How Much Power Does the 2021 Indian Chieftain Limited Make?

Horsepower and torque figures for Indian’s premium-spec bagger.

The 2021 Chieftain Limited is Indian’s up-spec bagger, but one that stays more true to its traditional, air-cooled roots in comparison to the liquid-cooled Indian Challenger. The Limited utilizes the Thunder Stroke 116ci engine (1,890cc), an upgrade from the smaller Thunder Stroke 111ci used in the base-model Chieftain. Simply put: It’s an all-American V-twin.

Horsepower and torque figures of the 2021 Indian Chieftain Limited recorded on the Cycle World dyno.Robert Martin Jr.

Prior to an upcoming comparison test with rival bagger competition, we ran our 2021 Indian Chieftain Limited test unit, recording the horsepower and torque figures. The Chieftain produced a peak of 84.78 hp at 4,240 rpm and 116.23 pound-feet of torque at 2,730 rpm, right on par with competing Harley-Davidson and BMW models.