Elite new cruisers: Limited-run luxury tourers introduced by Indian Motorcycle

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Indian Motorcycle have introduced a new £38,495 Pursuit Elite and £29,095 Chieftain Elite for 2023, with only three of each model available to UK customers.

In total, just 150 Pursuits and 175 Chieftains will be available across the globe, building on the standard models in the range with new colours, styling tweaks, suspension upgrades, and more.

“When we first introduced the 2018 Chieftain Elite, we wanted to create an offering that was not just limited in quantity, but exclusive in nature with custom details straight from the factory,” Vice President of Indian Motorcycle Aaron Jax said. “Today, with jewel-like finishes, our Elite line of baggers and touring models truly represent the best-of-the-best and deliver a statement like nothing else on the road.”

Both Indian Elite motorcycles are limited in numbers

Starting with the rarer Pursuit, it retains the firm’s 1768cc V-twin PowerPlus engine that produces a claimed 121bhp and 131lbft of torque. Much like the rest of the bike, this is then dressed in a mixture of black and graphite paint, with bronze chrome accents.

A similar design can be found on the 1890cc Thunderstroke 116 twin-powered Chieftain, capable of 126lbft of torque, which is finished in a mixture of smoky graphite and bronze chrome.

Away from the motors, the near-40-grand Pursuit gets electronically preload adjustable rear Fox suspension, which is adjusted through the bike’s colour TFT dash. There’s also lean-sensitive traction control, and ABS courtesy of a Bosch IMU.

A side view of the Indian Pursuit Elite

There’s also heated seats, cornering LEDs, backlit switches, and more – with the TFT dash capable of Apple Play from your mobile phone. To let you and everyone else hear your tunes, there’s also built-in amplifiers, a nine-band equaliser, and 16 speakers on the bike.

Meanwhile, the Chieftain gets a new 10-spoke machined front wheel and an adjustable tinted front screen. There’s also cornering LED headlights, Apple Car Play, GPS integration, back-lit switches, keyless ignition, and a healthy 68-litres of storage capacity.

Watch our video of the standard Indian Pursuit below: