The Indian Chieftain Dark Horse allows riders to easily customise their ride and hit the highway in head-turning style.
- Powerful. Genuine. Blacked-out from end to end
- The 2016 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse
- Delivers pure, premium Indian Motorcycle Performance.
Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, has launched the Indian Chieftain Dark Horse, a blacked-out hard bagger that allows riders to easily customise their ride and hit the highway in head-turning style.
A bagger with undeniable presence, the Chieftain Dark Horse offers a lot of matte black, a flicker of chrome and a wealth of features to roll as one of the most bad-ass American-made V-Twin bikes on the market.
Powered by a blacked-out version of the celebrated Thunder Stroke® 111 engine and built upon the same highly lauded chassis and suspension as the Indian Chieftain, the new Chieftain Dark Horse comes from the factory outfitted with a solo seat and short, tinted power windscreen, yet maintains its spacious hard bags, ABS, electronic cruise control, powerful premium audio system and remote key fob with keyless ignition.
To amplify the Dark Horse family attributes, not only are the fenders, fairing, fuel tank and bags blacked out, the iconic Indian Motorcycle headdress, forks, mirrors, handlebars, switchgear, turn signals, tank console, engine and airbox cover, lower controls, floorboards and taillight housing are also blacked out.
Of course, Indian Motorcycle also offers a large selection of authentic factory accessories to further individualise your already stealthy ride, including new Blackout series accessory air cleaners, performance cams and slip-on exhausts, as well as pumping up the stereo with 100-watts of saddlebag lid speakers.
“The Indian Chieftain Dark Horse’s blacked-out styling and powerful Thunder Stroke 111 engine will elevate our riders to the top of the pack,” says Indian Motorcycle Marketing Director Reid Wilson. “Starting with the award-winning Chieftain platform, the Dark Horse series signature matte black paint and raw attitude is an open canvas for customisation that makes it the perfect bike for riders who are ready to ‘Be Legendary’.”
INDIAN Chieftain Dark Horse
Thunder Stroke® 111
Engine Type 49˚ V-Twin
Transmission 6-speed/constant mesh/foot shift
Battery 12 volts / 18 amp/hour, 310 CCA
Bore x Stroke 3.976” x 4.449” (101 mm x 113 mm)
Charging System 42 amp max output
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Compression Ratio 9.5 : 1
Cooling System Air / Oil
Displacement 111 cu in / 1811 cc
Exhaust Split dual exhaust with crossover
Final Drive Belt drive, 152 tooth
Fuel Capacity 5.5 gal / 20.8 ltr
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection, closed loop/54 mm bore
Oil Capacity 5.5 qts / 5.20 ltr
Primary Drive Gear drive wet clutch
Torque European version 102.4 ft-lbs (138.9 Nm) @ 2600rpm
Front Suspension Telescopic fork, 46 mm diameter, 4.7 in /119 mm travel
Rear Suspension Single shock 4.5 in / 114 mm travel, air adjustable
Dry Weight 803 lbs / 364 kg
Ground Clearance 5.6 in / 142 mm
GVWR 1,385 lbs / 630 kg
Length 101.2 in / 2571 mm
Rake/Trail 25° / 5.9 in / 150 mm
Seat Height 26 in / 660 mm
Wheelbase 65.7 in / 1668 mm
Brake System Type Individual front and rear control with ABS
Front Braking System Dual 300 mm floating rotor with 4-piston calipers
Rear Braking System Single 300 mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper
Wheels & Tyres
Front Tyre Dunlop® Elite 3, 130/90B16 73H
Front Wheel Cast 16” x 3.5”
Rear Tyre Dunlop® Elite 3 180/60R16 80H
Rear Wheel Cast 16” x 5.0”
Thunder Black Smoke
Specifications subject to change
INDIAN Chieftain Dark Horse
It’s black from top to bottom, including the wheels, forks, handlebars, engine, bodywork – even the iconic headdress up front.
Thunder Stroke® 111
The proven, powerful Thunder Stroke® 111 engine serves up 119 ft-lbs of torque, and is finished primarily in black.
With a commanding power-windscreen equipped fairing and lockable hard bags out back, you’re ready to rack up miles in style and comfort.
Keyless starting is secure and convenient. With the Indian® Chieftain Dark Horse® key fob in your pocket, climb on the bike, push a button and ride. If you misplace the fob, use the individual security code you pre-program into the ignition.
ABS & Cruise Control
This advanced, automotive-quality braking lets you ride with confidence and helps you stop with great control. Easy to set and adjust, the electronic cruise control enhances your enjoyment during highway cruising.
True Dual Exhaust
The engine produces a rich exhaust note from the true dual exhaust. The exhaust was acoustically engineered to eliminate high-pitched sounds, so what you really hear is Indian Motorcycle thunder.
Fairing mounted instrument cluster featuring electronic speedometer, tachometer, and fuel gauge with odometer, dual tripmeters with distance and time, instantaneous and average fuel economy; fuel range; real-time clock; ambient air temperature; gear position display; front and rear tyre pressure; engine hours of operation; engine oil life percentage; average speed; battery voltage; radio information display; heated grip level (if optional heated grips installed); and 15 LED telltale indicators: cruise control enabled, cruise control set, neutral, high beam, turn signal, ABS, check engine, low tire pressure, battery, low fuel, security system, low engine oil pressure and MPH or km/h unit designation.
INDIAN Chieftain Dark Horse – an Accessorised version
Rev up enhanced performance with these blacked-out performance accessories that unleash more power, improved throttle response and a rich and throaty exhaust note: Thunder Stroke® High Flow Air Cleaner and Stage 2 Performance Cams. Install this performance package and you’ll feel like you’re riding a new, high-performance bike. For ultimate style, add Fish Tail or Six Shooter exhaust tips.
Ape Hanger Handlebars
Add custom style, a comfortable reach to the controls, and a load of attitude with the black 16” Ape Hanger Handlebar Kit. You’ll enjoy the riding position, and on every ride you’ll cop an attitude like you own the road.
Premium audio with colour-matched saddlebag lids
Treat yourself to powerful, premium-quality audio by installing a set of Thunder Black Concert Audio Lids. Combined with the Concert Saddlebag Audio Kit (required & sold separately), the audio in the color-matched saddlebag lids ensures you’ll hear your road trip playlists loud and clear.
Go full throttle with your blacked-out custom style. Switch to all-black Grips and Floorboards, and install black Fender Trim and Saddlebag Trim that replace stock chrome pieces. The black Front Highway Bar adds black custom style, tip-over protection, and a comfortable perch for your feet when cruising.
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