In 1921 Indian Motorcycle unveiled the iconic Indian Chief, one of the most historic and influential motorcycles of all time. In celebration of 100 years, America’s First Motorcycle Company is unleashing three new and reimagined Indian Chief models for its 2022 lineup. Combining iconic, American V-twin style with modern performance and technology, Indian Motorcycle designed the new Chief with a simplistic and mechanical aesthetic that pays homage to the glory days of American motorcycling.
The simple, flowing lines of a steel tube frame, with the power of an air-cooled V-twin, and the euphoria of pounding out mile after mile of open road has always been the allure of the American motorcycle. At its heart is Indian Motorcycle’s powerful Thunderstroke motor, the new Indian Chief, Indian Chief Bobber, and Indian Super Chief offers three unique takes on the classic American V-twin, each appealing to a slightly different rider.
Chief & Chief Dark Horse
The Indian Chief and Chief Dark Horse feature stripped-down, mechanical styling highlighted by drag handlebars, 19-inch cast wheels, mid-mount foot controls, a slim headlight bucket, and a solo bobber seat. It reaches back to the glory days of American V-twins when hitting the road to nowhere, with good friends and only the essentials, was the stuff of legends. The Indian Chief starts at $14,499 and is available in Black Metallic, White Smoke, and Ruby Smoke, while the Chief Dark Horse starts at $16,999 and is offered in Black Smoke, Alumina Jade Smoke, and Stealth Gray.
Chief Bobber & Chief Bobber Dark Horse
The new Chief Bobber and Chief Bobber Dark Horse ride on bulky tires wrapped around 16-inch wire wheels, a muscled-up front end, and a solo bobber seat with mini-ape hanger handlebars paired with forward foot controls that provide a more upright and commanding riding position. The Chief Bobber pays stylistic homage to the classic post-war era V-twins, bobbed and chopped by military veterans and blue-collar rebels, intent on breaking the mold. The Indian Chief Bobber, starting at $15,999, is available in two paint options, Black Metallic and Ruby Metallic. The Chief Bobber Dark Horse starts at $ $18,999 and is available in Black Smoke, Titanium Smoke, and Sagebrush Smoke.
Super Chief & Super Chief Limited
Designed for comfort, the Super Chief and Super Chief Limited stand apart with a quick-release windscreen, black leather saddlebags, a touring seat with a passenger pad, floorboards, and traditional cruiser handlebars. The Indian Super Chief and Super Chief Limited feature 16-inch wire wheels, large headlight bucket with nacelle, fork covers, and a full chrome exhaust that delivers a premium fit and finish. Starting at $18,499, the Super Chief is available in Black Metallic and Pearl White, while the Super Chief Limited begins at $20,999 and is available in Black Metallic, Blue Slate Metallic, and Maroon Metallic.
Chief riders will have access to over 80 accessories, including parts specifically designed for Chief models, as well as several existing pieces available for Scout and Thunderstroke models. Indian Motorcycle’s accessory line has been designed to enhance performance, personalize style, and add rider comfort. In addition to parts, Indian Motorcycle is debuting a new Chief apparel collection, with three unique lines to choose from. From the lean, mean attitude of the Chief, the old-school muscle of Chief Bobber or the road-warrior glory of Super Chief, three unique lines of shirts and hats coincide with each model.
The 2022 Chief lineup will begin shipping to Indian Motorcycle dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada in April 2021. Riders can learn more at their local Indian Motorcycle dealership, by visiting IndianMotorcycle.com