Newest model on Indian Chief platform brings bold, aggressive new styling to Indian Motorcycle line-up
Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced the newest and edgiest member of the Indian Chief line-up and the first 2016 model — the Indian® Chief Dark Horse®.
The Indian Chief Dark Horse is a cruiser built upon the successful and award-winning Indian Chief platform. Unlike other bikes in the Indian Motorcycle line-up, it is understated with only a flash of chrome and adds a healthy dose of matte black paint to create one of the most confident silhouettes on the market. By all but eliminating chrome from the motorcycle and swapping to cast wheels, the Dark Horse conveys an aggressive pose, and being the lightest in the series, is the quickest model in the Chief family.
Striking an ideal balance of attitude and features, the 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse delivers the style, quality and power expected from an Indian Motorcycle, and starts at just $16,999. The Dark Horse conveys a bold attitude that demands attention for all the right reasons.
Blacked-out from end to end, the Dark Horse does not lack features. Powered by the highly rated 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.
Built to be an aggressive solo ride, 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.
The Indian Chief Dark Horse is an ideal motorcycle for those seeking to customize their rides. 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.
“The Indian Chief Dark Horse is unlike anything else currently available from Indian Motorcycle,” said Indian Motorcycle Sr. Product Manager, Ben Lindaman. “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.”
The 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse will be available in dealers starting mid-February2015
|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|
|SUSPENSION: FRONT – TYPE/TRAVEL||TELESCOPIC FORK/4.7 IN (119 MM) – 46MM CARTRIDGE FORKS WITH DUAL RATE SPRINGS|
|SUSPENSION: REAR – TYPE/TRAVEL||SINGLE SHOCK / 3.7 IN MECHANICAL PRELOAD (94 MM MECHANICAL PRELOAD)|
|BRAKES/FRONT||DUAL / FLOATING ROTOR / 4 PISTON CALIPER DUAL FRONT / 300MM WITH ANTI-LOCK BRAKES|
|BRAKES/REAR||SINGLE / FLOATING ROTOR / 2 PISTON CALIPER / 300MM WITH ANTI-LOCK BRAKES|
|TIRES/FRONT||DUNLOP® ELITE 3 130/90B16 73H|
|TIRES/REAR||DUNLOP® AMERICAN ELITE 180/65B16 81H|
|WHEELS||CAST 16″ X 3.5″ FRONT AND 16″ X 5″ REAR|
|EXHAUST SYSTEM||SPLIT DUAL EXHAUST W/ CROSS-OVER|
|FUEL CAPACITY (GALLONS/LITERS)||5.5 GALLONS / 20.8 LITERS|
|GROUND CLEARANCE||5.5 IN / 140 MM|
|OVERALL HEIGHT (IN./CM.)||46.3 IN / 1176 MM|
|OVERALL WIDTH (IN./CM.)||40.4 IN / 1025 MM|
|SEAT HEIGHT||26.0 IN / 660 MM|
|WHEELBASE||68.1 IN / 1730 MM|
|OVERALL LENGTH (IN./CM.)||103.5 IN / 2630 MM|
|GVWR||1260 LBS / 573 KGS|
|TRAIL||6.1 IN / 155.0 MM|
|WEIGHT (EMPTY TANK / FULL OF FUEL)||751 LBS / 785 LBS 341 KG / 357 KG|
|STANDARD EQUIPMENT||ABS; CAST ALUMINUM FRAME WITH INTEGRATED AIR-BOX; CRUISE CONTROL; KEYLESS START; VINYL SEAT|
|GAUGES||TANK MOUNTED ELECTRONIC SPEEDOMETER WITH ODOMETER AND ELECTRONIC FUEL GAUGE WITH LOW FUEL LED INDICATOR ; DUAL TRIPMETERS; DIGITAL TACHOMETER; AMBIENT AIR TEMPERATURE; FUEL RANGE; AVERAGE FUEL ECONOMY; BATTERY VOLTAGE; GEAR POSITION DISPLAY; REAL-TIME CLOCK; VEHICLE TROUBLE CODE READOUT; HEATED GRIP LEVEL (IF HEATED GRIPS INSTALLED); LOW ENGINE OIL PRESSURE; AND 9 LED TELLTALE INDICATORS: CRUISE CONTROL ENABLED, CRUISE CONTROL SET, NEUTRAL, HIGH BEAM, TURN SIGNAL, ABS, CHECK ENGINE, AND MPH OR KM/H UNIT DESIGNATION|