2020 Indian Chieftain Elite
The 2020 Indian Chieftain Elite is, quite simply, the best Chieftain you can get. No compromises, no corners cut, no detail to minute. Powered by the Thunder Stroke 116 v-twin, the Elite has 126 lbs-ft of torque and isn’t afraid to use every single one.
The standard equipment of the Chieftain Elite speaks to its premium placement. Each motorcycle is unique in its own way, as the paint is done by hand and takes a full 25 hours to complete. The infotainment system and audio systems have both be uprated, and there are now 4 speakers and 400 Watts of power. All lights are full LED.
To top it all off, the Chieftain Elite has bespoke footboards and wheels that no other Indian model will receive, making each one a work of art.
The 2020 Indian Chieftain Elite starts at $34,999 US/$42,999 CDN.
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new Indian Chieftain Elite in one place.
- Price: $ 34,999 US/$42,999 CDN.
- Key Features:
- Cruise control
- Low Seat Height
- Engine type: 1,900cc, Thunder Stroke 116 v-twin
- Power: 126 ft-lb
- Wet weight: 365 kg
- Seat height: 25.6 in
2020 Indian Chieftain Elite Specifications
|Engine||1,900cc, Thunder Stroke 116 v-twin|
|Bore x Stroke||4.063″ x 4.449″ (103.2mm x113mm)|
|Fuel System||Closed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore|
|Clutch||Wet, Multi-Plate, Assist|
|Final Drive||Gear Drive Wet Clutch|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic Fork|
|Suspension Rear||Single Shock w/ Air adjust|
|Brakes Front||Dual / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper|
|Brakes Rear||Single / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper|
|Tires Front||Dunlop® American Elite 130/60B19 61H|
Dunlop® Elite 3 Multi-Compound 180/60R16 80H
|Fuel Tank Capacity||5.5 gal (20.8 L)|
|Color||Thunder Black Vivid Crystal Over Wildfire Red Candy|
|Overall Length||98.7 in (2,506 mm)|
|Overall Width||39.4 in (1,000 mm)|
|Overall Height||56.7 in (144 cm)|
|Wheelbase||65.7 in (1668 mm)|
|Ground Clearance||5.1 in (130 mm)|
|Seat Height||25.6 in (650 mm)|
|Wet Weight||804 lbs / 836 lbs (365 kg / 379 kg)|
|Warranty||2 Years, Unlimited Miles|
2020 Indian Chieftain Elite Features
EVERY STROKE OF PAINT, DONE BY HAND
No two bikes look the same. That’s because it takes a team of experts nearly 25 hours to complete a two-toned, candy paint design on each bike.
PREMIUM 400-WATT AUDIO
Integrated speakers in the front fairing and rear saddlebags deliver surround sound audio with crystal clarity.
PATHFINDER LED LIGHTS
Powerful LED headlight illuminates the road for safe riding, day or night.
POWERED BY THE THUNDER STROKE 116
Our award-winning V-Twin has 126 ft-lb of torque and power to spare, in every gear.
NEW STREAMLINED LOOK
With its strong edges, slick lines, and bold and superior silhouette, the Indian Motorcycle Chieftain Elite will sure to get looks on and off the road.
LOADED WITH PREMIUM STYLE
Pinnacle mirrors, aluminum billet floorboards, Rogue two-up seats and a tinted, flare windshield come standard.
REMOTE-LOCKING HARD SADDLEBAGS
All cargo is protected inside spacious, weatherproof saddlebags. You can lock/unlock them via a console-mounted button or with the bike’s key fob.
19” FRONT WHEEL
An open fender, inspired by the Indian Motorcycle fenders of the 1920s and 1930s, showcase a 10-spoke, precision machined wheel that completes the custom look.
PUSH-BUTTON POWER WINDSHIELD
With the push of a handlebar-mounted button, this flare windshield will raise or lower to your preferred position.