment.
It is clear that Indian Motorcycles has left no stone unturned in the making of this cruiser. To keep with its
bespoke nature, the company will only be offering 350 units worldwide, making it a rather unique bit of machinery to add to your dream garage. Of course, you will need to have `38 lakh to get one, but then, that is the price one pays for a true collector’s item.