The 2021 Indian Chieftain Elite is a Premium Touring Machine
The Chieftain Elite is one of the most expensive Indian motorcycles in the entire 2021 Indian line-up. It’s a premium model that’s worthy of the expensive price tag, featuring all of the best aspects of the regular Chieftain models, and a number of bespoke parts to set it apart from the rest. Since it’s a Chieftain at heart, this touring cruiser comes complete with a large front fairing, hard luggage, a slammed stance, and a powerful American-made V-twin engine.
Like the rest of the Chieftain range, the Chieftain Elite is built around the brand’s Thunderstroke 116 V-twin engine. It’s a 1,890cc unit that produces an impressive 92 horsepower and 129 lb-ft of peak torque. The Chieftain Elite keeps that power under control with a bevy of riding aids, including selectable ride modes, cruise control, rear cylinder deactivation technology, and ABS.
Since this is a premium model, it’s not short on top-quality extras. The most notable of these include pinnacle mirrors, bespoke aluminum billet floorboards, a roque seat, 19-inch front wheel, power windshield, and premium 400 watt audio system.
For 2021, the Chieftain Elite is available exclusively in a combination of Thunder Black Vivid Crystal and Wildfire Red Candy.
The 2021 Indian Chieftain Elite starts at $34,999 USD / $42,999 CAD.
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 Indian Chieftain Elite in one place.
2021 Indian Chieftain Elite Specifications
|Engine||1,890 cc, Thunderstroke® 116|
|Engine Power||92 HP|
|Bore x Stroke||4.063″ x 4.449″ (103.2mm x 113mm)|
|Fuel System||Closed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore|
|Exhaust||Split Dual Exhaust w/ Cross-over|
|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|
|Tires Rear||Dunlop® Elite 3 Multi-Compound 180/60R16 80H|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||5.5 gal (20.8 L)|
|Color / Graphics||Thunder Black Vivid Crystal Over Wildfire Red Candy|
|Tail Light||LED Taillight|
|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)|
|Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)||804 lbs / 836 lbs (365 kg / 379 kg)|
|Warranty||2 Years, Unlimited Miles|
2021 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 THUNDERSTROKE 116
Our award-winning V-Twin has 126 ft-lb of torque and power to spare, in every gear.
LOADED WITH PREMIUM STYLE
Pinnacle mirrors, aluminum billet floorboards, Rogue two-up seats and a tinted, flare windshield come standard.
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.
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.