The 2022 Chief line-up by Indian Motorcycle consists of Chief Dark Horse, Chief Bobber Dark Horse and Super Chief Limited models.
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America’s first motorcycle company is now 100 years old. And on its centenary, the Indian Motorcycle has launched the 2022 line-up of its famed Chief motorcycles in India. The swash-buckling, heavy-duty cruiser bike range starts from Rs 20.75 lakh (ex-Showroom price).
The launch saw the unveiling of the complete 2020 Chief line-up which consists of Indian Chief Bobber Dark Horse, Chief Dark Horse and Indian Super Chief Limited models.
As per the company statement, all the motorcycles are based on a “timeless, simplistic steel-tube frame and powered by Indian Motorcycle’s powerful Thunderstroke motor,” further mentioning that the three models offer “three unique takes on the classic American V-twin, each appealing to a slightly different rider.”
“The all-new Indian #SuperChief offers a minimalistic design with added comfort and convenience, begging riders for longer miles and even bolder escapes. Take it to the next level with our Touring collection of accessories
— Indian Motorcycle IN (@IndianMotorIND) August 27, 2021
The 2022 Chief range comes with a 15.1-litre fuel tank, bobbed rear fender, dual exhaust, LED lighting, dual outboard preload-adjustable rear shocks, Pirelli Night Dragon tires and keyless ignition.
The bikes boast features like cruise control, and riders have three throttle options: sport, standard or tour. ABS comes standard and the bike looks stunning with premium workmanship and fine-crafter finishing.
The bikes feature a short wheelbase (1626 mm), a low height seat (662 mm) and have a low wet weight (304 kg). The bikes are famed for their comfort and ergonomics fit for long tireless rides.
The 2022 Chief line-up motorcycles get their thrust from the Indian Motorcycle’s Thunderstroke 116 engine with a capacity of 1890cc and torque of 162 Nm.
The Chief and Chief Bobber Dark Horse variants come in glossy black finish, while the Super Chief Limited features chrome finishing.