Indian Motorcycle (America’s First Motorcycle Company), on the 100th anniversary of its debut, officially announced the launch of its new 2022 Chief lineup in India. Combining iconic, American V-twin style with modern performance and technology, Indian Motorcycle designed the new Chief with a simplistic and mechanical aesthetic that pays homage to the glory days of American motorcycling. Indian Motorcycles has launched the 2022 Chief lineup in India at Rs 20.75 lakh, ex-showroom (starting price).
The new lineup of Indian Chief motorcycles consists of three distinct variants, each aimed at people who have a different take on the American cruiser.
The three variants under the new 2022 Indian Chief line are the Chief Dark Horse, Indian Chief Bobber Dark Horse and the Indian Super Chief. Out of these three, the Chief Dark Horse is the simple looking one with ‘stripped-down riding experience’. Then there is the Chief Bobber Dark Horse, which gives you the feel of the post-war era, and finally, the Super Chief with its few luxuries touches.
Powering the new 2022 lineup of Indian Chief motorcycles is a 1890cc V-Twin air-cooled ‘Thunderstroke’ petrol motor with 162Nm of torque at just 2900rpm, and all this torque is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed gearbox.
Indian Motorcycles says that its new 2022 Chief lineup has been designed to inspire confidence and approachable for any rider with a short wheelbase of 1626mm, 662mm seat height and a wet-weight of just 304kgs. Speaking about the feature list, the 2022 Indian Chief lineup comes with dual outboard preload-adjustable rear shocks, dual exhaust, 15.1-litre fuel tank, LED lighting, keyless ignition, ride modes, and Pirelli Night Dragon tires.
The ride modes include three different settings – sport, standard and tour. Each ride mode gives the powertrain a different character to suit the needs of the rider. Apart from this, in the 2022 Indian Chief lineup, ABS comes as standard across all variants, and so is the “industry-first” 101mm circular RIDE COMMAND system. According to Indian motorcycles, the riders can easily navigate through the RIDE COMMAND system using grip controls or through the touchscreen interface.
If the rider connects his mobile to the RIDE COMMAND system via Bluetooth or USB, the rider can also access incoming calls, call history, contacts, number pad or even text message and text message history.