Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, has unveiled two new
limited-edition baggers within its premiere “Elite” class. With limited
availability, and an exclusive, custom-inspired design, the 2022 Indian
Challenger Elite and 2022 Chieftain Elite deliver the ultimate in style and
only 200 available worldwide, 2022 marks the debut for the Indian Challenger
Elite. Its muscle car-inspired styling turns heads, while class-leading
performance provides unmatched passing power. Premium amenities and advanced
ride-enhancing technology combine for a comfortable ride – whether cruising
city streets or touring backroads.
Challenger Elite’s Stealth Gray and Black Metallic paint with Indy Red accents
screams American muscle. A red stitched seat and colour-matched Elite badging
complete the bike’s performance-inspired design.
the heart of the Indian Challenger Elite is the liquid-cooled, 1768 cc (108 ci)
PowerPlus engine. With best-in-class 122 horsepower and 178 Nm of torque, the
Indian Challenger Elite delivers incredible V-twin performance with unmatched
three ride modes, riders can customise the bike’s throttle mapping by selecting
from Rain, Standard or Sport mode – resulting in one motorcycle with three
distinct performance personalities. Each ride mode has been engineered with its
own distinct traction control setting to align with each mode’s specific
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loads of premium amenities and advanced ride-enhancing technology, riders will
have no problems traversing hundreds of miles a day. Electronically adjustable
rear suspension preload from Fox allows riders to conveniently dial in their bike
to account for extra cargo or two-up riding, while intuitive Smart Lean
Technology keeps riders confidently grounded.
lit switch cubes improve the rider’s ability to see the bike’s controls at
night, while an adaptive LED Headlight, along with LED driving lights, deliver
superior illumination, as the adaptive headlight adjusts light spread based on
the bike’s lean angle. An adjustable flare windscreen, select floorboards, and
heated grips contribute to a comfortable ride experience.
addition, an upgraded and fully integrated 400-watt Power Band audio system,
including saddlebag speakers, produce crystal-clear sound quality at any speed.
The bike’s industry-leading seven-inch touchscreen display powered by Ride
Command offers Apple CarPlay and GPS with turn-by-turn navigation. Standard
features aboard the Indian Challenger Elite include, ABS, keyless ignition,
tire pressure monitoring, as well as weatherproof and remote-locking saddlebags
with more than 68 litres of storage.
for discerning riders who demand the best of the best, the 2022 Chieftain Elite
combines a sophisticated design with custom-inspired details straight from the
factory. With only 20 available in Europe from the 150 being produced, the
Chieftain Elite is highly exclusive.
all in the details, as the Chieftain Elite’s eye-catching Heavy Metal Smoke
paint is complemented by premium bronze finishes, including the tank’s Indian
Motorcycle headdress, saddlebag latches, centre console, primary cover and airbox.
Oil-rubbed bronze finishes across the engine’s push rod tubes, horn cover, and
cam cover take the Chieftain Elite’s style to an entirely new level straight
from the factory.
Chieftain Elite’s streamlined fairing, slammed saddlebags with sharp lines and
hard edges contribute to the bike’s aggressive demeanour. In addition, LED
saddlebag lights, a two-up comfort seat, low suspension, precision machined
wheels, and premium blacked-out finishes complete the Chieftain Elite’s
the most powerful Indian Motorcycle air-cooled engine, the Thunderstroke 116,
the Chieftain Elite delivers class-leading performance with 171 Nm of torque.
Rear cylinder deactivation improves rider comfort when riding through slower
traffic, while three selectable ride modes, including Tour, Standard and Sport,
allow riders to adjust the bike’s throttle response to match their riding
standard equipment, the 2022 Chieftain Elite packs premium amenities, including
an Adaptive Pathfinder LED headlight, an adjustable and tinted flare
windscreen, spacious aluminium select floorboards, rear saddlebag LED lights,
backlit switch cubes, and an integrated 400-watt Power Band audio system. Like
the Indian Challenger Elite, the Chieftain Elite features the seven-inch
touchscreen display powered by Ride Command with Apple CarPlay and GPS with
navigation*. Standard features include, ABS, keyless ignition, tire pressure
monitoring, as well as weatherproof and remote-locking saddlebags with more
than 68 litres of storage.
looking to personalise their Indian Challenger Elite or Chieftain Elite can do
so with a variety of style, comfort and touring accessory upgrades. Indian
Challenger Elite riders can add even more custom style to the rear with
Pathfinder LED Saddlebag Lights, while Chieftain Elite riders can add even more
lighting up-front with Pathfinder S LED Driving Lights.
riders can also take their comfort to the next level with the Clima Command
Heated and Cooled two-up seat that features individual controls for rider and
passenger. Riders of either model can enjoy longer rides with the versatile
Spirit Lake Luggage Collection, colour-matched Hard Lower Fairings, a
colour-matched Trunk and up to 800 watts of Power Band audio.
Indian Challenger Elite and Chieftain Elite will only be available in select
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