Chieftain has a number of bikes that are famous in the market, and now they’ve introduced two more--the Indian Chieftain Limited and Chieftain Elite. There is a major change between the fork lowers, the larger diameter wheel and tire. Both the bikes have a new 19-inch front wheel and tire combo. The fender valance has been removed, which allows you to see the contrast cut wheel design. I’m not sure whether people will like this drastic change or not, but it sure is interesting and yes the bottom flared contour is still thankfully there.
The Elite has LED passing lamps and headlight and the LED headlight is an excellent pathfinder too. The bike has a windshield along with saddlebag lid speakers that boast of a premium 200-watt sound system. The mini floorboards and rider floorboards are classier. The Elite's number one competition is, of course, the Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide. While the competitor for the Limited is Harley’s Street Glide Special.
Both the Chieftain Limited and Elite offer amazing control thanks to the functional design of the handlebar. The bikes are equipped with Indian's Ride Command seven-inch infotainment system. From Bluetooth connectivity to GPS, the system has a lot to offer. Another common thread between both the bikes is their Thunder Stroke 111 V-twin engines. The bikes can deliver up to 119 pound-feet of torque thanks to their powerful engines. The beauty of these bikes is their sound and the way they make the rider feel charged up.
The headlight bezel is painted to match the bikes, which adds a lovely custom touch to them. Another detail worth mentioning is the logo script on the brake calipers. The bikes also have the other standard features that aid its functioning like anti-lock brakes and keyless ignition.
One more important thing to note is that only 350 Chieftain Elites with the Fireglow Candy Red custom paint will be made available. More limited edition bikes are yet to be introduced, so stay tuned.