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2023 Indian Chieftain [Specs, Features, Photos]

2023 Indian Chieftain
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Discover The Power And Style Of The 2023 Indian Chieftain

The 2023 Indian Chieftain has a sleek design and an impressive range of features and classic American motorcycle style.   At the heart of the Chieftain lies the Thunderstroke 111 V-Twin engine which it shares with several other Indian motorcycles. This air-cooled powerhouse delivers a staggering 119 ft-lbs of torque and coupled with the six-speed transmission, you’ll experience smooth gear changes and fantastic performance on the open road.

The bike’s appearance is eye-catching and embodies the classic style with the streamlined fork-mounted fairing and slammed saddlebags which frame the Thunderstroke engine perfectly. The open front fender, complete with a 19-inch 10-spoke cast alloy black wheel, adds a touch of style.  Handling and control are crucial for any motorcycle, and with the low seat height, ergonomic controls, and lightweight cast aluminum frame, they combine to provide responsive handling and agile cornering.

When it comes to entertainment, the Indian Chieftain is equipped with high-output, 100 watt, speakers in the fairing. The dynamic equalizer that automatically adjusts allows you to enjoy your favorite tunes as you cruise down the highway or twisty back roads.

Furthering the comprehensive electronics package are three ride modes that allow you to tailor your riding experience, standard keyless ignition, locking saddlebags with 18 gallons of storage, cruise control, and a USB charging port for added convenience.  Another stand out feature found on multiple motorcycles in the 2023 Indian lineup is rear cylinder deactivation which shuts off the rear cylinder when the bike is stopped.

The 2023 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse starts at $22,999 USD/$28,199 CAD

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2023 Indian Chieftain

Motorcycle Overview

General Info

  • Price:  $22,999 USD/$28,199 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Air Cooled Thunderstroke 111 engine
    • 100 Watt stereo
    • 3 Ride Modes
    • Rear cylinder deactivation


Main Specs

  • Engine: 1,811 cc, Air-cooled Thunderstroke 111 V-Twin
  • Power:  100 horsepower
  • Torque: 119 lb-ft
  • Weight: 791 lbs (359 kgs)
  • Seat Height: 25.6 inches (650 mm)

2023 Indian Chieftain

2023 Indian Chieftain Specifications

From Indian


Engine 1811cc, Air-cooled Thunderstroke 111
Engine Power 100Hp
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

2023 Indian Chieftain

2023 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.

Features For The Win

The Chieftain comes standard with keyless ignition, locking saddlebags, cruise control and USB charging port.

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