Press Release: Indian 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 ton 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. The Chieftain Dark Horse conveys an aggressive attitude that demands attention for all the right reasons.
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, ABS, electronic cruise control, tire pressure monitoring system, premium stereo with AM/FM Bluetooth and smartphone compatible input, 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 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 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-watt saddlebag lid speakers.
“The Indian Chieftain Dark Horse’s blacked-out styling and powerful Thunder Stroke 111 engine will elevate our rider 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 customization that makes it the perfect bike for riders who are ready to ‘Be Legendary’.”
The Indian Chieftain Dark Horse comes with a two-year unlimited mileage factory warranty and is available in dealerships now starting at just $21,999. For more information, visit www.IndianMotorcycle.com.
Blacked Out Styling
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.
The Indian Chieftain Dark Horse features a premium audio
system with an AM/FM stereo, Bluetooth® connectivity and
smartphone compatible input. 100-watt premium audio from dual
high-output speakers in the fairing deliver quality sound, and you
can further boost the volume of your tunes with accessory 100-
watt saddlebag lid audio.
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
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 Duel 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 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 MPH or km/h unit designation.