While the Chieftain Limited costs $36,995, the Elite adds much more than just a hand-crafted paint job.
It includes the Ride Command infotainment system with Bluetooth, navigation, 200-watt premium audio with silver speakers in the panniers, Pathfinder LED headlight, aluminium billet floorboards, leather seats, a tinted windshield, new pinnacle mirrors and smaller hand controls for improved ergonomics.
Previous limited edition Indian models have sold out quickly and stores are already taking orders.
Fingerprint silver paint job
The $8000 premium buys a unique bike.
Production supervisor Ryan O’Connor says it’s like a “fingerprint because the hand painting and marbling makes every one different.
The painting process takes more than 25 hours at their custom paint plant in Spearfish, near Sturgis in the Black Hills of South Dakota.