Introducing the Indian Chief Dark Horse

The newest model on the Indian Chief platform brings the latest blacked out style to the Indian Motorcycle line-up.

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, has announced the newest and edgiest member of the Indian Chief line-up — 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 matt 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 Indian Chief Dark Horse delivers the style, quality and power expected from an Indian Motorcycle, and starts at $26,995 ride away. The Dark Horse conveys a bold attitude that demands attention for all the right reasons.

Blacked-out from end to end, the Dark Horse is 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 continues the high level of standard specification including ABS brakes, keyless ignition and electronic cruise control.

Built to be an aggressive solo ride, the Dark Horse has been stripped down, doing away with the analogue fuel gauge and auxiliary 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 host of unique Dark Horse accessories, riders can add components to black-out their ride even more. Items such as ape hanger handlebars, high flow air cleaners, fender struts, slip-on exhaust with black heat shields and exhaust tips, and black fender trim help create the complete blacked-out look.

The Indian Chief Dark Horse will be available in Australian Indian Motorcycle dealers from May. For more information, log on to



Engine: 49? V-Twin

Displacement: 111 cu in (1,811cc)

Bore x Stroke: 101 mm x 113 mm

Compression Ratio: 9.5:1

Fuel Injection System: Electronic

Exhaust: Split Dual with Cross-Over


Six Speed Constant Mesh


Weight: 341 kg

Seat Height: 660 mm

Fuel Capacity: 21 litres


Torque: 139 Nm at 3000 rpm


Blacked-Out Styling

Thunder Stroke® 111

Keyless Ignition

ABS Brakes

Cruise Control

True Dual Exhaust

Solo Seat


Thunder Black Smoke

Dark Horse Static (1)


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