America’s first motorcycle company, Indian Motorcycle, announced the newest member of the Chief line-up and the first 2016 model — the Indian Chief Dark Horse. The Indian Chief Dark Horse is a cruiser built upon the Chief platform. The prices of the 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse start at USD 16,999. The Dark Horse loses the oil cooler, analogue fuel gauge and driving lights of Chief Classic. A passenger seat plus either passenger foot-pegs or floor boards are available as part of the Genuine Indian Motorcycle Accessory line-up for those who want to ride two-up.
Thunder Stroke 111 engine and wrapped in the same chassis and suspension of the Indian Chief Classic, the Dark Horse also maintains ABS, a remote key fob for keyless ignition, electronic cruise control, and features a two-year unlimited mileage factory warranty.
With 40 available accessories rolling out during the spring and early summer, riders can add components to black-out their ride even more. Items such as ape hanger handlebars, accessory air cleaners, fender struts, slip-on exhaust with black heat shields and exhaust tips, and black fender trim help create the fully blacked-out look.
Speaking about the new 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse, Ben Lindaman, Sr. Product Manager at Indian Motorcycle said, “The Indian Chief Dark Horse is unlike anything else currently available from Indian Motorcycle. While it shares the best traits with other models in the Chief platform, its signature matte black paint and minimalist profile give it an attitude unlike any other Indian motorcycle. We’re excited to unveil this new bike at an aggressive price point for a full-size cruiser.”
Technical Specifications: Indian Chief Dark Horse
|Engine Type||Thunder Stroke® 111|
|Displacement||111 cu in / 1811 cc|
|Bore x Stroke||3.976″ x 4.449″ / 101mm x 113mm|
|Electronic Fuel Injection System||Closed loop fuel injecion /54mm bore|
|Clutch Type||Wet, Multi-Plate|
|Primary Drive||Gear Drive Wet Clutch|
|Peak Torque (J1349 ft-lbs)||119.2 ft-lbs/ 138.9 N m|
|Peak Torque RPM||3000 rpm/2600 rpm|
Gear Ratio (Overall)
|1st||9.403 : 1|
|2nd||6.411 : 1|
|3rd||4.763 : 1|
|4th||3.796 : 1|
|5th||3.243 : 1|
|6th||2.789 : 1|
|Final Drive||2.2 : 1|