This ultra-premium bagger pairs stunning paint completed entirely by hand with top-of-the-line amenities.

MINNEAPOLIS – Indian Motorcycle has announced the return of the Chieftain Elite, but this time in a Black Hills Silver colour scheme. 

The ultra-premium bagger is hand-painted and comes with top-of-the-line amenities for the rider who demands the best of the best.

The focal point is the stunning paint scheme – a high-flake Black Hills Silver colour. As the name suggests, the paint was inspired by the silver mines in the Black Hills of South Dakota, which is near to Spearfish, where Indian Motorcycle’s custom paint facility is located.

A team of Indian Motorcycle experts mask the bodywork, lay the graphics and hand-spray each Chieftain Elite with each one taking 25 hours due to the time-intensive, painstaking processes that are completed by hand. Incredibly, no two bikes will look the same due to the level of human touch involved. There’s no question that this bold, one-of-a-kind bike will stand out in any crowd.

Reid Wilson, Senior Director – Marketing and Product Planning for Indian Motorcycle says: “Whether cruising around the city or touring on country back roads, the Chieftain Elite delivers on its promise of being the best bagger that money can buy. This bike was born to turn heads and provide an unmatched riding experience with all of the premium amenities it includes.”

The Chieftain Elite has a commanding stance from its 19-inch, 10-spoke, contrast-cut front wheel and is equipped with premium features, including a 200-watt premium audio system, a push-button power flare windshield, billet aluminium rider and passenger floorboards and genuine leather seats.

New for this year’s Chieftain Elite are pinnacle mirrors and updated, smaller hand controls for improved ergonomics.

A host of other features come standard, including Ride Command® – the largest, fastest, most customisable infotainment system on two wheels. The seven-inch, glove-compatible touchscreen features turn-by-turn navigation, customisable rider information screens and Bluetooth® compatibility.

The Chieftain Elite also features ABS, cruise control, tire pressure monitoring, remote-locking saddlebags and keyless ignition.

At the heart of this bike is the ThunderStroke 111 engine, the award-winning American V-Twin that delivers monstrous of torque and power to spare in every gear.

Colour-matched accessories are also available for riders who want extra protection, style and storage, including a Quick Release Trunk, Hard Lower Fairings and a Valanced Front Fender.

The Chieftain Elite is a strong addition to Indian Motorcycle’s iconic lineup. Only a limited number of these motorcycles will be built.

To find out the price and number of units available per country in EIMEA, please ask your national point of contact.

A full gallery of hi res images is on the press website

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Indian Motorcycle Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s First Motorcycle Company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivalled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit

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