2020 Indian Chieftain

Indian’s base model bagger with touring aptitude.

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An American bagger is built to handle long stretches of road with comfort and style. The machines have gobs of torque, a large padded seat, plentiful storage, and oftentimes a large fairing and windscreen providing gust protection when you are tapping into the power of the Thunder Stroke V-twin, for example. Enter Indian’s 2020 Chieftain. With the base model you can choose between two different sizes of their Thunder Stroke engine, either the tried-and-true 111, or the new, larger 116. As standard on the base model you find tech like a 100-watt audio system, keyless ignition, ride modes, cruise control (remember those long stretches of tarmac mentioned earlier?), ABS, and an electronically adjustable windshield.

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2020 Indian Chieftain Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

Indian Chieftain Updates For 2020

Redesigned in 2019, the manufacturer did not find the need to have any major updates for this year aside from weather and traffic overlays on its Ride Command system. 

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The 111ci-engine-equipped Chieftain is available at a starting MSRP of $21,999 in Thunder Black or pay $23,999 for the 116ci-powered machine in Titanium Smoke. 

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2020 Indian Chieftain Claimed Specifications

Price $21,999–$23,999
Engine Air-cooled V-twin
Displacement 1,811cc (Thunder Stroke 111)/1,901cc (Thunder Stroke 116)
Bore x Stroke 101.0 x 113.0mm (Thunder Stroke 111)/103.2 x113.0mm (Thunder Stroke 116)
Horsepower N/A
Torque 119.0 lb.-ft. @ 3,000 rpm (Thunder Stroke 111)/126.0 lb.-ft. @ 2,900 rpm (Thunder Stroke 116)
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Belt
Seat Height 25.6 in.
Rake 25.0°
Trail 5.9 in.
Front Suspension 46mm telescopic fork; 4.7-in. travel
Rear Suspension Single shock w/ Air adjust; 4.5-in. travel
Front Tire 130/60B-19
Rear Tire 180/60R-16
Wheelbase 65.7 in.
Fuel Capacity 5.5 gal.
Wet Weight 821 lb.
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