Indian Chief 1800: review, history, specs

From CycleChaos
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Indian-chief-1800-1947-1947-1.jpg
Indian Chief 1800
Manufacturer
Also called Chief Classic Dark Horse, Chieftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Classic, Chieftain Limited, Chief Dark Horse, Chief Vintage, Chieftain, Chief Classic, Chief
Production 1947 - 2019
Class Classic
Engine
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 101.0mm x 113.0mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Horsepower 74.96 HP (55.9 KW) @ 5200RPM
Torque 119.2 ft/lbs (161.6 Nm) @ 3000RPM
Fuel System injection. closed loop sequential port fuel injection
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: belt

Clutch: gear drive wet clutch
Suspension Front: telescopic forks with air adjustment
Rear: single shock
Brakes Front: double disc. abs. floating discs. 4 piston caliper.
Rear: single disc. abs. floating disc. 2-piston caliper.
Front Tire 130/90-b16
Rear Tire 180/60-r16
Wheelbase 65.67 inches (1668 mm)
Length 101.22 inches (2571 mm)
Width 39.37 inches (1000 mm)
Height 54.65 inches (1388 mm)
Seat Height 25.98 inches (660 mm)
Weight 809.1 pounds (367.0 Kg) (dry), 381.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 5.49 Gallon (20.80 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual


The Indian Chieftain Classic was a v2, four-stroke Classic motorcycle produced by Indian between 1947 and 2019. Max torque was 119.2 ft/lbs (161.6 Nm) @ 3000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 74.96 HP (55.9 KW) @ 5200 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 101.0mm bore x 113.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1811.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the gear drive wet clutch.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 130/90-b16 front tire and a 180/60-r16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. abs. floating discs. 4 piston caliper. in the front and a single disc. abs. floating disc. 2-piston caliper. in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic forks with air adjustment while the rear was equipped with a single shock. The Chieftain Classic was fitted with a 5.49 Gallon (20.80 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 809.1 pounds (367.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 65.67 inches (1668 mm) long.

1947 Indian Chief[edit]

1947 Indian Chief 1947 Indian Chief

The 1946 Indian Chief had, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1205cc, V-Twin powerhouse paired to a three-speed manual transmission, and could produce a claimed 40 horsepower. Features worth mentioning would be the single seat, a rear luggage rack, a hardtail rear suspension, full-fenders, laced wheels, pull-back handlebars, and rider floorboards. This is one of the first touring-oriented machines ever to have been built.


2000 Indian Chief[edit]

2000 Indian Chief 2000 Indian Chief 2000 Indian Chief

The 2000 MY Indian Chief has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1442cc, V-Twin powerplant paired to a five-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 75 horsepower at 5200 rpm. It also comes standard with features such as full-coverage fenders, a single seat, pull-back handlebars, a large, chrome headlight with auxiliary headlamps, a suspension package composed of a chromed telescopic fork and a hidden monoshock rear suspension, a dual exhaust system, and classic-inspired, two-tone paint schemes.


2002 Indian Chief Vintage[edit]

2002 Indian Chief Vintage

The 2002 MY Indian Chief Vintage has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1442cc, V-Twin powerplant paired to a five-speed manual transmission, and can produce 75 horsepower at 5200 rpm. This machine can fit the needs both for the more nostalgic among riders, as well as for those riders who want to spend as much time as possible behind the bars.

It boasts standard features such as full-coverage fenders, a peanut-shaped fuel tank, a large, detachable windshield, a single, studded-leather seat, studded-leather saddlebags, a chromed, 2-into-1 exhaust system, a rear luggage rack, laced wheels with whitewall tires mounted on them, and chrome accents on the front fender.


2009 Indian Chief Vintage[edit]

2009 Indian Chief Vintage 2009 Indian Chief Vintage 2009 Indian Chief Vintage 2009 Indian Chief Vintage 2009 Indian Chief Vintage

The 2009 MY Indian Chief Vintage sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1720cc, Power Plus 105 V-Twin powerhouse paired to a six-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 136 Nm of torque. It is suitable for the more nostalgic among Indian fans, thanks to its classic-inspired design.

The key features for this machine would be the large-diameter, chromed, 2-into-1 exhaust system, a large windshield, chromed engine guards, full-coverage fenders, a dual, studded-leather seat, a large windshield, a tank-mounted speedometer, whitewall tires, slotted-disc wheels, fringed leather saddlebags, as well as EFI, ABS and cruise control.


2010 Indian Chief Vintage[edit]

2010 Indian Chief Vintage 2010 Indian Chief Vintage 2010 Indian Chief Vintage 2010 Indian Chief Vintage 2010 Indian Chief Vintage

The 2010 MY Indian Chief Vintage has been designed especially for those riders with a taste for the golden age of American cruisers. It boasts standard with a large-diameter, chromed, 2-into-1 exhaust system, a large windshield, chromed engine guards, full-coverage fenders, a dual, studded-leather seat, a large windshield, a tank-mounted speedometer, whitewall tires, slotted-disc wheels, fringed leather saddlebags, as well as EFI, ABS and cruise control.

In the tech/engine department, it sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1720cc, Power Plus 105 V-Twin powerhouse paired to a six-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 136 Nm of torque.



2010 Indian Chief Classic[edit]

2010 Indian Chief Classic 2010 Indian Chief Classic 2010 Indian Chief Classic

The 2010 MY Indian Chief Classic is a powerful cruiser that mainly addresses the nostalgic among Indian fans. It boasts standard features such as a chromed, tear-drop headlamp, short fenders, black engine accents, chromed, laced wheels, a 2-into-1 stainless steel exhaust system, a peanut-shaped, 5.5-gallon fuel tank, and a hidden monoshock suspension in the rear.

In the tech/engine department, it sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1720cc, Power Plus 105 V-Twin powerhouse mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 136 Nm of torque.


2010 Indian Chief Dark Horse[edit]

2010 Indian Chief Dark Horse 2010 Indian Chief Dark Horse 2010 Indian Chief Dark Horse 2010 Indian Chief Dark Horse

The 2010 MY Indian Chief Dark Horse is a blacked-out power cruiser suitable for a wide category of riders, from the more nostalgic ones, to the more adventurous ones that want an aggressive styling on their American cruiser. It sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1720cc, Power Plus 105 V-Twin engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission, and can reach a maximum power output of 136 Nm of torque.

Standard features include a solo seat, full-coverage fenders, and a hidden monoshock rear suspension coupled to a telescopic front fork. Also, a matte-black finish can be found from front to rear, as well as on its forks, handlebars and exhaust.



2011 Indian Chief Dark Horse[edit]

2011 Indian Chief Dark Horse 2011 Indian Chief Dark Horse

If you're on the market for a blacked-out, yet classic cruiser, with all the amenities one expects from 21st technologies, than the 2011 MY Indian Chief Dark Horse may just be the right choice for you. Besides black finishes from front to rear, as well as on its exhaust, front fork and frame, it boasts standard features such as solo seat, full-coverage fenders and laced wheels.

In the tech/engine department, it sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1720cc, Power Plus 105 powerplant mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 136 Nm of torque.


2011 Indian Chief Vintage[edit]

2011 Indian Chief Vintage 2011 Indian Chief Vintage

The 2011 MY Indian Chief Vintage sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1720cc, Power Plus 105 V-Twin powerplant mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and can reach a maximum power output of 136 Nm of torque.

It boasts features such as a large-diameter, chromed, 2-into-1 exhaust system, a large windshield, chromed engine guards, full-coverage fenders, a dual, studded-leather seat, a large windshield, a tank-mounted speedometer, whitewall tires, slotted-disc wheels, fringed leather saddlebags, as well as EFI, ABS and cruise control.


2011 Indian Chief Classic[edit]

2011 Indian Chief Classic 2011 Indian Chief Classic 2011 Indian Chief Classic

The 2011 MY Indian Chief Classic sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1720cc, Power Plus 105 V-Twin engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and can reach a maximum power output of 135 Nm torque. It also comes standard with features such as a solo seat, a chromed, large-diameter, 2-into-1 exhaust system, a tear-shaped headlamp with a chrome nacelle, a peanut fuel tank, laced wheels, a blacked-out frame, a large, 21-liter (5.5-gallon) fuel tank, and a hidden monoshock as a rear suspension.


2012 Indian Chief Classic[edit]

2012 Indian Chief Classic 2012 Indian Chief Classic 2012 Indian Chief Classic 2012 Indian Chief Classic 2012 Indian Chief Classic

The 2012 MY Indian Chief Classic is a simple cruiser which boasts classic styling as well as modern materials and technologies. It sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1720cc, Power Plus 105 V-Twin engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

The key features of this machine are the solo seat, a chromed, large-diameter, 2-into-1 exhaust system, a tear-shaped headlamp with a chrome nacelle, a peanut fuel tank, laced wheels, a blacked-out frame, a large, 21-liter (5.5-gallon) fuel tank, and a hidden monoshock as a rear suspension.


2012 Indian Chief Dark Horse[edit]

2012 Indian Chief Dark Horse 2012 Indian Chief Dark Horse 2012 Indian Chief Dark Horse 2012 Indian Chief Dark Horse 2012 Indian Chief Dark Horse

The 2012 MY Indian Chief Dark Horse sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1720cc, Power Plus V-Twin powerplant mated to a six-speed manual transmission. This machine mainly addresses riders who want an aggressive and blacked-out, yet still classic-styled cruiser.

It comes standard with features such as a solo seat, full-coverage fenders, a hidden monoshock rear suspension coupled to a telescopic front fork. In addition, it has a matte-black finish on almost every inch of its body, as well as the exhaust, front fork and handlebars.


2012 Indian Chief Vintage[edit]

2012 Indian Chief Vintage 2012 Indian Chief Vintage 2012 Indian Chief Vintage 2012 Indian Chief Vintage 2012 Indian Chief Vintage

The 2012 MY Indian Chief Vintage is a bagger-cruiser that has been designed for the more nostalgic among Indian fans. It comes standard with fringed leather saddlebags, the slotted-disc wheels, whitewall tires, a tank-mounted speedometer, dual, studded-leather, seat, a large windshield, chromed engine guards, full-coverage fenders, and a large-diameter, 2-into-1 exhaust system, and technologies such as EFI, ABS and cruise control.

At its heart lies an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1720cc, Power Plus 105 V-Twin powerplant mated to a six-speed manual transmission.


2013 Indian Chief Classic[edit]

2013 Indian Chief Classic 2013 Indian Chief Classic 2013 Indian Chief Classic 2013 Indian Chief Classic

The 2013 MY Indian Chief Classic comes standard with a solo seat, a chromed, large-diameter, 2-into-1 exhaust system, a tear-shaped headlamp with a chrome nacelle, a peanut fuel tank, laced wheels, a blacked-out frame, a large, 21-liter (5.5-gallon) fuel tank, and a hidden monoshock as a rear suspension.

In the tech/engine department, it sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1720cc, Power Plus 105 V-Twin powerplant mated to a six-speed manual transmission.


2013 Indian Chief Dark Horse[edit]

2013 Indian Chief Dark Horse 2013 Indian Chief Dark Horse 2013 Indian Chief Dark Horse 2013 Indian Chief Dark Horse 2013 Indian Chief Dark Horse

When it comes to blacked-out and aggressive American cruisers, it doesn't get much better than the 2013 MY Indian Chief Dark Horse. It features a matte-black finish on almost every inch of its body, as well as the exhaust, front fork and handlebars. Other features include a solo seat, full-coverage fenders, a hidden monoshock rear suspension coupled to a telescopic front fork.

In the tech/engine department, it sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1720cc, Power Plus V-Twin powerhouse paired to a six-speed manual transmission.


2013 Indian Chief Vintage[edit]

2013 Indian Chief Vintage 2013 Indian Chief Vintage 2013 Indian Chief Vintage 2013 Indian Chief Vintage 2013 Indian Chief Vintage

The 2013 MY Indian Chief Vintage has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1811cc, Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin powerhouse mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and can reach a maximum power output of 139 Nm of torque at 2600 rpm.

It also comes standard with fringed leather saddlebags, the slotted-disc wheels, whitewall tires, a tank-mounted speedometer, dual, studded-leather, seat, a large windshield, chromed engine guards, full-coverage fenders, and a large-diameter, 2-into-1 exhaust system, and technologies such as EFI, ABS and cruise control.



2014 Indian Chief Classic[edit]

2014 Indian Chief Classic 2014 Indian Chief Classic 2014 Indian Chief Classic 2014 Indian Chief Classic 2014 Indian Chief Classic

The 2014 MY Indian Chief Classic sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1811cc, Thunder Stroke 111 powerplant mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and can reach a maximum power output of 138 Nm at just 2600 rpm.

It comes standard with full-coverage fenders, solo seat, laced wheels, whitewall tires, a large-diameter, chromed, 2-into-1 exhaust system, a peanut-shaped fuel tank and a blacked-out frame.


2014 Indian Chief Vintage[edit]

2014 Indian Chief Vintage 2014 Indian Chief Vintage 2014 Indian Chief Vintage 2014 Indian Chief Vintage 2014 Indian Chief Vintage

The 2014 MY Indian Chief Vintage is a classic-styled cruiser which also boasts touring capabilities. It come standard with fringed leather saddlebags, the slotted-disc wheels, whitewall tires, a tank-mounted speedometer, dual, studded-leather, seat, a large windshield, chromed engine guards, full-coverage fenders, and a large-diameter, 2-into-1 exhaust system, and technologies such as EFI, ABS and cruise control.

In the tech/engine department, it sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1811cc, Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 139 Nm of torque at 2600 rpm.


2014 Indian Chieftain[edit]

2014 Indian Chieftain 2014 Indian Chieftain 2014 Indian Chieftain 2014 Indian Chieftain 2014 Indian Chieftain

The 2014 MY Indian Chieftain comes standard with full-coverage fenders, a fork-mounted fairing with a small windscreen and an audio system, a dual seat, hard, lockable saddlebags, a chromed, large-diameter, 2-into-1 exhaust system and slotted disc wheels. In addition, it boasts standard technologies such as cruise control, EFI and ABS.

In the tech/engine department, it sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1811cc, Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin powerplant mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 139 Nm of torque at 2600 rpm.


2015 Indian Chieftain[edit]

2015 Indian Chieftain 2015 Indian Chieftain 2015 Indian Chieftain 2015 Indian Chieftain 2015 Indian Chieftain

The 2015 MY Indian Cheiftain has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1811cc, Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin powerplant mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 139 Nm of torque at 2600 rpm. This classic-styled cruiser may also fit the needs for those riders who want to spend more time in the saddle, without affecting the trademark Indian look.

In the technology, department, it comes with EFI, ABS and cruise control as standard. Other features worth mentioning would be the full-coverage fenders, a fork-mounted fairing with a small windscreen and an audio system, a dual seat, hard, lockable saddlebags, a chromed, large-diameter, 2-into-1 exhaust system and slotted disc wheels.


2015 Indian Chief Classic[edit]

2015 Indian Chief Classic 2015 Indian Chief Classic 2015 Indian Chief Classic 2015 Indian Chief Classic 2015 Indian Chief Classic

The 2015 MY Indian Chief Classic is arguably the most American, in all the meanings possible, machine in its class. From the full-coverage fenders, to the massive, V-Twin engine, this machine is the epitome of what America has to offer in terms of two-wheeled machines. 138 Nm of torque at just 2600 rpm are ensured by its air-cooled, four-stroke, Thunder Stroke 111 powerhouse.

Also, a solo seat, laced wheels, whitewall tires, a large-diameter, chromed, 2-into-1 exhaust system, a peanut-shaped fuel tank and a blacked-out frame only add to the appeal of this awesome machine.


2015 Indian Chief Vintage[edit]

2015 Indian Chief Vintage 2015 Indian Chief Vintage 2015 Indian Chief Vintage 2015 Indian Chief Vintage 2015 Indian Chief Vintage

The 2015 MY Indian Chief Vintage has been especially designed for those riders who want classic looks, long haul capabilities and all the amenities that come with modern technologies on their machine. It sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1811cc, Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 139 Nm of torque at 2600 rpm.

The key features for this machine would be the fringed leather saddlebags, the slotted-disc wheels, whitewall tires, a tank-mounted speedometer, dual, studded-leather, seat, a large windshield, chromed engine guards, full-coverage fenders, and a large-diameter, 2-into-1 exhaust system, and technologies such as EFI, ABS and cruise control which all come as standard.


2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse[edit]

2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse

The 2016 MY Indian Chief Dark Horse has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1811cc, Thunder Stroke V-Twin powerplant mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 139 Nm of torque at 2600 rpm.

If you're on the market for a powerful, modern cruiser that still reminisces of classic machines, than this machine may be the right choice for you. It boasts standard features such as a solo seat, full-coverage fenders, a hidden monoshock rear suspension, and a blacked-out look from front to rear, except for the chromed, 2-into-1 exhaust system.


2016 Indian Chieftain[edit]

2016 Indian Chieftain 2016 Indian Chieftain 2016 Indian Chieftain 2016 Indian Chieftain 2016 Indian Chieftain

The 2016 MY Indian Chieftain is the American answer to riders who want a two-wheeler capable of crossing even whole continents, without straying too much from the consecrated style one would expect from the American brand. It comes standard with touring-enhancing features, such as hard, lockable saddlebags, a dual seat, a fork-mounted, bat-wing fairing with a small windscreen and an integrated audio system, as well as modern technologies such as ABS and cruise control.

At its heart lies an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1811cc, Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin powerplant mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 139 Nm of torque at 2600 rpm.


2016 Indian Chief Vintage[edit]

2016 Indian Chief Vintage 2016 Indian Chief Vintage 2016 Indian Chief Vintage 2016 Indian Chief Vintage 2016 Indian Chief Vintage

When it comes to classic-styled cruisers, that are also capable of going the extra mile, it doesn't get much better than the 2016 MY Indian Chief Vintage. It comes standard with fringed leather saddlebags, classic, dual-tone paint schemes, a dual, studded-leather, seat, a large windshield, chromed engine guards, full-coverage fenders, and a large-diameter, 2-into-1 exhaust system. In addition, it comes with ABS and cruise control as standard.

At its heart lies an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1811cc, Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 139 Nm of torque at 2600 rpm. Other features, such as the slotted-disc wheels, the whitewall tires and the tank-mounted speedometer only add to the desirability of this machine.


2016 Indian Chief Classic[edit]

2016 Indian Chief Classic 2016 Indian Chief Classic 2016 Indian Chief Classic 2016 Indian Chief Classic 2016 Indian Chief Classic

The 2016 MY Indian Chief Classic offers all the amenities that one expects from modern technology, in a classic American cruiser package which is sure to fit the taste for even the most nostalgic among riders. It comes with technologies such as ABS and cruise control as standard, while its design is mainly classic, featuring a solo seat, full-coverage fenders, a chromed, large-diameter, 2-into-1 exhaust system and a peanut fuel tank.

In the tech/engine department, it sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1811cc, Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin powerhouse paired to a six-speed manual transmission, that boasts a power output of 139 Nm at 2600 rpm.


2017 - 2019 Indian Chieftain[edit]

2017 - 2019 Indian Chieftain 2017 - 2019 Indian Chieftain 2017 - 2019 Indian Chieftain 2017 - 2019 Indian Chieftain 2017 - 2019 Indian Chieftain

Since being relaunched by Polaris, Indian has roared out of the gate with two engine platforms and nine models in its first three years. For 2017, its Chieftain bagger and Roadmaster touring models, both of which are powered by the air-cooled, 1,811cc Thunder Stroke 111 V-twin and have a handlebar-mounted fairing, get an all-new, integrated infotainment package called the Ride Command System (RCS).


2019 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse[edit]

2019 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse 2019 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse 2019 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse 2019 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse 2019 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse

-


2019 Indian Chieftain[edit]

2019 Indian Chieftain 2019 Indian Chieftain 2019 Indian Chieftain 2019 Indian Chieftain 2019 Indian Chieftain

-