2022 Indian Chief to come with onboard navigation: BMW R18 rival’s India launch soon

The new model lineup includes three motorcycles – Indian Chief, Indian Chief Bobber, and Indian Super Chief, plus there are the variants as well.

By:Updated: Jul 21, 2021 11:23 AM

It has only been seven years since Indian Motorcycle decided to bring back the Chief but really, the model was first rolled out a century ago. The 2022 model marks the Chief’s 100th year. While the return of the Chief was lauded but over the years, like most things, there is now a growing demand for fresher design. And so, the Chief has now departed from Indian’s period design and looks younger. India Motorcycle India has been teasing the new lineup for some time and the last image posted recently focuses on the instrument display with navigation on it.

The new model lineup includes three motorcycles – Indian Chief, Indian Chief Bobber, and Indian Super Chief, plus there are the variants as well. Although the motorcycles are based on the same platform, they do present a different appeal.

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Chief Dark Horse, Chief Bobber Dark Horse, Super Chief Limited

Powering all Chief models is Indian Motorcycle’s Thunderstroke 116 (1,890cc) engine with 162 Nm of torque. Each Chief and Chief Bobber Dark Horse model gets gloss black finishes, while the Super Chief Limited gets a chrome finish.

Each model features Indian’s Ride Command system which can be used via grip controls or the digital IPS touchscreen display. Riders can cycle through multiple interfaces, including two different gauge configurations, bike and ride information, and turn-by-turn navigation.

Indian Chief Dark Horse

The Indian Chief Dark Horse features stripped-down, mechanical styling highlighted by drag handlebars, 19-inch cast wheels, mid-mount foot controls, a slim headlight bucket and a solo bobber seat. The Chief Dark Horse is offered in Black Smoke, Alumina Jade Smoke and Stealth Gray.

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Indian Chief Bobber Dark Horse

Mini-ape hanger handlebars paired with forward foot controls provide a more upright and commanding riding position. The Chief Bobber Dark Horse sits on 16-inch (40.6 cm) wire wheels, adds fork and shock covers, and features a large headlight bucket wrapped in a nacelle. The Chief Bobber Dark Horse is available in Black Smoke, Titanium Smoke, and Sagebrush Smoke.

Indian Super Chief Limited

Designed for comfort, the Super Chief Limited stands apart with a quick-release windscreen, black leather saddlebags, touring seat with passenger pad, floorboards and traditional cruiser handlebars. The Super Chief Limited features 16-inch (40.6 cm) wire wheels, a large headlight bucket with nacelle, fork covers, and a full chrome exhaust that delivers a premium fit and finish. The Super Chief Limited is available in Black Metallic, Blue Slate Metallic, and Maroon Metallic.

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