Harley-Davidson Street Glide® vs Indian Chieftain

Harley-Davidson® Street Glide® vs Indian Chieftain

Harley-Davidson® Street Glide® vs Indian Chieftain
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2021 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide® Overview

The 2022 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide® is so far ahead of its time that it even bests the 2022 Indian Chieftain on performance. Most motorcycle aficionados agree that whether you own a Harley-Davidson® or not, they’re head-of-the-class 10 times out of 10. Only subjective things like design might swing away from an H-D® bike. For everything else, Harley-Davidson® is the King of Motorcycles near Farmington Sanford Dover Lebanon. A Grand American Touring design is going to give you far more than you get on even the slightly more modern 2022 Indian Chieftain. It’s likely any Indian motorcycle in this class won’t catch up to the Street Glide® for some time.


Harley-Davidson® is known to give the Street Glide® the best of its engineering. A Milwaukee-Eight® 107 V-twin clearly gets the better of the 2022 Chieftain’s 108 lb-ft of torque Thunderstroke engine. With the 2021 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide®, you’ll enjoy an epic 111 lb-ft of torque and a 31 right degree lean angle (29 degree left angle). What’s that mean? It means even on a more muscular touring bike like the Street Glide®, you’re going to get a much greater against the wind performance. Mow through turns or zip in a straight line. The Street Glide® can do both.


The Boom!™ Box GTS Infotainment system that’s equipped on the 2021 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide® is by far more advanced than the minimal tech you get on an Indian Chieftain motorcycle. You’ll also notice crisper, more chromed out digital instrument components on the Street Glide®. If you’re the type of rider who wants to stay connected and be in control of your gauges at all times, the Street Glide® by far has more connectivity and gorgeously designed instrumentation. You can test this fact out for yourself at Harley-Davidson® Shop of Rochester near Farmington Sanford Dover Lebanon. There’s mechanical technology built into the Street Glide® as well, including its genre-defining Reflex Linked Brembo Brakes with standard ABS system. Braking in a straight line is never a chore with the Street Glide®. Wheel lock is a motorcycle rider’s worst nightmare in a moment where braking is crucial. Only the H-D® Street Glide® has the mechanical technology to prevent this scary situation from occurring at all.


For those who refuse to do things any way but the big way, the Street Glide® is the only choice between these two. The Chieftain has an extremely stripped down style, even to the point of exploding almost any style point at all. The 2021 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide® features a Batwing Fairing for both your artistic design and for your protection against the wind. Its windshield is blacked out and glistens in the sun on any day, so you’re going to feel great and look great on this bike, too. A 2022 Chieftain does what it needs to do to give you some type of style, but it will never have the iconic look of the Street Glide® at Harley-Davidson® Shop of Rochester. Both models get a nice set of wheels, but it’s the Enforcer II cast aluminum wheels of the Street Glide® that make it such the better buy for the majority of riders. If you want a Harley-Davidson® touring experience, the Street Glide® is a good choice just inside the H-D® line itself, but if you start to compare it to mortal-looking bikes like the Chieftain, you really get a sense of pride in your loyalty to Harley-Davidson®. They’ve given you many reasons to choose the Street Glide® over the Chieftain this year.

Winner: 2022 Street Glide®

Almost no bike could bump heads with the Street Glide® and come out looking well, but the Chieftain does its best. The bike does have a nice set of Pirelli Night Dragon tires, but that’s where the innovations and style credits end. The inspiring technology and connectivity that H-D® throws in on the Street Glide® combine with its more powerful torque to give every person at Harley-Davidson® Shop of Rochester a real reason to stay loyal to the Street Glide®. It didn’t just win this year because it’s a Harley-Davidson® bike. It wins because it’s the better bike.

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