2020 Chieftain – Thunder Stroke 116
New for 2020, the Chieftain base model will be available in Titanium Smoke touts with the new Thunder Stroke 116. Standard features for Chieftain include ride-enhancing technology such as Ride Modes and Rear Cylinder Deactivation. It’s also equipped with 7-inch touchscreen, cruise control, ABS, keyless ignition and a power windshield.
Colours: Titanium Smoke
2020 Chieftain Dark Horse – Thunder Stroke 116
Featuring the commanding Thunder Stroke 116, the 2020 Chieftain Dark Horse offers ride-enhancing technologies, including selectable Ride Modes, Rear Cylinder Deactivation and Ride Command. Fully blacked-out exhaust and gloss black finishes on the primary cover, valve covers, push-rod tubes, cam cover, and saddlebag hinges provide a premium, custom look. Standard amenities include ABS, cruise control, highway bars, remote locking saddlebags, tire pressure monitoring and full LED lighting.
Colours: Thunder Black Smoke; Ruby Smoke; Titanium Smoke
2020 Chieftain Limited – Thunder Stroke 116
The Indian Motorcycle Chieftain Limited packs the new Thunder Stroke 116, standard with Ride Command, Rear Cylinder Deactivation and selectable Ride Modes. Standard amenities, include ABS, cruise control, highway bars, remote locking saddlebags, tire pressure monitoring and full LED lighting.
Colours: Thunder Black Pearl; Radar Blue; Thunder Black Pearl with graphics package
2020 Chieftain Elite – Thunder Stroke 116
As it has with previous iterations, the Chieftain Elite is an ultra-premium bagger – combining style, technology and performance. New for 2020, the Chieftain Elite packs the Thunder Stroke 116 and Indian Motorcycle’s booming PowerBand Audio system with integrated saddlebag speakers. PowerBand Audio produces crystal-clear sound that is 50% louder than Indian Motorcycle’s stock audio system. The 2020 Chieftain Elite’s premium styling includes a two-tone Thunder Black Vivid Crystal over Wildfire Candy paint with matching motor highlights and badging, Precision Machined Elite Wheels, Pinnacle Mirrors and Select Rider Floorboards, and a Flare Windshield.
Colours: Thunder Black Vivid Crystal over Wildfire Red Candy
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THUNDER STROKE 116 For the first time in the company’s history, Indian Motorcycle will offer a Thunder Stroke 116 engine in select models. Straight from the factory, the new air-cooled V-twin engine features a new high-flow cylinder head that delivers class-leading performance with 168 Nm of torque. The Thunder Stroke 116 is now standard on the Indian Springfield Dark Horse, Chieftain, Chieftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Limited, Chieftain Elite, Roadmaster and Roadmaster Dark Horse.
RIDE COMMAND* For 2020, Indian Motorcycle introduces Ride Command – a completely redesigned version of its industry-leading infotainment system. Still measuring seven inches, with glove-touch technology, Ride Command features a new quad-core processor to provide the fastest infotainment experience available. Ride Command features predictive destination search capabilities and improved customizable ride screens. Indian Motorcycle’s Ride Command is the industry’s largest, fastest and most-customizable infotainment system on two wheels.
SELECTABLE RIDE MODES With all Thunder Stroke models, riders can choose between three Ride Modes on the fly – Tour, Standard or Sport – for a ride experience that’s customized to their riding style. The throttle map for each Ride Mode has been designed with a specific application in mind, resulting in one motorcycle with three distinct personalities. Tour mode features a smooth throttle response for relaxed cruising. Standard mode features a crisp throttle response and well-balanced power delivery for responsive passing power and predictable, slow-speed handling. Sport mode features an instant throttle response and aggressive power delivery for head-snapping acceleration.
REAR CYLINDER DEACTIVATION To increase rider comfort, all Thunder Stroke 111 and Thunder Stroke 116 models feature a Rear Cylinder Deactivation. When the engine reaches operating temperature and the ambient temperature exceeds 15˚ C the rear cylinder will automatically deactivate when the bike is at a standstill, resulting in less engine heat for improved comfort in slow-moving or stopped traffic. The rear cylinder instantly reactivates when throttle is applied for a seamless transition to full power.
KEYLESS IGNITION Keyless starting is secure and convenient. With an Indian Motorcycle key fob, riders just need to throw a leg over the bike, push a button and take off. If the fob is misplaced, riders can use their customizable security code to start it up.
ADDITIONAL STANDARD FEATURES All Thunder Stroke 111 and Thunder Stroke 116 models are also equipped with automotive quality throttle-by-wire cruise control and a reliable antilock braking system (ABS).
NEW ACCESSORIES For riders looking to add or customize their passenger accommodations, Indian Motorcycle now offers a new, more modern styled Passenger Backrest Pad that matches the styling of its Rogue Seat. Also new for 2020 are the Headdress Passenger Floorboard Pads for added cushion to combat road vibration. The passenger floorboard pads match the current Headdress Rider Floorboard Pads.
HANDLEBARS New for 2020, Indian Motorcycle will offer a 12 In. Ape Hanger Handlebar Kit for all Chief and Indian Springfield models, the same bars that now come stock on the 2020 Indian Springfield Dark Horse. Indian Motorcycle Mid Rise Handlebar Kit continues to be a top seller for riders who are looking for extra space and more aggressive styling for their Chieftain or Roadmaster.
APPAREL Indian Motorcycle is more than a brand name. It’s a symbol of everything we stand for. A rich heritage that, since 1901, has focused on one thing: the ride. With Indian Motorcycle apparel, we stand united in that belief. T-shirts, jackets, boots, hats, helmets and more. Whether you’re riding or not, you can wear your heart on your sleeve. Visit your local dealer to view the full line of rider-tailored gear and apparel.
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