Indian Super Chief Limited combines iconic, American V-twin motorcycls style with modern performance and is designed with a simplistic and mechanical aesthetic that pays homage to the glory days of American motorcycling.
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With a beautifully simple steel tube frame wrapping tightly around the powerful Thunderstroke motor, the Indian Chief provides a stripped down riding experience where power, minimalism and attitude lead the way. The Chief lineup, like all 2023 Thunderstroke and PowerPlus models, receives a new clutch improving the overall feel and forgiveness. This new slipper clutch reduces engine drag which provides a smoother down shifting experience and comfortable ride while improving your ability to maintain traction when facing poor road conditions.
Lastly, the larger friction zone and decreased lever effort reduces your clutch fatigue, which can be beneficial in urban areas or when riding in traffic. The lineup features a 15.1 litre fuel tank, bobbed rear fender, dual outboard preload-adjustable rear shocks, dual exhaust, LED lighting, keyless ignition, and Pirelli Night Dragon tires. Along with cruise control, Chief riders can adjust throttle response by selecting one of three ride modes: sport, standard or tour.
The short wheelbase of 1626 mm, low seat height of 662 mm and a wet weight as low as 304 kg, the Indian Chief lineup inspires confidence and is approachable for any rider. Conventional 46mm front forks with 132 mm of travel, 28.5-degree lean angle, and comfortable ergonomics, create a capable machine for even the most technical of routes. 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, large headlight bucket with nacelle, fork covers, and a full chrome exhaust that delivers a premium fit and finish. Powering all premium Chief models is Indian Motorcycle’s Thunderstroke 116 (1890cc) engine with 162 Nm of torque. Additionally, each model delivers a premium experience with its 101 mm round Ride Command system. Riders can operate the RIDE COMMAND system through grip controls or via the digital IPS touchscreen display. ■