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2022 Indian Chieftain [Specs, Features, Photos]

2022 Indian Chieftain

2022 Indian Chieftain: An All-American Bagger

The 2022 Indian Chieftain is one of four ‘Bagger’ models in the 2022 Indian Motorcycle portfolio. The Chieftain perfectly encapsulates what American-made cruisers are but takes it a step further with several-modern day features.

Powering the Chieftain is the company’s air-cooled Thunderstroke 111 engine, displacing 1,811cc and producing 119 lb-ft of torque. Indian Motorcycle has not revealed an official figure for how much horsepower the machine produces, but private tests have found that it lies around the 90hp mark.

The Chieftain offers a comprehensive list of equipment as standard, including a 7-inch infotainment system powered by the company’s Ride Command software, electronically adjustable windshield, three ride modes, rear cylinder deactivation, cruise control, keyless ignition, a 100-watt audio system, and a 12V charging port.

Apart from the above, you also have the option to equip your motorcycle with a host of accessories to improve its touring abilities. Some of the add-ons include different seat options, added storage, auxiliary lights, and multiple handlebar options.

In 2022, the Indian Chieftain will be available in just one color scheme — Black Metallic.

The 2022 Indian Chieftain starts at $22,499 USD / $27,599 CAD

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 Indian Chieftain in one place.

2022 Indian Chieftain

Motorcycle Overview

General Info

  • Price: $22,499 USD / $27,599 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Powerful Thunderstroke 111 V-twin air-cooled engine
    • 100-watt speaker system with a dynamic equalizer
    • Rear-cylinder deactivation system

Main Specs

  • Engine: 1,811cc V-twin
  • Power: NA
  • Torque: 119 lb-ft
  • Wet Weight: 823 lbs (373 kg)
  • Seat Height: 25.6 in (650 mm)

2022 Indian Chieftain

2022 Indian Chieftain Specifications

From Indian


Engine 1811cc, Air-cooled Thunderstroke 111
Engine Power
Bore x Stroke 3.976 in x 4.449 in (101 mm x 113 mm)
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Fuel System Closed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore
Starter Electric
Exhaust Split Dual Exhaust w/ Cross-over


Clutch Wet, Multi-Plate, Assist
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive 2.2 : 1


Suspension Front 46mm, 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 Metzeler Cruisetec 130/60B19 66H
Tires Rear
Metzeler Cruisetec 180/60R16 80H
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.5 gal (20.8 L)
Color / Graphics Black Metallic


Spark Plugs
Headlight LED Headlamp
Tail Light LED Taillight


Overall Length 98.7 in (2,506 mm)
Overall Width 40.3 in / 1023 mm
Overall Height 51.6 in / 1310 mm
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)
791 lbs (359 kg) / 823 lbs  (373 kg)


Warranty 2 Years, Unlimited Miles

2022 Indian Chieftain

2022 Indian Chieftain Features


Powered by the award-winning air-cooled Thunderstroke 111, delivering 119 ft-lbs of torque for impressive acceleration and passing power.


Streamlined fork-mounted fairing and slammed saddlebags perfectly frame the legendary Thunderstroke engine and command attention on the road. Open front fender with 19-inch 10-spoke cast alloy black front wheel makes a design statement that gets noticed.


Hear every note with high-output speakers in the fairing that deliver 100-watts of crystal-clear audio. And the dynamic equalizer automatically adjusts for road, wind, and engine noise.


Low seat height, ergonomically-designed controls, and a lightweight cast aluminium frame come together for responsive handling and agile cornering – providing a confidence inspiring ride for riders across the board.


Choose between three ride modes – Tour, Standard, and Sport – for an experience that’s customized to your riding style.

2022 Indian Chieftain Photos

2022 Indian Chieftain Videos

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