Ok, summer is at last here. Overlook that heap of messy snow dissolving in the parking garage at work, it’s March and temperatures are presently above freezing – for the vast majority of the day at any rate. That is the means by which most bike riders see the world this season.
The people over at Indian are giving a valiant effort to help scratch that tingle riders feel right currently by presenting one more new model, this time at the higher finish of the financial range, yet hello, stimmy checks are (ideally) in transit, so you’ll probably before long have enough dosh for an upfront instalment on the new 2021 Indian Chieftain Elite, an all-out extravagance relax seat on wheels that best the scope of bagger bicycles from the motorcycling symbol. Better move quickly, however, just 120 units – one for every year Indian Motorcycle has had a birthday—will carry out the processing plant entryways.
The $34,999 Chieftain Elite is pressing some genuine warmth as a punched-up 116-cubic inch (1,890cc) fuel-infused Thunderstroke V-Twin, which makes a powerful 126 pound feet of force for some no-stress tough leaving in any event, when stacked behind with you, a traveller and saddlebags brimming with experience. Need more squeeze? Indian offers cams, lines and more in two update bundles that can support power up to another eight percent. That will cost you somewhat extra, normally.
The Elite didn’t miss numerous checkmarks in the embellishment index, and comes prepared to party with a roaring 400-watt PowerBand sound framework with Bluetooth and Apple Carplay, a major 7-inch touchscreen with their balanced Ride Command framework including GPS obviously, alongside standard highlights like ABS, those twin locking 18-gallon hard sacks, Pathfinder LED lighting, Tour, Standard and Sport ride modes, journey control, and a starting metal-piece model-selective Thunder Black Vivid Crystal over Carbon Crystal paint plot that fails on the more coy side of over the top excess. The 19-inch front wheel gives an inconspicuous gesture to the custom bagger swarm however doesn’t look too large for the bicycle, fortunately.
Dialling up the visiting remainder is additionally probable, with choices for different backrests, an open tail trunk load with distant locking, extended leg fairing pieces and that’s just the beginning.
I like that the Chieftain Elite isn’t an excessively sparkling marvelousness sled with a lot show and insufficient go. I’m buckling down on getting an opportunity to scrutinize an Elite on sans snow Northwest streets sooner rather than later, so watch this space.