2019 Indian Chieftain
Six years after the models first introduction, and after an update in 2017, the 2019 Indian Chieftain range gains more streamlined styling and a host of upgrades.
2019 Chieftain New Features
- A restyled fairing and saddlebags
- A new Rogue gunfighter sea
- New front and rear turn signals
- Three Ride Modes
- Rear Cylinder Deactivation
- Enhanced stock, 100-watt premium audio system
For those loyal to Indian’s classic designs, the 2019 Indian Chieftain Classic will continue to feature its traditional fairing and iconic valanced front fender.
The redesigned Chieftain lineup continues an evolution that started in 2017 with the introduction of the 10-spoke, 19-inch contrast-cut front wheel and open fender on the Chieftain Limited and Chieftain Elite.
At first glance of the new Chieftain, riders will notice a restyled fairing and saddlebags with sharper lines and harder edges that give the bike a commanding presence and more streamlined look.
A trimmed and slimmed fairing, paired with full LED lighting and new fork guards, delivers a streamlined front-end package. The Chieftain’s new, slammed saddlebags with color-matched fender closeouts also provide a sleek and custom-inspired look.
New badging on the tank and saddlebags and the iconic Indian headdress on the front fender complete the package.
Riders can now choose between three Ride Modes – Tour, Standard or Sport.
All 2019 Chieftains are also equipped with Rear Cylinder Deactivation for increased rider comfort when the bike is stationary.
Also new for 2019, the Chieftain Dark Horse lineup expands with new paint options, including White Smoke, Bronze Smoke and Thunder Black Smoke.
More than just matte-finish body paint, the 2019 Chieftain Dark Horse now features premium black ceramic exhaust and gloss black finishes on the primary cover, valve covers, push-rod tubes, cam cover, and saddlebag hinges for a custom, blacked-out look.
Several enhancements have also been made to Indian Motorcycle’s stock audio system to significantly improve sound quality. First, the tweeters have been separated from the mid-range speakers to optimise sound output and clarity.
Second, a dynamic equaliser that’s fully customisable now adjusts
specific frequencies at different vehicle speeds to provide peak system performance at all times.
As speed increases, the equaliser automatically adjusts each frequency to the optimal level to compensate for road, wind and engine noise.
Premium Audio Package Option
Also new for 2019, Indian Motorcycle introduces its loudest audio system to date. With PowerBand Audio, riders can choose from audio configurations that are up to 50 percent louder than stock audio.
The system is engineered with an integrated amp on speaker and does not require additional amps. The premium audio package is fully integrated with Indian Motorcyle Ride Command so that when PowerBand Audio speakers are installed, Ride Command automatically recognises the upgrade and takes the equaliser from five bands to nine bands with additional pre-set options and volume control.
Riders can choose from three kits – PowerBand Audio (fairing upgrade), PowerBand Audio Plus (fairing and saddlebag upgrade) and PowerBand Audio Plus with accessory trunk (fairing, saddlebag and accessory trunk upgrade).
Riders can further customise their Chieftain with a variety of accessories, including performance packages from Stage 1, 2 and 3 featuring exhaust, air intakes, cams and the 116 ci big bore kit.
Custom fit options like extended and reduced reach seats, mid-rise handlebars and reduced reach handlebars are also available.
Colour-matched accessories such as Hard Lower Fairings, Saddlebag Audio Lids, a Quick Release Trunk, and for the Chieftain Classic owners, a 10-spoke 19-inch contrast-cut wheel with an open fender can be added to give your bike a custom look.
MY19 Chieftain models will be available in Australia and New Zealand late this year.