Indian Motorcycle Introduces The Chief Dark Horse

Bold, edgy 2016 model now available

Indian Motorcycle is creating quite a buzz with its newest and perhaps edgiest cruiser to date, the Chief Dark Horse, recently announced as a 2016 model, but available now in Indian dealerships. The Dark Horse is a quite different breed than the last model Indian unveiled, the Scout, reviewed here on Women Riders Now.
Indian Motorcycle Introduces the Dark Horse Cruiser
Unlike other bikes in the Indian Motorcycle line-up, the Indian Chief Dark Horse is a full-size cruiser that’s understated with only a flash of chrome and adds a healthy dose of matte black paint. The low seat height of just 26 inches means a wide range of riders can feel comfortable on this bike.
Indian Motorcycle Introduces the Dark Horse Riding
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 floorboards are available as aftermarket parts for those who want to ride two-up.

Blacked-out from end to end, the Indian Chief Dark Horse is powered by the Thunder Stroke 111 engine (1811cc) and wrapped in the same chassis and suspension of the Indian Chief Classic. The Dark Horse maintains the ABS brakes, a remote key fob for keyless ignition, electronic cruise control, and features a two-year unlimited mileage factory warranty.

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 this year, 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.
Indian Motorcycle Introduces the Chief Dark Horse black
The 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse starts at just $16,999.

The 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse will be available in dealers starting mid-February and will be a featured demo bike at the annual Daytona Bike Week from March 7th – 14th. For more information,

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4 thoughts on Indian Motorcycle Introduces The Chief Dark Horse

  1. I have not had the opportunity to sit on this bike yet. I have on all of the other Indians. I purchased a 2014 Chieftain last summer and absolutely love it. Polaris has done a great job!

  2. I’m in love. I test rode the new Indian Dark Horse today during Bike Week atInternational Speedway here in Daytona Beach, Florida. I threw my leg over her sleek dark body as if she had been waiting for me. The push button start was simple and the seat was comfortable. The pack started out slow from the venue and rapidly gained speeds up to 55 mph. The twelve-mile rode test was more than adequate to feel her vast acceleration with minimal effort. She cornered with simplicity and downshifting was smooth. The suspension was superb and the ABS brakes worked well as I had to use them at a short red light!My only recommendation is get a windshield and accessorize to one’s own taste. I will hope to purchase one in the very near future. The sales people at my local Indian dealer here in Daytona Beach are very knowledgeable and helpful.

  3. Love it! One day, maybe.

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