Powerful, genuine, blacked out from end to end
Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, has launched the Indian Chieftain Dark Horse, a blacked-out hard bagger that allows riders to easily customize 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 uncompromising 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 power-locking hard bags, anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic cruise control, tire pressure monitoring system, premium audio with AM/FM Bluetooth and smart phone compatible input, and a 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 and switch cubes, 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 individualize the 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,” said 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 customization that makes it the perfect bike for riders who are ready to ‘Be Legendary.’”
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 102.4 foot-pounds (139 Newton-meters) 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 trip meters with distance and time, instantaneous and average fuel economy; fuel range; real-time clock; ambient air temperature; gear position display; front and rear tire 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 miles per hour or kilometers per hour unit designation.