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2023 Indian Chieftain Elite [Specs, Features, Photos]

2023 Indian Chieftain Elite

The 2023 Indian Chieftain Elite Is A Masterpiece Of Style, Performance, And Exclusivity

The 2023 Chieftain Elite is a special model from American manufacturer Indian Motorcycles. It stands out at the top of the 2023 Indian lineup with its custom-inspired styling, impressive performance, and unparalleled exclusivity. The Chieftain Elite showcases a stunning Super Graphite Smoke / Black Smoke with Shadow Bronze Accents color scheme. Its bold, eye-catching paint is complemented by premium bronze chrome engine finishes, badging, and componentry, making this motorcycle truly one-of-a-kind. The Chieftain Elite is highly exclusive, with only 175 units available worldwide. This exclusivity ensures that you’ll be riding a motorcycle that very few others have the privilege of owning. Under the hood, the Chieftain Elite boasts the award-winning Thunderstroke 116 V-twin engine, which delivers an impressive 126 ft-lbs of torque. The machined 10-spoke front wheel, showcased by an open fender, completes the custom look and enhances the bike’s overall aesthetic.

The Chieftain Elite isn’t just about looks and power. It’s also packed with features that enhance your riding experience. The Powerband Audio system, equipped with eight speakers, overcomes road and engine noise, ensuring you can enjoy your favorite tunes while on the road. This audio system works with Indian’s RIDE COMMAND which is available on other Indian motorcycles as well. A 7-inch touchscreen that offers Apple CarPlay integration, turn-by-turn navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, and more.

Another feature of the Chieftain Elite is its advanced LED lighting, including the Adaptive Pathfinder LED headlight and rear saddlebag LED lights. These lights not only improve visibility during nighttime rides but also contribute to the bike’s striking appearance. For added convenience, the Chieftain Elite features remote-locking, weatherproof saddlebags, allowing you to stow your cargo safely with just a press of a button on the console or key fob. The tinted windshield can be easily raised or lowered to your preferred position with a handlebar-mounted button.

The 2023 Indian Chieftain Elite starts at $35,499 USD/$40,499 CAD

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2023 Indian Chieftain Elite in one place.

2023 Indian Chieftain Elite

Motorcycle Overview

General Info

  • Price: $35,499 USD/$40,499 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Limited edition of 175 units
    • Advanced LED lighting
    • 3 Ride Modes
    • RIDE touchscreen


Main Specs

  • Engine: 1,890 cc, Air-cooled Thunderstroke 116 V-Twin
  • Power: 79 horsepower
  • Torque: 126 lb-ft
  • Weight: 797 lbs (362 kgs)
  • Seat Height: 25.6 inches (650 mm)

2023 Indian Chieftain Elite

2023 Indian Chieftain Elite Specifications

From Indian


Engine 1890cc, Air-cooled Thunderstroke 116
Engine Power 79 Hp
Bore x Stroke 4.063″ x 4.449″ (103.2mm x113mm)
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Fuel System Closed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore
Starter Electric
Exhaust Split Dual Exhaust w/ Resonator


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 61H
Tires Rear
Metzeler Cruisetec 180/60R16 80H
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.5 gal (20.8 L)
Color / Graphics Super Graphite Smoke / Black Smoke with Shadow Bronze Accents.


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 54 in (1372 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)
797 lbs (362 kg) / 829 lbs (376 kg)


Warranty 2 Years, Unlimited Miles

2023 Indian Chieftain Elite

2023 Indian Chieftain Elite Features

Custom-Inspired Styling

The eye-catching Heavy Metal Smoke paint is complemented by premium bronze engine finishes, badging, and componentry.

Truly Exclusive. Truly Elite.

With only 150 available across the globe, the Chieftain Elite is highly exclusive.

Powered by the Thunderstroke 116

Our award-winning Thunderstroke 116 V-twin has 126 ft-lbs of torque and power to spare in every gear.

Precision Machined Front Wheel

An open fender showcases a 10-spoke, precision machined wheel that completes the custom look.

Take a Front Row Seat

Overcome road and engine noise with a sound system that cuts through it all. PowerBand Audio works seamlessly with RIDE COMMAND and sets the mood for your trip, thanks to front fairing speakers with built-in amplifiers. And the 9-band equalizer to crystal clear sound.

LED Lighting Fender to Fender

The Adaptive Pathfinder LED headlight combined with the rear saddlebag LED lights provide even more eye-catch style – even at night.

Remote-locking saddlebags

All cargo is protected inside spacious, weatherproof saddlebags. Simply press a button the console or key fob, and your cargo is stowed away safely.

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