2018 Indian Chief Dyno

Horsepower and torque from Indian’s 111 Thunder Stroke

The 2018 Indian Chief has a starting suggested retail price of $18,499 and is available in one color, Steel Gray. Powering this American machine is an air-cooled, 111ci v-twin.

We ran the Chief on our rear-wheel motorcycle dyno in fourth gear to determine peak output from the Thunder Stroke 111. We documented 74.19 hp at 4,360 rpm and 106.18 pound-feet of torque at 2,410 rpm.

2018 Indian Chief Dyno ChartRobert Martin

"This is one of the best sounding engines in a motorcycle, period. Exhaust and intake notes are fantastic, with the engine delivering its own sonic signature."—Mark Hoyer

Engine Specifications

Engine Type: Air-cooled, Thunder Stroke V-Twin
Bore x Stroke: 101 mm x 113 mm
Displacement: 111ci (1,811cc)
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Fuel Delivery: Closed loop fuel injection / 54mm bore