For a cool $32K, upstream-swimming fans of the Indian Chieftan Elite can add a limited-edition bagger hand-painted in high-flake Black Hills silver with marbled graphics to their stable of bikes, inspired by the mines in South Dakota.
With a reported 25 hours of extra tender-loving care applied by Indian’s finest painters at the company’s Spearfish facility, no two Chieftain Elites will be the same, kind of like the snowflakes that combine to drop nearly 25 inches of snow in the month of March alone on the 11,000 or so souls who call Spearfish home.
“This bike was born to turn heads and provide an unmatched riding experience with all of the premium amenities included,” Indian’s senior director of marketing and product planning Reid Wilson said.
Beyond the paint, what does your hard-earned $32K get?
In addition to the Thunder Stroke 111 V-twin engine with 119-pound-feet of torque, up front there’s a 19-inch, 10-spoke, contrast-cut front wheel. Blow their minds as well as their eyes with a 200-watt premium audio system, cut through the darkness with the Pathfinder LED headlight and driving lights, stay out of the wind with the push-button power flare windshield, and maintain solid footing on the billet aluminum driver and passenger floorboards. Your investment also includes ABS, cruise control, tire pressure monitoring, remote-locking saddlebags, and keyless ignition.
Not enough? How about Indian’s 7-inch, glove-compatible touchscreen Ride Command infotainment system with turn-by-turn navigation, customizable rider information screens and Bluetooth. There are several upgrades, but with great up-spec comes greater investment, according to Cycle World.