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2022 Indian Chief gets new variants to celebrate 100 years of existence

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Indian Motorcycle unveiled the Indian Chief back in 1921 and now the American motorcycle company is celebrating 100 years of Chief by releasing three Indian Chief models combining classic American V-twin style, latest-generation performance and technology and simplistic mechanical aesthetics paying homage to American motorcycling. The company has unveiled three chief models – new Chief Dark Horse, Chief Bobber Dark Horse and Super Chief Limited.

The new Chief Dark Horse

The Indian Chief Dark Horse features stripped-down styling with minimalist mechanical aesthetics, drag handlebars, a slim headlight bucket, a solo bobber style seat, mid-set footpegs and controls and 19-inch cast wheels. The Chief Dark Horse is available in Black Smoke, Alumina Jade Smoke and Stealth Gray colour options.

Indian Chief Bobber Dark Horse

The Chief Bobber Dark Horse is available in Black Smoke, Titanium Smoke, and Sagebrush Smoke paint themes and comes with 16-inch wire-spoke wheels, a large headlight bucket wrapped in a nacelle, mini-ape hanger handlebars, forward-set controls offering an upright and commanding riding position as well as fork and shock covers.

Indian Super Chief Limited

The Super Chief Limited is available in Black Metallic, Blue Slate Metallic, and Maroon Metallic colours and features a quick-release windscreen, traditional cruiser handlebars, a large headlight bucket with nacelle, black leather saddlebags, touring seat with passenger pad, new floorboards, fork covers, 16-inch spoke-wire wheels, a full chrome exhaust and comes with a premium fit and finish.

Powertrain & Features

Powering the Indian Chief range is the  Thunderstroke 116 / 1890cc engine that churns out 162 Nm of torque. The motorcycles also come with ABS as a standard feature. The Chief range is based on a classic steel welded tube frame, LED lighting, a 15.1-litre fuel tank, keyless ignition, dual outboard preload-adjustable rear shocks, twin exhaust pipes, Pirelli Night Dragon tyres and cruise control. The Chief range also features sport, standard or tour riding modes and an industry-first 101 mm round RIDE COMMAND system.